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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 the queue at his local fish and chip shop on a Friday teatime as we remember Happy Days with the Cunningham family and, of course The Fonz who inspired a generation of British boys to borrow their dad’s leather jacket, grease back their hair and shout “Hayyyyyy” at girls in a vain attempt to impress them.

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