Goodnight John Boy! The Waltons and Happy Days

Welcome back to the sweet you can eat between meals without spoiling your appetite - or was that Milky Way? In this episode of our podcast recalling what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the important part TV played in our lives.We're back to Waltons Mountain in Depression era Virginia to meet the family with the famous bedtime ritual and consider why they struck such a chord with British audiences. How many of the clan can you name?Our host Oliver compares the beautiful people in Arnolds to…

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Seedy Sitcoms: Steptoe and Rising Damp

In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in the 70's in Britain and the huge part TV played in our childhoods, we are looking at the seedy side of life. From litter in the streets, dog mess under foot and body odour we remember how dirty life could be back then. We also remember two classic sitcoms which dwelt on the seedy side of life.Steptoe and Son brought us the strained relationship between Harold Steptoe, a would be free thinker and intellectual and his father Albert, an old fashioned rag n'…

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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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