Ron Moody

Preview - The Good Old Days

As Bob Dylan famously sang 'The times they are a changing' - it was a call of hope and optimism which echoed the giant strides the civil rights and equality movements were making. It was a message that didn't reach the BBC or large swathes of the British people because The Good Old Days was a hugely popular hour of escapism throughout the 1970s and 80s. I never quite understood why, at a time when there were three TV channels (Channel 4 didn't arrive until the mid-80s), this show could eat an hour out of BBC One's primetime schedule.

Gareth Hargreaves, On The Box, 20th January 2017