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TV Cream: The Ultimate Guide to 70s and 80s Pop Culture Paperback – 9 Jun 2005


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; First Edition edition (9 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753510804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753510803
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.7 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Thanks to TV Cream, nostalgia is what it used to be!" (author of Where Did It All Go Right?)

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TV Cream:The ultimate guide to 70's and 80's pop culture is the reference guide to growin up in the decades that gave birth to the retro culture we enjoy today.From the styling of Starsky and Hutch to the more obscure British 'geekiness'of programmes for Schools and Colleges thatfeatured big brown computers and experiments with radio waves,the book is an unashamed celebrationof the stuff of our formative years. From Top Trumps to Tiswas,Superstars to Stars on 45,Mousetrap to Monkey,this book has got the lot-all the TV programmes,books,comics,sweets,toys and school crazes you rememberfrom your youth,plusthose you'd completely forgottenabout.Readers can checkthe immortality rating oftheir favorite shows on the retro-meter and find out if they warrant atribute or trash rating. Written by the creators of the award-winning cult online retro repository www.tv.cream.org,the book translates the essential tone of the website into printwhile prviding brand-new material throughout,creating afact-packed bible cataloguing all things nostalgic from the 1970s and '80s.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Paul Fillery VINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This is the book I've been waiting for for several years, and is exactly the type of book I'd hoped it would be (apart from possibly not long enough!). If you are of a certain age (say, 28+) you MUST read this book - it is, quite simply, your childhood revisited. And, as such, it's warming, entertaining, slightly disturbing at times, but consistently funny. Forget what some cynics might say - there is absolutely nothing wrong in remembering the past and wallowing in a bit of nostalgia from time to time. It might make you a little sad for innocence lost, though...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 July 2005
Format: Paperback
This is definitely the ultimate guide to the 70s and 80s- how many memories did this book bring back?!! Brilliantly written with plenty of humour, entries I loved included gloy glue, covering your school books, Monster Munch- fantastic! I would recommend this to any 80s children who fancy a trip down memory lane. I would of liked to have seen photos included but that doesn't take away from the appeal of the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
Were you born in the early 1970s? Did you drink Quatro? Did your Christmas list always feature a Big Trak yet you never received one? If you answered "yes!" to these questions, this book should be on your shelf. Inside you'll find an A to Z list of items you may remember from your childhood, along with wonderful descriptions of each, usually just a couple of paragraphs. When I bought this my girlfriend and I spent a hugely entertaining couple of hours reading random bits to each other and laughing, happily returning to those golden summers of our childhood for a short while. Perfect for browsing and as an argument settler, this is a wonderfully nostalgic book. A few pictures would have been nice here and there, but the book is almost perfect as it is. Great stuff.

Oh, and for more information on toys, have a look at "TV Cream Toys".
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