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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Number One Super Guy!

Welcome back to the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our lives.In this episode we look at the plethora of American cartoons which filled in the gaps between homegrown fare on 70's kids TV. From the Wacky Races spin offs The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Dastardly and Muttley to the cartoon incarnations of Laurel and Hardy we remember Hanna Barbera's second string shows. We look back on the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon show and explore the link between Meadowlark and Hong Kong Phooey.Join in the conversation at our Facebook page @my70stvchildhood.com tweet @70stvchildhood…

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Magic! Sooty, Catweazle and Bewitched

Welcome to Season Three! The podcast celebrating what it was like to grow up in the UK during the 1970's and the special part TV played in our childhood is back again for a new season. Our first episode looks at how magic isn't just about Harry Potter and that 70's kids had plenty of magic themed shows themselves. From the time travelling wizard Catweazle to the unbelievably glamorous witch Samantha and her husband Darrin in Bewitched, we look at how British and American shows brought their own magic to viewers.…

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