Summer holiday television is a thing of the past. Kids these days spend their annual 6 weeks away from school mainly playing computer games and any TV that they do watch is confined to digital or streamed channels dedicated to … Continue reading Summers of Love: The 60s in the 70s
You might expect that television producers would be keen to discourage children from hanging out near the water, what with the inherent danger of drowning and so on; but nevertheless, British TV has a long tradition of children’s adventure and … Continue reading Messing About in Boats
ITV made several attempts to emulate the success of the BBC’s Doctor Who during the 1970s and I was too young to enjoy most of them. I only remember watching Into the Labyrinth and the tail-end of The Tomorrow People; … Continue reading Let’s Do the Timeslip Again!
I’m not the sort of person who goes on about the children’s television shows of the 70s and 80s that ‘traumatised’ them as a child; in fact, that sort of behaviour really annoys me. If the most traumatic thing that … Continue reading Stepping Back into the Shadows