Documentary from British Transport Films
The third installment from executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed series "The Sixties" and "The Seventies," tackles 10 years shaped by exceptionalism and excess. Like its predecessors, "The Eighties" intersperses rare archival newsreel footage, interviews, and comments by historians, journalists, politicians, celebrities and others, painting a perspective-rich picture of a vibrant decade. Episodes examine the age of Reagan, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the evolving TV and music scene, and everything in between.
A Kick Up the Eighties was a 1981-1984 BBC Scotland sketch show starring Robbie Coltrane, Tracey Ullman, Richard Stilgoe, Miriam Margolyes, Rik Mayall, Ron Bain and Roger Sloman. The Series was created by Colin Gilbert, who went on to create Naked Video. The show was notable for introducing the Rik Mayall character Kevin Turvey.
"We Are The Eighties" was a television show on VH1 Classic that played videos from the 1980s. The segment is remembered for its opening montage, based mainly off the CG animation from Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" video, but also references other videos from the decade. Among those videos and songs referenced in the open: ⁕"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel ⁕"Whip It" by Devo ⁕"You Might Think" by The Cars ⁕"Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer ⁕"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson ⁕"Take On Me" by a-ha ⁕"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham! ⁕"Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood The series was eventually spun off into various compilation albums on Legacy Recordings. The show is now titled Totally '80s.