Remember You’re a Womble!

Photo by Amy Burgess on UnsplashThis week, we go back to 1973 when not only did Oliver move house for the first time but we also met The Wombles of Wimbledon Common who first graced our screens in February of that year. We also pay tribute to the great Bernard Cribbins, relive his success as a popstar, Jackanory host and generally all round good thing and ask why he hasn't received a knighthood yet.We also reflect on whether The Wombles really were "a furry anvil around my neck" for Mike Batt or whether he should have been a bit…

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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…

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Grow, Grow the Lightning Tree

Photo by Marco Secchi on Unsplash This episode deals with horses, which seemed to feature a great deal in 1970's TV schedules. From Champion the Wonder Horse and White Horses through to Follyfoot and Black Beauty are fondly remembered by our contributors. It seems that the one thing they all had in common was a fantastic theme tune. Our listener Carol also shares her memories of growing up in the West Highlands of Scotland and getting a taste for adventure from Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson and Lost in Space.Join in the conversation at tweet @70stvchildhood or email 

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