LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1989

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LI­CENCE TO KILL

Ti­mothy Dal­ton’s sec­ond – and fi­nal – out­ing as James Bond is nor­mally re­mem­bered for the ex­plo­sive chase at its fi­nale fea­tur­ing a string of mod­i­fied Ken­worth trucks, but there’s plenty for clas­sic car twitch­ers too. The tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended 007 heads around the fic­tional Isth­mus City in a Rolls-Royce Sil­ver Shadow II, while drug-push­ing vil­lain Franz Sanchez is chauf­feured around in a Maserati Bi­turbo 425. There’s also a fleet­ing glimpse of what MI6 agents are as­signed when in Florida – a Lin­coln MkVII, but sadly with­out any flame-throw­ers or in­built ma­chine guns.

RIDE ON TIME

This four-minute help­ing of Ital­ian house mu­sic spent most of the sum­mer blar­ing out of the na­tion’s night­clubs and six weeks at the top of the UK sin­gles chart, mak­ing it the year’s best-sell­ing sin­gle. But the song was dogged by le­gal pro­ceed­ings over its high-pitched re­frain – bor­rowed with­out per­mis­sion from Loleatta Hol­loway’s 1980 hit Love

Sen­sa­tion – which meant Black Box had to sur­ren­der the lion’s share of roy­al­ties.

RON­ALD’S REV­O­LU­TION

Con­struc­tion started on the Soviet Union’s first McDon­ald’s in Moscow’s Puskin Square. It wel­comed its first Big Mac-chomp­ing cus­tomers the fol­low­ing Jan­uary, as a sym­bol of the USSR’s in­creas­ingly lib­eral eco­nomic poli­cies.

THE END OF THE DOC­TOR

Sylvester McCoy’s fi­nal full episode of

Doc­tor Who – the fi­nale of the three­part Sur­vival sto­ry­line – was broad­cast on 23 Novem­ber, ex­actly 26 years af­ter the Timelord’s first BBC ap­pear­ance. It’d be an­other seven years be­fore he fi­nally re­gen­er­ated into Paul McGann’s Doc­tor for the 1996 movie, but it was only in 2005 that the show was re-in­tro­duced, be­com­ing one of the Beeb’s big­gest earners in the process.

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