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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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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