The Den launches on RTÉ One, plans are announced to link the UK and France with a tunnel, and Self Aid rocked the RDS with U2, Elvis Costello, Thin Lizzy and many more playing in support of Ireland's unemployed.

Ian Dempsey, RTÉ/TV50


Some comedy released this year included Cliff Richard teaming up with The Young Ones for a Comic Relief version of 'Living Doll' and Spitting Image sang about holding a chicken in the air and putting a deckchair up your nose. The Communards had the biggest selling single of the year with 'Don't Leave Me This Way' and Charlotte Church and Danny Jones were born.



Steven Spielberg releases his first animated movie 'An American Tale'. 'Top Gun' is the biggest movie of the year followed by 'Crocodile Dundee', 'Aliens','Ferris Buellers Day Off' and 'Stand By Me'.



The Den launches on RTÉ One, presented by Ian Dempsey.  In Coronation Street, A fire at the Rovers traps Bet in bed. 



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