Welcome to retrohen – home of Nostalgic Geeks

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A fan of British nostalgia? Get your nostalgic fix here! Nostalgic television, entertainment and advertising that will bring you back to the yester-years. Enjoy blogs that will tug on your memory strings – from Bullseye to Catchphrase – the Rubik’s Cube to Operation – Grange Hill to Opal fruits – Ever Ready batteries to Tales of the Unexpected – a cocktail of British nostalgia … shaken not stirred!

retrohen: read – remember – reminisce – share

The Classic Starter Selection 

Classic slap-you-in-the face choices to get you in the nostalgic groove – select your experience

Tales of the Unexpected

R Whites Lemonade

The Raleigh Chopper

Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet – the mild cigar

A brief story of Izal toilet tissue and the cubicle of pain

Opal Fruits: made to make your mouth water

Nostalgic Shopping Menu

Click-on the title of the nostalgic shop below that tickles your fancy

Marks & Spencer




Our Price Records

Game Show Menu

Fancy a challenge? Click-on the title of the game show below and reminisce




Play Your Cards Right

Give Us a Clue

The Advertising Menu

Click-on your choice of the memorable adverts

J.R. Hartley & The Yellow Pages

For Mash get Smash

Kellogg’s Bran Flakes … they’re tasty tasty very very tasty

Birds Eye Steakhouse Grills … we hope it’s chips … we hope it’s chips it’s chips

The Water in Majorca

Do the Shake ‘n’ Vac

Grange Hill Menu

Think you could survive at Grange Hill? Read, reconsider and then decide …

Here come the girls

Re-opening of Grange Hill?

Grange Hill 40: Friends Reunited – the return of the Nostalgic Geeks

The TV Menu

There’s something comforting about slouching on the sofa and watching a bit of television. Make your selection below:


Prisoner Cell Block H

Why Don’t You …

The Avengers

Rising Damp


Get Stuffed!


That’s Life

Open All Hours

Section N Underpass Cover

A nostalgic collection of stories featuring a fun and factual look back at British advertising, leisure and entertainment from the 70s & 80s are featured in the new hardback book, Section N Underpass. Get the rundown here: Enter the Underpass

22 thoughts on “Welcome to retrohen – home of Nostalgic Geeks”

  1. Great idea for a blog theme! There’s so many ideas of things to talk about and everyone loves a bit of retro! #weekendblogshare

  2. Fun theme. I love retro! He-Man, biking, playing until the street-lights turned on, and classic Mario, are all fond memories. I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    -Jed, your neighbor at #weekendblogshare

  3. As an 80s child, this sounds great!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    1. Hi Pen, Thanks for reading and glad you enjoy the posts. When you get a mo please let me know the location of your site (I’ve looked through #AnythingGoes but couldn’t find you) Cheers x

  4. What an awesome theme! I confess to being born in the 80s, but my parent’s photos indicate that I missed a hell of a decade! #AnythingGoes

  5. Just got into work after Christmas and missed the book launch! Hope all goes well, David.

    Phil Mills

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