The Six Million Dollar Man

It's our first episode in Season 4 of the podcast dedicated to celebrating life as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our lives then.Our host Oliver shares his memories of learning what a threepenny bit equated to in terms of sweets and how decimalisation in 1971 brought us "New Pence" and his Granny's ready reckoner. He also admits to being one of the lost generation who were taught metric at school when the whole country used Imperial measures and, as a result can't tell his kilos from…

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe!

A warm welcome back to the podcast which remembers what it was like to grow up as a child in 70's Britain and the central role that television played in our society. This episode has been recorded by your host Oliver whilst he is on holiday in Jersey which gives an excellent link to a discussion on Bergerac. But before we get too carried away with thoughts of John Nettles, the Bureau des Etranges and Diamond Lil's nightclub it appears that Bergerac was a child of the 1980's so not a valid subject, although it feels like…

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