1980: The Blues Brothers, The Empire Strikes Back, Fame were released in cinemas; Ireland won The Eurovision Song Contest with Whats Another Year by Johnny Logan; West Ham beat Arsenal to lift the FA Cup; Iron Maiden release their debut album and John Lennon is assassinated by Mark Chapman outside his home in New York.

In 1980 British Homes Stores, a popular high street department store in the UK began to sell a pair of underpants with the image of the fourth Doctor and the logo on them. They were blue and retailed at 85 pence.

Apparently around 46,000 pairs were sold! Although this sort of branded clothing is commonplace today back in 1980 this was not the case and these were the first item of Doctor Who underwear to be bought out until 1996.


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