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Remember When... 'Blind Date' Debuted In 1985, Along With These Other Top-Ranking TV Shows. How Many Can You Remember?

18/08/2015 14:22 BST | Updated 18/08/2015 15:59 BST

As we prepare to bid fond farewell to Cilla Black on Thursday, it comes as a surprise to discover that 'Blind Date', the show she presided over and took to the top of the ratings tree in the ultra-competitive Saturday evening slot, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

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At the height of its popularity, more than 18 million viewers tuned in to find out which of the three contestants would be chosen for a date by the person behind the screen.

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Cilla's catchphrases caught on across the country, and there were three weddings as a result of the matches made on the show. Cilla attended all three, with her famous hat taking centre-stage.

'Blind Date' was just one of these top-rating shows to debut in 1985. Can you remember the others?

15 Hit TV Shows Making 1985 Debut


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