Using rare news footage and interviews from the BBC, British Pathé and other news services, this
extraordinary series provides a unique year by year look at what was making the news in that
most colourful of decades - The 1980s.
With a whole hour long show on each year, the result is an amazing insight into the decade of Margaret
Thatcher and Ronald Regan, Yuppies, big hair, New Romantics, Perestroika and designer everything!
The decade was a time of huge contrasts for the United Kingdom. The unabated rise of capitalist culture in
the ideal of a share and property-owning democracy was in stark contrast to the privations of the year-long
miner s strike and record unemployment - contributing factors to the ever widening North-South divide.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing cold war, British troops were at war with Argentina over the Falklands
Islands and, closer to home, civil unrest in Northern Ireland continued to claim lives.
Riots in Brixton and Toxteth brought anarchy to British city centres. The whole world was shocked by the
Chernobyl disaster, the Challenger explosion and people across the globe mourned the murder of John
This collection also covers such memorable events as the great storm of 1987, the Royal Wedding, the first
London Marathon, the introduction of the pound coin and a streaker at Twickenham.
Relive all these events and many, many more with A Year To Remember
The 1980s .
TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 9 hours, 50 Mins (3 disc set).