Watching the Detectives

Evenin' All. In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in Britain as a child during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives then, we're looking at how the British Police were portrayed on TV. The US brought us glamour and style from Kojak, Columbo and Starsky and Hutch whereas at home we had the cosy Dixon of Dock Green and the grittier Z Cars. We remember watching Regan and Carter shouting, swearing, drinking and smoking in The Sweeney (and that was just in the office!) before the advent of senior women officers in Juliet Bravo and The Gentle Touch.  We also consider how John Thaw went…

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God Save the Queen!

We're going back to 1977 in this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in 1970's Britain and the television which accompanied our childhoods. The nation was united in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and there was even more to celebrate for our host Oliver as his family got a colour television set which even had a remote control!Find out which programme Oliver watched first and relive the excitement of the Jubilee celebrations with street parties, jelly and ice cream. It was a time when the nation came together through their television sets and marked…

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And Now, From Norwich, It’s The Quiz Of The Week!

In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in the UK during the 1970's we look back at gameshows. From the ultimate professional that was Bob Monkhouse in The Golden Shot and Celebrity Squares to the unlikely Nicholas Parsons in  Sale of the Century we remember the unique British versions of US gameshows. Taking in The Sky's the Limit, Top of the Form and Screen Test amongst others join us in a journey back to a time where big money prizes didn't exist and the best you could hope for as a prize was £20 and a carriage clock on Mr & Mrs.

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