A 70’s View of Australia: Skippy, Rolf and The Young Doctors

Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in Britain during the 1970's and the central role that TV played in our lives back then. In this episode we remember how we viewed Australia before Crocodile Dundee, Neighbours and Home and Away made it so glamorous and desirable and before it became the place to go on your gap year. In the 1970's it seemed like a far away place which was a bit like the UK but not quite the same. We remember Aussies on TV like Rolf Harris and Dame Edna Everage, share happy memories…

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Soap Suds: Coronation Street and Crossroads

In this episode we remember soaps in the 70's and in particular Coronation Street and Crossroads. How true to life were Ena Sharples and Hilda Ogden and why has Gail not had much luck with men? We look back at Scouse binman Eddie Yates and marvel at how Rita ran a newsagents by day and was a nightclub singer by night. We're also going back to the flimsy walls and fluffed lines of Crossroads. Meg Richardson was really quite scary and did Paul Henry ever find much work after spending years playing Benny Hawkins?

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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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