Watching the Detectives – US Style

Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part which television played in our and our families' lives then.In this episode, we look at the huge number of US cop and detective shows which formed a staple of 1970's TV programming. Our host Oliver runs down his Top 10 of shows including favourites like Kojak and The Rockford Files. We remember husband and wife double acts in Hart to Hart and McMillan and Wife and the underrated Serpico. We also hear about Barnaby Jones starring Jed Clampett (sorry Buddy Ebsen) and can you guess…

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50th episode: What Was On in 1972?

To mark our fiftieth episode, we travel back 50 years to 1972 to see what we were watching on TV. There are some old favourites like Mary, Mungo and Midge, The Magic Roundabout, Blue Peter and Penelope Pitstop but some forgotten treasures like Hatty Town and Woobinda - Animal Doctor.Why were Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford in formulaic TV cop shows? And our host Oliver has a bit of difficulty reconciling some of the programme content with 21st century attitudes. Also can you guess which two long running shows started this year?Join in the conversation by leaving a…

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Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley

Welcome back to the podcast where it’s OK to bang on about what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970’s Britain and where television was at the heart of our childhoods. In this episode we consider Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley, aka The Trumpton Trilogy. These three shows hold a special place in many people's hearts and we try and work out why. From the musical box in the opening credits of Camberwick Green, to the brilliant musical score, not forgetting the narration of the legendary Brian Cant, every part of these programmes…

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