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  The 1970s
A cloth cat called Bagpuss hit UK screens - shown here with Professor Yaffle
1/10 A cloth cat called Bagpuss hit UK screens - shown here with Professor Yaffle
The first TV school drama series, Grange Hill, opened its gates
2/10 The first TV school drama series, Grange Hill, opened its gates
Superman flew into cinemas, played by Christopher Reeve
3/10 Superman flew into cinemas, played by Christopher Reeve
Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo in Star Wars from 1977
4/10 Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo in Star Wars from 1977
People raised themselves above the crowd in platform shoes
5/10 People raised themselves above the crowd in platform shoes
Long before Sven-Goran Eriksson, ABBA came from Sweden to storm the UK charts
6/10 Long before Sven-Goran Eriksson, ABBA came from Sweden to storm the UK charts
Kids bounced their way around on rubber Spacehoppers
7/10 Kids bounced their way around on rubber Spacehoppers
Kids were addicted to Simon - you had to remember the right order of its flashes and bleeps
8/10 Kids were addicted to Simon - you had to remember the right order of its flashes and bleeps
Pong brought arcade gaming into your living room letting you beat your friends at tennis
9/10 Pong brought arcade gaming into your living room letting you beat your friends at tennis
Street parties brought everyone together for Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee in 1977
10/10 Street parties brought everyone together for Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee in 1977

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