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    Pennybrix

    Pennybrix were a lego-style building set I had in the 70s, but instead of dots, the tops were made from a square split into 4 "corners" (difficult to describe). I think they got their name because...
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    Animal Magic

    Ahh, Johnny Morris. They don't make children's television presenters dressed as zoo keepers who pretend the animals are talking to them like that anymore do they? If you're a child who grew up in the...
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    Bread

    Let's be honest, was there a member of Bread's Boswell clan who you didn't find intensely annoying? Could you really say that Nellie shouting 'SHE - IS - A - TART!' was still funny the second (and...
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    Birds of a Feather

    If your idea of amusement is watching two 'mowfee caas' (say it out loud) squawking 'Oh Shal' or 'Give it a rest Trace' every couple of minutes then Birds of a Feather was probably one of your...
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    Mouse Trap

    There are some things in life that are a real waste of your time: washing your car when there are big, black rain clouds dawdling over your head; believing your toddler when he says he doesn't need...
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    New Kids On The Block

    I'm going to confess now: if anybody asks me what was the first gig I ever went to I always say Soul II Soul. Actually it was New Kids on the Block. Soul II Soul was the second, infinitely hipper and...
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    Top of the Pops

    Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a Music phenomenon when I was growing up. You watched it religiously, every Thursday evening at 7pm. It was broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July...
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    Shell Suits

    Health and safety just wasn't the same in the 80s as it is now. For one, if it was kids would never have been allowed to wear shell suits... on bonfire night... while brandishing a sparkler. Cue the...
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Many things in life are guaranteed: there's a good chance of rain no matter what the season if you live in the UK; no matter how big your pay rise is this year, your bills will go up by substantially...
  10. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13

    When I first got my hands on The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 (Adrian Mole's age not mine - I was eleven) I read the line 'Barry Kent trod on my head in the scrum' repeatedly, with tears of...
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    Poison Perfume

    If you go to the Dior website then you will see that it describes its infamous scent in the following way:'A true magical formula, Poison is an irresistibly seductive fragrance, characterized by...
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    Trevor and Simon

    Before we launch into this, let's just see if we're all on the same page, shall we? Pretend you work in a launderette. Somebody walks in through the door carrying a cover for a bed. What's your...
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    Mastermind

    Was the Mastermind chair possibly the most famous chair on British television? I can't think of another show where removing a chair would collapse the entire concept of the show; but in Mastermind it...
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    Pigeon Street

    'If you lived in Pigeon Street,Here are the people you could meet,Here are the people who would say,Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye every day.If you lived in Pigeon Street,Here are the people you...
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    Pretty in Pink

    I'm willing to bet that most people who watched the 1986 Brat Pack film Pretty in Pink weren't convinced by the relationship between Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) and Blane McDonough (Andrew...
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    Bananarama

    Say the word 'Bananarama' to me and what do I think of? Two visions spring to mind (once I've realised that you said 'Bananarama' and not 'Dramarama' or 'Bananaman'...); firstly there's the video for...
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    Name that Tune (UK)

    It was a concept I never really understood - guess what the song is by hearing one note of it. That's one note. ONE. Any song in the world from just one note. One note that could be from any song...
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    Charlie Says

    Perhaps it was just because there were far fewer children's programmes on when I was a child, and within that, fewer programmes preaching about how to keep yourself safe than there are today, but...
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    Game For A Laugh

    One of Not the Nine O'Clock News' parody sketches featured a man who comes home from work to find his wife has had her head cut off. He starts screaming and wailing with grief until he is approached...
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    You Bet!

    ITV offices, circa 1987. A man sits behind a desk, flipping listlessly through a pile of pitches for new television programmes. There's a knock at the door, and an eager face peeks round.Head of...
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    You Bet!

    ITV offices, circa 1987. A man sits behind a desk, flipping listlessly through a pile of pitches for new television programmes. There's a knock at the door, and an eager face peeks round.Head of...
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    Big

    If you start researching it you'll find there are a good few films that employ the 'body swap' plot device, but a few are better remembered than the rest. The 1976 Barbara Harris / Jodie Foster...
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    Bewitched

    When I was a child, if I wasn't spending my time hopping about in the wind with an umbrella trying to be Mary Poppins, I was standing in front of the mirror wiggling my nose and trying to be Samantha...
  24. 80s Movies Filming Locations in L.A.

    You could say I'm a bit of an eighties nerd. I run the world's largest retro website, I've written a book all about the 80s and I spend way too much time listening to 80s music and watching 80s...
  25. 80s Movies Filming Locations in L.A.

    You could say I'm a bit of an eighties nerd. I run the world's largest retro website, I've written a book all about the 80s and I spend way too much time listening to 80s music and watching 80s...
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