Author

Alison Barton-Simmons
Podcaster & 70s sitcom enthusiast!
About the Author
A wonderful childhood filled with an intense curiosity and benign neglect allowed Alison the opportunity to discover the television of yesteryear. Watching stuff she shouldn’t really have been watching broadened her popular cultural understanding and led to her gaining a pointless degree in media and cultural studies, only used now to take part in pub quizzes. Born and raised in Bolton, Alison is a former journalist and youth worker, but now fits childcare of two kids and a bag making business - Absolute Bobbins - around binge watching tv.

Margo Leadbetter: Elegant, Timeless Fashion Icon

Regularly voted one of the best sitcom characters ever created, the appeal of The Good Life’s Margo Leadbetter is an enduring one.  Approaching 50 years since Margo first graced our screens — floral print mumus, kaftans and colourful headbands to the fore — her appeal as a comedy creation and a fashion icon, has never diminished…

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Self Sustainability and Living The Good Life in 2020

The Good Life is a show we can still learn so much from, even 4 decades on, including not to become too reliant on ‘the system’, and how to maintain a friendship with people who have opinions that are poles apart from our own….

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