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Eighties, The

Synopsis
Produced by Emmy-award winning Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, ‘The Eighties’ is the third series in the acclaimed documentary strand chronicling American society and popular culture in the later twentieth century.

The seven part series covers the end of the Cold War, AIDS, Wall Street corruption, the personal computer boom, the rise of MTV and the music video, and the emergence of sophisticated television programmes such as Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere and Cheers.

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.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
AIDS; Cold War; Gorbachev, Mikhail; personal computers; popular culture; popular music; television studies; music videos; Reagan, Ronald; 1980s

Credits

Producer
Gary Goetzman; Mark Herzog; Tom Hanks

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.24
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
344 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

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