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This podcast is for anyone interested in modern British political history from 1945 to 2010. The focus is generally going to be more on domestic policy and I plan to either interview someone knowledgeable each episode, or use a book, documentary etc as some fodder for discussion. My personal interest in this comes from being a longstanding modern British history enthusiast, with an interest in UK domestic affairs over the recent past. My rough aim is to put out a podcast every two months, bu ...
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A celebration of growing up in Britain in the 1970's and the huge part TV played in our lives. You can comment on episodes, suggest subjects for future podcasts and, of course, share your memories with us on our blog www.my70sTVchildhood.com
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Talking about British sitcoms and the people behind them. We discuss actors, writers and everything in between. Each episode will have a year in sitcom history where we talk about shows making their debut that year. Join Andy and Verso for discussions about the shows you love, some forgotten gems and a few shows best forgotten
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Hello and a warm welcome back to My 70’s TV Childhood, where we celebrate growing up in 1970s Britain and reminisce about the pivotal role television played in our lives and our families' lives back then. It was an era when TV programs were a communal social experience—before streaming and catch-up services—where being in front of the box at the ri…
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Hello and welcome back once again to the podcast world’s favourite quiz based on the award-shortlisted podcast My 70’s TV Childhood. Just because it’s the only one based on the podcast doesn’t make a difference, as I know how much you all enjoy playing along at home either on your own or with family and friends. This week’s quiz follows the usual f…
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This one covers BBC election night broadcasting from 1922 all the way up to the present day. It's a crossover episode with Paul Kerensa of The British Broadcasting Century Podcast and we were joined by Gary Rodger, author of the book Swing: A Brief History of British General Election Night Broadcasting. Support the Show.…
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Welcome back to My 70’s TV Childhood, where we reminisce about growing up in 1970s Britain and how television shaped our lives. . If you played with Sindy or Action Man, watched the Bay City Rollers in Shang a Lang, and wouldn't miss Scooby Doo for anything, you're in the right place for a dose of nostalgia. Recently, I've received numerous comment…
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Welcome back to the 21st edition of our quiz! Whether you've been with us from the start or are joining us for the first time, I'm thrilled to have you here. Today's quiz follows our traditional format, diving into four rounds with a total of twenty questions. We'll test your knowledge of 1970s UK TV, revisiting some favourite moments from our five…
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Welcome back to My 70’s TV Childhood, where we reminisce about growing up in 1970s Britain and how television shaped our lives. It was an era marked by distinctive fashion choices—think brown, beige, and orange—and peculiar pastimes, from coveting neighbors’ avocado bathroom suites to savoring Liebfraumilch. Amidst the backdrop of political satire …
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Hello there and welcome back to the twentieth edition of our 1970s TV quiz. If you’ve listened to all our quizzes so far, well done on your stamina! If this is your first time tuning in, you are most welcome. Our quiz format is straightforward. We have four rounds of five questions each, testing your knowledge of 1970s UK TV and topics we’ve featur…
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Welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood. In this episode, we journey through the comedic landscape of the 1970s with a spotlight on the iconic sitcoms that shaped our generation. As a child, I experienced the vibrant world of 1970s British comedy, from the unforgettable characters of shows like On the Buses and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Through the len…
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Welcome to this special episode of My 70s TV Childhood, where we relive the exhilarating days of 1970's TV. With the FA Cup final just last Saturday, it got me reminiscing about one of the best days in 1970s telly—Cup Final Day! It was a day that stretched beyond the final whistle and into the hearts and memories of fans everywhere. I wanted to mem…
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Hello, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz. Whether you're a regular listener or joining us for the first time, it's great to have you here. We're back with our usual four rounds of five questions each. Remember, it's just for fun, but feel free to take it seriously and share your thoughts, scores, and who you're playing with by reaching ou…
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Welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood. In this episode, we journey through the streets of 1970s London with a torch light on the iconic police drama, The Sweeney. As a child, I loved the gritty world of detectives Jack Regan and George Carter, and their relentless pursuit of justice amidst the backdrop of a city rife with crime and corruption. Throug…
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Hello, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz. Whether you're a regular listener or joining us for the first time, it's great to have you here. We're back with our usual four rounds of five questions each. Remember, it's just for fun, but feel free to take it seriously and share your thoughts, scores, and who you're playing with by reaching ou…
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Welcome back to My 70’s TV Childhood. This episode marks the 51st anniversary of "The Tomorrow People," a show that premiered on 30 April 1973, and was a gateway to a world of superhuman abilities and thrilling adventures. Join me as we explore how the Tomorrow People, equipped with their jaunting belts, navigated the challenges and adventures that…
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Hello, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz #17! Whether you're a regular listener or joining us for the first time, it's great to have you here. We're back with our usual four rounds of five questions each. Remember, it's just for fun, but feel free to take it seriously and share your thoughts, scores, and who you're playing with by reachin…
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Welcome to this milestone 100th episode of My 70’s TV Childhood! Since our debut in September 2020, we've journeyed through the nostalgic realm of 1970s British television, reminiscing about the shows that shaped our memories and cultural experiences. In this celebratory episode, we reflect on the remarkable journey from our first release amidst a …
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Hello and welcome back to the My 70’s TV Childhood Quiz. If you're tuning in for the first time, a hearty welcome to you. Our quiz takes inspiration from the immensely popular My 70’s TV Childhood podcast, exploring the memories of growing up in 1970s Britain and the significant role television played in our lives during that era. Our quiz comprise…
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Hello and welcome back to another episode of My 70s TV Childhood. Whether you're a returning listener or tuning in for the first time, you're truly welcome here. Our podcast enjoys the nostalgia of growing up in 1970s Britain, highlighting the significant role television played in shaping our memories. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to u…
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Hello, I'm Oliver Colling, and this is the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! If you're a dedicated listener or joining us for the first time, a huge welcome to you. Before we launch into today's quiz, I'm pleased to announce there's no need for apologies today! Our new My 70s TV Childhood Fact Verification Unit is working overtime to ensure all our trivia …
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Hello and welcome back to another episode of My 70s TV Childhood. I want to express my gratitude to all our listeners, both returning and new. Your support means the world to me, and I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your feedback has been invaluable in shaping our podcast, so thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories with us. If…
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Hello, I’m Oliver Colling, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! Whether you're a returning listener or joining us for the first time, we're thrilled to have you here. Before we jump into today's quiz, I must address a little blunder from our last episode. My apologies for the mix-up with Felix and Oscar from The Odd Couple. Thank you to Mar…
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Hello, and welcome to another episode of "My 70's TV Childhood," the podcast that transports you back to the nostalgic days of growing up in 1970s Britain. Today, we're buckling up for a high-speed journey into one of the most beloved animated series of the era - "Wacky Races." Growing up in the '70s, television was our window to a world of wonder,…
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Hello, I’m Oliver Colling, and welcome to the My 70’s TV Childhood Quiz! Whether you're a first-time listener or a regular, get ready for some nostalgic fun. We have four rounds, each consisting of five questions, and each correct answer earns you a point. And what do points make? A happy listener! Remember, it's all in good fun. So grab a pen, pap…
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Hello, and welcome to another episode of "My 70's TV Childhood," the podcast that takes you on a nostalgic journey back to being a child in 1970s Britain, and the special place television had in defining our early years. Remembering the simplicity and carefree nature of childhood during the '70s, a time when playing outside was the default activity…
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This week on "My 70's TV Childhood," we're taking a journey back to the golden era of Great British TV—1972. It's a year that's a treasure trove of classic television, still close to the hearts of those who experienced its magic firsthand. Whether you're indulging in a comforting cuppa or sipping on a glass of Malbec, prepare for a nostalgic trip t…
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In this episode, we fondly remember the late David Soul, his incredible life, and career as an actor and musician, rising to stardom in both fields. Born David Solberg in 1943 in Chicago, Soul's diverse upbringing, influenced by his father's role as a Lutheran minister. While living in Mexico, he learned the guitar and dreamed of a music career. Ho…
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In this bonus episode, Gareth is a guest on The Modern British History Podcast. Harry White is the host and he generally looks at the modern (post war) British political scene. In this episode, he invited Gareth on to discuss the eighties sitcom Yes Minister and they discuss how it caricatures the civil service of the time. And have things changed …
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This week on "My 70's TV Childhood," we're taking a journey back to the golden era of Great British TV—1973. It's a year that's become emblematic of classic television, still cherished by those who experienced it firsthand. Whether you're savouring a cuppa or you've opted to conclude dry January with something a tad stronger (cheers from us!), prep…
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Welcome to 'My 70's TV Childhood'. This episode takes us back to 'The Goodies,' a show that left an indelible mark on our memories with its unique mix of comedy and whimsy. Starring the dynamic trio of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie, 'The Goodies' brought laughter with their motto, "We Do Anything, Anytime," tackling a myriad of z…
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Welcome to "My 70s TV Childhood Quiz". In this exciting first quiz of 2024, we're returning to the vibrant world of 1970s television with our quiz designed to test your knowledge and bring back some great memories. We kick off the episode with our famous "Spin the Wheel" round, where we randomly select a year from the 70s. This time, we've landed o…
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Hello, and welcome to the first episode of Season Five of "My 70’s TV Childhood." As we step into the New Year of 2024, I'm excited to share my memories of the iconic TV series "Survivors." In this episode, we'll match our post-Christmas mood by stepping into the dark and apocalyptic world of "Survivors." This series, with its bleak portrayal of a …
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Welcome to "My 70s TV Childhood" and Happy New Year! In today's episode, we're taking a journey to Newcastle in the early 1970s to revisit one of our most cherished episodes focused on "The Likely Lads." We'll explore the lives of Bob and Terry, two quintessential characters who embody the spirit and challenges of that era. "The Likely Lads" offers…
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Hello, and welcome back to "My 70s TV Childhood." In this very special edition, we take a moment to remember the late, greatly missed Bob Monkhouse, who passed away 20 years ago this week. Bob Monkhouse was a central figure in my TV childhood memories, from "The Golden Shot" to "Celebrity Squares" and "Sunday Nights at the London Palladium." His re…
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Hello again, and welcome back to "My 70's TV Childhood.” In this special Christmas episode, I'm not just taking you back to the nostalgia of the 70s but also right into the heart of the festive season. As I record this episode in mid-December, I'm surrounded by the full swing of the UK's Christmas spirit. The weather outside might be frightful, but…
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Hello, and a warm welcome back to our festive edition of the My 70's TV Childhood quiz. As we edge closer to Christmas, we're infusing our questions with the tinsel-tinted nostalgia of the 1970s. So, why not get comfy in your favourite Christmas jumper, grab a pen and paper, a box of orange-flavoured Matchmakers, a little drink, and settle down for…
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Fleabag, the iconic series that defined a generation, was based on a theatrical one-person show that Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote and performed a few years before the TV people got involved. In 2019, she did that show again for the benefit of an audience (and cameras) as part of the National Theatre Live project.We watched it! And then inevitably com…
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Hello again and welcome back to My 70’s TV Childhood, where we relive the joys of growing up in 1970s Britain and the pivotal role of TV in our lives. Today, I'm recording on a nostalgic Sunday afternoon, reminiscent of the simpler, unhurried Sundays of my childhood. Sundays back then were distinct, marked by family time and the comforting routine …
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Welcome to the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Quiz Special, our extraordinary edition of the regular 1970s TV-related quiz. This episode is dedicated to celebrating Doctor Who, a landmark show that formed an integral part of Saturday evenings for many who grew up in the 1970s. This quiz unfolds across three exciting rounds. In the first round, titled …
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British Sitcom History takes on its most modern show yet as we travel all the way back to 2016 to look at the generation defining Fleabag.Phoebe Waller-Bridge got the Guardianistas chattering with her frank portrayal of a woman dealing with grief and loneliness but how does it stand up when looked at by two slightly chippy middle aged men from York…
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Welcome Back, Time Travellers! Thank you for joining us for this very special episode of "My 70's TV Childhood," where we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who. To make this occasion even more exciting, we have an amazing group of Doctor Who experts contributing to this week's show. We are honoured to be joined by Geoff and Paul from WHO Cor…
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"In stage one, we say nothing is going to happen. Stage two, we say something may be about to happen, but we should do nothing about it. In stage three, we say that maybe we should do something about it, but there’s nothing we can do. .....Stage four, we say maybe there was something we could have done, but it’s too late now.” I'm joined by 'my rig…
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Welcome to the 7th edition of "The My 70’s TV Childhood Quiz," your gateway to the golden era of television! Are You a 70s TV Buff? It's Quiz Time! Join us on a nostalgic journey with twenty brain-teasing questions, perfect for both seasoned quiz enthusiasts and newcomers. Grab a drink, your trusty pen and paper, and get ready for a trip down memor…
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Hello, fellow time travellers, and welcome back! In this episode, we're delving into the world of comedy from our beloved decade: the '70s, when comedy legends often emerged from the most unassuming of venues – the working men's clubs. These establishments were not just places of laughter but of community, where entertainment was as important as a …
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