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1985

As the first mobile phone call is made, BT announce they are phasing out the famous red telephone boxes. We saw the House of Lords on TV for the first time. Fire kills 56 people at Valley Parade stadium in Bradford and Clive Sinclair takes to the road in his C5 but production stops months later.

 

Movies

Roger Moore stands down as James Bond and replace by Timothy Dalton. 'Out of Africa' becomes the Academy Award Best Picture winner and 'Back to the Future' is the biggest film of the year followed by The Goonies, Cocoon and Out of Africa.  Roger Moore stands down as James Bond and replace by Timothy Dalton. 'Out of Africa' becomes the Academy Award Best Picture winner and 'Back to the Future' is the biggest film of the year followed by The Goonies, Cocoon and Out of Africa.

 

TV

As Coronation Street celebrated 25 years a new soap is born as Eastenders appears on BBC 1. We see the last of Dickie Davies on 'World of Sport', 'Juliet Bravo' and 'Tenko' and the start of shows like 'Super Gran', 'Blind Date' and 'Albion Market'.

 

 

 

 

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