This was a lame excuse to run the bits that didn't get into 'I Love The '70's' the previous summer. Again the Z-listers were trotted out to tell us what they once got for Christmas, or rather what they would have got had they been alive then. The main attraction for us forty-somethings was seeing John Noakes, Peter Purves and Valerie Singleton again, acting as though they'd never been away from 'Blue Peter'. As a matter of fact, the Titanic Three enjoyed the reunion so much they wanted to do a nostalgia series, but the mean old B.B.C. wouldn't let them. I suppose its asking too much for a nostalgia show to actually exhibit affection for the past, as young people - who these shows are mostly aimed at - are so full of spite and hatred they won't watch anything about the '70's unless its done with a sneer. It wasn't until Channel 5's 2006 series 'The 70's: The Decade That Was' that an honest depiction of the era was finally presented. About time too. Only an idiot would dismiss an entire decade as rubbish.
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