A cursory glimpse at UKTV Gold is enough to show us that 80s TV has never really gone away.
If you’ve been at home during the day recently, there’s a good chance that you caught an episode of Cagney and Lacey (with all the horrors of Mary-Beth’s dropwaist dresses) or saw Rodney and Del Boy smash that chandelier for the umpteenth time in Only Fools and Horses.
And as for children’s TV – do Bagpuss, Basil Brush and The A-Team ring any bells?
But what about the TV ads? What were we watching then? Personnel Today has put together its own top 10. They are in no particular order:
Pontins – a deeply strange advert
ZX Spectrum: fascinating for the product, rather than the ad
And finally, one for the ladies:
Enjoy these, but shed a tear, perhaps, for the ones we’ve lost.