Thought I'd start a discussion on this four part series starting tomorrow.
and the following "Sounds of the 70s - 2", a ten parter:
Post your thoughts and comments!
...Designing the perfect 70s living room!
It occurred to me - can you see this online in Canada, Rusty? If not, I can try to make recordings available on You Tube for you.
I can't get iPlayer to work here so if it's possible to post a recording that would be great. Thanks again for including the Commonwealth PanFan
No problem. It will likely be Tuesday before I can get a chance. At least now I have figure dout how to export the video capture as a manageable file I can get to YT: a hundred MB or so, not GBs worth!
Thanks for that Panfan,
Looks like an interesting tv series from those clips, I will be recording the series and hopefully getting a few ideas for my 1970s style house, I will have to get some fashions like that guy in the 1970s clip for when I go out to buy some Furniture, lol.
It's been quiet tonight! Has everyone been off watching this?
I've just got home and haven't seen it yet, so not in a position to speak yet!
I watched the BBC-2 documentary 'The 70's' about an hour ago.Not very impressed I'm afraid to say.Don't think i'll bother with it again.Maybe like L&M Fan mentions;good source for ideas about '70s Retro Home Interiors-there was plenty of that - marvellous fashion retro,original film extracts.I just thought it was a bit stale & dull.It didn't tell me anything I didn't already know about the 1970s.
Dear Flight 14, you stole my exact same moaning words, my other catchphrase being "surprise value", meaning almost the same thing, and well, there wasn't much of that either.
Was Peterborough really that significant as a town in that era? But the short piece on the 25,000 peole suddenly forced out of Uganda in 1972 was interesting, as well as the miner's HQ looking like a church (where the banners were stored).
Apart from that, was as disappointed with this as I was with "White Heat".
I feel the same Peter, I found myself falling asleep, I was expecting lots of fun items on the 1970s but it was mostly focused on Edward Heath, very boring.
Think I will pop a dvd episode of Life On Mars in instead next monday, much more fun, I was very disapointed with The 70s programme after the build up to it.
Thanks Fresh Lettuce & L&M Fan.That kind of BBC Documetary could put off the teenagers of today wanting to know what all the fuss was about.I bet all of us on here could have done a better job than that.It was like a acerbic lecture for the BBC-2 Open University.Lol.Like many of us on here,I lived through the 1970s & it seems like another world compared to today.There was optimism everywhere & people dressed smart & wore long hair cos the opposite sex was only interested in you if you did!.Now it's how much money you earn.Boy,have things changed.Anyway,must be off cos Top Of The Pops 1977 about to start on BBC-4. Martini (true 1970's drink!) ,Olives & Peanuts waiting by my comfy armchair......tv on !........
Dear Flight 14 (may I call you Peter?)
Did you give Episode 2 a try? I was more patient than I was for White Heat, and elsewhere here Simon has pointed out the merits of that.
Funny but when the power cuts took place I found the experience very exciting. My father, who worked in a power station, said that the strike would be called a power strike since the electricity had to go off, but I think that history proved him wrong.
I may be a few years younger than you ( I was born in '69) but I was oblivious to all the social problems and had a wonderful childhood, hardly spent any of it indoors!
Glad you had fun too.
I've just watched this, considering that this first part focused on '70-'72, did anybody notice that some of the incidental music was from later in the '70's, Steely Dan's Do It Again was actually released in '75 at least in Britain, & I think many more of the Ugndan Asians settled in Leicester, but that city incredibly, never got a mention.
Was that Pan's People dancing behind T'Rex when they were seen performing Get It On.
Rusty, you'll need to use the international iplayer outside of the UK, I believe it's a subscription service, but has more archived content than the UK's iplayer!
Not the same show, but as it's 70s related I thought this was as good a place as any to mention it.
Most of you will likely have looked at the TV schedules, but if you haven't, tonight on BBC2 there's a programme at 20:00 on iconic shows of 1973 - Generation Game, etc, and at 21:00 a repeat of 'I Love 1971'.
I imagine this heralds a welcome repeat outing for the I Love the 70s series, but if this is all to coincide with Sandbrook's four part series, then only a few might be chosen, unless they keep on beyond it.
I haven't done a YT version of that documentary yet, Rusty, by the way. I haven't even seen it myself yet. Would you still like it, or have you been put off by the reports?!
Didn't I Love the 70s start, naturally, with 1970? I forget now. It was about 2000, they were all made. Amazing to think that was 12 years ago, crikey!!
They certainly did start with 1970.
They followed up I Love the '70's with '80's, & then '90's series,
I was looking to catch up with 1972 online:
and see this is billed as episode 3, implying the repeats started not with last week's 1971 but with 1970 the week before, but I didn't see it in the listings.
Did anyone see I Love 1970 repeated, or is this a mistake in their website?
I missed 1972 on Saturday night, cut it's not on iPlayer, shame.
Looking at the programme list, it says twelve episodes!
And the next one is not 1973, but 1977! So maybe 1970 is still to come?!
I wonder what the other two episodes are then....
This has just completed - lots of comments about the first episode, any views on the whole now it has all been broadcast?
I thought that it did improve: I liked the stories from the car manufacturing plant - and the revisiting of the Sex Pistols concert in Caerphilly. He didn't mention that among the protestors against the concert that night there were 1 or 2 people that became more liberal as they aged and later regretted attempting to stop the gig. But I had no idea that so few people actually watched them that night.
Must admit that on Monday night I opted for ITV1's "56 Up". I've been following those people since 1984, they almost feel like cousins.
Oh dear, I recorded all four, but still haven't seen any yet, so can't comment. :(
I have just finished the 800 page book which goes with the series. A couple of quotations.
" For all the lurid glamour of Top of the Pops and the scantily clad charms of its dance troupe Pan's People... the music industry was not in great shape "
Quote from Michael Palin's diary
" I am better disposed to Labour government to run my country than any other group- apart perhaps for Pan's People ..."
Do these ladies know that they are referred to in serious history books ?
I just get the feeling, that one of my all-time favoouite TV globe-trotters Michael Palin is a huge fan of Pan's People, & that he only watched TOTPs to get his weekly fix of Pan's People.
Just a hunch!
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