I Love the '80s (UK TV series)

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I love the '80s
I love 1980.JPG
opening title
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1 (BBC2)
No. of episodes 10 (BBC2)
Production
Producer(s) BBC
Running time 90 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC2
Picture format 4:3
Original run 12 January 2001 (2001-01-12) – 24 March 2001 (2001-03-24)

I Love the '80s is a BBC television mini-series that examines the pop culture of the 1980s. It was commissioned following the success of I Love the '70s and is part of the I Love... series. I Love 1980 premiered on BBC Two on 13 January 2001 and the last, I Love 1989, on 24 March 2001. Unlike with I Love the '70s, episodes were increased to 90 minutes long. The series was followed later in 2001 by I Love the '90s. The success of the series led to VH1 remaking the show for the US market: I Love the '80s USA.

Contributors[edit]

The series used many regular contributors, which included Peter Kay, Clare Grogan, Dee Hepburn, Kate Thornton, Stuart Maconie, Emma B, Ice-T, Toyah Willcox, Tommy Vance, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Ross Noble and many others.

Episode Guide[edit]

I Love 1980 Broadcast: 13 January 2001[edit]

Presented by Larry Hagman. Opening titles had: "Call Me" by Blondie. Ending credits had: "Jump to the Beat" by Stacy Lattisaw.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1981 Broadcast: 20 January 2001[edit]

Presented by Adam Ant. Opening titles had: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. Ending credits had: Swords of a Thousand Men by Tenpole Tudor.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1982 Broadcast: 2 February 2001[edit]

Presented by Dave Lee Travis, Mike Read and Tommy Vance in TOTP set. Opening titles had: Fantastic Day by Haircut 100. Ending credits had: Poison Arrow by ABC.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

A clip of Garfield did appear on the preview of 1982, but section never appeared on the actually show.

I Love 1983 Broadcast: 9 February 2001[edit]

Presented by Roland Rat. Opening titles had: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. Ending credits had: Calling Your Name by Marilyn.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1984 Broadcast: 16 February 2001[edit]

Presented by Holly Johnson. Opening titles had: Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Ending credits had: Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) by Scritti Politti.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1985 Broadcast: 23 February 2001[edit]

Presented by Grace Jones. Opening titles had: Take on Me by A-ha. Ending credits had: Let's Go Crazy by Prince and the Revolution.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1986 Broadcast: 3 March 2001[edit]

Presented by Patsy Kensit. Opening titles had: Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles. Ending credits had: Job by Foxy Brown.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1987 Broadcast: 10 March 2001[edit]

Presented by Richard E. Grant. Opening titles had: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston. Ending credits had: "Respectable" by Mel and Kim.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1988 Broadcast: 17 March 2001[edit]

Presented by Raphael and Leonardo of The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles . Opening titles had: Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car by Billy Ocean. Ending credits had: Tell It to My Heart by Taylor Dayne.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I Love 1989 Broadcast: 24 March 2001[edit]

Presented by Jason Donovan. Opening titles had: All Around the World by Lisa Stansfield.
The episode features (In the order there were shown in episode)

I love 90's[edit]

Repeats[edit]

The series has been repeated a number of times on BBC2,During 2002, 2008 and again 2014. The series was also repeated on UKTV Documentary, but was edited to fit into one hour slot with adverts.

DVD Release[edit]

The series has never been released on DVD or other media.

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