Commercial Break: TV Ads of the 1970’s

Photo by Andreas M on Unsplash  We continue our new season of the podcast dedicated to celebrating growing up in Britain in the 1970's and the part that TV played in our lives then by looking at what came between our favourite TV shows - the adverts. From Oliver's memories it seems like Britain spent the 1970's getting drunk, smoking and eating sweets and chocolates before buying lots of household cleaning products, presumably to clear up the mess. In his personal Top 10, our host remembers national stereotypes portrayed in ads…

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Ground Floor: Perfumery, Stationery and Leather Goods

Photo by Jozsef Hocza on Unsplash In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part TV played in our lives then, we hark back to what it was like to go shopping in the 1970's. Shops only open during the day, half day closing and no online options. Our host remembers the difficult choice of what sweets to buy with his threepenny bit and asks whether the milkmen of the North West were involved in organised crime. We recall the great…

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