Get Down Shep!

Get Down Shep!

Welcome back to the podcast where it’s OK to have worn orange and beige as a child and where the 1970’s is celebrated rather than derided. We celebrate growing up in Britain during the 1970’s and the central part TV played in our lives.

In this episode, we start to look ahead to Christmas and wonder how we ever got away with hanging highly flammable paper Christmas decorations from the ceiling at school, what was the right tone of your letter to Santa and what annuals you wanted in your stocking.

Having recently discovered the Blue Peter Book from 1974 in his collection, our host Oliver uses it to remember what the hugely popular show was like and his own classic line up of presenters: Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd and the wonderful John Noakes. We look back on the Blue Peter pets, speculate on what happened to all the postage stamps we sent in for the Christmas Appeal and try to make things with sticky backed plastic.

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