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1978


Sunday 1st January 1978

BBC1 Change Of Habit Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:45 - 11:40 pm

Rod Stewart Christmas Concert 1976 repeat

LWT The London Weekend Show 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

Janet Street-Porter reviews ‘the year of punk’

Southern Cleo at Winchester

Cleo Laine

Johnny Dankworth


Monday 2nd January 1978

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Nolans

BBC1 Paradise Hawaiian Style Elvis Presley movie

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Variety Club awards show made up or recent winners

Berni Flint

ITV The Andy Williams Show

Robert Goulet


Tuesday 3rd January 1978

BBC1 Girls Girls Girls Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - end

Hosted by Bob Harris

The Ramones – Don’t Come Close, She’s The One, Go Mental

The Motors

Robin Trower (live film clip)

Granada Get It Together

Blue - Women

Dead End Kids - All My Love Always

Jeff Philips - Let Your Love Go

HTV Jam

Deke Leonard

Nightrider


Wednesday 4th January 1978

BBC1 Roustabout Elvis Presley movie

Thames This Is Your Life: The Bachelors


Thursday 5th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Odyssey - Native New Yorker (chart run down)

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Quit This Town (live vocals)

Julie Covington - Only Women Bleed (promo clip)

Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers - Do You Remember

David Soul - Let's Have A Quiet Night In (Legs & Co)

The Babys - Isn’t It Time (re-recording with TOTP orchestra and singers)

Terry Wogan - Floral Dance (live)

Tonight - Drummer Man (live vocal)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming (concert clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre number one (promo clip beach version)

Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year 11:20 pm - 12:30 am

Free - The Stealer (promo clip)

Linda Ronstadt - Crazy

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Listen To Her Heart

Bad Company - Burning Sky (Filmfinders clip)

Peter Frampton - Show Me Te Way To Go (promo clip)

Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go

Tim Moore - Devil Inside My Heart (Filmfinders clip)

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Peggy Sue (The Ed Sullivan Show)

Bob Dylan - One Too Many Mornings (live film)

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (live film)

Yes - Going For The One (Filmfinders clip)

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (The Song Remains The Same movie)

John David Souther - Silver Blue (Filmfinders clip)

Jackson Browne - For A Dancer

Elton John - Idol

Emmylou Harris - Poncho and Lefty (Filmfinders clip)

Stillwater - Sam's Jam

Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sherrif

Janis Ian - Tea and Sympathy

BBC2 World of Difference 8.35 - 9.00 pm

Radio One's Noel Edmonds compares notes with fellow broadcaster John Snagge

Granada What’s On

Elvis Costello

Blondie

Iggy Pop

HTV Wales/Cymru Jam

John Cale


Friday 6th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack (first in new series)

content unknown

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Black Sabbath

BBC1 Gangsters (first in second series)

Music by Dave Greenslade

BBC2 Helen Reddy in Las Vegas 9:30 - 10:15 pm

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 7th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Brotherhood of Man

Val Doonican

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Nolans

BBC2 Play Away

Julie Covington returns for one show

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert (cancelled due to live transmission of opera)

Colesseum II

Richard Digence

LWT Our Show

Kenny Everett

LWT Concert: Dionne Warwick 10:35 - 11:35 pm

ATV Concert: Anne Murray

ATV Celebrity Squares

Billy Daniels

LWT Pro-Celebrity Snooker

Kenny Lynch


Sunday 8th January 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

Granada So It Goes repeat but cancelled

The Pleasers

Bonnie Tyler

Oscar

LWT The London Weekend Show: Alternative Radio

Includes radio Jackie, a pirate station

ATV The Muppet Show 7:15 - 7:45 pm

Elton John

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Anne Shelton

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show


Monday 9th January 1978

BBC1 Jackanory: The Story of Sinbad the Sailor (Monday to Friday)

Read by Paul Jones

BBC2 International Cabaret

Freddie Cole


Tuesday 10th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:15 - 11:40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

John Martyn at The Collegiate Theatre, London

May You Never, Small Hours, Certain Surprise, Couldn't Love You More, Big Muff, Bless the Weather, Inside Out, Spencer the Rover

Granada Get It Together

Oscar Let me rock you

The Pleasers - You keep on telling me lies

Bonnie Tyler - It's a heartache


Wednesday 11th January 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest (first in new series)

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Includes a new feature ‘Feedback’ about the music scene

Scottish Jazz Concert

Kenny Ball


Thursday 12th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 – 7:40 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Cancelled due to BBC industrial action


Friday 13th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

NB possibly not broadcast due to BBC industrial action

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 14th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Osibisa - Sunshine Day, Living Loving Feeling

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8:20 - 9:00 pm

Brotherhood of Man

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Colesseum

Richard Digence

ATV Celebrity Squares

Bobby Crush

LWT Our Show

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LWT The South Bank Show 10:15 - 11:15 pm (first edition)

Paul McCartney: Songsmith

ATV Tiswas

content unknown


Sunday 15th January 1978

BBC1 Only Olivia 8:05 - 8:35 pm repeat

Olivia Newton-John

ATV The Muppet Show

Cleo Laine

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners

Rosemary Clooney

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show

ATV New Faces

Dark Horse (group)

New Harmony (vocal group)

Pinky STeede (singer)

Harry Pitch (harmonica)

Kirk St James (singer)

Clown (group)


Monday 16th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret

Vicky Leandros

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Tom Laverty (singer with guitar)

Pebbles (vocal trio)

Carolne Dennis (singer)

Colin Howcroft (singer)

Thames Hazell 9:00 - 10:00 pm (first episode)

Theme sung by Maggie Bell


Tuesday 17th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:05 - 11:40 pm

Glasgow special

Hosted by Bob Harris

Gallagher and Lyle - Showdown, Throw Away Heart

Edgar Winter White Trash - Putting It Back (Filmfinders clip)

Rush -  Xanadu (live in Toronto)

Cado Belle - I'll Be With You, Sneak It In The Back Door

Average White Band with Ben E King - Star In The Ghetto (Montreux Jazz Festival)

Granada Get It Together

The Banned - Little Girl

Berni Flint - Early morning rain

Mike Moran - Ebony eyes


Wednesday 18th January 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Feedback article on electric guitars

Scottish Jazz Concert

The Stan Tracey Quartet


Thursday 19th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Heatwave - The Groove Line (chart run down)

Nazareth - Gone Dead Train

Odyssey - Native New Yorker (live)

Smokie - For A Few Dollars More

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

The Imperials - Who’s Gonna Love Me (promo clip)

Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keely & Choir - If I Had Words (live)

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (Legs & Co)

The Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck (live vocal)

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre number one (promo clip studio version)

War - Galaxy (play out record and end credits)

Grampian The Entertainers

Tony Christie


Friday 20th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Look Hear (Midlands)

Black Sabbath


Saturday 21st January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Osibisa (also listed as being on last weeks' show)

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Gentle Giant

LWT Our Show

content unknown

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares

Tony Blackburn

LWT The South Bank Show

Paganini Superstar with Rod Argent

LWT George Hamilton IV


Sunday 22nd January 1978

BBC1 Everyman: Where Have All The Flowers Gone? 10:15 - 10:50 pm

Vashti Lewis / Bunyan - interview and archive clip

Mick Farren - interview and The Social Deviants

BBC2 Arena: The Journey; Memoirs of a Self Confessed Surrealist

Da Da documentary

The Stranglers meet George Melly

LWT The London Weekend Show: Funny Punk

X Ray Spex, Johnny Rubbish, John Cooper-Clarke, Ian Dury, clip of Kilburn & The High Roads

ATV New Faces

Flint (group from Kent)

The Kennedys (group)

Suzanne Barry (singer)

Phil Martel (guitarist)

Bullitt (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Beverley Sisters

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show


Monday 23rd January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret

Diane Solomon

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Jackje Marks (singer)

Main Avenue Jazz Band

Helen Jane (singer)


Tuesday 24th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:40 pm - 12:20 am

The Motors - Dancing the Night Away, You Beat the Hell Outta Me

Merger - Seventy Seven, Exiles in a Babylon

Andrew Gold - Feel Good (promo clip), interview, One Of Them Is Me (live clip)

The Rubinoos - Rock N Roll Is Dead (Filmfinders clip)

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (live in Atlanta)

Granada Get It Together

Merger (seen listed, but not on Granada database)

The Motors - What you gotta be (also seen listed as Dancing The Night Away)

Tonight - Drummer man

Shakin' Stevens


Wednesday 25th January 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Feature on record collecting (first of two parts) possibly John Peel

Thames This Is Your Life: Barry Sheene

George Harrison

Scottish Sounds of Britain

Ian Campbell

Scottish Jazz Concert

George Melly & John Chilton's Feetwarmers


Thursday 26th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Donna Summer - Love's Unkind (chart run down)

Rich Kids - Rich Kids (re-recording and live vocals)

Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (live)

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong (repeat 22nd December 1977)

Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Legs & Co)

Terry Wogan - Floral Dance (live)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming (concert clip)

Yellow Dog - Just One More Night

Baccara - Sorry I’m A Lady (live)

Gallagher & Lyle - Showdown

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre number one (promo clip - beach version)

T Connection - On Fire (play out record and end credits)


Friday 27th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

The New Seekers

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert

Neil Lewis

The Fivepenny Piece

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 28th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Rags

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Double Trouble Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Gordon Giltrap

Michael Chapman

ITV Fun Food Factory

Alvin Stardust

LWT Our Show

Althea and Donna

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares

Lyn Paul


Sunday 29th January 1978

BBC1 Everyman: Still Crazy After All These Years

Follow-up to Where Have All The Flowers Gone

with Arthur Brown

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

ATV The Muppet Show

Judy Collins

ATV Celebrity Squares

Lyn Paul

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Julie Rogers

Grampian The Entertainers

Mike Harding

ATV New Faces

Superstride (group)

The Pattons Trio (group)

Ann O'Brien (singer)

Colin Anthony (singer)

Past and Present (group)


Monday 30th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Lou Rawls

ITV Music Scene (schools programming)

Thames Opportunity Knocks

The Mahers (group)

Tammy St John (singer)

Gerry Shaw (singer)


Tuesday 31st January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Talking Heads - Don't Worry About The Government, Psycho Killer

The Fabulous Poodles - Mr Mike, Bike Blood (one of them kisses a very embarrassed Bob Harris)

Rick Wakeman - interview, Birdman of Alcatraz

Dusty Springfield - Losing You (Ready, Steady Go!)

The Ramones - Cretin Hop, Rockaway Beach (Filmfinders clip)

Rush - Xanadu (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together

Strawbs - Joey and me

Brian Chapman - Save me

The Sailmakers - Bye bye Fraulein

ITV The Rolf Harris Show

Tanya Tucker

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Wednesday 1st February 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Feedback article on record collecting (part two of two) possibly John Peel

ATV I’m Bob, He’s Dickie

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 2nd February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Imperials - Who's Gonna Love Me (chart run down)

Darts - Come Back My Love (re-recording?)

Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keely - If I Had Words (live)

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen (repeat 19th January 1978)

Heatwave - The Groove Line (Legs & Co)

Rod Stewart - Hot Legs (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

Smokie - For A Few Dollars More

Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star (promo clip)

The Adverts - No Time To Be 21

Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (repeat 26th January 1978)

Abba - Take A Chance On Me (play out record and end credits)

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show


Friday 3rd February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert

Mary Hopkin


Saturday 4th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Strawbs

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It

Steeleye Span in medieval banquet

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Be Bop DeLuxe

Jenny Darren

LWT Our Show 10:00 - 11:00 pm

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ATV Tiswas

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Sunday 5th February 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners

ATV New Faces

Tony Hatch on panel

Soft Pedal (group)

Keith Simon (singer)

Sheila Harris (singer)

The Blaize Brothers (group)

Carole and The New Blues (group)


Monday 6th February 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Jackie Podowski (singer)

State Affair (group)


Tuesday 7th February 1978

BBC1 Variety Club Awards for 1977 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Kenny Everett

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - end

Hosted by Anne Nighingale, but Bob Harris was listed in Radio Times

The Adverts - Bored Teenager, Drowning Man, Great British Mistake

Bob Welch - Outskirts (Filmfinders film)

Styx - Fooling Yourself (live clip)

Jim Capaldi and The Contenders - The Contender, Sealed With A Kiss

Dusty Springfield interview, Hollywood Movie Girls (Filmfinders clip)

Blood Sweat & Tears -

Granada Get It Together

Darts - Come back my love

Andy Lloyd - Shee bab shee wiggle

Lulu - Your love is everywhere


Wednesday 8th February 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Includes an article about radio DJs

Ulster Sounds of Britain

Spud


Thursday 9th February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong (chart run down)

Tonight - Drummer Man (live vocal)

Baccara - Sorry I’m A Lady (repeat 26th January 1978)

David Castle - Ten To Eight (live)

Abba - Take A Chance On Me (Legs & Co)

ELO - Mr.Blue Sky (promo clip)

Lulu - Your Love Is Everywhere (live)

Yellow Dog - Just One More Night

Dusty Springfield - A Love Like Yours (live)

The Stranglers - Five Minutes (promo clip with the countdown clock blocked out)

The Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro number one (live)

Rich Kids - Rich Kids (play out record and end credits)


Friday 10th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC1 Nationwide

Gilbert O'Sullivan article

BBC1 Max Boyce in Concert

BBC2 Petula and Songs Of Love 9:50 - 10:35 pm

Petula Clark

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 11th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Darts

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons

The Dooleys

BBC1 Parkinson

Don McLean

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Chris DeBurgh

LWT Our Show

content unknown

ATV Tiswas

content unknown


Sunday 12th February 1978

BBC1 Film 78

Frankie Howerd interviewed on the set of the Sgt Pepper movie

BBC2 The Lively Arts: Kelly 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Alan Price

LWT The London Weekend Show

Ian Dury

ATV New Faces

Panel includes Tony Blackburn, Mickie Most

Winners show

Flint (group)

Kirk St James (singer)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Ronnie Carroll

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show


Tuesday 14th February 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:00 - 11:40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

XTC - Radios In Motion, Set Myself On Fire, Statue Of Liberty

Blondie - I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No (Filmfinders clip)

Radio Stars - Beast Of Barnsley, Dirty Pictures

Prism - Spaceship Superstar (Filmfinders clip)

Jubilee - clip from Derek Jarman film with Toyah Wilcox

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (promo clip)

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson - Help Me Make It Through The Night (repeat 23rd May 1972)

Granada Get It Together

Suzanne - You've really got a hold on me

Clifford T Ward - Someone I know

Rosetta Stone - If Paradise We're Half As Nice


Wednesday 15th February 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Article on radio in Britain

ITV All God’s Children Got Rhythm

NB a tribute to the music scene in New York’s Harlem in the twenties and thirties with the cast of Bubbling Brown Sugar

Billy Daniels

Pinkey Steele

Elaine Delmar

Anglia Sounds of Britain

Folk in the East - Good as Gold, Bryan Daly

Scottish Bryan Taylor - the First Time

Pearly Gates

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 16th February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Starguard - Which Way is Up (chart run down)

Tom Robinson Band - Don’t Take No For An Answer (live vocal)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (live) (standing with microphone, wearing black dress)

Darts - Come Back My Love (repeat 2nd February 1978)

Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star (Legs & Co)

Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are (concert clip)

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen (repeat 19th January 1978)

Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine (live)

The Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive (promo clip)

Magazine - Shot By Both Sides  (live vocal over re-recording)

ABBA - Take A Chance On Me number one (promo clip)

Rod Stewart - Hot Legs (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Omnibus

The Song of the White Horse by David Bedford


Friday 17th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Darts

BBC2 The Captain and Tennille Special 9:30 - 10:20 pm

NB BBC Special produced by Stewart Morris


Saturday 18th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Real Thing

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC1 Parkinson

Petula Clark

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Strawbs

LWT Our Show

Gallagher and Lyle

ATV Tiswas

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ATV Celebrity Squares

Joe Brown


Sunday 19th February 1978

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Dana

ATV New Faces

The Vintage Hot Orchestra

Gill Gerado (singer)

Sweet Satisfaction (singers)

Mel Danser (singer)

Ian Lockyer (guitarist)

The New Shay Showband (group)


Monday 20th February 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Mavis Aldred (singer)

Dave Lawrence (singer / guitarist)

The Terry Seymour Band


Tuesday 21st February 1978

BBC1 Omnibus (cancelled)

David Bedford’s Song Of The White Horse

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:00 - 11:40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Dickie Betts and Great Southerners in concert at the BBC Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Leaving Me Again, Back on the Road, Good Time Feeling, Jessica, Ramblin' Man, Southbound

Granada Get It Together

Frank Xerox and the Copycats - Judy in disguise

The Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck

Rags - Can't hide my love

The Real Thing - Whenever you want my love


Wednesday 22nd February 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Brian May

Clip from Born to Boogie with Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr, Elton John

Scottish Bryan Taylor - the First Time

Dana

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 23rd February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis (with a crutch due to a knee injury)

Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy (chart run down)

Blondie - Denis (re-recording)

ELO - Mr Blue Sky (promo clip)

Free - All Right Now (Legs & Co)

The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love (live)

The Stranglers - Five Minutes (promo clip with the countdown clock blocked out)

Manhattan Transfer - Walk In Love (live)

Yellow Dog - Just One More Night (repeat 9th February 1978)

Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain (Musik Laden, Germany)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (live)

ABBA - Take A Chance On Me number one (promo clip)

Tonight - Drummer Man (play out record and end credits)

Anglia Folk in the East

Bryan Daley etc


Friday 24th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC2 Black Current 9:30 - 10:15 pm

Hosted by Greg Edwards from Clouds, London

Billy Paul

The Real Thing

Hi-Tension

Desmond Dekkar


Saturday 25th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Dead End Kids

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons

Tina Charles

Westward The Beatles

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill

Kate Bush – Them Heavy People

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Loudon Wainwright III

LWT Our Show

Kate Bush

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares

Paul Jones, Ray Ellington


Sunday 26th February 1978

LWT George Hamilton IV

ATV The Muppet Show

Jaye P Morgan


Tuesday 28th February 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase (first edition)

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Acceleration (group)

Julie Royce (singer)

Nancy and The Cast (group)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Eddie and The Hot Rods - Beginning of the End

Bruford (with Dave Stewart, Annette Peacock) - Feels Good to Me, Back to the Beginning

Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (live clip)

Ian Gillan - Scarabus (live at Island studios)

The Pleasers - Billy (Filmfinders clip)

Nick Lowe - Mary Provost (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together

Blue - Gonna capture your heart, Tired of loving you, Women, When love sings


Wednesday 1st March 1978

Westward Sounds of Britain

Rosemary Squires

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Kevin Godley and Lol Creme play the "Gizmo"

Granada Send in the Girls (seven part drama)

Annie Ross


Thursday 2nd March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love (chart run down)

Darts - Come Back My Love

Samantha Sang - Emotions (promo clip)

Tom Robinson Band - Don't Take No For An Answer (repeat 16th February 1978)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (live) (at piano with flowers on it)

Nick Lowe (with The Rumour) - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (re-recording)

Rita Coolidge - Words (promo clip)

Earth Wind & Fire - Fantasy (Legs & Co)

Andy Williams - Sad (live)

Abba - Take A Chance On Me number one (promo clip)

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Carl Perkins

Anglia Folk in the East

Bryan Daly


Friday 3rd March 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Suzi Quatro


Saturday 4th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Slade

Bonnie Tyler

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill

Andy Williams

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Tom Robinson Band

Sad Cafe

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Tanya Tucker

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Our Show 10:00 - 11:00 am

Debbie Harry of Blondie

LWT Happy Days

Fonzie the Rock Entrepreneur part one

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero


Sunday 5th March 1978

BBC1 Elvis Presley Aloha From Hawaii 7:15 - 8:05 pm

NB The BBC couldn’t afford Colonel Tom Parker’s asking price the first time around, so Elvis Presley fan club secretary Todd Slaughter persuaded the Colonel to do a deal. The BBC then acquired the rights to show this concert, plus a repeat of the 1968 special and the 1977 In Concert show

ATV New Faces

Near misses show

Civvy Street (group)

Amanda Paul (singer)

Harry Pitch (harmonica palyer)

The Bards (folk trio)

Pinky Steede (singer)

Geoff Taylor (returning guest)


Monday 6th March 1978

ATV George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Barbara Dickson

Thames Opportunity Knocks

Airport (group)

Bi-Set Duo (duo, sponsored by Janice Nicolls from Thank Your Lucky Stars)


Tuesday 7th March 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 - 11:35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Blondie - Fan Mail, I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear, Detroit

No Dice - Why Sugar, People Who Make The Music

Hot Tuna - I Wish You Would (Filmfinders clip)

Nick Lowe - No Reason (promo clip)

Robin Trower - interviewed in USA, Day of the Eagle, Somebody Calling (live clips)

Buzzcocks - Get On Your Own (Filmfinders clip)

999 - Emergency (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together

Stephanie De Sykes - Nothing goes right

Scruff - Get out of my way

Suzanne - You've really got a hold on me


Wednesday 8th March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Includes article about juke boxes


Thursday 9th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Free - Alright Now (chart run down)

Generation X - Ready Steady Go

Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine (live)

Hot Chocolate - Every 1s A Winner (promo clip)

Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (live)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (repeat 23rd February 1978)

Blondie - Denis (promo clip)

Andy Cameron - Ally’s Tartan Army (live)

Eruption - I Can’t Stand The Rain (Legs & Co)

The Jam - News Of The World

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights number one (repeat 16th February 1978)

Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World (play out record and end credits)

ITV The Six Million Dollar Woman: Road To Nashville

Jamie (Linsday Wagner) goes undercover as a singer to find a missing colleague

Granada What’s On 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Jordan (Sex Pistols’ sidekick)

Anglia Folk in the East


Friday 10th March 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Frankie Vaughan

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 The Bread Special with David Gates 9:30 - 10:20 pm

With Michael Botts, Larry Knechtel


Saturday 11th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Elkie Brroks

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons

Twiggy (possibly as a singer)

BBC2 Something Else 5:45 - 6:30 pm Pilot show

NB The production team of thirteen teenagers were chosen from the two thousand that had applied to the BBC Community Unit

The Clash - Tommy Gun, Clash City Rockers, Jail Guitar Doors

Ad Hoc – In The City

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6:30 - 7:30 pm

John Miles

LWT Our Show

Suzi Quatro

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Happy Days

Fonzie the Rock Entrepreneur part two

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero


Sunday 12th March 1978

BBC2 Something Else repeat 2:45 - 3:30 pm

ATV The Muppet Show

Petula Clark

ATV New Faces

Tony Blackburn on panel

Patti Boulaye (singer)

Mr Chips (group)

Cass Nova (singer)

Hot Stuff Band (group)


Monday 13th March 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks

NB The last regular show

Tony Wills (singer)

Rosa Michelle (singer)

Steve Roxton (singer with accordion)

Abigail Browne (singer)

Stan Holden (comedy singer)


Tuesday 14th March 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase

Young Jazz

Wild Oates (comedy group)

Tracy Miller (country and western singer)

Sweet Substitute (group)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 - 11:35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Billy Joel In Concert at the Televison Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Miami 2017, Movin' Out, New York State Of Mind, Entertainer, She's Always A Woman To Me, Root Beer Rag, Just The Way You Are, Only The Good Die Young

Plus untransmitted songs - Every Year The Souvenir That Slowly Fades Away (?), It Ain't No Crime

Granada Get It Together

Bryan Evans - Hold tight

Hampden's Heroes - Scotland the brave

Slade - Give us a goal


Wednesday 15th March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Semi-final

Jack Good


Thursday 16th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Real Thing - Reach Out For Me (chart run down)

Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (promo clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love (Legs & Co)

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (live)

Earth Wind & Fire - Fantasy (concert clip)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea (re-recording)

Manhattan Transfer - Walk In Love (repeat 23rd February 1978)

The Vibrators - Automatic Lover (live vocal)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights number one (repeat 2nd March 1978)

Donna Summer - Rumour Has It (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Tonight

Kate Bush interview

Granada What’s On 11:15 - 11:45 pm

The Pleasers


Friday 17th March 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

Ulster When Irish Stars Are Smiling

NB Ulster TV had a tough job persuading many of the artists to appear in Northern Ireland for this St Patrick’s Day special, so they laid on heavy security for their benefit at Castlewellen House during the two day shoot.

Clodagh Rodgers

Dana

The Bachelors


Saturday 18th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Legs and Co give tips on dancing

The Pleasers

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

Gallagher and Lyle

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Our Show

content unknown

LWT The South Bank Show

Pete Townshend looks at country music


Sunday 19th March 1978

ATV The Muppet Show

Roy Clark

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Beverley Sisters

ATV New Faces

Mickie Most on panel

Viewers favourites

Sprinkler (group)

Stella Starr (singer)

Steve Cassidy (singer with guitar)


Monday 20th March 1978

BBC2 John Williams’ World of Music

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

Thames Opportunity Knocks

The Final show

Petes and Lee

Lena Zavaroni

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

Berni Flint

Millican and Nesbit - Via Con Dios

Grampian The Entertainers

Berni Flint


Tuesday 21st March 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11:35 pm

Graham Parker and The Rumour In Concert, Televison Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Stick To Me, Problem Child, Back Door Love, Thunder And Rain, Turned Up Too Late, Fools Gold, Saturday Night Is Dead, I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Don't Ask Me Questions, Soul Shoes

Granada Get It Together

Child - When you walk in the room (also seen as Walk in the Rain)

The Imperials - Who's gonna love me, Where you gonna find someone like me

Mr Chips - Happy the way I am

Anglia State Fair movie with Pat Boone, Bobby Darin


Wednesday 22nd March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Rock on TV article with Janice Nicholls

The Beatles on Ready Steady Go clip

Westward Sounds of Britain: Star Gazey Pie

Dave Cousins / Strawbs

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

Justin Hayward

Keith Fordyce

Anglia The Andy Williams Show

Robert Goulet


Thursday 23rd March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes me (chart run down)

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

David Essex - Stay With Me Baby (live)

Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain (Musik Laden, Germany)

Dr.Hook - More Like The Movies (live vocal)

Blondie - Denis (promo clip)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (live)

Donna Summer - Rumour Has It (Legs & Co)

Genesis - Follow Me Follow You (promo clip)

The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love (live)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights number one (live) (pre-recorded insert, wearing white dress)

Hot Chocolate - Every 1s A Winner (play out record and end credits)

Thames The Andy Williams Show

content unknown

Granada What’s On 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Buzzcocks

The Movies

The Rubinoos

Thames Quick On The Draw

Lynsey De Paul

Anglia Folk in the East

Bryan Daly


Friday 24th March 1978 Good Friday

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC1 Snowtime Special

Hosted by Andy Williams

Boney M

Sacha Distel

Demis Roussos

Sheila B Devotion


Saturday 25th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons

Petula Clark

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill

Gene Pitney

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert

XTC

Steel Pulse

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Our Show

Lena Zavaroni

ATV Celebrity Squares

Julie Rogers


Sunday 26th March 1978 Easter Sunday

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop Star Awards 1978 4:10 - 5:00 pm

Bonnie Tyler

Abba – thanks to audience (on film)

ATV The Muppet Show

Leo Sayer

LWT Lena and Bonnie

Lena Zavaroni

ITV Celebrity Concert

Pat Boone and Family

ATV New Faces

All winners' show


Monday 27th March 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Disney Time

Cliff Richard

BBC1 Snowtime Special

Hosted by Petula Clark

Manhattan Transfer – Chansons D’amour, Walk In Love

Charles Aznavour

The Three Degrees

Claude Francois

BBC1 The Rutles in All You Need Is Cash 8:45 - 9:50 pm

With Paul Simon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger

BBC2 Ulysses

NB a rock opera written by school teachers and performed by school children

Thames Tommy Stele and a Show repeat


Tuesday 28th March 1978

BBC1 George Burns One Man Show 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Gladys Knight and The Pips

John Denver

The Captain and Tennille

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase

Eddie Sunday (singer)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me, Clock Strikes Ten

Genesis - Undertow (Filmfinders clip)

The Rubinoos - I Never Thought It Would Happen, Rock And Roll Is Dead

Devo - Jocko Homo (promo clip)

The Spitballs - Over And Over, I Want Her So Bad, Telstar

Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout (promo clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Running Away (promo clip)


Wednesday 29th March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest

Feedback article on pop past and present

ITV The Andy Williams Show

The Lennon Sisters


Thursday 30th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street (chart run down)

Mud - Cut Across Shorty

Tina Charles - I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (live)

Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea (repeat 16th March 1978)

Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango

Tavares - The Ghost Of Love (Legs & Co)

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (repeat 16th March 1978)

Suzi Quatro - If You Can’t Give Me Love

Andy Cameron - Ally’s Tartan Army (repeat 9th March 1978)

Don Williams - I've Got A Winner In You (live)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (repeat 16th February 1978)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is It Love (play out record and end credits)

Thames The Andy Williams Show

no guests of interest on this show

Granada What’s On

Wreckless Eric

Anglia Folk in the East

Brian Daly


Friday 31st March 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Rainmaker

Ruby Turner

BBC1 A Song For Europe

NB Live from The Royal Albert Hall, London

Coco - The Bad Old Days (written by Stephanie De Sykes, Stuart Slater)

Midnight - Don't Bother To Knock (written by Kenny Lynch, Colin Horton-Jennings, Steve O'Donnell)

Babe Rainbow - Don't Let Me Stand In Your Way (written by Irving Martin, Peter Morris)

Fruit Eating Bears - Door In My Face (written by Joey Crozier, Chris Crash)

Ronnie France - Lonely Nights (written by Paul Curtis)

Jacquie Sullivan - Moments (written by Jacquie Sullivan)

Brown Sugar - Oh No Look What You've Done (written by Wayne Bickerton, Tony Waddington)

Jarvis Brothers - One Glance (written by Paul Curtis)

Christian - Shine It On (written by Bill Martin, Phil Coulter)

Labi Siffre - Solid Love (written by Labi Siffre)

Sunshine - Too Much In LOve (written by Wayne Bickerton, Tony Waddington)

Bob James - We Got It Bad (written by Labi Siffre, Bob James)


Saturday 1st April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday

Dana

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show

Lulu

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

David Essex

BBC2 Sight and Sound In Concert

Frankie Miller’s Full House

LWT Our Show

The Boomtown Rats

LWT The South Bank Show

Rock n Roll – Then and Now

Carl Perkins with Dave Edmunds,

Possibly also The Patti Smith Group (her clip was recorded 28th February, Brian Jones’ birthday and had written a song especially for the occasion)

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Ian Tyson


Sunday 2nd April 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show: Disco Fever

Barry Blue, Chris Hill

ATV Andy

Andy Williams

ATV New Faces

NB The final show

Grand final


Tuesday 4th April 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase

Cliff Ledger and The Country Boys

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 - 11:40 pm

NB recorded in Manchester

Hosted by Bob Harris

The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night, Twenty-Fifth Floor

The Vibrators - War Zone, Flying Duck Theory, Wake Up, Twenty-Four Hour People

Joe Walsh - Turn To Stone ('In Concert' US TV)

David Coverdale - Only My Soul (Filmfinders clip)

Jefferson Starship - Count On Me (promo clip), Grace Slick interview, Runaway (live clip)

Thames Andy Williams Show

content unknown

Granada The Beatles 11:05 - 11:25 pm


Wednesday 5th April 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest (last edition)

content unknown

Scottish Sounds of Britain: The Lowlands of Scotland

Alex Norton, Ian Campbell, The Tannahill Weavers, Alex Campbell


Thursday 6th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Genesis - Follow Me Follow You (chart run down)

The Boomtown Rats - She’s So Modern

Manhattan Transfer - Walk In Love (repeat 23rd February 1978)

Hot Chocolate - Every 1s A Winner (promo clip)

Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away (Legs & Co)

Squeeze - Take Me I’m Yours

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

The Stylistics - Wonder Woman (live)

Sheila & B.Devotion - Singin’ In The Rain (promo clip)

Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing (live)

Co-Co - The Bad Old Days (live)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs number one (live)

Blondie - Denis (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Tapper Zukie

clips of Siouxsie & The Banshees, John Cooper-Clarke

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special

Twiggy (as a singer)

Madeline Bell – Try A Little Tenderness

ATV The London Rock N Roll Show 10:55 - 11:50 am

Mick Jagger, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bill Haley & His Comets


Saturday 8th April 1978

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Our Show

content unknown

LWT The Monkees

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

Charlie McCoy and Val Doonican – Stone Fox Chase

ATV Celebrity Squares

Pearly Gates


Sunday 9th April 1978

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Preview part one

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

ATV The Muppet Show

Pearl Bailey

Scottish The Sidney Devine Hour

Buddy Greco

Reflections

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Matt Monro

The Beverley Sisters


Monday 10th April 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4:40 - 5:05 pm (first edition)

The Jarvis Brothers – One Dance

The Pleasers – The Kids Are Alright

Suzi Quatro – If You Can’t Give Me Love


Tuesday 11th April 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:00 - 11:40 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale, but Radio Times says Bob Harris

Val Doonican & Charlie McCoy - Stone Fox Chase (from The Val Doonican Show)

Bryn Haworth - Come See What Love, Beans On Toast

Gong - Sleepy

Blue Oyster Cult - Born To Be Wild (promo clip)

Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue (Filmfinders clip)

Eagles - Hotel California (live clip)

Television - Foxhole (Filmfinders clip)

Thames The Andy Williams Show 11:25 - 11:55 pm

content unknown

Granada The Beatles

Scottish Record Breakers

Lena Zavaroni


Thursday 13th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Bee Gees - Night Fever (chart run down)

Child - When You Walk In The Room

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late (live)

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

Alan Price - Just For You (live)

Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love (repeat 30th March 1978)

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (promo clip)

Dee D.Jackson - Automatic Lover

Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango (re-recording)

Bonnie Tyler - Here Am I

Dr.Hook - More Like The Movies (repeat 23rd March 1978)

Gene Farrow - Move Your Body (live) (with Legs & Co)

Genesis - Follow You Follow Me (promo clip)

Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again (live)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (repeat 23rd February 1978)

Michael Zager - Let's All Chant (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special

Clodagh Rodgers

Granada What’s On

content unknown

Thames Quick on the Draw

Lynsey De Paul


Friday 14th April 1978

LWT Russell Harty

no guests of interest on this show

LWT George Hamilton IV

Scottish Record Breakers 10.10 - 11.00 am

Linda Lewis recording Woman Overboard album


Saturday 15th April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Co-Co

George Hamilton IV

LWT Half Our Show

NB Our Show is now split into two with The Monkees in the middle

Davy Jones

LWT The Monkees


Sunday 16th April 1978

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two

LWT The London Weekend Show 1:00 - 1:30 pm

100th show compilation.

Johnny Rotten interview

Tom Robinson interview and live clip

Tapper Zukie interview

The Sex Pistols live

Stiff Little Fingers

Siouxsie Sioux

Section 25

Scottish The Lulu Hour

Marmalade


Monday 17th April 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Slade – Give Us A Goal

Co-Co – In The Bad Old Days

Showaddywaddy – I Wonder Why

BBC2 Johnny Mathis In Concert 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 18th April 1978

Southern Runaround

Elkie Brooks


Wednesday 19th April 1978

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Jose Feliciano

Scotish Sounds of Britain: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Alex Norton, Ian Campbell

Anglia Celebrity Concert: Paul Williams


Thursday 20th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Raydio - Jack and Jill (chart run down)

Squeeze - Take Me I’m Yours

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (repeat 16th March 1978)

The Bee Gees - Night Fever (Legs & Co)

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

Bryan Ferry - What Goes On (live vocal over re-recording)

Sheila & B.Devotion - Singin’ In The Rain (Top Pop, Holland clip)

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions (re-recording) (NB a rare outing for Parker without his shades)

Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away (promo clip)

The Boomtown Rats - She’s So Modern (re-recording)

Demis Roussos - Life In A City (live)

Michael Zager Band - Lets All Chant (Legs & Co)

Richard Denton & Martin Cook - Theme From Hong Kong Beat (film clip)

Co-Co - The Bad Old Days

Brian and Michael - Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs number one (repeat 6th April 1978)

Elton John - Ego (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special

Andy Williams

Sacha Distel

Scottish Bilbo Baggins In Concert

Granada What’s On

Sham 69 – live in the studio

clips from Manfred Mann, Adam and the Ants, Big in Japan and X Ray Spex


Friday 21st April 1978

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 22nd April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK?

Dana

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Randy Edelman

D D Jackson

LWT The Monkees: Success Story

ATV Celebrity Squares

The Bachelors

Lyn Paul


Sunday 23rd April 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 Harry Belefonte

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

ATV The Muppet Show

Loretta Lynn

Scottish Barbara Dickson In Concert

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


Monday 24th April 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Wales O Regan – Fool’s Paradise

Mud – Cut Across Shorty

Flintlock – Mony Mony

ITV George Hamilton IV

Skeeter Davis


Wednesday 26th April 1978

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Roger Miller


Thursday 27th April 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One

Petula Clark

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile (with help from hospital radio DJs)

Dee D Jackson - Automatic Lover (chart run down)

Steve Gibbons Band - Eddy Vortex

Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again (live) (NB probably recorded the same time as the 13th April 1978 performance)

Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late (repeat 13th April 1978)

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

The Modern Lovers - New England (re-recording)

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (re-recording)

Twiggy - Fallen Angel

Raydio - Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind

The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Legs & Co)

Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango (repeat 13th April 1978)

Yvonne Elliman - If I Can’t Have You (live)

The Bee Gees - Night Fever number one (Saturday Night Fever movie clips)

Izhar Cohen & Alpha-Beta – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (play out record and end credits) NB the host didn't attempt to pronounce the performer or title

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special

The Three Degrees – Dirty Old Man

Granada What’s On

Cherry Vanilla


Friday 28th April 1978

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown

ITV The Cher Show (cancelled)

Rod Stewart,

Dolly Parton,

The Tubes with Cher - Smoke, Mondo Bondage


Saturday 29th April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Dave & Sugar

Tom Paxton

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Richard Myhill

Elton John - interview and Ego (promo clip)

LWT The Monkees

Westward The Beatles

Yorkshire Saturday Showtime: An Evening with Dave Evans

Lyn Paul

Acker Bilk


Sunday 30th April 1978

LWT The South Bank Show

Ralph McTell

Scottish The Allan Stewart Show

Lynsey De Paul

Cool Breeze


Monday 1st May 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7:15 - 8:00 pm

Petula Clark

Boney M

The Stylistics

Thames Blow Up 1966 movie with The Yardbirds (cancelled)


Tuesday 2nd May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 - 11:50 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Albert Grossman at home

Tony Wilson (ex-Hot Chocolate), Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Jesse Winchester, Mick Ronson, Foghat, Elizabeth Barraclough, Paul Butterfield and others at The Bearsville Picnic

Southern Runaround

Elkie Brooks

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 4th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

The Stranglers - Nice N Sleazy (chart run down)

The Dooleys - Don't Take It Lying Down

Ruby Winters - Come To Me (promo clip)

Tonight - Money That's Your Problem

Donna Summer - Back In Love Again (Legs & Co)

Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away (promo clip)

Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension

Martin Cook & Richard Denton - Theme From The Hong Kong Beat (film clip)

Dee D.Jackson - Automatic Lover

Darts - The Boy From New York City

Co-Co - The Bad Old Days (repeat 20th April 1978)

The Boomtown Rats - She’s So Modern (repeat 20th April 1978)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (live)

Michael Zager Band - Lets All Chant (Legs & Co) (repeat 20th April 1978)

Manhattan Transfer - On A Little Street In Singapore (live)

The Bee Gees - Night Fever number one (Saturday Night Fever movie clips)

Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Show

No guests of interest in this edition


Friday 5th May 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Hosted by Toyah Wilcox

Climax Blues Band

LWT Russell Harty

no guests of interest on this show

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 6th May 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Show: Swap of the Cups

Radio One DJ’s play football against BBC Scotland

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Tony Bennett

Charlie Pride

Tyne Tees Paul Williams In Concert

LWT Saturday Showtime: Dennis Waterman – With A Little Help From His Friends

Linda Lewis

Joe Brown


Sunday 7th May 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

Scottish Peter Skellern In Concert


Monday 8th May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Child – When You Walk In The Room

Richard Myhill – It Takes Two To Tango

Tonight - Money

BBC2 Glen Campbell and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 8:10 - 8:50 pm

Thames Blow Up 1966 movie with The Yardbirds


Tuesday 9th May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 - 11:30 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Lake - On The Run, Love's The Jailer

Bethnal - Soldier Boy, Bartok

British Lions - One More Chance To Run

Devo - Satisfaction (promo clip)

Detective - Something Beautiful (Filmfinders clip)

Ian Anderson - interview

Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (promo clip)

Granada Paul

Hosted by Paul Nicholas

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

The Pleasers - The Kids Are Alright

Saturday Night Fever clip

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Wednesday 10th May 1978

ITV The Club Mirror Act of the Year Awards

Madeline Bell


Thursday 11th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again (chart run down)

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (live vocal)

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late (repeat 13th April 1978)

Boney M - The Rivers Of Babylon (repeat 27th April 1978)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste

Tavares - More Than A Woman (Legs & Co)

Manfred Mann’s Earthband - Davy’s On The Road Again

Izhar Cohen & The Alpha Beta - A-Ba-Ni-Bi (TV clip) (original Hebrew version)

Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces (live vocal) (‘oo’s on Top Of The Pops then, eh!’)

Yvonne Elliman - If I Can’t Have You (repeat 27th April 1978)

Goldie - Making Up Again

Blondie - Presence Dear (promo clip)

Guys 'n' Dolls - Only Loving Does It (live)

The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Legs & Co) (repeat 27th April 1978)

Tom Robinson Band - Up Against The Wall (live vocal)

Host chats to Michael Zager

Boney M - Rivers of Babylon number one (repeat 27th April 1978)

X Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Dayglo (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Ray Davies – interview and song


Friday 12th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown


Saturday 13th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Barbara Fairchild

Don Williams

LWT The South Bank Show

Tom Robinson Band

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: One Man Shy

LWT Happy Days

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero

ATV Celebrity Squares

Dave Lee Lewis


Sunday 14th May 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

ITV Come Back Lucy

Joan Savage (in acting role)


Monday 15th May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Sailor All I Need Is A Girl

Darts The Boy From New York City

Tina Charles Fire Down Below

BBC2 Glen Campbell and The Royal Philharmonic Orch 8:10 - 8:50 pm

Scottish Cado Belle In Concert

Anglia George Hamilton IV

Zephyr


Tuesday 16th May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 - 11:30 pm

NB recorded in Manchester

Hosted by Bob Harris

Chris Rea - Whatever Happened To Benny Santini, Fires Of Spring

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, Lions

John Otway & Wile Willie Barratt - Oh My Body's Making Me (The Sundown Theatre, London)

Television - Foxhole (promo clip)

Stanley Clarke - Rock N Roll Jelly (Filmfinders clip)

Marc Jordan - Survival (Filmfinders clip)

ITV Paul

Paul Nicholas

Abba - The Movie clip

The Young Ones - Rock n Roll Radio

Jim and Ady - Highway Queen

Westward In Concert 12:00 - 12:30 am

John Miles


Wednesday 17th May 1978

HTV Sounds of Britain: Yer 'Tiz Then

Acker Bilk


Thursday 18th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Rose Royce - Feel Like Dancing (chart run down)

Smokie - Oh Carol

Darts - The Boy From New York City (repeat 4th May 1978)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (Legs & Co)

Plastic Bertrand - Ça Plane Pour Moi (re-recording) (host 'We've got someone from France..' he is actually from Belgium)

Ruby Winters - Come To Me (promo clip)

Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension (repeat 4th May 1978)

Guy Marks - Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (live) (the backing singers couldn't control themselves fron laughing)

Raydio - Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover (live)

The Stranglers - Nice N Sleazy (live vocal)

Elkie Brooks - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Dayglo

David Soul chats to host

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (repeat 27th April 1978)

Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight (repeat)

Clodagh Rodgers

Granada What’s On

Jilted John Jilted John


Friday 19th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty

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LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 20th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

Bonnie Tyler

BBC2 Don’t Quote Me 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Rock journalism special with Ian Anderson, Bob Geldof, Rick Wakeman, Joe Strummer, Nick Kent, Steve Harley, Graham Parker, Freddie Mercury

ATV Revolver 6:45 - 7:30 pm

NB Pilot show, produced by Mickie Most, hosted by Peter Cook. Most had seen Cook make spontaneous comments on football show The Big Match and decided he would be the idea host. At one point in the pilot show Cook says “sod ‘em”, which was bleeped and subsequently made to sound much worse than it actually was.

Kate Bush - Them Heavy People

John Dowie - I'm A British Tourist

The Tom Robinson Band – Glad To Be Gay, Up Against The Wall

Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan

The Rich Kids - Rich Kids

Rikki Cool and the Icebergs

XTC – This Is Pop, Science Friction

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

ATV Saturday Showtime: I'm Dickie, That's Showbiz

Petula Clark

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Darts

LWT The Monkees

Westward The Beatles

LWT Happy Days

Suzi Quatro


Sunday 21st May 1978

Scottish Sutherland Brothers & Quiver In Concert


Monday 22nd May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Hi Tension – Hi Tension

The Wurzels – The Tractor Song

Bonnie Tyler – Here I Am

BBC2 Marti Caine

The Stylistics

BBC2 Curriculee Curriculaa

Play (simulcast in stereo with Radio 4) with music by Dave Greenslade

Sonja Kristina, Chris Farlowe


Tuesday 23rd May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.05 - 11.45 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

The Jam – In The Street Today, Billy Hunt, ‘A’ Bomb in Wardour Street

Gruppo Sportivo - Rock n Roll, Girls Never Know, I Shot My Manager

UK - In The Dead of the Night (promo clip)

Bob Seger - Ain't Got No Money (Filmfinders clip)

Magazine - Light Pours Out Of Me (promo clip)

Paul Kennerley - interview

White Mansions (concept album) - White Trash (Filmfinders clip)

ITV Paul

Paul Nicholas - Love Street, Lucy

Marianne Faithfull – The Way That You Want Me To Be

Strawbs

The Boys

Thames The TV Times Top Ten Awards

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Wednesday 24th May 1978

BBC2 Arena 10:45 - 11:20 pm

The Tubes On Tour

David Bowie interview

Thames Sounds of Britain

Folk in the East

Thames Cilla 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Cilla Black

Cilla and Frankie Howerd dress as punks in one sketch

Anglia Folk in the East


Thursday 25th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You (chart run down)

Real Thing - Let's Go Disco (live) (with Legs and Co with Floyd)

Blondie - Presence Dear (promo clip)

Heatwave - Mind Blowing Decisions (live vocal over re-recording)

Izhar Cohen & The Alpha-beta - A-Ba-Ni-Bi (Eurovision clip)

James Galway - Annie’s Song (live)

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (repeat 11th May 1978)

Tavares - More Than A Woman (promo clip)

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want (Legs & Co plus Floyd)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste (repeat 11th May 1978)

Cilla Black - Silly Boy (live)

Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces (live vocal) ('hello mum, look 'oo's on Top of the Pops again, eh!')

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (repeat 27th April 1978)

Rod Stewart & The Scottish World Cup Squad '78 - Ole Ola (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Ian Dury

Scottish John Miles In Concert


Friday 26th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty

The Beverley Sisters and their daughters who would become The Little Foxes singing group in the 1980s

Grampian The Entertainers

Alan Price


Saturday 27th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK?

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Andy Williams

BBC2 The Rutles in All You Need Is Cash repeat 10:15 - 11:20 pm

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Davy Jones

LWT The Monkees: I’ve Got A Little Song Here

Westward The Beatles

ATV Celebrity Squares

Gene Pitney

Elaine Delmar


Sunday 28th May 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

LWT The London Weekend Show

content unknown

Scottish Instant Sunshine In Concert


Monday 29th May 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop: Rock Garden Party 5:00 - 6:00 pm

NB An outdoor party whose location was kept secret until the show went on air

Showaddwaddy

Darts

Patti Boulaye

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Three Degrees

BBC2 Arena: the Tubes On Tour repeat 10:45 - 11:20 pm

ITV London Rock N Roll 11:20 pm - 12:20 am

Wembley Rock N Roll Show 1973 with Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mick Jagger - interview, plus others

Thames The Road from Eltham

Bob Hope special

Perry Como


Tuesday 30th May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:50 - 11:30 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

The Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker, Do You Wanna Dance (live clips)

Foreigner - Hot Blooded (live in Australia)

Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band - You Beat Me To It (Filmfinders clip)

The Bowles Brothers

UFO

Gary Wright - interview, Are You Weeping (live clip)

Granada Paul

Paul Nicholas

Tonight

Andy Gibb

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come


Wednesday 31st May 1978

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Henry Mancini


Thursday 1st June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops cancelled due to World Cup opening

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight (repeat)

Kenny Rogers

Granada What’s On

The Movies

Sham 69

The Fall


Friday 2nd June 1978

LWT Russell Harty at the Royal Albert Hall 10:30 - 11: 30 pm

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Westward The Beatles


Saturday 3rd June 1978

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Diana Trask

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Jonathan King

LWT The Monkees

LWT World Cup ‘78

Theme by San Jose (Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Rod Argent)


Sunday 4th June 1978

ATV The Muppet Show (repeat)

Elton John

LWT The Entertainers

Bernie Flint

Scottish Fairport Convention In Concert

Southern Come Sunday

Vince Hill


Monday 5th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

The Dooleys – Don’t Take It Lying Down

Brotherhood of Man – Beautiful Lover

Goldie – Making Up Again

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters

Thames The Rolf Harris Show

Val Doonican


Tuesday 6th June 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 9:50 - 10:30 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Randy Newman BBC Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Birmingham, Leave Your Hat On, Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father, Short People, Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear, In Germany Before The War, Political Science, Rider In The Rain, I Think Its Gonna Rain Today, Rednecks, Guilty, Sail Away, Its Lonely At The Top

Granada Paul

Paul Nicholas

Thin Lizzy

Andy Farray


Thursday 8th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:55 - 8:30 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want (chart run down)

Manfred Mann’s Earthband - Davy’s On The Road Again

David Soul - It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes (promo clip)

Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi (re-recording) (with Legs and Co)

Lindisfarne - Run For Home

The Rolling Stones - Miss You (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover (repeat 18th May 1978)

Goldie - Making Up Again

Maxine Nightingale - It Must Be The Boy In You Bringing Out The Girl In Me (live)

Guy Marks - Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (repeat 18th May 1978)

AC-DC - Rock N Roll Damnation

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (repeat 27th April 1978)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Elvis In Concert 8:10 – 9:00 pm

Elvis Presley Summer 1977 live show

Thames Helter Skelter TV movie part one 10:40 pm - 12:25 am

TV Movie of the life of Charles Manson and The Family

Granada What’s On

Jonathan Richman


Friday 9th June 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Grampian Ralph McTell 7:00 - 7:30 pm

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Steel Pulse

BBC1 Elvis In Concert 8:10 - 9:00 pm

LWT Helter Skelter part two


Saturday 10th June 1978

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

Mickey Dolenz

LWT The Monkees: Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth


Sunday 11th June 1978

BBC2 Rod The Mod (cancelled)

Sixty minute updated version of the previous version

BBC2 Omnibus: Cracked Actor 10:55 pm - end repeat

David Bowie


Monday 12th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Mud – Drift Away

Davy Jones – Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse

The Real Thing – Let’s Go Disco

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 13th June 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:55 - 11:35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

The Only Ones - No Peace For The Wicked, The Beast

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands - (Filmfinders clip)

Robert Gordon and Link Wray - Lonesome Train, The Way I Walk, I Sure Miss You

Linda Ronstadt - Poor Poor Pitiful Me (clip from FM movie)

Bob Dylan - Is Your Love In Vail (Filmfinders clip)

The Last Waltz - various film clips

ITV Paul

Paul Nicholas

Bonnie Tyler – Here I Am

Darts – Boy From New York City

Dancers – Boney M Ma Baker


Wednesday 14th June 1978

Westward Sounds of Britain: Star Gazey Pie

The Wurzels


Thursday 15th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Marshall/Hain - Dancing In The City (chart run-dwon)

Rokotto - Funk Theory (re-recording with TOTP orchestra)

Kate Bush - Man With The Child In His Eyes (promo clip)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up (re-recording)

James Galway - Annie’s Song (repeat 25th May 1978 with Legs & Co dancer super imposed)

Smokie - Oh Carol (repeat 18th May 1978)

Host talks to Father Abraham

Father Abraham & Smurfs - The Smurf Song (Legs & Co)

The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork (NB one of the guitarists is wearing a t-shirt from a rival TV show Revolver)

Manhattan Transfer - On A Little Street In Singapore (repeat 4th May 1978)

The Motors - Airport (three of the band dressed in pilots uniforms)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clips, but not the actual scene from the film)

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters 9:35 – 10:20 pm (first edition)

The subject is Victorian era songwriter Leslie Stuart

Granada What’s On

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Friday 16th June 1978

BBC2 MH & 5P

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

ITV Fanfare 4:45 – 5:15 pm (first edition)

Flintlock

George Melly & John Chilton’s Feetwarmers

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown

Granada Northern Light

David Bowie concert report

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 17th June 1978

BBC1 Lenny and Jerry 7:50 - 8:35 pm

No guests of interest in this edition

BBC1 Marvin Hamlisch …

In concert

LWT Half Our Show

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LWT The Monkees: Dance Monkee Dance


Sunday 18th June 1978

Scottish Madeline Bell In Concert

ITV Barbra - With One More Look At You

Barbra Streisand special


Monday 19th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Sailor – The Runaway

Lindisfarne – Run For Home

Brian & Michael with St Winifred School Choir – Ma When’s Me Dad Coming Home, Matchstalk Men

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 20th June 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime

Lulu

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:20 pm - 12:00 am

NB Bob Harris’ last show on his own

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers In Concert BBC Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Anything That's Rock & Roll, Fooled Again (I Don't Like It), I Need to Know, Breakdown, Listen to Her Heart, You're Gonna Get It, American Girl, Strangered In the Night, Shout

Scottish Reporting Scotland

David Bowie Glasgow concert report

Scottish The Record Makers

Freddie Cole Sings

Granada Paul

Paul Nicholas - On The Strip, Grandma's Party, You're The Only One I Ever Needed, Heaven on the 7th Floor

The Steve Gibbons Band - Eddie Vortex

Leo Sayer - Dancing The Night Away


Wednesday 21st June 1978

BBC1 Newsround Weekly

Kate Bush in Japan


Thursday 22nd June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Goldie - Making Up Again (chart run down)

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die (probably recorded during the session for the 25th May 1978 appearance)

Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap

Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City (Legs & Co)

Whitesnake - Bloody Mary (live vocal)

Heatwave - Mind Blowing Decisions (repeat 25th May 1978)

Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover (live)

San Jose (Rod Argent) - Argentine Melody (re-recording)

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (probably recorded during the session for the 11th May 1978 appearance) (NB the host introduces a group of fans from Ireland who were allegedly there to see Thin Lizzy, which is a shame since the show used a pre-recorded clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul (live vocal)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

David Soul - It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters

The story of Lionel Macintosh

Granada What’s On

The Clash

Dire Straits


Friday 23rd June 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

ITV Fanfare

Flintlock

Anday MacKay

LWT The South Bank Show

Hal Prince, also footage of the rehearsal for Evita

Westward The Roger Whittaker Show (repeated on Anglia)


Saturday 24th June 1978

BBC1 Lenny and Jerry

Lena Zavroni

BBC1 Sinatra and Friends

ITV Juke Box Saturday Night

Tony Christie

Marion Montgomery

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: Too Many Girls

ATV Celebrity Squares

Vince Hill

Julie Rogers

LWT George Hamilton IV


Sunday 25th June 1978

BBC2 A Gunfight movie with Johnny Cash

LWT The London Weekend Show: Music Rip-Offs

Peter Gabriel

Sore Throat

The Records

Scottish Alexander Robertson In Concert (B A Robertson)

Granada Juke Box Saturday Night (cancelled due to the World Cup football)

The Music of the War Years 1939-45

Tony Christie

Acker Bilk

Marian Montgomery

George Melly


Monday 26th June 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 27th June 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime

Tony Christie

Diane Solomon

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:40 pm

Carl Perkins, Joe Ely, Vernon Oxford, Dottie West

Thames The Andy Williams Show

content unknown

Granada Breakers 4:20 – 4:45 pm (first edition)

Hosted by Rob Jones (Radio Luxembourg DJ) He had as applied for the job of DJ on Revolver, but it went to club DJ Chris Hill

Child


Wednesday 28th June 1978

BBC1 Jack Jones 10:05 - 10:50 pm (repeat 1977)

Shirley Bassey

Stan Getz

Scottish In Concert with Meal Ticket


Thursday 29th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

NB Show number 744

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (chart run down)

J.A.L.N. Band - Get Up

James Galway - Annie’s Song (live) (NB with a Legs and Co dancer)

The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork (repeat 15th June 1978)

The Motors - Airport (three of the band in evening dress)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (promo clip)

Lindisfarne - Run For Home

Patti Boulaye - Memories Don't Leave Like People Do (live)

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (concert clip)

Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes (Legs & Co)

AC/DC - Rock N Roll Damnation (repeat 8th June 1978)

Jim Rafferty - Never Let Another Good Day Go By (live)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

The O'Jays - Used To Be My Girl (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters

Noel Coward

Granada What’s On

content unknown


Friday 30th June 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Thames Fanfare

Rosetta Stone

LWT Russell Harty

The Barron Knights

Westward The Roger Whittaker Show (repeat)


Saturday 1st July 1978

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: Find The Monkees

LWT The South Bank Show 10:15 - 11:15 pm

ELO at Wembley

ATV Celebrity Squares

Michael Dolenz


Monday 3rd July 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters

The New Sensations Steel Band

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm (first edition)

The Steve Gibbons Band – Eddy Vortex

Bryan Ferry – Sign Of The Times

Elton John – sketch

Oh Boy! Clip from 1959


Tuesday 4th July 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime

Koffee n Kreme

The Wurzels

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:40 pm

Moe Bandy

Jody Miller

The Wilburn Brothers

Lloyd Green

Don Williams

Granada Breakers

Jim & Ady

Rob Jones

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Wednesday 5th July 1978

BBC1 Jack Jones (repeat 1977)

Bruce Johnston – I Write The Songs

Saraha Vaughan -

HTV Sounds of Britain: Yer 'Tiz Then

Acker Bilk

Thames London Night Out 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Dana

Scottish In Concert with John Miles


Thursday 6th July 1978

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

Hosted by Peter Powell

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (chart run down)

Buzzcocks - Love You More

Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (Legs & Co)

ELO - Wild West Hero (promo clip)

San Jose (Rod Argent and Andrew Lloyd Webber) - Argentine Melody (live and occasionally out of tune)

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son (re-recording)

City Boy - 5-7-0-5

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (live)

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters

The work of Ray Noble


Friday 7th July 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

BBC1 The Pad (and how to use it) movie with theme by The Knickerbockers

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown

Westward The Roger Whittaker (repeat)

Thames Fanfare

Flintlock


Saturday 8th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Caterina Valente

Sheila B Devotion

Brotherhood of Man

Showaddywaddy

Southern The Saturday Banana 8:50 - 11:30 am (first edition)

Hosted by Bill Oddie

Mud

Southern The Monkees: A Coffin Too Frequent

NB As a part of Saturday Banana

LWT The Entertainers 12:00 - 12:30 am

Mac and Katie Kissoon


Sunday 9th July 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show

David Bowie special

Scottish Diahann Carroll In Concert

ATV Golden Gala

Petula Clark

The Beverley Sisters

Patti Boulaye


Monday 10th July 1978

BBC1 ELO at Wembley 10:40 - 11:40 pm

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Kate Bush – sketch, The Man With The Child In His Eyes

Elton John sketch


Tuesday 11th July 1978

BBC2 Sing Country

Larry Gatlin

Charlie McCoy

Pete Sayers

Donna Fargo,

Granada Breakers

Rosetta Stone

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Wednesday 12th July 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6:50 - 7:20 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

BBC1 Jack Jones (repeat 1977)

Denise Williams

Granada What’s New

content unknown

ITV Sounds of Britain

Ulster

Thames London Night Out

Petula Clark – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Vince Hill


Thursday 13th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Saturday Night Band - Come On Dance Dance (chart run down)

The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork (repeat 15th June 1978)

Suzi Quatro - The Race Is On

Andrew Gold - How Can This Be Love (concert clip)

The O'Jays - Used Ta Be My Girl (Legs & Co)

Steve Voice - On The Shelf (live)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul (repeat 22nd June 1978)

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recording)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (Legs and Co) (repeat 15th June 1978)

Lindisfarne - Run For Home (repeat 8th June 1978)

Voyage - From East To West (promo clip)

Racey - Baby It's You

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters

The work of Ivor Novello


Friday 14th July 1978

BBC2 MH and 5P

Mike Harding and Fivepenny Piece

Thames Fanfare

Rosetta Stone

Manfred Mann

Steve Gibbons Band


Saturday 15th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Boney M

Ian Dury - What A Waste

Plastic Bertrand

Sacha Distel

Southern The Saturday Banana

Includes The Monkees: The Devil and Peter Tork

The Who Who Are You (promo clip)

LWT Juke Box Saturday Night

Acker Bilk

George Melly

LWT The Entertainers 12:15 - 12:45 am

Alan Price

Southern Celebrity Concert

Anne Murray

Granada Juke Box Saturday Night

The Music of the War Years 1939-45

Tony Christie

Acker Bilk

Marian Montgomery

George Melly


Sunday 16th July 1978

BBC2 Two Lane Blacktop movie with James Taylor and Dennis Wilson

ATV Madeline Bell In Concert 11:30 pm - 12:00 am


Monday 17th July 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Suzi Quatro – The Race Is On

Nick Lowe (Rockpile) – So It Goes

Thin Lizzy – Rosalie (live promo clip)

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong

Bob Dylan – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (The Last Waltz movie)

ITV A Little Night Music

Marion Montgomery

Scottish The Record Makers

Vince Hill


Tuesday 18th July 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime

Annie Ross

Baccara

BBC2 Sing Country

Lay Lynam

Caroll Baker

Carl Smith

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins

Raymond Froggatt

Marty Robbins

Granada Breakers

Alphapha


Wednesday 19th July 1978

BBC2 Rhythm On 2

Marion Montgomery

Thames London Night Out

The New Seekers

Hazel Dean

ITV Elkie and Co 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Documentary about Elkie Brooks

Granada What’s New

content unknown

ITV Sounds of Britain

Scotland


Thursday 20th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Come Back And Finish What You Started (chart run down)

Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United (live vocal) ("don't turn me off, turn me up!")

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (concert clip)

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (live) (possibly recorded at the same time as the 6th July 1978 appearance)

The Saturday Night Band - Come On Dance Dance (Legs & Co)

The New Seekers - Anthem (One Day In Every Week)

City Boy - 5-7-0-5 (repeat 6th July 1978)

ELO - Wild West Hero (promo clip)

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Raydio - Is This A Love Thing

Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City (Legs & Co) (repeat 22nd June 1978)

Child - It's Only Make Believe

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters

The work of Lionel Bart


Friday 21st July 1978

Granada Music: The Kinks 1:10 - 1:30 am

Westward The Roger Whittaker Show (repeat)


Saturday 22nd July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

ITV The Entertainers 12:-00 - 12:30 am

Labi Siffre

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

Southern The Monkees; Monkee Mayor

ATV Revolver 11:15 pm - 12:00 am (first in regular networked series)

NB Producer Mickie Most originally wanted a six o’clock slot for the show

Regulars: Peter Cook, Chris Hill, Les Ross

The Autographs - While I'm Still Young (NB Mickie Most later signed the band)

Hi Tension - British Hustle

The Lurkers – I Don’t Need To Tell Her

The Stranglers - Tank, Curfew

Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork, She's So Modern

The Boyfriends

Kandidate (support band)

Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger - archive clip


Sunday 23rd July 1978

BBC2 Rod The Mod Has Come Of Age 8:05 - 9:10 pm repeat

Revised Rod Stewart documentary

LWT George Hamilton IV

Granada Paul Daniels Blackpool Bonanza

The Chanter Sisters


Monday 24th July 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

The Nolan Sisters

BBC2 Elkie Brooks In Concert 10:40 - 11:40 pm repeat

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

The Moody Blues

The Pirates


Tuesday 25th July 1978

BBC2 Sing Country

Tompall Glaser

Barbara Fairchild

Kenny Rogers

Ronnie Prophet

Granada Breakers 4:20 - 4:45 pm

Linda Fletcher


Wednesday 26th July 1978

Granada What’s New

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

Thames London Night Out

Dennis Wtaerman sings

The Nolan Sisters


Thursday 27th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel (chart run down)

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds - I Can’t Stop Dancing To The Beat (live)

Jackson Browne - Stay (concert clip)

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Come Back and Finish What You Started (Pauline from Legs and Co)

Yellow Dog - Wait Until Midnight

Voyage - From East To West (promo clip)

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recorded)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (promo clip)

Andrew Gold - How Can This Be Love (Legs & Co)

Plastic Bertrand - Sha La La La Lee

Lindisfarne - Run For Home (repeat 29th June 1978)

Kandidate - Don't Wanna Say Goodnight (re-recorded?)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters: Lennon and McCartney 9:25 - 10:20 pm

Paul Jones, Vicki Brown, Marti Webb

Granada What’s New Special: B'Dum, B'Dum

Buzzcocks - Love You More, What Do I Get, I Can't Explain, I Don't Mind

Magazine – Motorcade (Simple Red’s Mick Hucknall seen in the audience)

Grampian The Entertainers

Alan Price


Friday 28th July 1978

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux

Clark Terry Sextet

Joe Williams All-Stars

Thames Three Hats For Lisa Joe Brown movie

Thames Fanfare

Flintlock


Saturday 29th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Paul Nicholas

Smokie

Southern The Saturday Banana

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

includes The Monkees: Monkee Mayor

ATV Revolver

NB Producer Mickie Most puts a security guard by Les Ross’ hot dog / hamburger just before the show just in case all the food disappears. About a hundred hot dogs and a hundred hamburgers are prepared just ahead of the show, but the producers quickly learned that they need to keep some back for the actual recording of the show

The Vibrators - Judy Says

Roy Hill Band - Piccadilly Lights, Radio

Bonnie Tyler

Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys, Love You More

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden,

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Billericay Dickie, What A Waste

Sore Throat (support band) - Zombie Rock

The Kinks - possibly The Beat Room BBC2 1964

Anglia The Next Week Show

The Spinners


Sunday 30th July 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 3:50 - 4:25 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza

The Dooleys

Tony Monopoly


Monday 31st July 1978

BBC1 The Spinners (repeat)

HTV Magic Circle

The Wurzels

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Elkie Brooks

Renaissance


Tuesday 1st August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country

Dick Damion

Don Everly

Dave and Sugar

Merle Haggard

Granada Breakers (last edition)

The Pleasers


Wednesday 2nd August 1978

ITV The Rolf Harris Show

The Hudson Brothers

Thames London Night Out

Candlewick Green

Frankie Vaughan

New Faces


Thursday 3rd August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Cerrone - Supernature (chart run down)

City Boy - 5-7-0-5

Darts - It's Raining

X-Ray Spex - Identity (promo clip)

The New Seekers - Anthem (One Day In Every Week)

The Who - Who Are You (promo clip)

Gene Farrow - Don't Stop Now (live) (with Legs & Co)

Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United (live) ("oh, 'ello, 'ow are ya?")

The Real Thing - Rainin’ Through My Sunshine (live)

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Child - It’s Only Make Believe

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (Legs & Co) (repeat 6th July 1978)

The Lurkers - I Don't Need To Tell Her

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (repeat 6th July 1978)

Patrick Juvet chats with host

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good (play out record and end credits)

Granada The Beatles


Friday 4th August 1978

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux

New Dave Brubeck Quartet

Paulinha De Costa

ITV Magic Circle

Flintlock

Southern Crucible Of Terror movie with Mike Raven


Saturday 5th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Bernie Flint

Southern The Saturday Banana

NB It was announced by Southern TV this week that the show will now continue until the end of the year rather than be taken off in October

Southern The Monkees: Monkees In The Ring

ATV Revolver

The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops

Mtumbe - Empire Road

The Motors - Forget About You

Nick Lowe - Heart Of The City, They Call It Rock n Roll

Brent Ford & The Nylons (support group)

Elvis Costello - This Years Girl, Radio Radio

Sid Vicious (on film)

Otis Readding - possibly Ready Steady Go special clip 1966

Granada Breakers 10:25 - 10:55 pm probably a repeat

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Sunday 6th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza

Carl Wayne Can’t We Just Down And Talk It Over

The Chanter Sisters

Lorna Dallas

Civvy Street

Patti Boulaye

LWT George Hamilton IV

Scottish The Sunday Drama: City Sugar

Tim Curry plays a radio DJ


Monday 7th August 1978

BBC2 Graham Parker In Concert 11:05 - 12:05 pm

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Cliff Richard – Please Remember Me, Turn Me Loose (Oh Boy clip 1959)

Darts – It’s Raining

10CC – Dreadlock Holiday (promo clip)

Bonnie Tyler – Living For The City

City Boy - 5705


Tuesday 8th August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:25 pm

Crystal Gayle special


Wednesday 9th August 1978

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

The Chieftains

The Dublines

Mary O’Hara

Thames London Night Out

The Bachelors


Thursday 10th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:45 - 8:10 pm

NB Show number 750

Hosted by Peter Powell

Voyage – From East To West (chart run down)

Rezillos - Top Of The Pops (re-recording?)

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (concert clip)

Hi-Tension - British Hustle

Bob Dylan - Baby Stop Crying (Legs & Co)

Raydio - Is This A Love Thing (promo clip)

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recording)

Jilted John - Jilted John (live vocal over re-recording) (NB Martin Hannett is in the band)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want number one ('Grease' film clip)

Host has big birthday cake at the end to celebrate 750 shows

Commodores - Three Times A Lady (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Songwriters: Lloyd Webber and Rice

Paul Jones, Vicki Brown, Marti Webb

Grampian The Entertainers

Labi Siffre


Friday 11th August 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux

Ella Fitzgerald


Saturday 12th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Quayside at St Malo, Brittany

Hosted by Dana Gillespie

Grace Jones

Dana Gillespie (host)

Southern The Saturday Banana

Darts

Southern The Monkees

Granada Breakers

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ATV Revolver

NB The Sex Pistols and Ronald Biggs promo clip for No One Is Innocent was due for inclusion, but a ban by the IBA meant that it had to be removed

The Fabulous Poodles - The Jam

Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing

The Boomtown Rats Don't Believe What You Read

Heatwave Groove Line, Aint No Half Steppin’

Jab Jab - Grandad

The Jam David Watts, 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street

Elvis Presley (film clip as a part of Reviver Spot)

Julie Driscol & Brian Auger (an archive clip due for inclusion but not shown due to the anniversary of Elvis' death)


Sunday 13th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels Blackpool Bonanza

The Chanter Sisters (regulars)


Monday 14th August 1978

BBC1 Sounds Of Gold 6:50 - 7:20 pm

Dave Lee Travis introduces brass band from Florida

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

The Moody Blues (three songs)

ITV Soft Touch

Peter Skellern in acting role


Tuesday 15th August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:25 pm

Larry Gatlin


Wednesday 16th August 1978

BBC1 Elvis On Tour 6:40 - 8:10 pm Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 Rhythm On Two: Strings And Things

with Peter Skellern

Thames London Night Out

Julie Rogers

ITV Best Sellers: The Aspen Murder, part one

Michelle Phillips


Thursday 17th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:35 - 8:10 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring (chart run down)

The Stranglers - Walk On By

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (live)

Cerrone - Super Nature (Legs & Co)

Child - It's Only Make Believe

Darts - It's Raining (repeat 3rd August 1978)

10 C.C. - Dreadlock Holiday

The Who - Who Are You (promo clip)

The New Seekers - Anthem (One Day In Every Week) NB The host has a bottle of champagne for Eve and Danny of the group who had just got engaged

Mr.Big - Senora

Commodores - Three Times A Lady number one (Legs & Co)

Host chats to Sylvester

City Boy - 5-7-0-5 (play out record and end credits)

Thames A Gift For Heidi movie 4:20 - 5:45 pm

With Van Dyke Parks


Friday 18th August 1978

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux

Joe Pass

Marva Josie

Earl Hines Quartet

Southern Runaround

The Dead End Kids


Saturday 19th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From St Malo

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Dionne Warwick

Bacarra

Patrick Juvet

Grace Jones

Southern The Saturday Banana

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Southern The Monkees: The Monkees In Paris

ATV Revolver

NB Mickie Most tells the Daily Mirror that he had only intended to work on one series of the show, but “if they want any help on a new series I’ll give it, in a small way”.

The Motors - Dancing The Night Away

The Shirts

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Blockheads

Steve Gibbons Band - Down In The City, Streets, Don't Spit On The Bus

Goldie

Patrick Fitzgerald (support band)- The Bingo Crowd

Suzi Quatro – The Race Is On, Devil Gate Drive

Danny & The Juniors - archive clip

Granada Breakers

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ITV The Entertainers

Peter Skellern


Sunday 20th August 1978

LWT Concert: Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza

Tony Christie

Shakin’ Stevens

The Chanter Sisters


Monday 21st August 1978

BBC1 Nationwide: Genesis On The Road 6:20 - 7:10 pm

BBC2 Joan Armatrading In Concert 11:10 pm -12:15 am

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Wings

The Boomtown Rats

ITV Magic Circle

Flintlock


Tuesday 22nd August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country

George Hamilton IV

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Leslie Uggams

ITV A Little Summer Music (NB Daily Mirror has this as A Little Night Music)

Lindisfarne

ATV Something Different

Dana


Wednesday 23rd August 1978

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

The Fivepenny Piece


Thursday 24th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:35 - 8:10 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Andy Gibb - Everlasting Love (chart run down)

Bilbo - She’s Gonna Win

David Essex = Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

Blondie - Picture This (re-recording)

Jilted John - Jilted John (live)

The Motors - Forget About You

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (concert clip)

Hi-Tension - British Hustle

Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring (Legs & Co)

The Jam - David Watts (Paul Weller wearing black leather jacket)

The Commodores - Three Times A Lady (TOTP film of band on PR trip to UK and repeat of Legs and Co 17th August 1978)

Rezillos - Top Of The Pops (play out record and end credits)

Granada The Beatles

Grampian The Entertainers

Mae McKenna


Friday 25th August 1978

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux

Benny Carter Quartet

Connie Smith

Cab Calloway

LWT The Entertainers

Ralph McTell


Saturday 26th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Jersey

Hosted by Terry Wogan

The Wurzels

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

Child

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

Southern The Monkees: Monkees In The Ring

ATV Revolver

NB Public Image Ltd were due to appear, but ended up in Camber Sands, Sussex instead of Birmingham where the show was being recorded

Eddie Kidd - Leave It To The Kidd

X Ray Spex - Identity

Roy Hill Band - Radio, Piccadilly Lights

Lindisfarne - Jukebox Gypsy, plus one other

Merger - Biko

C Gas 5 (support band) - I'm Her Man

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Take It Or Leave It, Spin It Around

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

The Rich Kids - Rich Kids

The Bee Gees - archive clip

Granada Breakers

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Sunday 27th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza

The Drifters

Bert Weedon


Monday 28th August 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

The Nolan Sisters

Tom Paxton

Charlie McCoy

BBC2 Blackcurrent 11:25 pm - 12:15 am repeat

Billy Paul

The Real Thing

Hi-Tension

Desmond Dekkar

Thames The Best of Kenny’s Bits 6:00 – 6:35 pm

Compilation of The Kenny Everett Video Show

Thames The Tommy Cooper Show

Candlewick Green

Peters and Lee – Suspicious Minds

The Nolan Sisters

The Ladybirds


Tuesday 29th August 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 Dave and Sugar Sing Country 9:00 - 9:25 pm


Wednesday 30th August 1978

BBC2 Graham Parker and The Rumour In Concert 10:15 - 11:15 pm

ATV Tony Hatch And All Kinds Of Music 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Peters and Lee – Suspicious Minds

Buddy Greco

Moira Anderson

George Hamilton IV

ITV Best Sellers: The Aspen Murder, part two

Michelle Phillips


Thursday 31st August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Herbie Hancock - I Thought It was You (chart run down)

The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (promo clip)

10 C.C. - Dreadlock Holiday (repeat 17th August 1978)

Klark Kent - Don't Care (presumably the other members of The Police are wearing masks)

Andy Gibb - Everlasting Love (Legs & Co)

Exile - Kiss You All Over

Rezillos - Top Of The Pops (re-recording)

Darts - It's Raining (repeat 3rd August 1978)

Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me

Commodores - Three Times A Lady number one (repeat of 24th August 1978 TOTP film)

Hi Tension - British Hustle (play out record and end credits)

Granada The Beatles

Grampian The Entertainers

Tony Monopoly


Friday 1st September 1978

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux

Oscar Peterson Trio

Miami Jazz band

Southern Runaround

Rick Wakeman

Granada Music: Don McLean 12:55 - 1:10 am

ITV The Mermaid Follies

NB Amnesty International benefit show

Julie Covington


Saturday 2nd September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Jersey

Peters & Lee

The Dooleys

City Boy

Southern The Saturday Banana

includes The Monkees

The Rezillos

BBC1 Parkinson

Manhattan Transfer

ATV Revolver

Whitesnake Lie Down I Think I Love You

The Tourists Immune To Life

Rich Kids

The Only Ones Another Girl Another Planet

Showbiz Kids (support band)

Darts Who's That Knocking, Bones, Gotta Go Home (possibly Den Heggarty’s final performance with the band)

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - archive clip


Sunday 3rd August 1978

BBC1 The Best of Yarwood

Petula Clark

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza

Tony Monopoly

LWT Ol’ Red Hair Is Back

Bette Midler special

LWT George Hamilton IV

Granada Paul Daniels Blackppol Bonanza

Tony Monopoly

The Chanter Sisters


Monday 4th September 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill (first of seventh series)

Three Degrees

BBC2 John William’s World of Music

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth

BBC2 The Goodies: Punk Crazy (repeat)

HTV Magic Circle (repeat)

Flintlock


Tuesday 5th September 1978

BBC1 Ask Aspel

Kate Bush interview

BBC2 The Hillsiders Sing Country


Wednesday 6th September 1978

BBC1 Broadway with Lena Zavaroni

Paul Nicholas

Thames The Best Of Kenny’s Bits 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Kenny Everett comp

Hot Gossip perform song

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 7th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Frankie Valli - Grease (chart run down)

The Jam - David Watts (Weller wearing black shirt with white verticle stripes)

Leo Sayer - I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try) (live)

Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring (Seaside Special) (host refers to it as "Brown Eyed Girl In The Ring")

The Motors - Forget About You

Dee D.Jackson - Meteor Man

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You (Legs & Co)

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (promo clip)

Manhattan Transfer - Where Did Our Love Go (live) (NB Tim Hauser looking like the third Blues Brother)

Hi Tension - British Hustle

Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard - You’re The One That I Want (live)

Commodores - Three Times A Lady number one (repeat of 24th August 1978 TOTP film)

The Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy Of Love (play out record and end credits)


Friday 8th September 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

From The Midsummer Day concert, Cannon Hill, Birmingham

Rocky Cool & The Ice Bergs

Pressure Shocks

School Sports

LWT George Hamilton IV

ITV Magic Circle (repeat)

Flintlock

Tyne Tees

Those Wonderful TV Times

Alan Freeman


Saturday 9th September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Weymouth

Dana Gillespie

Salena Jones

Bobby Crush

Southern The Saturday Banana

Southern The Monkees - Your Friendly Neighbourhood

ATV Tiswas

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ATV I’m Bob, He’s Dickie (not listed in Daily Mirror)

The Hudson Brothers


Sunday 10th September 1978

LWT The Freddie Starr Experience

Lyn Paul

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Acker Bilk


Monday 11th September 1978

BBC1 Olivia 7:20 - 8:10 pm

Olivia Newton-John special

ABBA

Andy Gibb

BBC2 Supertramp In Concert 11:10 pm - end

Repeat of Sight and Sound In Concert

ITV Aznavour: Yesterday When I Was Young


Tuesday 12th September 1978

BBC2 Carl Perkins Sings Country 9:30 - 9:55 pm

With The C P Express


Wednesday 13th September 1978

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 14th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Abba - Summer Night City (chart run down)

Dr Feelgood - Down To The Doctor

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday (repeat 17th August 1978)

Tina Charles - Making All The Right Moves (live)

Status Quo - Again and Again (promo clip)

Exile - Kiss You All Over (Legs & Co)

Frankie Valli - Grease (promo clip)

Tom Robinson Band - Too Good To Be True (live vocal)

Blondie - Picture This (promo clip)

Motorhead - Louie Louie

The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die

Jilted John - Jilted John (live vocal)

host given a commemmorative clock

Commodores - Three Times A Lady number one (repeat of 24th August 1978 TOTP film)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (play out record and end credits)


Friday 15th September 1978

Westward Country Style

Don Everly

Raymond Froggat


Saturday 16th September 1978

Southern The Saturday Banana

includes The Monkees

Yorkshire 3-2-1

Acker Bilk

ATV Tiswas

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ATV Bachman Turner Overdrive


Monday 18th September 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight

Leo Sayer

Thames At The Embankment 12:30 - 1:00 am

Paul Brady


Tuesday 19th September 1978

BBC1 One More Time

Elaine Paige

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm – end (first in new series)

Hosted by Bob Harris and Anne Nightingale

Bob Harris explains that Anne Nightingale will now front the show while he will do film reports

The Ramones - Don't Come Close, She's The One, Go Mental

Magazine - Definitive Gaze, Give Me Everything

Paul Gambaccini - reviews 'Grease' and 'Renaldo and Clara' movies with clips of each

Roger Daltrey - interview about the death of Keith Moon

The Who - Barbara Ann (clip from The Kids are Alright)

Granada Get It Together 4:20 - 4:45 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Linda Fletcher, Roy North

Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me

Hi Tension - British Shuffle

Street Boy


Wednesday 20th September 1978

Yorkshire Miss Great Britain 1978

Hosted by Tony Monopoly

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves

Granada Reports

Joy Division - Shadowplay


Thursday 21st September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Paul Burnett

The Motors - Forget About You (chart run down)

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights ('Grease' film clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Middle Of The Night (live)

The Jam - David Watts (Paul Weller wearing yellow jacket)

Leo Sayer - I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try) (live)

Abba - Summer Night City (promo clip)

Stephen Bishop - Looking For The Right One (live)

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Legs & Co with Floyd)

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

The Three Degrees - Givin' Up Givin' In (live)

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday number one (repeat 17th August 1978)

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (play out record and end credits)


Friday 22nd September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

From Weymouth

Valeria Masters

Thames Country Style

George Hamilton IV

Linda Lou Allen

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:20 pm – 12:10 am (first in series)

The Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Poly


Saturday 23rd September 1978

BBC1 Parkinson

Johnnny Mathis

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 5:55 - 6:35 pm (repeat of 19th September 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana

Northern Soul dancers

Southern The Monkees - Prisoner of Zenda

ATV Tiswas

content unknown


Sunday 24th September 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 2:05 - 2:45 pm repeat of 23 September 1978

LWT Song By Song By Hammerstein 10:00 - 11:00 pm

Linda Lewis


Monday 25th September 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight

The Three Degrees

Thames At The Embankment

De dannon


Tuesday 26th September 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Stephen Bishop - interview, Only the Heart Within You, Teenage Millionaire

The Rezillos - Destination Venus, Getting Me Down, (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures

Devo - Come Back Jonee (promo clip)

David Oxteby - article about his artwork

Ian Anderson - interviewed by Bob Harris in New York

BBC1 One More Time

Elaine Paige, Hazel Dean

Granada Get It Together

The Dodgers - Don't let me be wrong

Suzi Quatro - The race is on

The Steve Gibbons Band - Down in the city

Thames Star Games

Jackie Trent, Kenny Lynch, Salena Jones, Robin Sarstedt


Wednesday 27th Septemebr 1978

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 28th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Third World - Now That We've Found Love (chart run down)

Lindisfarne - Jukebox Gypsy

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Frankie Miller - Darlin’ (live)

Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep (promo clip)

The Ramones - Don't Come Close (re-recording)

Blondie - Picture This (promo clip)

Sugar Cane - Montego Bay (live)

The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die (repeat 14th September 1978)

Smokie - Mexican Girl

Frankie Valli - Grease (Legs & Co)

Chris Rea - Fool (If You Think Its Over)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Roots Rock Reggae 11:05 pm - 12:00 am

Documentary about reggae, directed by Jeremy Mare


Friday 29th September 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4:55 - 5:40 pm (first in new series)

Peters and Lee

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10:15 - 11:00 pm

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:15 - 11:55 pm

Crawler at the University of London Union

Westward Country Style

Skeeter Davis


Saturday 30th September 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (first of second series)

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BBC1 Little and Large

Charley Pride

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:30 - 7:00 pm (repeat 26th September 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana

Jeff Wayne

Southern The Monkees: Monkees at the movies

ATV Tiswas

content unknown


Sunday 1st October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College (repeat 29 September 1978)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


Tuesday 3rd October 1978

BBC2 One More Time

Elaine Paige

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - end

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Movies - Rock With Your Radio, The Last Train (Part 2)

The Police - Can’t Stand Losing You, Next To You, Alright Now, Roxanne (Sting had accidentally sprayed hair lacquer into his eyes just before the show and did the performance with sunglasses on)

Sting - interview

George Duke - Dukey's Stick (promo clip)

Jonnie Walker - interviewed by Bob Harris in the USA

The Cars - Good Times Roll (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together

The Shadows - Love DeLuxe

The Peppers - Nancy leaving for better times

The Pleasers - You don't know

Tommy and the Hotrocks - Old black joe


Wednesday 4th October 1978

Thames I’m Dickie – That’s Showbusiness

Vince Hill

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 5th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Abba - Summer Night City (chart run down)

Mick Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie

Dean Friedman (and Denise Marsa) - Lucky Stars (promo clip)

Third World - Now That We’ve Found Love (Legs & Co)

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (repeat 21st September 1978)

Elaine Paige - Don't Walk Away Till I Touch You (live)

Boney M - Rasputin (Musik Laden TV clip)

Marshall Hain - Coming Home

Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (live vocal)

Leo Sayer - I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try) (repeat 7th September 1978)

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (NB they use the lyrics from the radio play version)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

ELO - Sweet Talkin' Woman (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

George Melly


Friday 6th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Cado Belle at the University of Strathclyde

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday

Marion Montgomery


Saturday 7th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

10cc

Elaine Paige

BBC1 Little and Large

Berni Flint

BBC1 Parkinson

Barry Manilow

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test (repeat of 3rd October 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

Southern The Monkees: Monkees Get Out More Dirt

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night (first edition)

Bette Midler – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Dance judges – Suzi Quatro, Labi Siffre


Sunday 8th October 1978

LWT Song By Song By Harburg

Georgia Brown


Monday 9th October 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:15 pm - 12:00 am

Introduced by Anne Nightingale

Stereo simulcast in Radio One

Jethro Tull live from Madison Square Gardens, NYC

Thick as a Brick, No Lullaby, flute solo improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Songs From the Wood, instrumental, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, (Dambusters March at the end)


Tuesday 10th October 1978

BBC1 One More Time

Hazel Dean

Granada Get It Together

Abba - Summer night city (promo clip)

Chris Blake and Honey Brown - Summer nights

Alan David - Get your love right

Hunter - Tonight's the night


Wednesday 11th October 1978

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 12th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

John Travolta - Sandy (chart run down)

The Olympic Runners - Get It While You Can

Smokie - Mexican Girl (repeat 28th September 1978)

The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (Legs & Co)

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (repeat 28th September 1978)

Jonathan King - One For You One For Me (live) (he and backing singers are wearing rainbow wigs)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Dippety Day (promo clip)

The Bishops - I Want Candy

Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep (Legs & Co)

ELO - Sweet Talkin' Woman (promo clip)

Peter Skellern & The Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Love Is The Sweetest Thing

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

Donna Summer - MacArthur Park (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Omnibus: The Record Machine 9:25 - 10:15 pm

Hosted by John Peel, Paul Gambacinni

A look at the current state of the British record industry

Clips of Debbie Harry, The Mekons, Stephen Bishop, Sham 69, Mark Perry with Alternative TV, The U.K. Subs, Gus Dudgeon, Bob Geldof, Mickie Most, Muff Winwood, The Slits

Granada What’s On

The Real Thing – Wotcha Say Wotcha Do

Marianne Faithfull


Friday 13th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

The Brotherhood of Man

Elaine Page

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10:15 - 10:50 pm

Madeline Bell

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

The Crusaders at Colchester Institute, Essex

LWT Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend 11:10 pm – 1:00 am

Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin

Westward Country Style

Carl Perkins


Saturday 14th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Jeremy Clyde (talking about Sexton Blake)

Electric Light Orchestra

BBC1 Little and Large

The Drifters

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:20 - 7:05 pm repeat of 9 October 1978

Southern The Saturday Banana

The Yetties

Gruppo Sportivo

Southern The Monkees: Monkees in Manhattan

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Elton John & Bruce Forsyth – Your Song (with lyric change)

United Kingdom Disco Dance Championships


Sunday 15th October 1978

BBC1 Sexton Blake and the Demon God

Starring Jeremy Clyde as Sexton Blake

BBC1 Everyman: A Lonely Way Home 10:25 - 11:00 pm

Kris Kristofferson interviewed by Steve Turner

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat of 13 October 1978

LWT Song By Song By Dietz

Linda Lewis

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


Monday 16th October 1978

Thames At the Embankment 12:30 - 1:00 am

The Bothy Band


Tuesday 17th October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6:50 - 7:20 pm (first in new series)

The Small Faces

Hot Gossip (resident dance troupe)

BBC2 One More Time

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - end

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

B B King - When It All Comes Down, Hold On

Thin Lizzy - Emerald (The Rainbow, London)

Robert Johnson - Responsibility, Wrecking My Mind, interview

Al Di Meola

Stiff Records 'Be Stiff' train tour with Wreckelss Eric, Rachel Sweet, Jona Lewie, Mickey Jupp, Lena Lovich, Dave Robinson

Santana - Well All Right (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together

Child - Still the one

Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talking Woman

John Hamilton Gregg - Angel of love

Jim and Ady

The Chosen Few


Wednesday 18th October 1978

Thames The Morecambe and Wise Show

Rod Stewart

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Thursday 19th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (chart run down)

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Boney M - Rasputin (Musik Laden TV clip)

John Travolta - Sandy (Legs & Co - Patty and Martin)

The Rolling Stones - Respectable (promo clip)

Colorado - California Dreamin’ (live)

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (repeat 21st September 1978)

Frankie Miller - Darlin’ (live)

The Three Degrees - Givin’ Up Givin’ In (repeat 21st September 1978)

Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (live vocal)

Donna Summer - MacArthur Park (Legs & Co)

The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

Public Image Limited - Public Image (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Lulu Just the Way You Are


Friday 20th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Child

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10:15 - 10:50 pm

Elkie Brooks

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:45 pm - 12:25 am

NB this might have possibly have been scheduled to be the Stranglers at Reading University, but was cancelled after the band walked off after fifteen minutes

John Martyn at Reading University

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 21st October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Frankie Miller Band

BBC1 Little and Large 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Parkinson

Sammy Davis Jr

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat of 17 October 1978

Southern The Saturday Banana

includes The Monkees

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Jack Jones


Sunday 22nd October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat of 20 October 1978

BBC2 Skidoo 1969 movie with Harry Nilsson


Tuesday 24th October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6:50 - 7:20 pm

Ronnie Spector

BBC2 One More Time

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Average White Band in Nassau - When Will You Be Mine, Please Don't Fall In Love, Atlantic Avenue, interviewed by Bob Harris on location

Whitesnake - Trouble, Lie Down

Mick Jagger - interviewed by Anne Nightingale (on film)

Wings - Oriental Nightfish (animation clip)

Granada Get It Together

Mike Moran and his band - Bee Gees medley

Mullard and Baker - You’re The One That I Want

John Joliffe - What a lovely day

Key West - Can't get enough of your love


Thursday 26th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The O'Jays - Brandy (chart run down)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio (Costello changes lyrics targeting the host to which he retorts "oh well, we mustn't take these things personally" which was cut from the BBC4 repeat)

Chris Rea - Fool (If You Think Its Over) (repeat 28th September 1978)

ELO - Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Legs & Co)

Public Image Ltd - Public Image (promo clip)

Jonathan King - One For You One For Me (live)

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (repeat 5th October 1978)

Dollar - Shooting Star

The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (promo clip)

City Boy - What A Night

Dan Hartman - Instant Replay (Legs & Co)

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (re-recorded)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Dippety Day (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Suzi Quatro – If You Can’t Give Me Love

Thames Looks Familiar

Jule Stein


Friday 27th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Rags

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday

Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On, Everything I've Got, Train, Dancing The Night Away, Frankie Lee, Giving It All Away

Frankie Miller – Darlin'

The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:00 - 11:50 pm

Rich Kids at Reading University

LWT George Hamilton IV

Westward Country Style

Roy Head (60s singer?)


Saturday 28th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Grease Day USA 5:35 - 6:25 pm

Olivia Newton-John

Frankie Valli

BBC1 Little and Large

Elkie Brooks

BBC1 Parkinson

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Southern The Saturday Banana (not broadcast)

Southern The Monkees: Alias Mickey Dolenz

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Kenny Everett


Sunday 29th October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

The Rich Kids

LWT Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray 11:45 pm - 12:45 am

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Val Doonican

Bobby Crush


Monday 30th October 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Johnnie Ray

BBC2 Sing Country Extra 7:02 - 8:05 pm

Wembley Arena, London

Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Prophet, Carroll Baker, Marty Robbins, Larry Gatlin, Don Williams, Dave & Sugar, Merle Haggard

BBC2 And Now the Good News

Barabara Dickson

ITV George Hamilton IV

The Mercey Brothers


Tuesday 31st October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6:50 - 7:20 pm

The Real Thing

BBC2 Empire Road 6:50 - 7:20 pm (first episode)

Theme: Matumbi

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:25 pm - 12:05 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Dean Friedman - I've Had Enough, Lydia, Lucky Stars (duet with Denise Marsa)

Gary Osbourne - interviewed by Bob Harris (on film)

Queen - phone interview with Anne Nightingale from New Orleans, Dead on Time (Filmfinders clip)

Elton John - Shooting Star, Song for Guy, interview

Granada Get It Together

Tina Charles

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

Frankie Miller – Darlin’

Quint - 9 to 5

ITV Ol' Red Hair Is Back

Bette Midler special


Wednesday 1st November 1978

Thames Sounds Of Britain

Silly Wizard

ATV Showtime

Patti Boulaye


Thursday 2nd November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You (chart run down)

The Skids - The Saints Are Coming (NB Singer Richard Jobson and guitarist Stuart Adamsom didn't want to do the show, but Cook and Jones from The Sex Pistols pursuaded them to do it)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Dippety Day (promo clip)

Elton John - Part Time Love (Legs & Co)

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (promo clip)

Elkie Brooks - Don't Cry Out Loud (live)

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes

The Three Degrees - Givin’ Up Givin’ In (repeat 21st September 1978)

Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City (live)

Donna Summer - MacArthur Park (Legs & Co) (repeat 19th October 1978)

Streetband (Paul Young) - Toast (live)

Frankie Miller - Darlin’ (repeat 19th October 1978)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

host introduces Mike Read, new Radio One DJ and next week's host

Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tammy 6:00 - 6:25 pm

Tammy Wynette

George Hamilton IV

Thames Looks Familiar

Sammy Davis Jr


Friday 3rd November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

John Paul Young

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday

Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart, Last Gig Of Johnny B.Goode, Johnny B. Goode, Why Is Everybody Going Home, Magdalena, Telepath, Moonlighting

Elkie Brooks - Don't Cry Out Loud

Robert Palmer - Best Of Both Worlds

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:00 - 11:40 pm

The Climax Blues Band at Brighton Poly

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 4th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Elton John

The Autographs

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5:50 - 6:20 pm

No-one of interest in this edition

BBC1 Little and Large

Four Tops

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 6:20 - 7:00 pm

Southern The Saturday Banana (not broadcast)

include The Monkees

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night

Dolly Parton - Running Out Of Control

Sammy Davis Jr


Sunday 5th November 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

The Climax Blues Band repeat

ATV Cleo

Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth

Michel Legrand


Monday 6th November 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight

Val Doonican

BBC2 The Devil’s Music (first of five repeats)

1: Nothing But The Truth

Thames Bachman Turner Overdrive 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Documentary

ITV George Hamilton IV

Stringband


Tuesday 7th November 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6:0 - 7:20 pm

Denny Laine

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:25 pm - 12:05 am

Broadcast from Manchester

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Metal Postcard, Jigsaw Feeling

The Cars in Los Angeles - May Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed, interviewed by Bob Harris

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years (Midnight Special)

John Cooper-Clarke - I Don't Wanna Be Nice, Kung Fu International, Reader's Wives

Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger - Don't Look Back (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together

The Autographs - When I'm still young, Fabulous

The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (promo clip)

Poacher - One more fool

Spookey - Mama's little girl


Thursday 9th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

NB Read makes his debut on TOTP tonight even before he takes up his Radio One job two days’ later

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (chart run down)

Dandy - Disco Dancer

Patrick Juvet - I Love America (promo clip)

Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You (Legs & Co)

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (repeat 5th October 1978)

Darts - Don't Let It Fade Away

host talks to Kenny Andrews, new singer in Darts

The Cars - My Best Friends Girl (concert clip)

Liquid Gold - Anyway You Do It

Chas & Dave (with Tony Ashton) - Strummin’ (live vocal)

Dan Hartman - Instant Replay (Legs & Co) (repeat 26th October 1978)

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescence (probably a re-recording)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights number one ('Grease' film clip)

The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tammy 6:00 - 6:25 pm

Frank Jennings Syndicate

Granada What’s On

Dean Friedman Lydia

New Vaudeville Band


Friday 10th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Gene Pitney

Sailor

BBC1 Tonight In Town

Valerie Singleton interviews Alan Price

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday

Leo Sayer - How Much Love, The Dancer, Fool For Your Love, Bedsitterland, Long Tall Glasses

Stephen Bishop - Looking For The Right One, On and On

The Dudley Moore Trio - Autumn In New York

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:10 - 11:50 pm

AC-DC at Essex University

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 11th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

David Essex

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Southern The Saturday Banana

NB Back after a two week lay off due to an industrial dispute

Streetband - Toast (NB makes reference to the then bakers strike)

Southern The Monkees

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Sammy Davis Jr

Kenny Everett


Sunday 12th November 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

AC-DC

ATV Cleo

Cleo Lanie, Johnny Dankworth


Monday 13th November 1978

BBC1 The Royal Variety Show (performed live)

Kenny Ball

Acker Bilk

The Nolan Sisters

Showwaddywaddy

BBC2 The Devil’s Music: 2

ITV George Hamilton IV

Skeeter Davis


Tuesday 14th November 1978

BBC1 David Essex

Twiggy

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:25 pm - 12:05 am

NB Eddie Money cancelled his tour so didn't appear. BBC Infax refers to The Pez Band - Love Goes Underground (Filmfinders clip) as Item 04 on the show but doesn't appear to have been broadcast

Hosted by Anne Nightingale (with a Boney M poster behind her)

Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again, Nothing Left

Penetration - Lovers and Outrage (Reading Festival)

Wreckless Eric - Walking On The Surface Of The Moon (Filmfinders clip) NB The audio is taken from the picture disc LP

Music news

The David Johanssen Group - Funky But Chic, Frenchette, Girls, interviewed by Bob Harris (Toad's club, New Haven) NB in 1973 Harris had called Johanssen's old band 'mock rock', but now seems to be a fan

Granada Get It Together

Dandy - Disco Dancer, Wham Bang Shang A Lang

Gerard Kenny - New York New York

Mark Middler - Sad Song

Moody Blues - Driftwood


Wednesday 15th November 1978

Thames Wednesday at Eight

Peters and Lee

Guys and Dolls


Thursday 16th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

The Three Degrees - Givin' Up Givin' In (chart run down)

Buzzcocks - Promises

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes (repeat 2nd November 1978)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio (repeat 26th October 1978)

Heatwave - Always and Forever (live vocal and re-recording)

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (promo clip)

Dean Friedman - Lydia (live)

Street Band - Toast (repeat 2nd November 1978)

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (promo clip)

Child - Still The One

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap number one (Bob Geldof plays candelabra like a saxophone)

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tammy 6:00 - 6:25 pm

Tammy Wynette

Johnny McEvoy

Richard Harding

Granada What’s On

Lonnie Donegan Cajun Stripper


Friday 17th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Lulu

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday

Leo Sayer - La Booga Rooga, One Man Band, In My Life, I Hear The Laughter, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, I Can't Stop Loving You

Kate Bush – Put Your Foot Foot On the Heartbreak

Randy Edelman – Uptown Uptempo Woman

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Lindisfarne at Colchester Institute, Essex

LWT George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Vince Hill


Saturday 18th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Child

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

The Spinners

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Southern The Saturday Banana

Wreckelss Eric, Lene Lovich, Rachel Sweet - from the Stiff train tour

Southern The Monkees: At the Circus

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce Forsyths’s Big Night 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Demis Roussos, Grace Kennedy, Lena Zavaroni, Charles Aznavour

Anglia Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones


Sunday 19th November 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College (repeat)

ATV Cleo

Petula Clark

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


Monday 20th November 1978

BBC2 And Now The Good News

Peter Skellern

Tyne Tees The Paper Lads (first episode in new series)

Theme by Renaissance

ITV George Hamilton IV

Prarie Oyster

Thames Looks Familiar Special

Sammy Davis Jr

Julie Styne


Tuesday 21st November 1978

BBC1 David Essex

Marti Webb

no The Old Grey Whistle Test

Granada Get It Together

Gordon Giltrap Weary eyes

Grand Hotel Secret Life

Ronnie Harwood Baby I love you

The Jacksons Blame it on the boogie (promo clip)


Wednesday 22nd November 1978

Thames Wednesday At Eight

The Brotherhood of Man

Carl Wayne

Scottish Sounds of Britain: Meet Anne Lorne Gilles


Thursday 23rd November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Musique - In The Bush (chart run down)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly - Devoted To You ('Grease' film clip)

Dollar - Shooting Star (repeat 26th October 1978)

Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Legs & Co)

Elkie Brooks - Don't Cry Out Loud (repeat 2nd November 1978)

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (promo clip)

Emerson Lake & Palmer - All I Want Is You

Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper (promo clip)

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescence (repeat 9th November 1978)

David Essex - Goodbye First Love (live)

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap number one (repeat 16th November 1978)

Chic - Le Freak (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Mike Harding


Friday 24th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Yvonne Kelly

BBC1 Tonight In Town

Mike Oldfield interview

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer - Endless Flight, Reflections, Don't Look Away, Raining In My Heart, Only Dreaming, There Isn't Anything

Marshall-Hain - Coming Home

Four Tops - Put It On The News

ATV The Muppet Show 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Alice Cooper

Grampian The Entertainers

The Tannahill Weavers


Saturday 25th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Lulu

Dr Hook

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Instant Sunshine

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:15 - 6:55 pm

Randy Newman special (repeat 6th June 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana

include The Monkees (10:15 - 10:45 am)

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Lena Zavaroni

LWT A Twist In The Tale: A Hand For Sonny Blue

Starring Rick Nelson as a baseball player who has a hand transplant


Sunday 26th November 1978

BBC1 Star Town

Acker Bilk

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

John Martyn

ITV George Hamilton IV

Dick Damron

Scottish Darts In Concert

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday

Bing Crosby (a repeat or a previously unseen clip?)


Monday 27th November 1978

BBC2 And Now The Good News

Renaissance – Back Home Once Again


Tuesday 28th November 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

NB Like the previous three series this is only shown in the London / South East area

Donny and Marie Osmond

Olivia Newton-John

KC and The Sunshine Band

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

999

Devo

Granada Get It Together

Keith Chegwin – Destiny

Showaddywaddy - Pretty little angel eyes

The Telegrams - Oh baby please

Roy Hill - I like, I like, I like


Wednesday 29th November 1978

Thames Wednesday At Eight

Cilla Black

Tony Christie


Thursday 30th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Village People - YMCA (chart run down)

The Rezillos - Destination Venus (proabably a re-recording)

Boney M - Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

Chic - Le Freak (Legs and Co)

Heatwave - Always and Forever (repeat 16th November 1978)

Buzzcocks - Promises (repeat 16th November 1978)

Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart (live)

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (promo clip)

The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro

Darts - Don't Let It Fade Away

Mankind - Dr.Who

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I’m Sexy number one (promo clip)

The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven (play out record and end credits)

Yorkshire In Concert

Bilbo Baggins


Friday 1st December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Mud

The Goodies - A Man's Best Friend Is His Duck

ATV The Muppet Show

Helen Reddy

LWT George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Patti Boulaye


Saturday 2nd December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Leo Sayer

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

The Wurzels

BBC1 Parkinson 200 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

Olivia Newton-John

Dame Edna Everage & Elton John Every Mother Wants A Son Like Elton

Southern The Saturday Banana

includes The Monkees

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test (repeat)

Anglia Michel Legrand and Friends 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

Jerry Lee Lewis

Neil Sedaka

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

NB It was announced by London Weekend the day before that the show was being retired early. The show had dropped out of the top twenty ratings after three weeks

Cleo Laine

Scottish Cado Belle In Concert


Monday 4th December 1978

BBC2 And Now The Good News

Barbara Thompson

Thames Tommy Cooper’s Magic Moments

The Nolan Sisters

ITV George Hamilton IV

The Good Brothers


Tuesday 5th December 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Larry Adler – Screws Blues

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

Rita Coolidge

BBC2 Barry Manilow 7:20 - 8:10 pm part one

Royal Albert Hall, London

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - end

NB Recorded on 21st November 1978 despite the fact that the host has a phone on her desk, suggesting that it's a live broadcast

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

X-Ray Spex - Art-I-Ficial, Warrior in Woolworths, I Live Off You

Kingfish - Hurricane (promo clip)

Alice Cooper - interviewed by Bob Harris, Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills (Filmfinders clip)

Ultravox - Slow Motion, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Dave Gilmour - No Way (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together

The Jets - Rockabilly Crazy, James Dean

Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' in

The Smirks - Rosemary, Lancashire dup up eh up

Mike Moran and his band

Yorkshire The Spinners Under Sail


Wednesday 6th December 1978

Thames Wednesday At Eight

Mary Hopkin – Another Day

Charles Aznavour


Thursday 7th December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Musique - In The Bush (chart run down)

Rachel Sweet - B-A-B-Y (re-recording)

The Village People - Y.M.C.A. (promo clip)

Gerard Kenny - New York New York (live)

The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven (Legs & Co)

Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love (live vocal over a re-recording)

Dollar - Shooting Star

John Travolta - Greased Lightnin’ ('Grease' film clip and not censored)

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors (live)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper (promo clip)

The Goodies - A Man’s Best Friend Is His Duck

Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord number one (repeat 30th November 1978)

Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tammy

Tammy Wynette

Granada What’s On

Candlewick Green

Grampian The Entertainers

Noel Murphy


Friday 8th December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 9th December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Dean Friedman

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Lulu

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Southern The Saturday Banana

Southern The Monkees: Monkees a la Mode

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

Anglia Michel Legrand and Friends

Helen Reddy

Starland Vocal Band

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Petula Clark


Monday 11th December 1978

BBC2 The Devil’s Music repeat

BBC2 An Evening With Andy Williams

BBC2 And Now the Good News

Lindisfarne – Brand New Day

Sonja Kristina – Colder Than A Rose In Snow

ITV George Hamilton IV

Jerry & JoAnne

ITV Twist in the Tale: A Hand for Sonny Blue

with Rick Nelson


Tuesday 12th December 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC2 Barry Manilow part two

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

A shorter than usual version of the show due to industrial action and BBC2 closed down at 11.40 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Muddy Waters

Devo

Granada Get It Together

David Essex - Goodbye first love

The Giants - Do wop band

Rachel Sweet – Baby

Nick Van Eede - Rock and roll fool

Mike Moran and his band

Thames World Disco Dancing Championships 7:30 - 8:30 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 13th December 1978

BBC2 My Kind of Movie

Elaine Paige talks about Singin’ In The Rain

Thames Wednesday at Eight

The Three Degrees

Tony Monopoly


Thursday 14th December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Earth Wind & Fire - September (chart run down)

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Rama Lama Ding Dong

Hot Chocolate - I’ll Put You Together Again (promo clip)

Buzzcocks - Promises (repeat 16th November 1978)

Elkie Brooks - Don't Cry Out Loud (live)

Mankind - Dr.Who

Darts - Don't Let It Fade Away (repeat 30th November 1978)

The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (promo clip)

Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Legs & Co)

Chic - Le Freak (promo clip, for some reason the producers block out a caption that gives the band's name and song title)

Elton John - Song For Guy (live)

Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord number one (pre-recorded insert)

Heatwave - Always and Forever (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On

Steel Pulse Sound System


Friday 15th December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Roger Whittaker

Grampian The Entertainers

Lindesfarne


Saturday 16th December 1978

Possible BBC industrial action today, no Multi Coloured Swap Shop

BBC1 closes 11:15 pm, BBC2 closes 11:05 pm

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Peter Frampton special

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

Southern The Monkees

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Michel Legrand and Friends

Petula Clark

Paul Anka

LWT Bruce’s Big Night

Carpenters (Karen Carpenter only as Richard was in rehab despite Karen’s excuse that he had flu)


Sunday 17th December 1978

ATV In Concert

John Miles


Monday 18th December 1978

BBC1 Christmas Snowtime Special

Demis Roussos

Manhattan Transfer

Boney M

Petula Clark

Charles Aznavour

BBC2 And Now The Good News...

The Chieftains

BBC2 An Evening With Andy Williams


Tuesday 19th December 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds

Andy Gibb

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:10 - 11:50 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

999 - Homicide, Let's Face It

The Shirts - Teenage Crutch, They Say The Sun Shines

The Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People

Blondie - Heart of Glass (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together

Brian Chalker - Simple gifts

Mud - Why do fools fall in love, Book of love

Kris Ryder - Ordinary girl, ordinary guy


Wednesday 20th December 1978

NB BBC1 and 2 shows were blacked out early in the evening by industrial action


Thursday 21st December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:30 pm (cancelled due to industrial action)

Hosted by Peter Powell and Dave Lee Travis

BBC1 Perry Como’s Christmas in Austria (cancelled due to industrial action)

BBC2 No Trouble (cancelled due to industrial action)

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in Northern Ireland

Granada What’s On

Freddie & The Dreamers

ATV Ghost Story movie with Marianne Faithfull


Friday 22nd December 1978

NB The Association of Broadcasting Staff dispute with the BBC continues with no live programmes being broadcast

BBC2 Leo Sayer 8:20 - 9:00 pm (cancelled due to industrial action)

Barbara Dickson

Dave Edmunds

BBC2 Emerson Lake and Palmer Special 11:05 - 11:55 pm (cancelled due to industrial action)

ELP talk to Bob Harris in America

ATV The Muppet Show

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge


Saturday 23rd December 1978

NB The dispute between the Association of Broadcasting staff and the BBC is settled with programmes on BBC1 starting again at 3:00 pm and BBC2 at 1:30 pm

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop (cancelled due to industrial action)

Cliff Richard

BBC1 The Little and Large Christmas Show

Cliff Richard

Dana Gillespie

Bernie Flint

BBC2 Country Holiday 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Larry Gatlin

Barbara Fairchild

Ronnie Prophet

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

BBC2 Doug Henning’s World of Magic

Glen Campbell

BBC2 Christmas With Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

LWT World Of Sport

NB This might have been cancelled due to a separate industrial dispute

The Rick Wakeman Seven Wonders of the World Handicap Hurdle (Towcester racecourse)

ATV Tiswas

The Rockin' Berries

ATV Christmas Celebrity Squares

Sacha Distel

ATV The Yeoman of the Guard

Tonmy Steele

Tyne Tees Lyn's Look In 11.45 am - 12.30 pm

Lyn Spencer, Malcolm Gerrie, Alastair Pirrie

content unknown


Sunday 24th December 1978 Christmas Eve

BBC2 10cc At Wembley 10:05 - 11:00 pm simulcast with Radio 1 & 2

The Conference Centre, Wembley, London

The show was due to be pre-recorded for transmission tonight, but on-going industrial action meant it was not recorded. It was replaced by a repeat of the Rod Stewart Christmas concert from 1976

ATV Holiday Matinee: Godspell! movie of rock gospel stage show

LWT Pam Ayres' Hong Kong Christmas

ABBA

LWT Bruce Forstyh’s Christmas Eve

Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling, Please Mister Postman

Kenny Everett


Monday 25th December 1978 Christmas Day

BBC1 Clambake Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 The Spinners at Christmas

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘78 2:00 - 3:00 pm

NB There were meant to be two Christmas shows this year, but due to an industrial dispute only one show was compiled. However, thanks to a surviving camera script dated 19th December 1978 we now know that several other clips would have been included. Clips of Legs and Co dancing to two songs, Boney M's Brown Girl In The Ring (from 'weekly show') and Donna Summer's Love's Unkind (from 'weekly show'), Darts performing Come Back My Love (from 'weekly show') and The Boomtown Rats performing Rat Trap (from 'weekly show') were to be used. It's probable that 'weekly show' indicates a repeat. New songs recorded for the broadcast show were taped in the usual Pops studio set up, but not in front of an audience, while Noel Edmonds hosted the show in a mock-up of a production office.

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Darts - The Boy From New York City

Boney M - Rasputin

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights (Legs & Co)

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (promo clip, studio version)

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song (promo clip)

The Bee Gees - Night Fever ('Saturday Night Fever' film clip)

Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (live)

Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - The Floral Dance (repeat 17th November 1977)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (repeat 27th April 1978)

Commodores - Three Times A Lady (Legs & Co)

Abba - Take A Chance On Me (promo clip)

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (promo clip)

Olivia Newton-John - greeting

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want ('Grease' film clip)

Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord number one (repeat 14th December 1978)

James Galway - Annie's Song (playout record with member of Legs and Co)

BBC1 Mike Yarwood’s Christmas Show 8:00 - 8:45 pm

ABBA - If It Wasn’t For The Night, Generation Game show sketch, Thank You For The Music

BBC2 The Snow Queen (repeat 25 December 1975)

Narrator: Vivian Stanshall

Grampian The Entertainers

Tom Paxton


Tuesday 26th December 1978 Boxing Day

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Don McLean and Friends In Concert 9:45 - 10:25 pm

with The Jordanaires

Elkie Brooks

Granada Get It Together Christmas Special 9:25 - 10:00 am

The Pleasers - A girl I know

Mike Rose - Star in the sky

The Roy Hill Band - I like I like I like

Showaddywaddy - Pretty little angel eyes


Wednesday 27th December 1978

BBC1 Val Doonican’s Christmas In The Country

Janie Rickie

Yorkshire Pop Quest 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Les Gray, Tim Rice, Jonathan King, Paul Gambaccini, Graham Dene, Chris Hill, Jimmy Pursey


Friday 29th December 1978

BBC1 David Soul

Talks about his Starsky and Hutch role and his recording career


Saturday 30th December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Mud

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Acker Bilk

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year part one 12:05 - 1:05 am

Hosted by Bob Harris

Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

The Ramones - Rockaway Beach (Filmfinders clip)

The Rolling Stones - Happy (film clip)

Talking Heads - Don't Worry About The Government (Filmfinders clip)

XTC - Radios in Motion

Robin Trower - Day of the Eagle

Greg Kihn - For You

Bob Seger - Ain't Got No Money (Filmfinders clip)

999 - Emergency (promo clip)

Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (promo clip)

Television - Foxhole (promo clip)

Devo - Jocko Homo (promo clip)

Otway & Barrett - Really Free

The Rubinoos - Rock & Roll is Dead

The Heartbreakers - It's not Enough (Filmfinders clip)

Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - Fever

BBC2 ELO At Wembley 7:05 - 8:05 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

Southern The Monkees

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

Yorkshire All Star Winner Takes All

Anita Harris


Sunday 31st December 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year part two 12:01 - 1:05 am

Hosted by Bob Harris (his last show as host)

Patti Smith - Because the Night

Paul Kossoff - You & Me (Filmfinders clip)

Jefferson Starship - Runaway

Stanley Clarke - School Days

Paul Butterfield - Slowdown

Tubes - White Punks on Dope

Vibrators - War Zone

Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout (promo clip)

Blondie - Presence Dear

Magazine - Light Pours Out of Me (Promo clip)

Genesis - Undertow (Filmfinders clip)

Eagles - Hotel California (promo clip)

Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue (Filmfinders clip)

Tom Petty & Heartbreakers - Breakdown

Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - Having A Party

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night 7:15 - 9:00 pm compilation

Elton John

Bette Midler

Petula Clark etc

Southern At The Turn of the Year

Petula Clark

Scottish Out with the Old, In with the New

Lulu

Eve Graham

Annie Ross


Also this year

Thames Our People

Tom Robinson -  theme song

LWT The Big Match

Elton John - interview and The Goaldiggers’ Song

ATV The Muppet Show

Linda Ronstadt -

ITN News

The Sex Pistols - in San Francisco

BBC1 Nationwide

Gilbert O’Sullivan at home

Thames Magpie

ELO

BBC Cymru/Wales Twndish

X Ray Spex

BBC1 Top Of The Pops (c.May)

Devo - Satisfaction (unbroadcast)