News archive footage features, along with subtitles as the means of narration, to recount important national and international events of the time.
Music from the selected year plays across the footage, with occasional scenes of live performances or music videos, often (but by no means exclusively) by an Irish artist.
Archaeological excavations around the old High Street area and the church of St Peter & Paul on high ground over the Wallington Estuary have yielded evidence of settlement on the site contemporary with the Roman occupation.
An example is seen in the 1987 episode: Taoiseach Charles Haughey discusses what he would do if he were to win money in the newly formed National Lottery.Maisie was no exception to this rule – no, she was such a little actress.You know the type I mean; always over-the-top, always affected, similar to a younger Anne Hathaway, forever eager to impress and prove to the world that she was unique.No advertisements are shown during the broadcast (apart from the occasional old advertisement dating from the relevant year). The theme tune for the series comes from Steely Dan's 1972 hit "Reelin' In the Years".All five series are marked by a knowing attitude, where certain stories that seemed inconsequential at the time are remembered because they have taken on significance in the present day.