Audio production company Made in Manchester has launched a Retro TV and film podcast.
Former Corrie, Bad Girls and Carry On star Amanda Barrie, Rainbow’s Rod, Jane and Freddy and Pipkins’ Hartley Hare are among those remembering their role in children’s lunchtime telly in the 1970s.
But the season has started this with a special show reuniting a writer and actor from America’s long running Sesame Street. The programme has just turned 50 and MIM’s Iain Mackness brings together Joe Bailey and Emilio Delgado who played Luis, the Fix It Shop owner in the series for an amazing four decades.
MIM Creative Director Ashley Byrne says: ‘this podcast is going to be a labour of love for the MIM team. Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia and unlike the retro telly shows that only scratch the surface, we’ll be going further, delving deeper and finding out what happened to some of the favourites we all grew up with. This is definitely your serious enthusiast’s podcast.’
Seasons are planned on cartoons, cop shows, soaps, classic films, iconic actors, regional itv - and much more.
In retro style, Distinct Nostalgia will be introducing ‘programmes’, ‘shows’ and ‘documentaries’ rather than using the term podcast - and a number of big name announcers have been enticed back to introduce some of the programmes.
Ashley adds: ‘Duncan Newmarch, regular voice of BBC1 and Jonathan Kydd, often heard on Ch4 and Ch5, will be joined by a plethora of announcers from the old ITV days. We want our reminiscences to be as authentic as possible for our listeners. ....And there’ll be plenty of surprises along the way too.’
Distinct Nostalgia by MIM can be found wherever you get your podcasts. Follow @mimproductions and @distinct_byMIM for regular updates