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Are you a tragic seventies nostalgia buff? Join the club!
on 30 December 2007
There is a character in The League of Gentlemen called Les McQueen, a clapped-out glam rocker forever trapped in the seventies like an insect in amber. Well, why not? To those of us of a (cough!) certain age, the seventies were a magical decade - just look at how everyone lapped up Life on Mars!
And few things bring back the seventies more vividly than this wonderful collection from Look-In magazine. Yes, it was 'the junior TV Times', but that doesn't really do it justice: it was quite simply the decade in magazine form. The editors have been deliberately playful with their choices of material, picking things that have endured and things that obviously haven't (Our Kid, Flintlock). But it's all there: the music; the fashions; the telly. The comic strips are actually pretty compelling, too: I particularly liked The Bionic Woman and The Adventures of Black Beauty.