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NI in the '80s was a weird place to grow up, but we got through it... thanks to Higgy and Julian

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Snooker hero: Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins

Snooker hero: Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins

Snooker hero: Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins

The new series of The Crown - Charles and Di! - has prompted a wave of Eighties nostalgia for ra-ra skirts, wine bars, Essex Man and movies like Pretty Woman (hey, being a hooker ain't all bad).

But for those of us growing up in Northern Ireland, this iconic decade also had its own very unique spin...

1. Music