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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All the Right Notes

Photo by Manuel Nägeli on Unsplash In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in the UK in the 1970's and the part television played in our childhood, we look at the power of music and how classic theme tunes can bring back great memories. One of our listeners, Mark from Wiltshire, who is a big noise in the music business, takes over the show and shares his personal 70's TV Childhood and the music that accompanied it.  After Morecambe and Wise perform with Andre Preview, we go back to Liverpool and The Onedin…

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And Still There at Number One

In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in Britain during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives looks at what made Thursday nights special for UK viewers - Top of the Pops. Our host Oliver takes you back to his childhood musical journey starting with nursery rhymes, taking in The Chipmunks, Junior Choice and the jingle for Enkalon 6 Star Nylon and ending up with Top of the Pops. Why was this programme so popular and what did it mean to the generation that grew up in the 70's? Let us take you…

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