Why the Seventies still matter
The decade that taste forgot contained a lot more than bad wallpaper, says Dominic Sandbrook
What do the 1980s mean to you? Space hoppers, Star Wars, inflation and the IRA? Tom Baker’s scarf, George Smiley’s glasses, Harold Wilson’s pipe and Larry Grayson’s patter? Or foreign holidays, colour television, Blue Nun and the unmistakeable taste of Black Forest gateau?