Sunday, 26 February 2017

Radio Times

It's a well known fact that the seventies were brought to you by the colour brown. Cars, wallpaper, furniture, clothes. In fact, flossy pictured (left) on the sleeve of Your One Hundred Best Tunes (a Decca release, which tied in with the Light Programme radio show of the same name) is a perfect case in point; I don't know how she's done it, but, as a result of some seventies related condition, she's managed to morph into her brown armchair and appears to be reaching out to her brown transistor radio in a vain attempt to reverse the procedure. And all the while a well thumbed copy of the Radio Times clings to her lifeless hands.


  1. Haha, yes, she's definitely a victim of too much brown, comatose from an overdose of beige and burnt umber, no doubt some oatmeal in there too. I fear for the cat.

    I spent too many years in the seventies in a horrible brown school uniform. It's hard to get over the trauma of the compulsory wearing of conker brown knickers, let me tell you!

  2. Radio Times was a mainstay in our house from my childhood right up to this year. It's £2.50 a week now, stuff that!

  3. There's a lot to be said for brown though. I'm increasingly coming to the belief that the 70s were my favourite decade ( for music, but not just that) which is odd considering I was only 8 years old when they ended and wouldn't buy a record for another 7 years after that.

    Bring back that brown!

  4. Always contrary...while all my fiends went for brown.....I went for purple in the 70s!!!!

  5. Went to a fancy dress party last night in 70s gear. The covers band rocked! I opted for denim flares and cheesecloth shirt, with tassled waistcoat, topped off with a pink floppy hat. Not a bit of brown, I was more of a blue, purple and pink with a bit of yellow thrown in kinda gal.