How have children's television viewing patterns and tastes changed?

‘Down the Tube’ asks children what they like and dislike watching on TV in 1989. At the time all viewing was through a television set as opposed to the multi platform viewing of today.

Some of the more popular programmes mentioned include: Dallas, Zig and Zag, Hulk Hogan, Neighbours, Coronation Street, Number One, the A-Team, MacGyver, the Bionic Woman, the Incredible Hulk, Brookside, Bosco, Dempsey's Den, Glenroe, and Jo-Maxi.  

This episode of ‘Down the Tube’  was broadcast on 16 January 1989.

'Down the Tube' was a television series about television. Presented by Marian Finucane, a panel of guests reflected on the weeks television. The programme also featured reports about television production.

'Down the Tube' was first broadcast on 3 October 1988 and continued until 1989.

Down the Tube 1989