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Shopping in the 80s
29th Oct - Shopping in the 80s - remember Timothy White's? Take a nostalgic look back at the old British high street shopping experience.
Worst Songs of the 80s
27th Oct - Worst Songs of the 80s - a new video playlist of the most cringeworthy tunes (and extra pictures) have been added to this updated page.
Born in the 70s Gift Ideas
25th Oct - Born in the 70s - a brand new page of ideas for 40th Birthday presents and gifts for anyone who was born or grew-up in the flamboyant decade.
Born in the 80s Gifts
23rd Oct - Born in the 80s - find the best birthday gift ideas for anyone born in the great decade, including 30th and 25th birthday gifts.
Paul Young - No Parlez
21st Oct - Paul Young - No Parlez - a look back at the early career of the 80s pop star on this brand new page.
Original Jackanory BBC TV Series for Kids
19th Oct - Jackanory - the original BBC1 children's TV series which featured famous people reading out stories.
FGree Chuckie Egg Game Online
17th Oct - Chuckie Egg - play this free online version of the much-loved, classic 8-bit platformer from the 1980s. ft. Hen House Harry.
Castlevania video game
15th Oct - Castlevania - fight your way through Dracula's scary castle in this free online version of the NES platformer from 1986.
Phil Collins Songs and Albums
13th Oct - Phil Collins - this updated page now includes a video playlist with extra info and record sleeve photos.
Clive Dunn - Grandad
11th Oct - Clive Dunn as Grandad - a look back at the Kids comedy TV series and the single.
Boinggg! Online Retro Game
10th Oct - Boinggg! Play this free, online platformer which was originally released in 1988 for the Amstrad CPC by Atlantis Software.
L. A. Mix - Check This Out
8th Oct - L. A. Mix - this dance act had several hits back in the late 80s, their biggest being Check This Out which reached #6.
Classic Rock and Pop Band T-shirts
6th Oct - Classic Rock and Pop Band T-shirts - any more ideas are now included in this revamped section.
Holly Johnson - Europa
4th Oct - Holly Johnson - Europa - an in-depth review of the ex-Frankie frontman's first new album in 15 years.
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
3rd Oct - Queen - Radio Ga Ga - watch two official videos featuring the original single and Live Aid performance. Plus, extra info and sleeve photo.
1st Oct - Simple Minds - Big Music - a preview of the band's brand new album which has an exciting new sound. Watch two NEW videos.
Plus Size Fancy Dress Costumes
29th Sept - Plus Size Costumes for Ladies - This revamped page features retro fancy dress ideas for sizes 16 and over.
Madonna - Lucky Star
27th Sept - Madonna - Lucky Star - a brand new page featuring Madge's 1983 single from her self-titled debut album.
Jean Michel Jarre
25th Sept - Jean Michel Jarre - this updated page now includes a new playlist and a look back at the Oxygene and Equinoxe albums.
Cappella - Helyom Halib
23rd Sept - Cappella - Helyom Halib - a look back at the classic 1989 house music hit from the Italian dance act.
Billy Idol songs
21st Sept - Billy Idol - his brand new single, plus, a new video playlist, pictures and info about the English rock star in the 80s.
70s Disco Costumes for Men
19th Sept - Disco Costumes for Men  Strut your stuff on the dancefloor with these groovy fancy dress ideas.
Disco and ABBA costumes for ladies

18th Sept - ABBA and Disco Costume Ideas for Women    Go back to the 70s with one of these funky fancy dress costumes.

Iron Maiden Songs - Videos
16th Sept - Iron Maiden - don't run to the hills. Instead, you can watch a brand new playlist of official videos featuring the heavy metal band's best hits.
Elektra Glide - English Software - review
14th Sept - Elektra Glide by English Software - a video and written review of the visually stunning 1985 video game.
80s Wigs for Women
13th Sept - 80s Wigs for Women - a brand new page of ideas inc. perm, spiky, long, short, Madonna etc.
Richard Kiel Tribute
11th Sept - A Tribute to Richard Kiel who sadly died on 10th Sept, and is best-remembered for playing Jaws in the 70s Bond films.
Punk Costumes for Men
9th Sept  - Punk Costumes for Men - a brand new page of clothing and fancy dress ideas for gents.
Punk Costume Ideas for Women
7th Sept - Punk Dress-Up Ideas for Ladies - see the latest new items on this revamped page.
80s Fancy Dress for Men
5th Sept - 80s Fancy Dress for Men - you'll find dozens of low cost party dress-up ideas in this revamped and improved section.
3rd Sept - Celebrity Squares with a revamped show being launched on ITV, it's the perfect time to take a look back at the original series hosted by Bob Monkhouse.
80s Leggings and Footless Tights
1st Sept - 80s Leggings and Footless Tights. Check out the latest retro styles on this updated and improved section.
Halloween 2014 Costume Ideas
30th Aug - Halloween 2014 Costume Ideas for Ladies - a brand new page bursting with low cost outfit ideas from under £5!
Classic British Comedy

27th Aug - British Comedy Classics - DVD box sets featuring your favourite comedy series from the golden days of TV. There are many forgotten gems here.

Morris Marina
24th Aug - Morris Marina - using photos and video clips, I take a look back at the popular British family car from the 70s.
The Blow Monkeys - 80s Songs
22nd Aug - The Blow Monkeys - this updated page now includes a playlist of official videos with extra info and pics about the British band fronted by Dr. Robert.
Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams
20th Aug - Dead Poets Society - review and original trailer for the 1989 film starring Robin Williams as the inspirational teacher John Keating.
Citizen Smith BBC Comedy Show
18th Aug - Citizen Smith - a look back at the 1970s British comedy starring Robert Lindsay as the "urban guerrilla" from Tooting.
Retro Classic Sci-fi TV Series DVDs
16th Aug - Retro Sci-Fi TV Series - DVDs, Box Sets and Blu-ray for all your favourite shows from your childhood, including many forgotten gems.
Saturday Morning TV for Kids in the 70s and 80s
14th Aug - Saturday Morning TV - you'll now discover many new clips and extra info on this updated page featuring Swap Shop, Tiswas, No.73, Saturday Superstore and Going Live.
Classic Kids TV DVDs
12th August - Classic Kids TV DVDs - all of your favourite TV shows and cartoons from your childhood - how many of these do you remember?
A-Z of British Drama in the 70s and 80s
10th August - Classic British Drama - an A-Z of the best drama series from the 70s and 80s from A Family At War to When The Boat Comes In.
Retro 80s Gaming Mugs
7th August - Gaming Mugs - looking for a novel gift idea? Take a look at these retro 80s gaming mugs on this updated page.
Retro Mugs
5th August - Retro Mugs - these revamped pages now feature larger images with prices. New mugs have been added, too.
Vintage Toys and Games
3rd August - Retro Toys and Games - I've added a brand new page of old toys and games that you can still buy today, with many photos of the original products.
Retro and Vintage Gift Ideas
1st August - Retro Gift Ideas - this revamped section now includes many more quirky gift ideas with a retro theme. 
The (English) Beat - 80s Hits
30th July - The (English) Beat - enjoy a new video playlist featuring the 2 Tone/Ska revival band's biggest 80s hits. Plus, you'll discover extra info and pics, too.
Retro Android Apps - games, music, radio, trivia
29th July - Retro Android Apps - if you've got an android device then check out these amazing apps with a retro theme. Inc. games, music, radio, trivia etc.

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80s Fashion - Party Outfit for Girls


Jaws game from the 70s
Some of these are going to bring the memories of your childhood flooding back! Read about the most popular toys and games from both the 1970s and 80s including Subbuteo, BigTrak, Action Man, Cabbage Patch Dolls and many more on the 80s Toys page.
80s Cars - Ford Cortina MarK V estate
They were often unreliable and prone to rust, but there are still many of us who are very fond of the old cars from the 70s and 80s. So which were your favourites? To help you decide, you'll find lots of photos of classic and not-so classic cars, inc. models by British Leyland, as well as sports cars and some American cars, too. Plenty of car photos and plenty of memories, too - visit the 80s Cars page.
Frogger Game
Computer games were a lot simpler back in the 1980s, but they were also a lot more accessible. Frogger, Defender and Pac-Man were particular favourites of mine, and you can access many old classics on this page and play online for free, as well as read reviews of other computer games from the 80s.
80s Computers - Commodore Vic 20
The 1980s saw the beginning of the home computing revolution, a time when many of us actually learned how to program our computers. Which games consoles and computers did you use back in the 80s? From the very simple ZX80 to the highly popular, 16 bit Commodore Amiga, they can all be found on the 80s Computers page.
80s Fashion - Duran Duran
So what did you wear in the eighties? This page features crazy New Romantic big hair and quiff hair styles for men, Parachute Pants, Don Johnson (from Miami Vice) in his white suits, "Choose Life" T-shirts, pixie boots, boxer shorts, Ray Bans, big spectacles - the list goes on! Did you have 80s style or were you like me, an 80s fashion disaster!
80s Sweets - Chewits
These video clips and photos will help you to relive your 70s or 80s childhood, and on this page you can look at bucketloads of old-fashioned confectionary from the past, some of which has now disappeared, and some of which is still being made today. The question is, did you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?
Knight Rider title card

Is it just me, or was there much more to watch on the TV when we were kids? Although we only had three TV channels here in the UK, there was always something decent to watch, and this page features links to dozens of pages about both British and American TV Shows
from yesteryear. Were you a Dukes Of Hazzard fan, or maybe Charlie's Angels was more your thang?

80s Boombox

The 1980s saw the birth of the music video revolution, thanks mainly to MTV. Here you'll find a complete A-Z of all the music video pages on the Simply Eighties site. It's an ever-growing list, and you find everything from ABBA to ZZ Top. Most of the videos are official (where available), and I've hand-picked the best quality ones from Youtube. From New Wave to 80s power ballads, they're all here!

title page from Ceefax

So who had a trim phone? Actually, we never had one of these as we just weren't posh enough - just a plain old, standard cream dial telephone for us! Anyway, on the 80s technology page I have written about my own experiences with VHS tapes, an Amstrad TV, CB Radio and a lot more besides

Polaroid The Button Camera

So what gadgets couldn't we live without during the 1980s? Actually, we could live without them a darn sight better than than people do these days. Now that's either because the gadgets were rubbish, or because we were made of sterner stuff. Whatever your thoughts, here you'll find lots of pictures and facts about digital watches, instant cameras, VCR's and Sodastream.

80s Stars - Celbrities - Linda Lusardi

Glamour model Linda Lusardi went on to become a TV presenter and actress, and you'll be pleased to know that you can find out what happened to her, along with and lots of other famous folk from the 80s on this page.

80s Fashion - Olivia Newton John

Let's Get Physical - Not Half!