Late 50's and Early 60's Television
Sitting beside a Radio Set that was bigger than me was my last treat of the day before bedtime. The activity consisted of listening to "The Archers" with a cup of Ovaltine in my little hand.
When the family got a little better off we had the wonders of Black and White television, and I remember the Stars', names that were well known by everyone then;
Russ Conway, Shirley Abicair, Alma Cogan and Hans and Lottie Hass.
In those days you could get away with wearing skimpy speedos and preposterous rubber equipment before the watershed: good old Hans and Lottie. Shirley Abicair looks as if she is having difficulty with her laptop, but I believe it was a Zither. Alma Cogan looked exotic, a sort of domestic version of Carmen Miranda whilst Russ Conway joins the ranks of musicians with fairly crucial body parts missing; in this case a finger. With this plethora of talent, the winter evenings just flew by. There were never any "good old days" of Television. It has always been crap.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Wednesday, January 25, 2006