UFO and Space 1999

Photo by History in HD on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the part that television played in our lives then. We've had lots of feedback from our previous episode, "FAB Virgil: Thunderbirds are Go!" including complaints that we've ignored Gerry Anderson's live action series. This podcast puts that right as we remember the über cool Ed Straker and his S.H.A.D.O. team in UFO and Commander John Koenig's brave crew on Moonbase Alpha in Space 1999. Our host Oliver wonders why his Dinky UFO Interceptor was green rather than white and speculates how so many…

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FAB Virgil – Thunderbirds are Go!

Standby for Action - In the next half hour anything can happen!Welcome back to the podcast dedicated to remembering growing up as a child in Britain during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives then. In this episode we look back to the puppet creations of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson remembering Fireball XL5,  Stingray, the slightly creepy Joe 90 and the darker Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons.We celebrate the clean cut Tracy family who only want to save the world in Thunderbirds and can anyone give an adequate explanation as to why Oliver's Dinky Thunderbird 2 was…

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Watching the Detectives

Evenin' All. In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in Britain as a child during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives then, we're looking at how the British Police were portrayed on TV. The US brought us glamour and style from Kojak, Columbo and Starsky and Hutch whereas at home we had the cosy Dixon of Dock Green and the grittier Z Cars. We remember watching Regan and Carter shouting, swearing, drinking and smoking in The Sweeney (and that was just in the office!) before the advent of senior women officers in Juliet Bravo and The Gentle Touch.  We also consider how John Thaw went…

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