Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Vintage Gift...

A lovely friend came across this treasure when sorting out her late Aunt's things and thought of me...

The Listener is New Zealand's radio and television guide, and it's been around a while. This edition is dated July 8 - 14 1978. Back then there were only two television channels to choose from! As well as having a great interview with Ngaio Marsh, it has the fabulous portrait by Murray Webb, one of our premier caricaturists. I didn't know this article or the picture existed, so I'm utterly rapt.

I also got to have a jolly good laugh - there are an extraordinary number of advertisements and they have provided a lot of entertainment - some things haven't survived the test of time...thank god! Looking at the television programming was great - a real trip down memory lane with my favourites of the day - The Muppets, The Tomorrow People, and Wonder Woman!

So thanks, Amanda - a treasure trove in many ways!


Anonymous said...

Vanda - Oh, that is wonderful! Looks like a great gift!

J.T. Webster said...

A real treasure! Fascinating reading I'm sure.
Also, it covers the week of my 18th birthday!

Anonymous said...

Thats a real blast from the past! While I don't remember that particular edition, one of my earliest memories is the New Year/Christmas edition (remember we had 2 weeks in 1 bumper version) for 1981 - showing my age now!!

Jason Payne
North London

Vanda Symon said...

It's showing all our ages!

Another thing that I'd forgotten was in those days as well as listing the programmes, they listed the casts - I guess with only two channels on offer they had to fill up the pages. And they listed which programmes were in colour!

Also The Listener was big - a third the size again of the current day version.

Sue, you would have been old enough to have been allowed to sit up and watch Starsky and Hutch.

I was still loving Sigmund the Sea Monster (-:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention only a few hours of broadcast time! What a pity "Goodnight Kiwi" is consigned to history!! (though isn't he somewhere on YouTube?)


J.T. Webster said...

Starsky and Hutch! It was my favourite and I was definitely backing team Starsky! Oh to be a teenager again - not!!