PRODUCED by Emmy–award winning Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, this epic series uses rare archival footage and interviews with renowned journalists, historians, musicians and television cast and crew to paint a vivid and compelling portrait of a decade of lasting consequence.
The Eighties - The Complete Series (E) is the third series in the acclaimed documentary strand chronicling American society and popular culture in the later twentieth century and is available on DVD on 6 March 2017, RRP £19.99, courtesy of Network Distributing.
As the Cold War ended, the world learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new rock stars - but the economic boom led to material excess and corruption. The personal computer signalled a technological revolution. The music world discovered hip-hop, MTV, Prince and U2, but lost John Lennon. Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere and Cheers brought new sophistication to televised storytelling. And throughout the decade, Ronald Reagan left his mark as few public figures do, enjoying unprecedented popularity but also enduring a scandal that nearly derailed his presidency.