This week sees the thirtieth anniversary of Live Aid.  Whilst it was the biggest television event on the planet, we wondered what were we laughing at in 1985?

After all what many regard as the classics: Steptoe, Dad’s Army, George and Mildred, On The Buses were all along time ago by this time.

So what was the bnation laughing at 30 years ago?

All In Good Faith saw Richard Briers play a vicar

Cool It, rubber faced comedian Phil Cool was at the peak of his powers with this BBC show


Home To Roost, proved just how adaptable an actor John Thaw was as he turned quite successfully to comedy with this popular sitcom that is lucky enough to appear in ITV3’s repeat schedules.


Supergran, it was time to stand back Superman we had a new superhero for Sunday teatimes in the form of Supergran.


Of course there were still the classics, In Sickness and In Health saw Alf and Else return, sadly despite lasting six series Dandy Nicholls died in 1986 and so only ever appeared in series one.



All these we’ve mentioned are in the archive in the form of full posts over the next couple of days we’ll have a look at some more 1985 sitcoms, but it does show how comedy changes as we go through the decades.



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