Out of Africa: Tarzan and Daktari

In this episode of the podcast which remembers what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central role which television played in our lives, we look at Africa. and what we did, or more accurately didn't, know about that great continent. The various versions of Tarzan gave us non-stop adventure, even if the cartoon version did go a bit far including jungle Vikings, Abominable Snowpeople and even aliens in flying saucers. We also share fond memories of Daktari, the all round decent animal doctor with Clarence the Cross…

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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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Christmas Specials

Welcome to the Christmas Special edition of the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the special place TV had in our lives. We're looking at 70's Christmas Specials and the magic they brought to our homes.From the Blue Peter Appeal to All Star Record Breakers via Crackerjack! we look back at kids TV specials before considering gameshows like Christmas Mr & Mrs and The Sale of the Century, which were obviously recorded in July. We also go back to think of the nation united in front of The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show when we learned that newsreaders…

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