THE ROYLE FAMILY
The Royle Family a heartwarming yet genuinely funny
sitcom set in the lounge of a council house in Manchester
was to become a national treasure.
The show consisted mainly of the family watching TV,
smoking cigarettes, and making cups of tea,
while Dad broke wind and railed against society.
In the same way Del Boy and Rodney had been Cockney
heroes of the Eighties, Dave, Denise and the rest were to become Northern champions of the new Millennium.
After Tamagotchi the race was on to create an even more spectacular virtual pet.
Furby the talking gremlin that learned to speak as it 'grew up'
was the toddler's choice for Christmas 1998.
Parents fought each other in the shops as stocks ran low.
"Oh my god! They killed Kenny"
In 1998 the cult cartoon show was South Park created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. South Park follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
Prophetic words which took the Manic Street
Preachers to No1 in September 1998.