Commercial Break 3: Food and Drink

Welcome back to “My 70’s TV Childhood,” In this episode, we're exploring the world of 1970s advertisements, focusing on the moreish topic of food and drink. Advertisements from this era reflected the cultural norms and changes in lifestyle of the time. It was a golden age, with talented individuals like Ridley Scott, Fay Weldon, and Salman Rushdie leaving their mark on the industry. These adverts didn't just sell products; they captured the essence of daily life and influenced our choices in subtle yet powerful ways. To give you a flavour… The…

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Quiz #15: Results Time!

Welcome back to "My 70s TV Childhood"! It's time to reveal the answers to this week's Quiz. Let’s find out how you did! Round One: Spin the Wheel - 1974 What was the drama set inside a women's prison called, which premiered on ITV on 4th January 1974? Answer: Within These Walls. The first episode of Rising Damp featured Rigsby, but what was his first name? Answer: Rupert. Why did BBC1 and BBC2 shut down programs at 10.30pm in early 1974? Answer: To save electricity as a result of the three-day…

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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #15

Hello, I’m Oliver Colling, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! It’s great to have you here. Today, we have a real treat with no corrections needed from our last episode—thanks to our diligent Fact Verification Unit, ensuring our trivia is spot-on! We'd love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out with questions or share your 70s TV memories through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, our blog at, or email me at Now, it's time for some fun. Get your pen, paper, and your beverage of…

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