Animal Magic!

Photo by Sid Balachandran on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast that celebrates growing up in Britain during the 1970's and the central role that TV had in our lives. In this episode, we look at how animals played a part in our lives and on the TV screen. Our host Oliver remembers a host of childhood pets including Flopsy the Rabbit, Henrietta the Hen (obviously), several goldfish and a host of cats. We also recall some of our listeners thoughts on Follyfoot, Black Beauty, White Horses, Belle and Sebastian and Tales from the Riverbank. All this leads inexorably to Johnny…

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Remember You’re a Womble!

Photo by Amy Burgess on UnsplashThis week, we go back to 1973 when not only did Oliver move house for the first time but we also met The Wombles of Wimbledon Common who first graced our screens in February of that year. We also pay tribute to the great Bernard Cribbins, relive his success as a popstar, Jackanory host and generally all round good thing and ask why he hasn't received a knighthood yet.We also reflect on whether The Wombles really were "a furry anvil around my neck" for Mike Batt or whether he should have been a bit…

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Get Down Shep!

Welcome back to the podcast where it's OK to have worn orange and beige as a child and where the 1970's is celebrated rather than derided. We celebrate growing up in Britain during the 1970's and the central part TV played in our lives.In this episode, we start to look ahead to Christmas and wonder how we ever got away with hanging highly flammable paper Christmas decorations from the ceiling at school, what was the right tone of your letter to Santa and what annuals you wanted in your stocking.Having recently discovered the Blue…

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