Out of Africa: Tarzan and Daktari

In this episode of the podcast which remembers what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central role which television played in our lives, we look at Africa. and what we did, or more accurately didn't, know about that great continent. The various versions of Tarzan gave us non-stop adventure, even if the cartoon version did go a bit far including jungle Vikings, Abominable Snowpeople and even aliens in flying saucers. We also share fond memories of Daktari, the all round decent animal doctor with Clarence the Cross…

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Fingerbobs: RIP Yoffy

In this edition of the podcast dedicated to remembering life as a child in 1970's Britain and the part TV played in our lives, our host Oliver goes through some of the messages sent by listeners and puts right his error in omitting Roobarb from our 5 Minute Marvels episode. We also look back at Noah and Nellie, Roobarb's lesser known sequel.Following the recent passing of Rick Jones, the hippyish Play School and Fingerbobs host, we remember his contribution to 1970's children's television and his time at the BBC where "marijuana was like cornflakes". Rick will live on through Fingermouse, Flash the Tortoise, Gulliver and…

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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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