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The first show was on 19 February 1985 and featured the much loved Den and Angie. Also in 1985 Michael J Fox had the No.1 film in this year.

1985 - Download the year's biggest hits

1985 - At the box office

  • Timothy Dalton became the new James Bond. 
  • Top of the box office was 'Back To The Future' and what would become the first of a trilogy. 
  • 'The Goonies' was a box office smash, starring a very young Sean Astin.

1985 - On TV

  • Eastenders was broadcast for the first time, starting with the death of square resident Reg Cox.
  • BBC2 got its highest ever viewing figures for the Snooker Championship final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor.

1985 - Did you know?

  • The first version of Windows, Windows 1.0 was released and Tetris was introduced for the first time.
  • Live Aid took place at Wembley with other concerts taking place simultaneously across the world. 

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