A nostalgic look back at some pop culture from 1983. (Originally first shown around the end of the 20th Century in 2001, in an hour-and-a-half long version, this year was later re-shown with a 30 minute cut-down "highlights" edit in 2019).

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Karina Brennan
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Episode credited cast:
David Claridge David Claridge ... Roland Rat (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert 'Trix' Thompson Albert 'Trix' Thompson ... Himself - Breakdancer
Adam Bloom Adam Bloom ... Himself - Comedian
Susannah Constantine Susannah Constantine ... Herself - Fashion Journalist
Crazy Legs Crazy Legs ... Himself - Rock Steady Crew
Gary Crowley Gary Crowley ... Himself - DJ
Jeffrey Daniel Jeffrey Daniel ... Himself - Shalamar (as Jeffery Daniels)
Robert Elms Robert Elms ... Himself - Journalist
Ekow Eshun Ekow Eshun ... Himself - Writer
Karen Foster Karen Foster ... Herself - Fashion Editor, 'Just Seventeen'
Caryn Franklin Caryn Franklin ... Herself - Fashion Journalist
Michelle Gayle ... Herself - Singer
Mel Giedroyc ... Herself
Jane Goldman ... Herself - Journalist, 'Just Seventeen'
Ed Hall Ed Hall ... Himself - TV Presenter
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A nostalgic look back at some pop culture from 1983. (Originally first shown around the end of the 20th Century in 2001, in an hour-and-a-half long version, this year was later re-shown with a 30 minute cut-down "highlights" edit in 2019).

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10 February 2001 (UK) See more »

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I Love 1983
3 June 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Not to give my age away but back in the day I could do a mean impression of Roland Rat.

The rat who saved a sinking ship presents whatever went on in 1983. The show wisely stays away from Mrs Thatcher's landslide election victory for making most of the north of Britain unemployed.

Broadcast in 2001, it is noticeable how some of the talking heads have fared less better than those people who made the news in 1983.

It was the year of colourful legwarmers, the Sloane rangers, Wham, breakdancing and Just 17 magazine.

I liked the fact that Peter York wrote about Sloane rangers in a mocking way and the Hooray Henry's took it ever so seriously.

It is always nice to see Jeff Daniels from Shalamar doing the moonwalk, months before Michael Jackson did it.

As for Wham. I think Stuart Maconie got it right. George Michael was more fun when he was in Wham. He became a bit of a bore when he went solo and all serious. I actually saw him in concert on a wet Saturday in Manchester once. If only he sang a Wham song, it would had made it a bit more enjoyable.


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