Going for a Song

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 then.In this episode, our host Oliver wonders whether our society is more materialistic than in the 1970's and uses television schedules to compare and contrast. From Homes Under the Hammer, Cash in the Attic and Flog It! it appears that the schedules are full of programmes about turning a fast profit, even the supposedly superior Antiques Roadshow depends on disclosing the value of a piece for its payoff. It wasn't like that in Going for…

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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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