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    Re: Being famous in the 1980s

    And being the 1980s, the personalised number plate was allowed to be seen on camera.
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    Is there any way I can make the image in the previous post just a little bit bigger?
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    A few years ago before I joined this forum, I created a montage of different images of celebrities, television programmes, big news and sport events, pop videos, and even adverts throughout the 1980s...
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    Powell was in Grange Hill for almost the entire 1980s as Headteacher (save for 1980 and 1985 as Deputy Head) hence her inclusion. I can't stand EastEnders, so that might be one reason why Carty isn't...
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    They probably did, but I feel that atmosphere of the 1980s helped the people listed to be more successful than in previous decades. Play Your Cards Right feels better than Sunday Night at the London...
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    THE 202 MAKERS OF THE 1980s - THE PEOPLE WHO WERE FAMOUS IN THAT DECADE
     
    Here is a list of the 202 most famous people of the 1980s as far as I am concerned - the list was originally to have been...
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    Richard also mentioned about celebrity candidates standing on a flimsy platform in elections back in the 1980s - apart from the obvious Lord Sutch by-elections in that decade, it made me think of the...
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    And of course, the IBA made sure that we had proper commercial TV as well.
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    If you look at those who supported Foot or Kinnock back then - in particular Kinnock in 1987, they were mostly alternative comedians such as Ben "12 more hours of Thatcherism to go" Elton; Tony...
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    And they could have been the star castaway on Desert Island Discs which would have been presented by Michael Parkinson after Roy Plomley's death - which reminds me of all of those guests on Una and...
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    Great list, Richard! Especially the one referring to leaving the country if Labour won in 1997 - Jim Davidson, Frank Bruno, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Paul Daniels were four celebrities who mentioned...
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    That's right - I preferred those sort of presenters who probably did jobs such as teaching prior to entering into television - "the tweed jacket with leather patches" people if you like. David...
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    Being famous in the 1980s

    I always thought if you happened to be a person who was famous, the 1980s was the perfect decade to be a celebrity in - I have always felt growing up that society, mostly in television, sport,...
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