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1972


Saturday 1st January 1972

BBC1 Here Come The Double Deckers

with Brinsley Forde

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 1 Out On The Edge of Beyond (by John Dendall, Mike Sammes)

The Flirtations

Olivia Newton-John

BBC1 Time For Baxter 11:05 - 11:50 pm

Clodagh Rodgers

BBC2 The Point 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Harry Nilsson

BBC2 Harry Nilsson In Concert 9:55 - 10:25 pm

LWT Aquarius

Esther Ofarim and Jack Good


Sunday 2nd January 1972

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Gilbert O’Sullivan – No Matter How I Try

Southern Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey movie

Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black etc

ATV The Golden Shot

Kenny Lynch

The Bachelors

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Wilma Reading


Tuesday 4th January 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

The Kinks – Have A Cuppa Tea, Schizophrenia Paranoia (last song un-transmitted)

Muddy Waters – interviewed by Mike Raven

David Ackles -

BBC1 (Scotland) Capital Folk

NB A series of folk music shows co-produced with Telefiss Eierann, with seven shows recorded at Nicky Tam's Tavern, Edinburgh introduced by Lesley Blair and the other six at The Shelling near Dublin, introduced by Mike Murphy

Appearing in the series were The Dubliners, Archie Fisher, The Wolfetones, The McTaggarts, Robin Hall & Jimmi McGragor


Wednesday 5th January 1972

Granada Lift Off 4:55 – 5:25

Ayshea Brough

Des O'Connor – For The Good Times

Nina – Born Free, Living Free and clip from the movie

Tony Burrows - Hand Me Down Man

The Candy Choir - Those Bootleggin' Prohibition Days


Thursday 6th January 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (repeat)

Benny Hill Ernie (TOTP clip)

Elvis Presley I Just Can't Help Believing (promo clip)

Faces Stay With Me

America Horse With No Name

Deep Purple Fireball (disc)

Labi Siffre It Must Be Love (repeat)

Tony Christie Is This The Way To Amarillo

Melanie Brand New Key (TOTP film of a woman cycling and skating)

The Coasters Love Potion Number Nine

John Barry Theme From The Persuaders (audience dancing, closing credits)

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Vera Lynn

Gilbert O’Sullivan


Friday 7th January 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72 5:05 - 5:44 pm

NB This was the first show since early 1970 as the BBC had decided to bring the show to an end

Elaine Paige

LWT show The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

Osibisa

Marsha Hunt


Saturday 8th January 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 2 Sing Out (by Ron Dunlop)

The Flirtations

Olivia Newton-John

BBC2 Melanie In Concert 11:00 - 11:30 pm

BBC1 Braden’s Week

Jake Thackray

Grampian The Grampian Night Club

Stuart Gilles

Sounds Gary Lloyd

The Blue Harmony Boys


Sunday 9th January 1972

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

content unknown

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation 7:28 - 8:10 pm

NB Co-producers ZDF in West Germany are keen to use the name ‘Engelbert and The Young Generation’ rather than use the singers’ full stage name since the grandson of the composer Engelbert Humperdinck had been considering legal action.

Engelbert Humperdinck

ATV The Golden Shot

Jackie Trent

New World

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Nina

Barry Crocker


Monday 10th January 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:10 - 11:35 (first edition)

Yes


Tuesday 11th January 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

Fairport Convention – The Time Is Near, The Hanging Song (NB drummer is wearing a t-shirt with ‘miming’ written on it)

Jimmy & Vella

Southern Viva Las Vegas 7:00 - 8:30 pm Elvis Presley movie


Wednesday 12th January 1972

Southern Get This! (first in series)

Hosted by Harry Fowler and Kenny Lynch


Thursday 13th January 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (repeat)

Faces Stay With Me (disc)

Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair (disc)

Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me

Donnie Elbert Where Did Our Love Go (disc)

America Horse With No Name

Neil Reid Mother Of Mine

The Bee Gees My World (live vocal)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Theme From The Onedin Line (promo clip)

Al Green Let's Stay Together (promo clip)

Greyhound Moon River

Yorkshire Sez Les

Gilbert O’Sullivan - No Matter How I Try

The Peddlers

Jeannie Lamb


Friday 14th January 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

LWT show The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

Georgie Fame and Alan Price


Saturday 15th January 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 3 Why Can't We Get It All Together (by Ray Davies of the Button Down Brass)

The Flirtations

Olivia Newton-John

BBC2 David Gates In Concert 11:00 - 11:35 pm

Grampian The Grampian Night Club

Malcolm Vaughan


Sunday 16th January 1972

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

content unknown

BBC1 Engelbert and The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Lulu

The Friends of Distinction

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

Petula Clark

Lovelace Watkins

ATV The Golden Shot

Pagliaro

Design


Monday 17th January 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:10 - 11:35 pm

Stephen Stills

Thames Opportunity Knocks

The John Miles Set


Tuesday 18th January 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 pm - end

Bell & Arc

John & Beverly Martyn - Bless The Weather

Steve Howe

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Chile (Berkley), also Killing Floor (from same source but untransmitted)

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (Sweet Toronto)


Wednesday 19th January 1972

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 20th January 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

T.Rex Telegram Sam (live vocal over the record)

New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (repeat)

Faces Stay With Me (repeat)

Isaac Hayes Shaft (promo clip)

Sandie Shaw Where Did They Go

Donnie Elbert Where Did Our Love Go (disc)

Greyhound Moon River (disc)

John Barry Theme From The Persuaders (clip of Pan's People in open top car and casino)

Bread Baby I'm A Want You

Badfinger Day After Day

Melanie Brand New Key (TOTP film for a young woman skating and cycling)

Sonny & Cher All I Ever Need Is You (disc)

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Vera Lynn

New World

Tom Paxton

Yorkshire Sez Les

The Bachelors


Friday 21st January 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

The Barron Knights

Grampian The Stuart Gilles Ceilidh (first in series)

Stuart Gilles


Saturday 22nd January 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard - Put Your Hand In The Hand, All In The Game, Great Balls Of Fire, Lucille, Jailhouse Rock, Rock N Roll Music, Do You Wanna Dance

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 4 One By One (by Eddie Seago and Mike Leander), I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing

The Flirtations

Olivia Newton-John

BBC2 Gordon Lightfoot In Concert part one 11:00 - 11:35 pm

ATV Saturday Variety 80:30 – 9:30 pm

Dorothy Squires

Stuart Gillies


Sunday 23rd January 1972

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

content unknown

BBC1 Engelbert and The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Melba Moore

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

The Bachelors

ATV The Golden Shot

The Bee Gees

Sandie Shaw


Monday 24th January 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:10 - 11:35 pm

Blue Mink

BBC2 Play School

Val Doonican - sings two songs about leprechauns

Thames Opportunity Knocks

The John Miles Set (winners from previous week)


Tuesday 25th January 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 pm – end

Hosted by Richard Williams

Curtis Mayfield – Keep On Keeping On, interview, Gotta Have Peace

The Rock N Roll All Stars - Bony Moronie, It Keeps Raining, Rip it up


Wednesday 26th January 1972

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 27th January 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

T Rex - Telegram Sam (repeat 20th January 1972)

The New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (repeat)

Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me

Neil Reid Mother Of Mine (repeat 13th January 1972)

Pagliaro Lovin' You Ain't Easy

Chicory Tip Son Of My Father

Fortunes Storm In A Teacup

Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her (promo clip)

Don Mclean American Pie (disc)

Sonny & Cher All I Ever Need Is You (playout disc)

Yorkshire Sez Les

Shirley Bassey – Diamonds Are Forever, one other

Southern Junkin

David Hughes


Friday 28th January 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

Johnny Silvo

Grampian The Stuart Gilles Ceilidh

Stuart Gilles


Saturday 29th January 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

Elton John

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 5 Songs of Praise (by Roy Wood)

Olivia Newton-John

The Flirtations

BBC2 Ralph McTell In Concert 11:00 - 11:30 pm

BBC2 Hound Dog Man 11:35 - 1:00 am movie with Fabian

BBC1 Braden’s Week

Jake Thackray

ATV Saturday Variety

The Grumbleweeds

Russ Conway


Sunday 30th January 1972

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

content unknown

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

The 5th Dimension

Dionne Warwick

Lulu

ATV The Golden Shot

NB The last to be hosted by Bob Monkhouse

Blue Mink


Monday 31st January 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:05 - 11:30 pm

B B King


Tuesday 1st February 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

Poco – Railroad Days, Just For Me and You

Stevie Wonder - interviewed by Richard Williams

Ed Welch -

Granada Stars Of The Year 10:30 - 11:30 pm

The Bachelors

Anita Harris

Vince Hill


Wednesday 2nd February 1972

BBC2 Nana International

Nana Mouskori with The Oscar Peterson Trio

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 3rd February 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile (Daily Mirror has the host as Ed Stewart)

T Rex Telegram Sam (repeat 20th January 1972)

Curtis Mayfield We Got To Have Peace

Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair (disc)

Al Green Let's Stay Together (promo clip)

Slade Look Wot You Dun

Donnie Elbert Where Did Our Love Go (disc)

The Bee Gees My World (repeat 13th January 1972)

Chicory Tip Son Of My Father

Greyhound Moon River

Badfinger Day After Day (repeat 20th January 1972)

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Vera Lynn

Labi Siffre

Frank Ifield

Granada After The Fox movie The Hollies theme

Yorkshire Sez Les

The Peddlars


Friday 4th February 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

Paper Lace

Grampian The Stuart Gilles Ceilidh

Stuart Gilles


Saturday 5th February 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – A Song For Europe 6 Beg Steal or Borrow (by Tony Cole, Graeme Hall and Steve Woolfe)

Olivia Newton-John

The Flirtations

BBC2 Gordon Lightfoot In Concert Part Two 11:05 - 11:35 pm

LWT Aquarius 10:40 - 11:40 pm

From Pyramids to pop star (includes Ravi Shakar)

ATV Saturday Variety

Moira Anderson


Sunday 6th February 1972

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Tom Jones

Billy Preston

Ray Stevens

ITV Sunday Cinema: Don't Ever Leave Me with Petula Clark

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

The Beverley Sisters


Monday 7th February 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out

Mr Fox (folk group)

ITV The Singer, The Song

Roger Whittaker


Tuesday 8th February 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

David Bowie - Queen Bitch, Five Years, Oh You Pretty Things (last song un-transmitted)


Wednesday 9th February 1972

BBC1 A Conversation With Duke Ellington 11:15 - 11:50 pm

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 10th February 1972

no Top Of The Pops due to Winter Olympics

Yorkshire Sez Les

New World


Friday 11th February 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Review: Three Voices On Their Own 9:20 - 10:10 pm

Rahsaan Roland Kirk


Saturday 12th February 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – the A Song For Europe songs

Out on the Edge of Beyond (Mike Sammes/John Bendall)

Sing Out (Robbie Dunlop)

Why Can't We All Get Together (Ray Davies)

One by One (Mike Leander/Eddie Seago)

Songs of Praise (Roy Wood)

Beg, Steal or Borrow (Tony Cole/Graeme Hall/Steve Wolfe)

BBC1 Braden’s Week

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Up Country 9:20 - 9:50 pm

Hosted by George Hamilton IV

BBC2 Midnight Movie: Captain Newman MD

Bobby Darin

Granada Who Do You Do?

Tony Brandon (Radio 2 DJ doing impersonations of other DJs)

LWT Aquarius 10:40 - 11:40 pm

Bob Copper and The Copper Family

ATV Saturday Variety

Billy Eckstein


Sunday 13th February 1972

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Mary Travers

BBC2 Up Sunday

Kenny Everett

ATV The Golden Shot

Christie

The Sweet

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

Johnny Mathis


Monday 14th February 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:15 - 11:40 pm

The Drifters


Tuesday 15th February 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:45 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

The Mick Greenwood Band

Jimmy & Vella

The Faces – live at The Rainbow, London


Wednesday 16th February 1972

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 17th February 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Nilsson Without You (Promo clip)

Chicory Tip Son Of My Father (repeat)

Billy Preston I Wrote A Simple Song

Cliff Richard Jesus

Slade Look Wot You Dun

The Hollies The Baby

Sweet Poppa Joe

Fortunes Storm In A Teacup

Colin Blunstone Say You Don't Mind

Don McLean American Pie (film clip)

Michael Jackson Got To Be There (disc)

Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion (disc)

BBC2 Lulu’s Party 9:20 - 10:00 pm

Lulu

Carpenters

Peter Noone

The Hermits

Horst Jankovski

Yorkshire Sez Les

Peter Noone


Friday 18th February 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

The Yetties


Saturday 19th February 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

The New Seekers – Beg Steal or Borrow (A Song For Europe winner)

Cilla Black

The Flirtations

BBC2 Up Country

George Hamilton IV

LWT Aquarius 10:40 - 11:40 pm

Elton John and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Royal Festival Hall)

ATV Saturday Variety

Petula Clark


Sunday 20th February 1972

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Jose Feliciano

Wilma Reading

ATV The Golden Shot

Peter Straker


Monday 21st February 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:20 - 11:45 pm

Labi Siffre


Tuesday 22nd February 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

Rick Nelson

Hookfoot


Wednesday 23rd February 1972

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 24th February 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Chicory Tip Son Of My Father (repeat)

Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again Naturally

The New Seekers Beg Steal Or Borrow

Sweet Poppa Joe

The Bee Gees My World (repeat 13th January 1972)

Fortunes Storm In A Teacup (disc)

Jonathan King Flirt

Badfinger Day After Day (repeat 20th January 1972)

Chelsea FC Blue Is The Colour

Don McLean American Pie (disc)

Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion (disc)


Friday 25th February 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

Dana


Saturday 26th February 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard - One Fine Day, Moon River, Dizzie Miss Lizzy, I Could Easily Fall In Love, Jesus

Olivia Newton-John

Severine

The Flirtations

BBC2 Up Country

George Hamilton IV

ATV Saturday Variety

Alan Price & Georgie Fame

Lena Martell


Sunday 27th February 1972

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Cilla Black

Rod McKeun

ATV The Golden Shot

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Tony Hatch

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

Gene Pitney

Anita Harris


Monday 28th February 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 1:25 - 11:50 pm

Stone The Crows / Maggie Bell

BBC1 Gunfight At Aberline 1967 movie with Bobby Darin

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Smith & Son (father & son organ / drum duo who later signed to Decca)


Tuesday 29th February 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:45 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

Seals and Croft - Year of Sunday, Irish Linen

Strawbs

Thames The Sooty Show

Gerry Marsden


Wednesday 1st March 1972

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch

STV Tam Plus (first in series)

Tam White

Juniper Green, Penny Lane

The Gojos (dance troupe throughout the series)

Other guests in series include Sylvia McNeill, Samantha Jones, Eartha Kitt, Sandie Shaw, The New Travellers, The Eddie Connors Four


Thursday 2nd March 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn (Daily Mirror said the host was Ed Stewart)

Chicory Tip Son Of My Father (repeat)

Donnie Elbert Can't Help Myself (disc)

Lindisfarne Meet Me On The Corner

Cliff Richard Jesus (repeat 17th February 1972)

Nilsson Without You (promo clip)

Slade Look Wot You Dun (promo clip)

Fifth Dimension Together Let's Find Love

Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again Naturally (repeat 24th February 1972)

The New Seekers Beg Steal Or Borrow (repeat 24th February 1972)

Jonathan King Flirt (disc)

Colin Blunstone Say You Don't Mind (repeat 17th February 1972)

BBC2 Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians 9:20 - 10:10 pm

The Oscar Peterson Trio

ITV Exclusively Elvis 7.20 - 9.00 pm

Jailhouse Rock with Elvis Presley


Friday 3rd March 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige

New Faces


Saturday 4th March 1972

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

Olivia Newton-John

Labi Siffre

The Flirtations

BBC1 Braden’s Week

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Up Country

George Hamilton IV

ATV The Val Doonican Show

Val Doonican

Marian Montgomery


Sunday 5th March 1972

BBC1 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Ray Stevens

Dana

ATV The Golden Shot

Matt Monro


Monday 6th March 1972

BBC1 Sounding Out 11:15 - 11:40 pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Smith & Son (winners from previous week)


Tuesday 7th March 1972

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 pm - end

Hosted by Richard Williams

David Elliott

Plainsong

ATV Des 7:05 - 7:35 pm

Petula Clark


Wednesday 8th March 1972

BBC1 Tommy Hunt at the Golden Gater 11:15 - 11:45 pm

with The Breakaways

Southern Get This!

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 9th March 1972

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Ed Stewart (Daily Mirror says just Ed Stewart on his own, but an audio recording suggests it's just Savile)

The Hollies - The Baby (live vocal?)

Donnie Elbert - Can't Help Myself (disc)

Lindisfarne - Meet Me On The Corner (repeat 2nd March 1972)

The Supremes - Floy Joy (disc)

Ray Stevens - Turn Your Radio On

Les Crane - Desiderata (promo clip)

Christie - Iron Horse

Don McLean - American Pie (film clip)

Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion (disc)

Argent - Hold Your Head Up (live vocal)

Olivia Newton-John - What Is Life (live)

Nilsson - Without You (promo clip) number one

Partridge Family - It's One Of Those Nights (playout record)


Friday 10th March 1972

BBC1 Crackerjack ‘72

Elaine Paige


Saturday 11th March 1972

BBC1 We Want To Sing 5:05 - 5:35 pm

The Settlers

BBC1 It’s Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

Olvia Newton-John

Marvin Welch & Farrar

The Flirtations

BBC2 Up Country

George Hamilton IV

Wally Whyton

Lois Lane

The Numbers

The Hillsiders

LWT Aquarius

The pursuit of happiness - John Lennon and Yoko Ono

ATV Saturday Variety

Edmund Hockeridge, The Dallas Boys

ITV Theatre of Stars

Murder in the First with Bobby Darin


Sunday 12th March 1972

BBC2 Engelbert with The Young Generation

Engelbert Humperdinck

Randy Newman

Barry Ryan

Helen Reddy

ATV The Golden Shot

Christie

Les Dawson – Promise Me


Monday 13th March 1972

BBC1 Song For Europe part one

NB A new ruling has it that all songs featured in the Eurovision Song Contest must be played in each country ahead of the contest.