I've been feeling quite nostalgic recently. I can't explain why. I see a photo, an article, a TV programme, or hear a song, and I find myself travelling down memory lane.
I recently posted about the TV drama "Call the Midwife" which was set in the 1950s. It was beautifully made and a pleasure to watch. Being a young child in the 50s, I couldn't remember much of the decade but watching the series reminded me of the family photos I have seen taken at the time. The clothes and the hairstyles...all captured perfectly in the programme.
I am now indulging myself in a bit of nostalgia for the 1960s, my teenage years, which I do remember very well, by watching a new TV series called White Heat.
White Heat is created by Paula Milne and is broadcast on BBC2. The series follows the lives, loves and betrayals of seven different characters whose relationships are forged from the 1960’s right up until the modern day.
Charlotte, a woman in her 60s, shows up at a flat in Tufnell Park. When she was younger, she was one of seven students who lived in the flat, where one of them has recently passed away. The other five are also due to show up to help sort out their friend's belongings. Charlotte's old memories are ignited and take us back to 1965, when she was a 19-year-old undergraduate setting out on a journey of discovery, love and life.
Those who lived through the 60s will remember it as being the decade of change. Again, the BBC do a wonderful job in capturing the essence of the period.