A 1970’s Christmas

In this Christmas edition of the podcast celebrating growing up in 1970's Britain and the part that TV played in our lives, Oliver looks back at his childhood Christmas memories of family get togethers, presents received and Christmas television. From the excitement of the double issues of the Radio and TV Times and Grandmothers sipping Babycham to the Love thy Neighbour Christmas Special via Action Man and train sets, join us to remember what a 1970's Christmas was like.  Why did we always have Billy Smart's Circus on Christmas Day? What was the point of Holiday on Ice and was the Star Trek episode Operation Annihilation suitable festive…

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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…

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