To my surprise, I've found I have lots and lots to say about Children's Television, after my recent post on The Changes. So much so that I've set up a new place for all the links, essays, YouTubes and quotes on the subject. So, if you're interested, hurry on over to Nesbit's Children for more of that kind of thing.
The 1970s saw a gradual breakdown in the postwar social system in the UK. The economy contracted, inflation rose while incomes fell and unions took increasingly dramatic steps to demand more money for their members to compensate. Rubbish piling up in the streets, the dead unburied- these are the stuff of apocalyptic visions.