Christmas Specials

Welcome to the Christmas Special edition of the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the special place TV had in our lives. We're looking at 70's Christmas Specials and the magic they brought to our homes.From the Blue Peter Appeal to All Star Record Breakers via Crackerjack! we look back at kids TV specials before considering gameshows like Christmas Mr & Mrs and The Sale of the Century, which were obviously recorded in July. We also go back to think of the nation united in front of The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show when we learned that newsreaders…

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Christmas 1978 Style

Welcome to the special Christmas edition of the podcast celebrating what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our lives.We travel back to Christmas 1978 and our host Oliver explores the TV schedules with Stuart, a regular listener and contributor to the podcast. As well as several familiar shows, we ask why was Pam Ayres in Hong Kong for Christmas and why was Holiday On Ice, erm on ice? Can you remember what the Christmas number one was, as revealed by Noel Edmunds on Christmas Top of the…

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A 1970’s Christmas

In this Christmas edition of the podcast celebrating growing up in 1970's Britain and the part that TV played in our lives, Oliver looks back at his childhood Christmas memories of family get togethers, presents received and Christmas television. From the excitement of the double issues of the Radio and TV Times and Grandmothers sipping Babycham to the Love thy Neighbour Christmas Special via Action Man and train sets, join us to remember what a 1970's Christmas was like.  Why did we always have Billy Smart's Circus on Christmas Day? What was the point of Holiday on Ice and was the Star Trek episode Operation Annihilation suitable festive…

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