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5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely enjoyable
If you fondly remember the likes of the "Generation Game" (Bruce Forsyth and Larry Grayson eras, rather than Jim Davidson), "3-2-1" and so on, and were born in the mid-late 1960s or early 1970s you'll love this book. Perfect for dipping into for a quick burst of nostalgia, the book entertainingly describes pretty much every Saturday night TV show from the 1960s to the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not worthe the read............
This book was not what I thought it was going to be, not as exciting as I thought and a bit on the boring side! If you are looking for a retro purchase of old telly programmes spend your money on something else!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely enjoyable, 10 Mar 2009
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If you fondly remember the likes of the "Generation Game" (Bruce Forsyth and Larry Grayson eras, rather than Jim Davidson), "3-2-1" and so on, and were born in the mid-late 1960s or early 1970s you'll love this book. Perfect for dipping into for a quick burst of nostalgia, the book entertainingly describes pretty much every Saturday night TV show from the 1960s to the present day and is a hugely enjoyable read. Buy it in conjunction with the "TV Cream Toys" and "TV Cream" books and you'll be in flashback heaven. Massively enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memories Are Made Of This, 29 May 2013
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Hal Marshall "I Write Books!" (Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a thoroughly entertaining trip down Memory Lane, although that lane does wend its way rather haphazardly around the decades.

The entries are arranged according to alphabetical order although the mighty '3-2-1' kicks things off very nicely. One mention of Duggie Brown and The Brian Rogers Connection and I was on my way down that lane with reckless abandon. The only problem is, the next entry is 'The 64,000 Question'. That was around in the late 50s and I most definitely was not.

It's like that all the way through, a jumble of different decades all forced into alphabetical order. It does give the broadcast dates at the top of each relevant page, but it took me a good bit of detective work to try to reconstruct the various Saturday nights in with the telly that I remembered. It isn't even as though you can scroll through the book all that easily either. There is no actual list of contents and the index, while thorough, is almost impossible to deal with. 'ITV' alone has more than a hundred and fifty separate page references. Trying to make sense of it all is like trying to comprehend one of Ted Rogers' '3-2-1' clues.

Nevertheless, this is a humorous and very entertaining read. Factually, it is excellent too. Be warned though, the book was published in 2007, so the chapter concerning 'Jim'll Fix It' seems rather bizarre. It doesn't help that it is accompanied by a rather terrifying (aren't they all?) photograph of the presenter himself. That's on page 170 by the way, just to warn you. At least it's in black and white, I suppose. There are only a few other photographs, most of which are equally terrifying really, although in completely different ways. Paul Daniels' wig, remember that? How about the utterly evil Mr Blobby? I did see a rather nice photo of Doctor Who's Leela though, which is rather more pleasing to the eye.

This is a really good read, although I do feel that it could have been improved with a bit of reorganisation. Even a sample of the line-ups for some of the different decades' Saturday nights would have been welcome.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not worthe the read............, 9 Mar 2014
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This book was not what I thought it was going to be, not as exciting as I thought and a bit on the boring side! If you are looking for a retro purchase of old telly programmes spend your money on something else!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia of classic saturday night telly, 30 Mar 2010
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I expected the book to be A4 not A5, the quality of the paper was poor. The content was acceptable to my partner whom the book was purchased for.
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