Parky R.I.P.

Welcome to another edition of "My 70’s TV Childhood." This blog and our podcast celebrate the essence of growing up in 1970’s Britain, where television played a pivotal role in our lives. This week we wanted to honour the legendary TV chat show host, Michael Parkinson, who sadly passed away. While we join the nation in mourning this immense loss, it was so important to us to celebrate the indelible mark "Parky" left on British culture. Michael Parkinson was born in Cudworth, near Barnsley, on 28th March 1935. His parents, Jack…

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The Battle of the Butlers! “Upstairs Downstairs” vs. “Downton Abbey”

Welcome back to our blog, where we step into the time capsule of the 1970s and explore the captivating world of television that shaped an entire generation. Today, we're delving into the heart of British society and its fascination with class dynamics, brought to life by the iconic TV show, "Upstairs Downstairs." Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and explore the themes, characters, and lasting impact of this beloved series. "Upstairs Downstairs" first graced our TV screens in 1971, inviting viewers into the intricate lives of the…

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