James Delingpole James Delingpole

Class of ’83

It makes Channel 4's Deutschland 83 a seductive Sunday night rival to BBC's War and Peace

No one remembers this now but there really was a period, not so long ago, when the Eighties were universally reviled as the ‘decade that style forgot’.

For a time it got so bad that none of us survivors could even bear to look at old photos of ourselves: mullets, feather cuts, Limahl-style bleaching, pastels, legwarmers, unflattering suits so boxy they made you look broader than you were tall…

But try telling this to the kids today and they won’t believe you.

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