"Thanks to TV Cream, nostalgia is what it used to be!" (author of Where Did It All Go Right?
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.
From the Back Cover
DID YOU EVER... *Scribble love letters to Kim Wilde or Simon Le Bon in the back of your chemistry book. *Sing along with the theme tune to Emu's Broadcasting Company *Snack on Aztec bars and Cresta in front of Crown Court while blagging a sick day off school? The TV CREAM: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 70s AND 80s POP CULTURE will bring those memories flooding back. From Top Trumps to TISWAS, Simon Bates to Stars on 45, Whizzer and Chips to World of Sport, here are all the TV programmes, books, comics, sweets, toys, sounds and perhaps even smells you remember from your youth, plus those you'd completely forgotten about. Remember HR Pufnstuf, One Cal softdrinks, programmable tank Big Trak, Krazy comic, paper fortune-tellers and Captain Zep: Space Detective? Plus you can check the immortality rating of your favourite piece of pop-cultural tat on the retrometer and find out if it warrants a tribute or trash rating. Written by the creators of the award-winning, feted and much fancied cult online retro repository www.tv.cream.org, the book translates the fact-packed and funny tone of the website into print, creating a bible to all things nostalgic from the 1970s and 80s
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About the Author
Martin Roach is a bestselling author who has penned dozens of books on music, youth culture, celebrity and film. He has also ghostwritten several high-profile celebrity autobiographies. His books have sold over 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twelve languages.