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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

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

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

Host: Peter Powell

Odyssey Native New Yorker (chart run down)

Eddie & The Hot Rods Quit This Town

Julie Covington Only Women Bleed (promo clip)

Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers Do You Remember

David Soul Lets Have A Quiet Night In (Legs & Co)

The Babys Isn’t It Time

Terry Wogan Floral Dance

Tonight Drummer Man

Bob Marley & The Wailers Jamming (live clip)

Brotherhood Of Man Figaro

Wings Mull Of Kintyre (promo clip)

Althia & Donna Uptown Top Ranking (play out record)

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 Jam

John Cale


Friday 6th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack (first in new series)

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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

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)

Hosts: 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

Host: 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


Monday 16th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret

Vicky Leandros

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

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Sweet Love Is Like Oxygen (miming)

The Radio Stars Nervous Wreck

Odyssey Native New Yorker

Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keely & Choir If I Had Words

Smokie For A Few Dollars More

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

Nazareth Gone Dead Train

Brotherhood Of Man Figaro

Althia & Donna Uptown Top Ranking (Legs & Co)

Brotherhood Of Man Figaro

Wings Mull Of Kintyre (promo clip)

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

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ATV Tiswas

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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

with Arthur Brown, X Ray Spex

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)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Beverley Sisters

Southern The Frankie Vaughan Show


Monday 23rd January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret

Diane Solomon


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

Host: David Jensen

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

Rich Kids - Rich Kids (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 (miming)

Baccara - Sorry I’m A Lady (live)

Gallagher & Lyle - Showdown (miming)

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (promo clip - first version)

T Connection - On Fire (play out record)


Friday 27th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

The New Seekers

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert

Neil Innes (possibly Neil Lewis)

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

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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

LWT The London Weekend Show

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ATV The Muppet Show

Judy Collins

ATV Celebrity Squares

Lyn Paul

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Julie Rogers

Grampian The Entertainers

Mike Harding


Monday 30th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Lou Rawls

ITV Music Scene (schools programming)


Tuesday 31st January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

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

Host: Tony Blackburn

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

Darts Come Back My Love (miming)

Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keely If I Had Words

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

Rose Royce Wishing On A Star (promo clip)

Smokie For A Few Dollars More

Adverts No Time To Be 21

Althea and Donna Uptown Top Ranking (repeat)

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

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Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


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

NB Hosted by Anne Nighingale

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

Host: Peter Powell

Gordon Giltrap Heartsong (chart run down)

Tonight Drummer Man

Baccara Sorry I’m A Lady (repeat)

David Castle Ten To Eight

Abba Take A Chance On Me (Legs & Co)

ELO Mr.Blue Sky (promo clip)

Lulu Your Love Is Everywhere

Yellow Dog Just One More Night

Dusty Springfield A Love Like Yours

Stranglers Five Minutes (promo)

The Brotherhood Of Man Figaro

Rich Kids Rich Kids (play out record)

Linda Ronstadt Blue Bayou (promo clip) possibly not used


Friday 10th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC1 Nationwide

Gilbert O'Sullivan article

BBC1 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

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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 with Flint

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

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

Host: 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)

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)

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

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares

Joe Brown


Sunday 19th February 1978

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Dana


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

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

ABBA Take A Chance On Me (promo)

Blondie Denis

Free All Right Now (Legs & Co)

Eruption I Cant Stand The Rain (promo clip)

Stranglers Five Minutes (promo)

Yellow Dog Just One More Night (repeat)

Manhattan Transfer Walk In Love

Real Thing Whenever You Want My Love

Brian & Michael Match stalk Men & Match stalk Cats And Dogs

ELO Mr.Blue Sky (promo clip)

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

Host: 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

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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 The Old Grey Whistle Test

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

Host: 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

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

Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

Rita Coolidge Words (promo clip)

Earth Wind & Fire Fantasy (Legs & Co)

Andy Williams Sad

Abba Take A Chance On Me (promo)

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street (play out record)

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

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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


Monday 6th March 1978

ATV George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Barbara Dickson


Tuesday 7th March 1978

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

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

Host: Tony Blackburn

Free Alright Now (chart run down)

Generation X Ready Steady Go

Elkie Brooks Lilac Wine

Hot Chocolate Every 1s A Winner (promo clip)

Tina Charles I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me

Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (repeat)

Blondie Denis (promo)

Andy Cameron Ally’s Tartan Army

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

The Jam News Of The World

Kate Bush Wuthering Heights (repeat standing with microphone)

Nottingham Forest We've Got The Whole World (play out record)

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

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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

Patti Boulaye


Tuesday 14th March 1978

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

Billy Joel In Concert

Miami 2017, Movin Out, New York State Of Mind, Entertainer, Shes 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

Host: Peter Powell

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

Suzi Quatro If You Cant 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 (live film clip)

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

Manhattan Transfer Walk In Love (repeat)

The Vibrators Automatic Lover

Kate Bush Wuthering Heights (repeat behind piano)

Donna Summer Rumour Has It (play out record)

BBC1 Tonight

Kate Bush interview

Granada What’s On 11:15 - 11:45 pm

The Pleasers


Friday 17th March 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

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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


Monday 20th March 1978

BBC2 John Williams’ World of Music

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

Thames Opportunity Knocks

The Final show

Petes nd Lee, Lena Zavaroni, Mary Hopkin, Berni Flint

Grampian The Entertainers

Berni Flint


Tuesday 21st March 1978

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

Graham Parker and The Rumour In Concert, BBC 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 Heyward

Keith Fordyce

Anglia The Andy Williams Show

Robert Goulet


Thursday 23rd March 1978

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Genesis Follow Me Follow You (promo clip)

Blondie Denis (promo)

Eruption I Cant Stand The Rain (promo clip)

David Essex Stay With Me Baby

Dr.Hook More Like The Movies

Real Thing Whenever You Want My Love

Showaddywaddy I Wonder Why

Donna Summer Rumour Has It (Legs & Co)

Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

Kate Bush Wuthering Heights

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: 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


Monday 27th March 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Disney Time

Cliff Richard

BBC1 Snowtime Special: 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

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 The Old Grey Whistle Test

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

Host: David Jensen

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street (chart run down)

Mud - Cut Across Shorty (miming)

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 (miming)

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 (miming)

Andy Cameron - Ally’s Tartan Army (live)

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)

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


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


Tuesday 4th April 1978

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

NB recorded in Manchester.

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

Host: Noel Edmonds

Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing

Squeeze Take Me I’m Yours

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

Hot Chocolate Every 1s A Winner

Stylistics Wonder Woman

Boomtown Rats She’s So Modern

Manhattan Transfer Walk In Love (repeat)

Showaddywaddy I Wonder Why

Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs

Co-Co The Bad Old Days

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

Wings With A Little Luck (promo clip)

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

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

Host: 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

Chic Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

Alan Price Just For You

Suzi Quatro If You Cant Give Me Love

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street (promo clip)

Dee D.Jackson Automatic Lover

Richard Myhill It Takes Two To Tango

Bonnie Tyler Here Am I

Dr.Hook More Like The Movies

Gene Farrow Move Your Body (with Legs & Co)

Genesis Follow You Follow Me (promo clip)

Raffaella Carra Do It Do Ti Again

Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (repeat)

Michael Zager Let's All Chant (play out record)

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

Host: Peter Powell

Raydio - Jack and Jill (chart run down)

Squeeze - Take Me I’m Yours (miming)

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)

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 (miming)

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

Elton John - Ego (play out track)

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Steve Gibbons Band Eddy Vortex

Raffaella Carra Do It Do It Again

Foreigner Feels Like The First Time

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams Too Much Too Little Too Late

Chic Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

Modern Lovers New England

Boney M Rivers Of Babylon

Twiggy Fallen Angel

Raydio Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Buzzcocks I Don't Mind

Patti Smith Because The Night (Legs & Co)

Richard Myhill It Takes Two To Tango

Yvonne Elliman If I Can’t Have You

The Bee Gees Night Fever (promo)

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

content unknown

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

The Bearsville Picnic

Albert Grossman interviewed at home

Tony Wilson (ex-Hot Chocolate),Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Jesse Winchester, Mick Ronson, Foghat, Elizabeth Barraclough, Paul Butterfield etc

Southern Runaround

Elkie Brooks

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 4th May 1978

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

Host: 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 Thats 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)

Boomtown Rats She’s So Modern

John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

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

Manhattan Transfer On A Little Street In Singapore

The Bee Gees Night Fever (promo clip)

Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours (play out record)

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Show

No guests of interest in this edition


Friday 5th May 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Host: 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

Host: 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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Boney M The Rivers Of Babylon (repeat)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads What A Waste

Tom Robinson Band Up Against The Wall

Patti Smith Because The Night (Legs & Co)

Sham 69 Angels With Dirty Faces (‘Look ‘Oo’s On Top Of The Pops Then!’)

Yvonne Elliman If I Can’t Have You (repeat)

Tavares More Than A Woman (Legs & Co)

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

Thin Lizzy Rosalie

Blondie Presence Dear (promo)

Goldie Making Up Again

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams Too Much Too Little Too Late (repeat)

Guys & Dolls Only Loving Does It

Izhar Cohen & The Alphabetas A Ba Ni Bi (promo clip)

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

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

Host: Peter Powell

Rose Royce Feel Like Dancing (chart run down)

Smokie Oh Carol

Darts The Boy From New York City

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

Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi

Ruby Winters Come To Me (promo clip)

Hi-Tension Hi-Tension

Guy Marks Loving You Has Made Me Bananas

Raydio Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man Beautiful Lover

The Stranglers Nice N Sleazy

Elkie Brooks Only Love Can Break Your Heart

X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Dayglow

David Soul chats to host

Boney M Rivers Of Babylon (repeat)

Raffaella Carra Do Do It Again (play out record)

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight (repeat)

Clodagh Rodgers

Granada What’s On

Jilted John Jilted John


Friday 19th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty

content unknown

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 with radio 4) with music by Dave Greenslade

Sonja Kristina, Chris Farlowe


Tuesday 23rd May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

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

Paul Kennerley

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

content unknown


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

Host: Tony Blackburn

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

Real Thing Lets Go Disco

Blondie Presence Dear (promo clip)

Heatwave Mind Blowing Decisions

Izhar Cohen & The Alphabetas A Ba Ni Bi (Eurovision clip)

James Galway Annie’s Song

Thin Lizzy Rosalie

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

Cilla Black Silly Boy

Sham 69 Angels With Dirty Faces

Boney M Rivers Of Babylon

Rod Srewart Ole Ola (play out record)

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


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

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

content unknown

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 – Making Up Again

Goldie – Beautiful Lover

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

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

ITV Paul

Paul Nicholas

Thin Lizzy

Andy Farray


Thursday 8th June 1978

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

Host: Noel Edmonds

AC-DC Rock N Roll Damnation

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

Lindisfarne Run For Home

Rolling Stones Miss You (promo)

Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi

Maxine Nightingale It Must Be The Boy In You Bringing Out

Guy Marks Loving You Has Made Me Bananas

Boney M Rivers Of Babylon (repeat)

Brotherhood Of Man Beautiful Lover

Goldie Making Up Again

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

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

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want (promo)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up

Smokie Oh Carol

Rokotto Funk Theory

James Galway Annie’s Song (repeat)

Boomtown Rats Like Clockwork

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

Manhattan Transfer On A Little Street In Singapore

The Motors Airport

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

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

The subject is Victorian era songwriter Leslie Stuart

Granada What’s On

content unknown


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

content unknown

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

Host: David Jensen

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want (promo clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers Satisfy My Soul

Black Sabbath Never Say Die

Marshall Hain Dancing In The City (Legs & Co)

Thin Lizzy Rosalie (repeat)

San Jose Argentine Melody

Brotherhood Of Man Beautiful Lover (repeat)

Heatwave Mind Blowing Decisions (repeat)

Showaddywaddy A Little Bit Of Soap

Whitesnake Bloody Mary

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)

Host: 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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want (promo)

James Galway Annie’s Song

Boomtown Rats Like Clockwork (repeat)

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

Lindisfarne Run For Home

The Motors Airport

Jim Rafferty Never Let Another Good Day Go By

J.A.L.N. Band Get Up

Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper (promo)

AC/DC Rock N Roll Damnation (repeat)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs The Smurf Song (promo)

Patti Boulaye Memories Don't Leave Like People Do

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

Host: Peter Powell

Buzzcocks Love You More

Marshall Hain Dancing In The City

Showaddywaddy A Little Bit Of Soap

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

ELO Wild West Hero (promo)

San Jose Argentine Melody (Rod Argent and Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Clout Substitute (promo)

Steel Pulse Prodigal Son

City Boy 5705

Justin Hayward Forever Autumn

Chic Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

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

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

Sacha Distel

Caterina Valente

Sheila B Devotion

Brotherhood of Man

Showaddywaddy

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

Host: 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

Host: Tony Blackburn

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

Bob Marley Satisfy My Soul

Suzi Quatro The Race Is On

Lindisfarne Run For Home (repeat)

Boomtown Rats Like Clockwork (repeat)

Racey Baby Its You

Voyage From East To West (promo clip)

Andrew Gold How Can This Be Love (promo clip)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs The Smurf Song (repeat)

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

Renaissance Northern Lights

Steve Voice On The Shelf

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

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

Host: David Jensen

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want (promo clip)

Clout Substitute (promo)

A Taste Of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie (promo clip)

New Seekers Anthem (One Day In Every Week)

Marshall Hain Dancing In The City (Legs & Co)

Child Its Only Make Believe

Justin Hayward Forever Autumn

Sham 69 If The Kids Are United

Raydio Is This A Love Thing

City Boy 5-7-0-5 (repeat)

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

ELO Wild West Hero (promo clip)

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

Sacha Distel

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

Labi Siffri

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights (promo clip)

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds I Can’t Stop Dancing To The Beat

Voyage From East To West (promo clip)

Kandidate Don't Wanna Say Goodnight

Yellow Dog Wait Until Midnight

Lindisfarne Run For Home (repeat)

Plastic Bertrand Sha La La La Lee

Gladys Knight & The Pips Come Back and Finish What You Started (dancers)

Jackson Browne Stay (promo clip)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs The Smurf Song (promo)

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

Renaissance Northern Lights

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

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want (promo clip)

Clout Substitute (promo)

New Seekers Anthem (One Day In Every Week)

Child It’s Only Make Believe

Justin Hayward Forever Autumn (repeat)

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

X-Ray Spex Identity (promo clip)

Sham 69 If The Kids Are United

City Boy 5-7-0-5

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

The Who Who Are You (promo)

Darts It’s Raining

Real Thing Rainin’ Through My Sunshine

The Lurkers I Don't Need To Tell Her

Patrick Juvet chats with host

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

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

content unknown


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)

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

Host: Peter Powell

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want promo (promo clip)

Bob Dylan Baby Stop Crying (Legs & Co)

Foreigner Cold As Ice (promo clip)

Rezillos Top Of The Pops

Jilted John Jilted John

Raydio Is This A Love Thing (promo clip)

Hi-Tension British Hustle

Renaissance Northern Lights

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

Grace Jones

Dana Gillespie (host)

Southern The Saturday Banana

Darts

Southern The Monkees

Granada Breakers

content unknown

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

Host: Noel Edmonds

10 C.C. Dreadlock Holiday

Child Its Only Make Believe

Darts Its Raining (repeat)

Justin Hayward Forever Autumn

Cerrone Super Nature (Legs & Co)

Commodores Three Times A Lady (Legs & Co)

Mr.Big Senora

New Seekers Anthem (One Day In Every Week)

Stranglers Walk On By

The Who Who Are You (promo)

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

Sacha Distel

Dionne Warwick

Bacarra

Patrick Juvet

Grace Jones

Southern The Saturday Banana

content unknown

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

content unknown

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

Host: David Jensen

Bilbo Baggins She’s Gonna Win

David Essex Oh What A Circus (promo)

Blondie Picture This

Jilted John Jilted John

The Motors Forget About You

Foreigner Cold As Ice (promo clip)

Hi-Tension British Hustle

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

Jam David Watts

The Stranglers Walk On By

The Commodores Three Times A Lady (TOTP film)

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

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

content unknown


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

Host: Tony Blackburn

Herbie Hancock I Thought It was You (Chart run down)

Dooleys A Rose Has To Die

Siouxsie & The Banshees Hong Kong Garden

10 C.C. Dreadlock Holiday (repeat)

Klark Kent Don't Care

Andy Gibb Everlasting Love (Legs & Co)

Exile Kiss You All Over

Rezillos Top Of The Pops

Darts Its Raining (repeat)

Cliff Richard Please Remember Me

Commodores Three Times A Lady (TOTP film)

Hi Tension British Hustle (play out record)

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

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

Host: Peter Powell

The Commodores Three Times A Lady (TOTP film)

The Reziilos Top Of The Pops

Hi Tension British Hustle

Dee D.Jackson Meteor Man

Jam David Watts

Boney M Brown Girl In The Ring (repeat)

Leo Sayer I Cant Stop Loving You (Though I Try)

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

Manhattan Transfer Where Did Our Love Go

The Motors Forget About You

Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard You’re The One That I Want

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

Hi Tension British Hustle


Friday 8th September 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Rocky Cool & The Ice Bergs

Pressure Shocks

LWT George Hamilton IV

ITV Magic Circle (repeat)

Flintlock

Tyne Tees

Those Wonderful TV Times

Alan Freeman


Saturday 9th September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special

Dana Gillespie

Salena Jones

Southern The Saturday Banana

Southern The Monkees - Your Friendly Neighbourhood

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

The Commodores Three Times A Lady (TOTP film)

10CC Dreadlock Holiday (repeat)

Tom Robinson Band Too Good To Be True

Jilted John Jilted John

Motorhead Louie Louie

Status Quo Again & Again (promo)

Blondie Picture This (promo)

The Dooleys A Rose Has To Die

Frankie Valli Grease (promo)

Tina Charles Making All The Right Moves

Exile Kiss You All Over (Legs & Co)

Dr Feelgood Down To The Doctor


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

content unknown

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)

Hosts: 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)

Hosts: Linda Fletcher, Roy North

Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me

Hi Tension - British Shuffle

Street Boy


Wednesday 20th September 1978

Yorkshire Miss Great Britain 1978

Host: Tony Monopoly

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves

Granada Reports

Joy Division - Shadowplay


Thursday 21 September 1978

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

Host: Paul Burnett

Exile Kiss You All Over

10 C.C. Dreadlock Holiday (number one)

Abba Summer Night City (promo)

Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love

Jam David Watts

Three Degrees Givin Up Givin In

Brotherhood Of Man Middle Of The Night

David Essex Oh What A Circus (promo)

Leo Sayer I Cant Stop Loving You (Though I Try)

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

Stephen Bishop Looking For The Right One

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights (promo clip)


Friday 22nd September 1978

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 19-9-78

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

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Summer Nights (promo)

Blondie Picture This (promo)

Dooleys A Rose Has To Die (repeat)

Chris Rea Fool (If You Think Its Over)

Rose Royce Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Smokie Mexican Girl

Lindisfarne Jukebox Gypsy

Frankie Miller Darlin’

Sugar Cane Montego Bay

Crystal Gayle Talking In Your Sleep (promo clip)

Frankie Valli Grease (Legs & Co)

Ramones Don't Come Close

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)

content unknown

BBC1 Little and Large

Charley Pride

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:30 - 7:00 pm repeat 26 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

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

Host: David Jensen

Mick Jackson Blame It On The Boogie

Dean Friedman Lucky Stars (promo clip)

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

Elaine Paige Don't Walk Away Till I Touch You

Marshall Hain Coming Home

Sham 69 Hurry Up Harry

Leo Sayer I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try) (repeat)

Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love (repeat)

Boney M Rasputin (promo)

Boomtown Rats Rat Trap

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights (promo clip)

Granada What’s On

George Melly


Friday 6th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

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 Jethro Tull 11:15 pm - 12:00 am

OGWT simulcast in Radio One 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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Summer Nights (promo clip)

Smokie Mexican Girl (repeat)

Jonathan King One For You One For Me

Rose Royce Love Don't Live Here Anymore (repeat)

Olympic Runners Get It While You Can

Crystal Gayle Talking In Your Sleep (Legs & Co)

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

The Bishops I Want Candy

ELO Sweet Talkin Woman (promo clip)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs Dippety Day (promo)

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

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

Hosts: 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 U.K. Subs, Gus Dudgeon, Bob Geldof, Mickie Most, Muff Winwood, 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

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

Host: Peter Powell

Showaddywaddy Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Boney M Rasputin (Musik Laden TV clip)

John Travolta Sandy (Legs & Co)

Rolling Stones Respectable (promo)

Colorado California Dreamin’

Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love (repeat)

Frankie Miller Darlin’

Three Degrees Givin’ Up Givin’ In (repeat)

Sham 69 Hurry Up Harry

Donna Summer MacArthur Park (Legs & Co)

Jam Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Summer Nights (promo clip)

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

Average White Band - When Will You Be Mine, Please Don't Fall In Love, Atlantic Avenue (in Nassau), 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

Host: Tony Blackburn

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio Radio (Costello changes lyrics targeting the host)

Chris Rea Fool (If You Think Its Over) (repeat)

ELO Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Legs & Co)

Public Image Ltd Public Image (promo)

Jonathan King One For You One For Me

Dollar Shooting Star

Jacksons Blame It On The Boogie (promo)

City Boy What A Night

Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (repeat)

Dan Hartman Instant Replay (Legs & Co)

Undertones Teenage Kicks

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights (promo)

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

Elton John - Shooting Star, Song for Guy, interview

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

Gary Osbourne - interviewed by Bob Harris (on film)

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

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Summer Nights (promo clip)

Elton John Part Time Love (Legs & Co)

Queen Fat Bottomed Girls (promo)

Three Degrees Givin’ Up Givin’ In (repeat)

Elkie Brooks Don't Cry Out Loud

Showaddywaddy Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Skids The Saints Are Coming

Frankie Miller Darlin’ (repeat)

Donna Summer MacArthur Park (Legs & Co) (repeat)

Streetband Toast

Father Abraham & The Smurfs Dippety Day (promo)

Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City

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

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Metal Postcard, Jigsaw Feeling

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

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

Host: Mike Read

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

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Summer Nights (promo)

Chas & Dave Strummin’

Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (repeat)

Dandy Disco Dancer

Cars My Best Friends Girl (promo clip)

Darts Don't Let It Fade Away

Liquid Gold Anyway You Do It

Dan Hartman Instant Replay (Legs & Co) (repeat)

X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescence

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

Patrick Juvet I Love America (promo)

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

David Johanssen Group - Funky But Chic, Frenchette, Girls, interviewed by Bob Harris (Toad's Place, New Haven)

Buzzcocks Sixteen Again, Nothing Left

Eddie Money

The Pez Band - Love Goes Underground (Filmfinders clip)

Penetration - Lovers and Outrage (Reading Festival)

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

Host: Dave Jensen

Heatwave Always and Forever

Blondie Hanging On The Telephone (promo)

Dean Friedman Lydia

Street Band Toast (repeat)

Child Still The One

Buzzcocks Promises

Elvis Costello Radio Radio (repeat)

Elton John Part Time Love (promo)

Showaddywaddy Pretty Little Angel Eyes (repeat)

Queen Fat Bottomed Girls (promo)

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

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


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

Host: Mike Read

Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (repeat)

Emerson Lake & Palmer All I Want Is You

David Essex Goodbye First Love

Elkie Brooks Don't Cry Out Loud (repeat)

Sylvester Dance Disco Heat (Legs & Co)

Racey Lay Your Love On Me

Dollar Shooting Star (repeat)

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

X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescence (repeat)

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

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

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


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

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

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

Host: Peter Powell

The Rezillos Destination Venus

Boney M Marys Boy Child-Oh My Lord

Elton John Part Time Love (promo)

Chic Le Freak (Legs and Co)

Mankind Dr.Who

Heatwave Always & Forever (repeat)

Buzzcocks Promises (repeat)

Leo Sayer Raining In My Heart

Blondie Hanging On The Telephone (promo)

Barron Knights A Taste Of Aggro

Darts Don't Let It Fade Away

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

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


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

Ultravox - Slow Motion, Hiroshima Mon Amour

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

Kingfish - Hurricane (promo clip)

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

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

John Travolta Greased Lightnin’ (promo clip)

Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord (repeat)

Rachel Sweet B-A-B-Y

Gerard Kenny New York New York

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

The Goodies A Man’s Best Friend Is His Duck

Bee Gees Too Much Heaven (Legs & Co)

Racey Lay Your Love On Me

Sally Oldfield Mirrors

Dollar Shooting Star

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

Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love

BBC2 Tammy

Tammy Wynette

Granada What’s On

Candlewick Green


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

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

Host: Tony Blackburn

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays Rama Lama Ding Dong

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

Elkie Brooks Don't Cry Out Loud

Mankind Dr.Who

Darts Don't Let It Fade Away (repeat)

Barron Knights A Taste Of Aggro (promo)

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

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

Chic Le Freak (promo)

Elton John Song For Guy

Buzzcocks Promises (repeat)

Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord

Granada What’s On

Steel Pulse Sound System


Friday 15th December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack

Roger Whittaker


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

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)

Hosts: 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 settles 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 10.C.C. At Wembley 10:05 - 11:00 pm simulcast with Radio 1 & 2

Cancelled due to an industrial dispute and replaced by a repeat of the Rod Stewart Christmas concert from 1976

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

LWT Bruce Forstyhe’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.

Host: Noel Edmonds

Boney M Rasputin

Abba Take A Chance On Me (promo)

Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord

Boney M Rivers Of Babylon (repeat)

Brotherhood Of Man Figaro

Bee Gees Night Fever (promo clip)

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

Darts The Boy From New York City

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

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

Kate Bush Wuthering Heights (promo)

Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band The Floral Dance (repeat)

Showaddywaddy I Wonder Why

Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs

Father Abraham & The Smurfs The Smurf Song (promo)

Commodores Three Times A Lady (Legs & Co)

Wings Mull Of Kintyre (promo)

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


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

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 repeat 7:05 - 8:05 pm

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

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

Tom Robinson - Thames Our People theme song

The Clash - ATV Revolver

Elton John - LWT The Big Match interview and The Goaldiggers’ Song

Linda Ronstadt - ATV The Muppet Show

The Sex Pistols - ITN News in San Francisco

BBC1 Nationwide Gilbert O’Sullivan at home

ELO on Magpie