Photo by Simon Hattinga Verschure
Welcome back to the second season of the podcast which celebrates growing up in Britain during the 1970’s and the central part TV played in our lives.
In Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, we ask why so many 1970’s programme makers and broadcasters seemed to have got the skill of inspiring terror in a generation of children down to a fine art. As well as revisiting the Public Information Films Dark Water and The Finishing Line, we remember Dr Who, Children of the Stones and The Changes striking fear into our hearts and we consider how many children were left emotionally scarred by The Singing Ringing Tree and ask whether it was part of an East German Communist plot.
We also unearth Paulus the Wood Gnome, remember Babapapa and speculate on what persuaded Orson Welles to go to Anglia TV in Norwich.
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