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1978


Sunday 1st January 1978

BBC1 Change Of Habit 10.55 am - 12.25 pm 1969 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’

Repeat of clips of The Clash, The Sex Pistols from the 28th November 1976 show

Don Letts - interview

Dai Davies (Stranglers, 999 manager), Andrew Lauder - interview

Dead Fingers Talk - interview

Nothing (punk band from Caterham, Surrey) - live at The Roxy, London

Maurice Oberstein (CBS records) - interview

The Bears (band from Watford) - live at The Roxy, London

Eater - live at The Roxy, London

Dee Generate (ex-Eater) - interview

Screwdriver (band from Blackpool) - live clip and interview

Mark Perry and Danny Baker (of Sniffin' Glue magazine) - interview

Vivienne Westwood - interview at Seditionaires

Chas Chandler - interview

Slaughter and the Dogs - live clip

Siouxsie and the Banshees - live and interview at The Vortex

Southern Cleo at Winchester 6.25 - 7.15 pm

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth at Winchester Cathedral

Scottish Peter Straker in Concert 11.30 pm - 12.00 am


Monday 2nd January 1978

BBC1 Paradise Hawaiian Style 10.45 am - 12.15 pm Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Variety Club awards show made up or recent winners

Berni Flint

ITV The Andy Williams Show 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Andy Williams

Robert Goulet


Tuesday 3rd January 1978

BBC1 Girls! Girls! Girls! 11.10 am - 12.45 pm 1962 Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Lyn Paul

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - end

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

The Motors

Robin Trower (live film clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Blue - Women

Dead End Kids - All My Love Always

Jeff Philips - Let Your Love Go

HTV Jam (not listed in newspapers)

Deke Leonard

Nightrider

Grampian Welcome to the Ceilidh

Johnny Beattie


Wednesday 4th January 1978

BBC1 Roustabout 11.05 am - 12.45 pm 1964 Elvis Presley movie

Westward Plymouth Rock 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

Murray Head

Scottish Elaine, The Singer of the Song

Elaine Simmons

Wales O'Regan

Grampian Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

The McCalmans - Mormon Braes

Isla St Clair - Herrin's Heid

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Aswad

Thames This Is Your Life. The Bachelors 7.00 - 7.30 pm


Thursday 5th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Odyssey - Native New Yorker (chart run down)

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

Julie Covington - Only Women Bleed (promo clip)

Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers - Do You Remember

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

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

Terry Wogan - Floral Dance (live)

Tonight - Drummer Man (live vocal)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming (concert clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

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

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

BBC2 World of Difference 8.35 - 9.00 pm

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

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year 11.20 pm - 12.30 am (although Daily Mirror claims 11.20 - 11.50 pm)

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Elvis Costello

Blondie

Iggy Pop

HTV Wales/Cymru Jam (not listed in newspapers)

John Cale


Friday 6th January 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

The New Seekers

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm (first in new series)

content unknown

BBC1 Gangsters 9.25 - 10.20 pm (first in second series)

Music by Dave Greenslade

BBC1 (Birmingham) 10.20 - 10.50 pm Look! Hear!

Black Sabbath

BBC2 Helen Reddy in Las Vegas 9.30 - 10.15 pm

HTV Mighty Murzels 11.05 - 11.35 pm (repeat)

The Wurzels

Ruby Flipper

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 7th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

Val Doonican

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans

BBC2 Play Away 4.30 - 5.05 pm

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 9.00 - 11.00 pm

Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Hosted by Sally James, Trevor East, Chris Tarrant

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Billy Daniels

LWT Concert. Dionne Warwick 10.35 - 11.35 pm

ATV Concert. Anne Murray 11.35 pm - 12.35 am

LWT Pro-Celebrity Snooker 11.35 pm - 12.20 pm

Kenny Lynch


Sunday 8th January 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 4.20 - 4.50 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 I Can't See The Light 10.10 - 10.50 pm

documentary about blind pop band Skeets Boliver

Granada So It Goes repeat but cancelled

The Pleasers

Bonnie Tyler

Oscar

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Alternative Radio - includes radio Jackie, a pirate station

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

on panel - Muriel Young, Les Reed, Dave Dee, Jack Parnell

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Anne Shelton

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Elton John


Monday 9th January 1978

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

Read by Paul Jones

BBC2 International Cabaret

Freddie Cole


Tuesday 10th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.15 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

John Martyn at The Collegiate Theatre, London

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 4.45 - 5.15 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Includes a new feature ‘Feedback’ about the music scene

Anglia Jazz Concert 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Kenny Ball


Thursday 12th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 – 7.40 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Cancelled due to BBC industrial action


Friday 13th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

NB possibly not broadcast due to BBC industrial action

LWT George Hamilton IV 11.40 pm - 12.10 am


Saturday 14th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop (not listed in newspapers as it was expected not to be broadcast due to the ongoing industrial dispute)

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 II

Richard Digance

LWT Our Show 9.00 - 11.00 am

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 5.15 - 6.00 pm

Bobby Crush

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm (first edition)

Paul McCartney. Songsmith


Sunday 15th January 1978

BBC1 Only Olivia 8.05 - 8.35 pm (repeat)

Olivia Newton-John

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Dark Horse (group)

New Harmony (vocal group)

Pinky Steede (singer)

Harry Pitch (harmonica)

Kirk St James (singer)

Clown (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners

Rosemary Clooney

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Cleo Laine

ATV Andy 11.25 - 11.55 pm

Andy Williams

Henry Mancini


Monday 16th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Vicky Leandros

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Tom Laverty (singer with guitar)

Pebbles (vocal trio)

Carolne Dennis (singer)

Colin Howcroft (singer)

Thames Hazell 9.00 - 10.00 pm (first episode)

Theme sung by Maggie Bell


Tuesday 17th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.05 - 11.40 pm

Glasgow special

Hosted by Bob Harris

Gallagher and Lyle - Showdown, Throw Away Heart

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

Rush -  Xanadu (live in Toronto)

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

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

The Banned - Little Girl

Berni Flint - Early morning rain

Mike Moran - Ebony eyes

ATV Charie's Angels 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Sammy Davis Jr Kidnap Caper


Wednesday 18th January 1978

BBC2 Arena: The Journey 10.40 - 11.15 pm

George Melly's journey through the world of Da Da and surrealism including The Stranglers

ITV Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Mary O'Hara

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Feedback article on electric guitars

Angia Jazz Concert 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Stan Tracey Quartet


Thursday 19th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Heatwave - The Groove Line (chart run down)

Nazareth - Gone Dead Train

Odyssey - Native New Yorker (live)

Smokie - For A Few Dollars More

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

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

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

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

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

The Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck (live vocal)

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

War - Galaxy (play out record and end credits)

Grampian The Entertainers 12.00 - 12.30 am (shown on Anglia)

Tony Christie


Friday 20th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Brotherhood of Man

LWT An Audience With Jasper Carrott 10.40 - 11.10 pm (first in series)

folk comedian


Saturday 21st January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

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

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.35 - 9.05 pm

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Gentle Giant

LWT Our Show 9.00 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Tony Blackburn

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Paganini Superstar with Rod Argent

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.00 - 12.30 am


Sunday 22nd January 1978

BBC1 Everyman. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Vashti Lewis / Bunyan - interview and archive clip

Mick Farren - interview and The Social Deviants

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

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

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

on panel - Mickie Most

Flint (group from Kent)

The Kennedys (group)

Suzanne Barry (singer)

Phil Martel (guitarist)

Bullitt (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Beverley Sisters


Monday 23rd January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Diane Solomon

Swimgle II

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Jackje Marks (singer)

Main Avenue Jazz Band

Helen Jane (singer)


Tuesday 24th January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.40 pm - 12.20 am

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

Merger - Seventy Seven, Exiles in a Babylon

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

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

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (live in Atlanta)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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

Scottish Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Ian Campbell

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

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

Thames This Is Your Life: Barry Sheene 7.00 - 7.30 pm

George Harrison

Anglia Jazz Concert 12.00 - 12.30 pm

George Melly & John Chilton's Feetwarmers


Thursday 26th January 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

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

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

Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (live)

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong (repeat 22nd December 1977)

Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Legs & Co)

Terry Wogan - Floral Dance (live)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming (concert clip)

Yellow Dog - Just One More Night

Baccara - Sorry I’m A Lady (live)

Gallagher & Lyle - Showdown

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

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


Friday 27th January 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

The New Seekers

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert 10.51 - 11.21 pm

Max Boyce

Fivepenny Piece

Neil Lewis

The Fivepenny Piece

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.05 - 12.35 pm


Saturday 28th January 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Rags

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8.40 - 9.10 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Gordon Giltrap

Michael Chapman

ITV Fun Food Factory 8.30 - 8.55 am (repeat)

Alvin Stardust

LWT Our Show 9.00 - 11.00 am

Althea and Donna

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Lyn Paul


Sunday 29th January 1978

BBC1 Everyman: Still Crazy After All These Years 10.05 - 10.40 pm

Follow-up to Where Have All The Flowers Gone

with Arthur Brown

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Superstride (group)

The Pattons Trio (group)

Ann O'Brien (singer)

Colin Anthony (singer)

Past and Present (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Julie Rogers

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Judy Collins

ATV Andy 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Andy Williams

Grampian The Entertainers

Mike Harding


Monday 30th January 1978

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Lou Rawls

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

The Mahers (group)

Tammy St John (singer)

Gerry Shaw (singer)


Tuesday 31st January 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

Rick Wakeman - interview, Birdman of Alcatraz

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

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

Rush - Xanadu (promo clip)

ITV The Rolf Harris Show 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Tanya Tucker

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Strawbs - Joey and me

Brian Chapman - Save me

The Sailmakers - Bye bye Fraulein


Wednesday 1st February 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

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

ATV I’m Bob, He’s Dickie 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 2nd February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

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

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

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

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

Heatwave - The Groove Line (Legs & Co)

Rod Stewart - Hot Legs (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

Smokie - For A Few Dollars More

Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star (promo clip)

The Adverts - No Time To Be 21

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

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


Friday 3rd February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert 10.51 - 11.26 pm

Mary Hopkin


Saturday 4th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Strawbs

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 5.50 - 6.25 pm

Steeleye Span in medieval banquet

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Be Bop DeLuxe

Jenny Darren

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Joe Brown


Sunday 5th February 1978

BBC1 Read All About It 10.55 - 11.30 pm

guest reviewer Marianne Faithfull

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Tony Hatch on panel

Soft Pedal (group)

Keith Simon (singer)

Sheila Harris (singer)

The Blaize Brothers (group)

Carole and The New Blues (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners

ATV Andy 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Andy Williams


Monday 6th February 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Jackie Podowski (singer)

State Affair (group)


Tuesday 7th February 1978

BBC1 Variety Club Awards for 1977 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Kenny Everett

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

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

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

Bob Welch - Outskirts (Filmfinders film)

Styx - Fooling Yourself (live clip)

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

Dusty Springfield interview, Hollywood Movie Girls (Filmfinders clip)

Blood Sweat & Tears -

Granada Get It Together

Darts - Come back my love

Andy Lloyd - Shee bab shee wiggle

Lulu - Your love is everywhere


Wednesday 8th February 1978

Ulster Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Spud

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 -5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Includes an article about radio DJs


Thursday 9th February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong (chart run down)

Tonight - Drummer Man (live vocal)

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

David Castle - Ten To Eight (live)

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

ELO - Mr.Blue Sky (promo clip)

Lulu - Your Love Is Everywhere (live)

Yellow Dog - Just One More Night

Dusty Springfield - A Love Like Yours (live)

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

The Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro number one (live)

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


Friday 10th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.40 pm

Gilbert O'Sullivan article

BBC1 Max Boyce in Concert 10.51 - 11.25 pm

Therapy

BBC2 Petula and Songs Of Love 9.50 - 10.35 pm

Petula Clark

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.05 - 12.35 am


Saturday 11th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Darts

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8.40 - 9.10 pm

The Dooleys

BBC1 Parkinson 11.10pm - 12.10 am

Don McLean

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Chris DeBurgh

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 12th February 1978

BBC1 Film 78 10.55 - 11.25 pm

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 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Ian Dury

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Panel includes Tony Blackburn, Mickie Most

Winners show

Flint (group)

Kirk St James (singer)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Ronnie Carroll

ATV Andy 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Andy Williams

Leslie Uggams


Monday 13th February 1978

BBC2 James Galway's World of Music 8.10 - 9.00 pm

The Chieftains

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.00 pm

The Harlems


Tuesday 14th February 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

Radio Stars - Beast Of Barnsley, Dirty Pictures

Prism - Spaceship Superstar (Filmfinders clip)

Jubilee - clip from Derek Jarman film with Toyah Wilcox

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (promo clip)

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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

Anglia Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Folk in the East - Good as Gold, Bryan Daly

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Article on radio in Britain

ITV All God’s Children Got Rhythm 8.00 - 9.00 pm

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

Scottish Bryan Taylor - the First Time

Pearly Gates

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 16th February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Starguard - Which Way is Up (chart run down)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine (live)

The Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive (promo clip)

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

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

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

BBC1 Omnibus 10.15 - 11.05 pm

The Song of the White Horse by David Bedford


Friday 17th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Darts

BBC1 Max Boyce 10.46 - 11.20 pm

The McCalmans

BBC2 The Captain and Tennille Special 9.30 - 10.20 pm

The Captain and Tennille


Saturday 18th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.20 pm

The Real Thing

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.40 - 9.10 pm

Lulu

BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - end

Petula Clark

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Strawbs

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 am

Gallagher and Lyle

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Joe Brown


Sunday 19th February 1978

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

The Vintage Hot Orchestra

Gill Gerado (singer)

Sweet Satisfaction (singers)

Mel Danser (singer)

Ian Lockyer (guitarist)

The New Shay Showband (group)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Dana

ATV Andy 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Amdy Williams


Monday 20th February 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Mavis Aldred (singer)

Dave Lawrence (singer / guitarist)

The Terry Seymour Band

ITV Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats advert


Tuesday 21st February 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

Thames After Noon 2.0 - 2.25 pm

Pete Townshend interviewed by Elaine Grand

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Brian May

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

Scottish Bryan Taylor - the First Time

Dana

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 23rd February 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

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

Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy (chart run down)

Blondie - Denis (re-recording)

ELO - Mr Blue Sky (promo clip)

Free - All Right Now (Legs & Co)

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

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

Manhattan Transfer - Walk In Love (live)

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

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

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

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

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

Anglia Folk in the East 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Bryan Daley etc


Friday 24th February 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Black Current 9.30 - 10.15 pm

Hosted by Greg Edwards from Clouds, London

Billy Paul

The Real Thing

Hi-Tension

Desmond Dekker


Saturday 25th February 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Dead End Kids

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8.35 - 9.10 pm

Tina Charles

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.10 pm - 12.00 pm

Kate Bush – Them Heavy People

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Loudon Wainwright III

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Kate Bush

Gordon Giltrap

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Paul Jones, Ray Ellington


Sunday 26th February 1978

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

on panel - Mickie Most

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Jaye P Morgan

ATV Andy 11.15 pm - end

Andy Williams

Juliet Prowse

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.15 - 12.45 am


Tuesday 28th February 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.30 - 10.20 pm (first edition)

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Acceleration (group)

Julie Royce (singer)

Nancy and The Cast (group)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Eddie and The Hot Rods - Beginning of the End

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

Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (live clip)

Ian Gillan - Scarabus (live at Island studios)

The Pleasers - Billy (Filmfinders clip)

Nick Lowe - Mary Provost (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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


Wednesday 1st March 1978

Westward Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Rosemary Squires

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Kevin Godley and Lol Creme play the "Gizmo"

Granada Send in the Girls 9.10 - 10.10 pm (part one of seven part drama)

Annie Ross


Thursday 2nd March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

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

Darts - Come Back My Love

Samantha Sang - Emotions (promo clip)

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

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

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

Rita Coolidge - Words (promo clip)

Earth Wind & Fire - Fantasy (Legs & Co)

Andy Williams - Sad (live)

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Carl Perkins

Anglia Folk in the East 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Bryan Daly


Friday 3rd March 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Suzi Quatro


Saturday 4th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Slade

Bonnie Tyler

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lulu

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Andy Williams

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Tom Robinson Band

Sad Cafe

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Tanya Tucker

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Slade

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 am

Debbie Harry of Blondie

LWT Happy Days 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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.

BBC2 James Last and His Orchestra 9.15 - 10.00 pm

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

on panel - Muriel Young, Les Reed, Mickie Most

Near misses show

Civvy Street (group)

Amanda Paul (singer)

Harry Pitch (harmonica player)

The Bards (folk trio)

Pinky Steede (singer)

Geoff Taylor (returning guest)

ATV Andy 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Andy Williams

Anthony Newley


Monday 6th March 1978

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Airport (group)

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

Grampian The Entertainers

Barbara Dickson


Tuesday 7th March 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.00 - 9.30 pm

New Delta Jazzmen

The Wychwoods

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

No Dice - Why Sugar, People Who Make The Music

Hot Tuna - I Wish You Would (Filmfinders clip)

Nick Lowe - No Reason (promo clip)

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

Buzzcocks - Get On Your Own (Filmfinders clip)

999 - Emergency (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Includes article about juke boxes


Thursday 9th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Free - Alright Now (chart run down)

Generation X - Ready Steady Go

Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine (live)

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

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

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

Blondie - Denis (promo clip)

Andy Cameron - Ally’s Tartan Army (live)

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

The Jam - News Of The World

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

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

Thames Quick On The Draw 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

ITV The Six Million Dollar Woman: Road To Nashville 7.00 - 8.00 pm

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 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 10th March 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

NB 1000th edition

Frankie Vaughan

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Bread Special with David Gates 9.30 - 10.20 pm

With Michael Botts, Larry Knechtel


Saturday 11th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Elkie Brooks

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8.40 - 9.15 pm

Twiggy (possibly as a singer)

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.15 pm - 12.05 pm

Klaus Wunderlich

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, interview

Ad Hoc – In The City

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

John Miles

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.0 pm

Suzi Quatro

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Happy Days 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Fonzie the Rock Entrepreneur part two

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero


Sunday 12th March 1978

BBC2 Something Else 2.45 - 3.30 pm (repeat)

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Petula Clark

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Tony Blackburn on panel

Patti Boulaye (singer) wins maximum points

Mr Chips (group)

Cass Nova (singer)

Hot Stuff Band (group)

ATV Andy 11.25 - 11.55 pm

Andy Williams


Monday 13th March 1978

BBC2 Just A Nimmo 10.40 - 11.10 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Fritz Spiegl

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30pm

NB The last regular show

Tony Wills (singer)

Rosa Michelle (singer)

Steve Roxton (singer with accordion)

Abigail Browne (singer)

Stan Holden (comedy singer)


Tuesday 14th March 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Young Jazz

Wild Oates (comedy group)

Tracy Miller (country and western singer)

Sweet Substitute (group)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

NB an eighty minute show was recorded

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

A football special

Hampden's Heroes - Scotland the brave

Bryan Evans - Hold tight

Slade - Give us a goal


Wednesday 15th March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Semi-final

Jack Good

ITV Diana Ross Baby It's Me album advert


Thursday 16th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

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

Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (promo clip)

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

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (live)

Earth Wind & Fire - Fantasy (concert clip)

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

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

The Vibrators - Automatic Lover (live vocal)

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

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

BBC1 Tonight 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Kate Bush interview

Granada What’s On 11.15 - 11.45 pm

The Pleasers


Friday 17th March 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

Ulster When Irish Stars Are Smiling 8.00 - 9.00 pm (shown at diffrent times across the ITV network)

Talking about the security surrounding the filming of the show an Ulster TV executive told the Daily Mirror: "We pleaded with them to appear right up to the last moment. In the end we laid on the type of security that could only be produced for the Queen. There was a heavily armed guard surrounding the location — stately Castlewellan House near the Eire border — during the two days the programme was being made. Everyone was very nervous."

Clodagh Rodgers

Dana

The Bachelors


Saturday 18th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.18 pm

Legs and Co give tips on dancing

The Pleasers

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.40 - 9.10 pm

Lulu

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Gallagher and Lyle

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Anne Shelton

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Pete Townshend looks at country music


Sunday 19th March 1978

ATV New Faces 4.15 - 5.15 pm

Mickie Most on panel

Viewers favourites

Sprinkler (group)

Stella Starr (singer)

Steve Cassidy (singer with guitar)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Beverley Sisters

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Roy Clark

ATV Andy 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

Andy Williams


Monday 20th March 1978

BBC2 John Williams’ World of Music 9.00 - 9.50 pm

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

HTV/Westward The Record Makers: Lena Zavaroni 10.20 - 11.05 pm

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.40 - 7.30 pm

The Final show

Petes and Lee

Lena Zavaroni

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

Berni Flint

Millican and Nesbit - Via Con Dios

Grampian The Entertainers

Berni Flint


Tuesday 21st March 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Sweet Illusion

Norma Jean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Graham Parker and The Rumour In Concert, Television 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 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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


Wednesday 22nd March 1978

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Rock on TV article with Janice Nicholls

The Beatles on Ready Steady Go clip

Westward Sounds of Britain: Star Gazey Pie 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Dave Cousins / Strawbs

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

Justin Hayward

Keith Fordyce


Thursday 23rd March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

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

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

David Essex - Stay With Me Baby (live)

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

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

Blondie - Denis (promo clip)

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

Donna Summer - Rumour Has It (Legs & Co)

Genesis - Follow Me Follow You (promo clip)

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

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Buzzcocks

The Movies

The Rubinoos

Thames Quick On The Draw 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Lynsey De Paul

Anglia Folk in the East 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Bryan Daly


Friday 24th March 1978 Good Friday

BBC1 The Osmonds 1.05 - 1.40 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.10 - 4.50 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Snowtime Special 8.55 - 9.55 pm

Hosted by Andy Williams

Boney M

Sacha Distel

Demis Roussos

Sheila B Devotion

ITYV Mary O'Hara 11.00 - 11.45 pm


Saturday 25th March 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.28 pm

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Mike Yarwood In Persons 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Petula Clark

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.15 pm - 12.05 am

Gene Pitney

BBC2 Sight And Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

XTC

Steel Pulse

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am -12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

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 New Faces 3.00 - 4.00 pm

All winners' show

ATV The Muppet Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Leo Sayer

LWT Lena and Bonnie 8.00 - 9.15 pm

Lena Zavaroni


Monday 27th March 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Disney Time 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Cliff Richard

BBC1 Snowtime Special 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Hosted by Petula Clark

Manhattan Transfer – Chansons D’amour, Walk In Love

Charles Aznavour

The Three Degrees

Claude Francois

BBC2 Open Door: Ulysses 6.15 - 7.00 pm

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

BBC2 The Rutles in All You Need Is Cash 8.45 - 9.50 pm

With Paul Simon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger

Thames Tommy Steele and a Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Anglia Brian Taylor 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Barbara Dickson


Tuesday 28th March 1978

BBC1 George Burns One Man Show 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Gladys Knight and The Pips

John Denver

The Captain and Tennille

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Eddie Sunday (singer)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

Genesis - Undertow (Filmfinders clip)

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

Devo - Jocko Homo (promo clip)

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

Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout (promo clip)

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


Wednesday 29th March 1978

BBC1 Max Bygraves - This Is Your Lunch 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Variety Club of Great Britian

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read

Feedback article on pop past and present


Thursday 30th March 1978

BBC1 Top Of the Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Gerry Rafferty Baker Street (chart run down)

Mud - Cut Across Shorty

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

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

Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango

Tavares - The Ghost Of Love (Legs & Co)

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

Suzi Quatro - If You Can’t Give Me Love

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

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

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

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

ATV Let The Good Times Roll 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Marty Wilde

Wee Willie Harris

Carl Simmons Band

The Cruisers

Crazy Cavern and the Rhythm Rockers

Granada What’s On 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Wreckless Eric

Anglia Folk in the East

Brian Daly


Friday 31st March 1978

BBC1 A Song For Europe 7.30 - 9.00 pm

NB Live from The Royal Albert Hall, London

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

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

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

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

Ronnie France - Lonely Nights (written by Paul Curtis)

Jacquie Sullivan - Moments (written by Jacquie Sullivan)

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

Jarvis Brothers - One Glance (written by Paul Curtis)

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

Labi Siffre - Solid Love (written by Labi Siffre)

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

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

BBC1 (Birmingham) 10.15 - 10.45 pm Look! Hear!

Rainmaker

Ruby Turner


Saturday 1st April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Les Dawson Show 8.40 - 9.10 pm

Lulu

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.20 pm - 12.10 am

David Essex

BBC2 Sight and Sound In Concert 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Frankie Miller’s Full House

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Ian Tyson

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

The Boomtown Rats

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

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)


Sunday 2nd April 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Disco Fever - Barry Blue, Chris Hill

ATV New Faces 4.00 - 5.15 pm

on panel - Mickie Most, Tony Hatch

NB The final show

Grand final

ATV Andy 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Andy Williams


Monday 3rd April 1978

BBC2 NYJO's World Of Music 9.00 - 9.45 pm

National Youth Jazz Orchestra


Tuesday 4th April 1978

BBC2 Pebble Mill Showcase 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Cliff Ledger and The Country Boys

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.40 pm

NB recorded in Manchester

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

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

David Coverdale - Only My Soul (Filmfinders clip)

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

Granada The Beatles 11.05 - 11.25 am (cartoon series)


Wednesday 5th April 1978

Scottish Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

The Lowlands of Scotland - Alex Norton, Ian Campbell, The Tannahill Weavers, Alex Campbell

Yorkshire Pop Quest 4.45 - 5.15 pm (last edition)

Hosted by Megg Nicol, Mike Read


Thursday 6th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Genesis - Follow Me Follow You (chart run down)

The Boomtown Rats - She’s So Modern

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

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

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

Squeeze - Take Me I’m Yours

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

The Stylistics - Wonder Woman (live)

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

Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing (live)

Co-Co - The Bad Old Days (live)

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

Blondie - Denis (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special 9.25 - 10.10 pm

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Tapper Zukie

clips of Siouxsie & The Banshees, John Cooper-Clarke


Friady 7th April 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown


Saturday 8th April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday - OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

Charlie McCoy and Val Doonican – Stone Fox Chase

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Our Show 10.00 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

LWT The Monkees 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.456 - 7.30 pm (shown on LWT)

Pearly Gates


Sunday 9th April 1978

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Preview part one 4.10 - 4.45 pm

BBC2 The Fivepenny Piece with Mike Harding 11.05 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Matt Monro

The Beverley Sisters

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Pearl Bailey

Scottish The Sidney Devine Hour

Buddy Greco

Reflections


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

HTV Record Makers 10.00 - 10.50 am

content unknown


Tuesday 11th April 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale, but Radio Times says Bob Harris

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

Bryn Haworth - Come See What Love, Beans On Toast

Gong - Sleepy

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

Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue (Filmfinders clip)

Eagles - Hotel California (live clip)

Television - Foxhole (Filmfinders clip)

Granada The Beatles 11.15 - 11.25 am (cartoon series)

Grampian The Entertainers 11.20 - 11.45 am

Rokotto


Wednesday 12th April 1978

ITV Sounds Of Britian 12.30 - 1.00 pm

content unknown


Thursday 13th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Bee Gees - Night Fever (chart run down)

Child - When You Walk In The Room

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

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

Alan Price - Just For You (live)

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

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (promo clip)

Dee D.Jackson - Automatic Lover

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

Bonnie Tyler - Here Am I

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

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

Genesis - Follow You Follow Me (promo clip)

Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again (live)

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

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

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special 9.25 - 10.10 pm

Clodagh Rodgers

Thames Quick on the Draw 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Lynsey De Paul

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 14th April 1978

Southern Southern Report 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Will punk rock survive?

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Liberace

Grampian The Entertainers

Bernie Flint


Saturday 15th April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 7.30 pm

Val Doonican

Co-Co

George Hamilton IV

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT Half Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

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

Davy Jones - interview

LWT The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 am


Sunday 16th April 1978

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two 4.10 - 4.55 pm

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 (not listed in newspapers)

Marmalade


Monday 17th April 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

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


Tuesday 18th April 1978

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Elkie Brooks


Wednesday 19th April 1978

Scottish Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland - Alex Norton, Ian Campbell

Anglia Celebrity Concert: Paul Williams 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Thursday 20th April 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Raydio - Jack and Jill (chart run down)

Squeeze - Take Me I’m Yours

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

The Bee Gees - Night Fever (Legs & Co)

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

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

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

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

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

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

Demis Roussos - Life In A City (live)

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

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

Co-Co - The Bad Old Days

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

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

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special 9.25 - 10.10 pm

Andy Williams

Sacha Distel

Scottish Bilbo Baggins In Concert

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

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 10.40 - 11.40 pm

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Saturday 22nd April 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 8.30 - 10.45 pm

UK Entry: Co-Co - The Bad Old Days

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 am

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LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

Randy Edelman

D D Jackson

LWT The Monkees: Success Story 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.15 - 7.30 pm

The Bachelors

Lyn Paul


Sunday 23rd April 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 Harry Belefonte 7.15 - 8.05 pm

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Loretta Lynn

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners

Scottish Barbara Dickson In Concert


Monday 24th April 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Wales O Regan – Fool’s Paradise

Mud – Cut Across Shorty

Flintlock – Mony Mony


Tuesday 25th April 1977

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 4.45 pm

The Pirates


Wednesday 26th April 1978

ITV Sounds of Britain: Folk In The East 12.30 -1.00 pm

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Thursday 27th April 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Petula Clark

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.05 pm

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

Dee D Jackson - Automatic Lover (chart run down)

Steve Gibbons Band - Eddy Vortex

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

Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time

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

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

The Modern Lovers - New England (re-recording)

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (re-recording)

Twiggy - Fallen Angel

Raydio - Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind

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

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

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

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

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

BBC1 Ronnie Corbett’s Thursday Special 9.35 - 10.20 pm

The Three Degrees – Dirty Old Man

Granada What’s On 10.40 - 11.10 pm

Cherry Vanilla


Friday 28th April 1978

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

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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? 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Dave & Sugar

Tom Paxton

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

Richard Myhill

Elton John - interview and Ego (promo clip)

LWT The Monkees 10.15 - 10.30 am (repeat)

Yorkshire Saturday Showtime: An Evening with Dave Evans 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Lyn Paul

Acker Bilk


Sunday 30th April 1978

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Ralph McTell

Scottish The Allan Stewart Show (not listed in newspapers)

Lynsey De Paul

Cool Breeze


Monday 1st May 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Petula Clark

Boney M

The Stylistics

Thames Blow Up 1966 movie with The Yardbirds (cancelled)


Tuesday 2nd May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.50 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Albert Grossman at home

Tony Wilson (ex-Hot Chocolate), Todd Rundgren and Utopia, John Sebastian, Jesse Winchester, Mick Ronson, Foghat, Elizabeth Barraclough, Paul Butterfield and others at The Bearsville Picnic 1977

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 5.15 pm

Elkie Brooks


Wednesday 3rd May 1978

Ulster Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Jazz in Ulster

ITV The Rolf Harris Show 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Don McLean


Thursday 4th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

The Stranglers - Nice N Sleazy (chart run down)

The Dooleys - Don't Take It Lying Down

Ruby Winters - Come To Me (promo clip)

Tonight - Money That's Your Problem

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

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

Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension

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

Dee D.Jackson - Automatic Lover

Darts - The Boy From New York City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday 5th May 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Hosted by Toyah Wilcox

Climax Blues Band

LWT Russell Harty 12.10 - 12.40 pm

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Saturday 6th May 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Show 9.30 - 11.30 pm

Includes Swap of the Cups - Radio One DJ’s play football against BBC Scotland

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Val Doonican

Tony Bennett

Charlie Pride

LWT Saturday Showtime. Dennis Waterman – With A Little Help From His Friends 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Linda Lewis

Joe Brown


Sunday 7th May 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

Scottish Peter Skellern In Concert


Monday 8th May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

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 Whodunnit? 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Lynsey De Paul on panel

Thames The Big Film: Blow Up 10.30 pm - 12.30 am 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 4.20 - 4.45 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Paul Nicholas

Wings - With A Little Luck (promo clip)

The Pleasers - The Kids Are Alright

Saturday Night Fever clip


Wednesday 10th May 1978

ITV The Club Mirror Act of the Year Awards 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Madeline Bell


Thursday 11th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

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

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (live vocal)

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

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

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste

Tavares - More Than A Woman (Legs & Co)

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

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

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

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

Goldie - Making Up Again

Blondie - Presence Dear (promo clip)

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

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

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

Host chats to Michael Zager

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

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

BBC1 Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Millicent Martin

Danny Street

Roy Castle

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Jenny Wren

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Ray Davies – interview and song


Friday 12th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

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Saturday 13th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.35 - 9.20 pm

Val Doonican

Barbara Fairchild

Don Williams

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.15 - 9.45 am / 10.15 - 11.30 am

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: One Man Shy 9.45 am - 10.15am

LWT Happy Days 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Dave Lee Lewis

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Tom Robinson Band


Sunday 14th May 1978

BBC2 The World About Us: Afro Rock - Sweet Sound of Honey 7.15 - 8.05 pm

The music scene in Kenya


Monday 15th May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.10 pm

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 Orchestra 8.10 - 8.50 pm


Tuesday 16th May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.30 pm

NB recorded in Manchester

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, Lions

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

Television - Foxhole (promo clip)

Stanley Clarke - Rock N Roll Jelly (Filmfinders clip)

Marc Jordan - Survival (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Acker Bilk


Thursday 18th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Rose Royce - Feel Like Dancing (chart run down)

Smokie - Oh Carol

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

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

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

Ruby Winters - Come To Me (promo clip)

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

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

Raydio - Jack & Jill (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover (live)

The Stranglers - Nice N Sleazy (live vocal)

Elkie Brooks - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Dayglo

David Soul chats to host

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

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

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 9.25 - 10.15 pm (repeat)

Clodagh Rodgers

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Jilted John Jilted John


Friday 19th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

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Saturday 20th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Val Doonican

Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.15 pm - 12.05 am

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, plus industry people Andrew Lauder from Radar Records, Al Clark from Virgin, Mike Smith from Decca, Dave Robinson from Stiff

ATV Tiswas 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Our Show 9.45 - 11.00 am

Darts

LWT Happy Days: Rules To Date By 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Suzi Quatro

ATV Revolver 6.45 - 7.30 pm

NB Pilot show

Hosted by Peter Cook

The Tom Robinson Band - Up Against The Wall (song is just finishing)

XTC – This Is Pop (the band is back announced by the host as "TCP", with the crowd chanting "off, off, off" at the host), (possibly) Science Friction

Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan (introduced as a "a great coloured group")

John Dowie - I'm A British Tourist

The Rich Kids - Rich Kids, The Ghosts of Princes in Towers

Kate Bush - Them Heavy People

Les Ross - talks about the support bands

Rikki Cool and the Icebergs - Willie and the Hand Jive (support band)

The Tom Robinson Band – Glad To Be Gay ("that was the song they wouldn't play on Top Of The Pops"), Up Against The Wall

ATV Saturday Showtime. I'm Dickie, That's Showbiz 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Petula Clark


Sunday 21st May 1978

ATV Sutherland Brothers & Quiver In Concert 11.45 pm - 12.15 am


Monday 22nd May 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Hi Tension – Hi Tension

The Wurzels – The Tractor Song

Bonnie Tyler – Here I Am

BBC2 Curriculee Curricula 8.10 - 9.00 pm

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

Sonja Kristina, Chris Farlowe

BBC2 Marti Caine 9.00 - 9.50 pm

The Stylistics


Tuesday 23rd May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.05 - 11.45 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

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

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

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

Magazine - Light Pours Out Of Me (promo clip)

Paul Kennerley - interview

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

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Paul Nicholas - Love Street, Lucy

Marianne Faithfull – The Way That You Want Me To Be

Strawbs

The Boys

Thames The TV Times Top Ten Awards8.00 - 8.45 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 24th May 1978

BBC2 Arena 10.45 - 11.20 pm

The Tubes On Tour

David Bowie interview

Anglia Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Folk in the East

Thames The Rolf Harris Show 3.20 - 3.50 opm

Rita Moreno

Thames Cilla 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Cilla Black


Thursday 25th May 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

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

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

Blondie - Presence Dear (promo clip)

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

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

James Galway - Annie’s Song (live)

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (repeat 11th May 1978)

Tavares - More Than A Woman (promo clip)

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die

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

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

Cilla Black - Silly Boy (live)

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

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Ian Dury


Friday 26th May 1978

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

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

Grampian The Entertainers

Alan Price


Saturday 27th May 1978

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK? 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Dana

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Val Doonican

Andy Williams

BBC1 The Rutles in All You Need Is Cash 10.15 - 11.20 pm (repeat from BBC2)

ATV Tiswas

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LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

Davy Jones

LWT The Monkees: I’ve Got A Little Song Here 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Celebrity Squares 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Gene Pitney

Elaine Delmar


Sunday 28th May 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 3.35 - 4.15 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond


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 8.15 - 8.50 pm

The Three Degrees

BBC2 Arena: The Tubes On Tour 10.45 - 11.20 pm (repeat)

Thames The Road from Eltham 10.15 - 11.20 pm

Bob Hope special

Perry Como

Thames 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


Tuesday 30th May 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

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

Foreigner - Hot Blooded (live in Australia)

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

The Bowles Brothers

UFO

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

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Paul Nicholas

Tonight

Andy Gibb

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come


Wednesday 31st May 1978

ITV Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Music Hall in Geordieland


Thursday 1st June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops cancelled due to World Cup opening

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 9.25 - 10.15 pm (repeat)

Kenny Rogers

LWT World Cup ‘78

Theme by San Jose (Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Rod Argent) used throughout the tournament

Granada What’s On 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Movies

Sham 69

The Fall


Friday 2nd June 1978

ATV Soccer Celebrity Squares 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Annie Ross

LWT Russell Harty at the Royal Albert Hall 10.30 - 11. 30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 3rd June 1978

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 7.35 - 8.20 pm

Val Doonican

Diana Trask

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 am - 11.30 am

Jonathan King

LWT The Monkees: Missing Monkee 10.15 - 10.45 pm


Sunday 4th June 1978

Southern Come Sunday 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill

ATV The Muppet Show 7.15 - 7.45 pm (repeat)

Elton John

Grampian The Entertainers 11.45 pm - 12.15 am (shown by LWT)

Bernie Flint

ATV Fairport Convention In Concert 10.45 - 11.15 pm


Monday 5th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

The Dooleys – Don’t Take It Lying Down

Brotherhood of Man – Beautiful Lover

Goldie – Making Up Again

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters

Thames The Rolf Harris Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Val Doonican


Tuesday 6th June 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 9.50 - 10.30 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

Randy Newman BBC Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

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

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Paul Nicholas

Thin Lizzy

Andy Farray


Wednesday 7th June 1978

BBC1 The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show 7.35 - 8.20 pm (repeat)

Elton John


Thursday 8th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

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

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

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

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

Lindisfarne - Run For Home

The Rolling Stones - Miss You (promo clip)

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

Goldie - Making Up Again

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

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

AC-DC - Rock N Roll Damnation

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

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

Granada What’s On 6.20 - 6.45 pm

Jonathan Richman

Thames Helter Skelter TV movie part one 10.40 pm - 12.25 am

TV Movie of the life of Charles Manson and The Family


Friday 9th June 1978

BBC2 MH & 5P 9.00 - 9.,30 pm (first in series)

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

Elvis Presley Summer 1977 live show

Thasmes Magpie 4.30 - 5.15 pm

a look at the music scene

ATV The Liberace Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Liberace

Debbie Reynolds

LWT Helter Skelter part two 10.30 pm - 12.15 am


Saturday 10th June 1978

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

Mickey Dolenz

LWT The Monkees: Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth 10.15 - 10.45 am


Sunday 11th June 1978

BBC2 Rod The Mod (cancelled)

Sixty minute updated version of the previous version

BBC2 Omnibus. Cracked Actor 10.55 - 11.50 pm (repeat)

David Bowie


Monday 12th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Mud – Drift Away

Davy Jones – Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse

The Real Thing – Let’s Go Disco

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 13th June 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 10.10 - 10.55 pm

Alex Welsh and his band

Lena Zavaroni

The New Seekers

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Bob Harris

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

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands - (Filmfinders clip)

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

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

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

The Last Waltz - various film clips

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 1.00 - 1.30 pm (repeat)

Star Gazey Pie with The Wurzels


Thursday 15th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

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

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

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

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

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

Smokie - Oh Carol (repeat 18th May 1978)

Host talks to Father Abraham

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.35 – 10.20 pm (first edition)

The subject is Victorian era songwriter Leslie Stuart

Granada What’s On 10.40 - 11.10 pm

content unknown


Friday 16th June 1978

BBC2 MH & 5P 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

ITV Fanfare 4.45 – 5.15 pm (first in new series)

Flintlock

George Melly & John Chilton’s Feetwarmers

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Northern Light (not listed in newspapers)

David Bowie concert report


Saturday 17th June 1978

BBC1 Marvin Hamlisch 11.20 pm - 12.20 am

In concert

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: Dance Monkee Dance 10.15 - 10.45 am


Sunday 18th June 1978

Scottish Madeline Bell In Concert


Monday 19th June 1978

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.45 - 5.10 pm

Sailor – The Runaway

Lindisfarne – Run For Home

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

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 20th June 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Lulu

Stuart Gillies

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

Granada Paul 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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

Scottish Reporting Scotland

David Bowie Glasgow concert report

Scottish The Record Makers

Freddie Cole Sings


Wednesday 21st June 1978

BBC1 Newsround Weekly 4.50 - 5.15 pm

Kate Bush in Japan

BBC1 The Morecambe and Wise Show 7.35 - 8.20 pm (repeat)

Diane Solomon


Thursday 22nd June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Goldie - Making Up Again (chart run down)

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

Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap

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

Whitesnake - Bloody Mary (live vocal)

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

Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover (live)

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

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

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

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.25 - 10.15 pm

The story of Lionel Macintosh

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

The Clash

Dire Straits


Friday 23rd June 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

ITV Fanfare 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Flintlock

Duncan MacKay

LWT The South Bank Show 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Hal Prince, also footage of the rehearsal for Evita


Saturday 24th June 1978

BBC1 Lenny and Jerry 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Lena Zavroni

BBC1 Sinatra and Friends 11.15 pm - 12.05 am

Frank Sinatra

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: Too Many Girls 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Celebrity Squares 5.30 - 6.15 pm

Vince Hill

Julie Rogers

ITV Juke Box Saturday Night 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

The Music of the War Years 1939-45

Tony Christie

Acker Bilk

Marian Montgomery

George Melly


Sunday 25th June 1978

BBC2 A Gunfight 7.50 - 9.15 pm 1970 movie with Johnny Cash

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Music Rip-Offs - Peter Gabriel, Sore Throat, The Records

ATV Alexander Robertson In Concert (B A Robertson) 11.40 pm - 12.10 am


Monday 26th June 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters

Yorkshire Jazz Concert 11.30 pm -12.00 am

content unknown

Granada A Little Night Music 12.35 am - end

Don McLean


Tuesday 27th June 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Tony Christie

Diane Solomon

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Carl Perkins, Joe Ely, Vernon Oxford, Dottie West

Granada Breakers 4.20 – 4.45 pm (first edition)

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

Child


Wednesday 28th June 1978

BBC1 Jack Jones 10.05 - 10.50 pm (repeat 1977)

Jack Jones

Shirley Bassey

Stan Getz

Scottish In Concert with Meal Ticket


Thursday 29th June 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

NB Show number 744

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lindisfarne - Run For Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Noel Coward

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 30th June 1978

BBC1 MH & 5P 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Thames Fanfare 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Rosetta Stone

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

The Barron Knights


Saturday 1st July 1978

LWT Half Our Show / Our Show 9.45 - 10.15 am / 10.45 - 11.30 am

content unknown

LWT The Monkees: Find The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Celebrity Squares 5.30 - 6.15 pm

Micky Dolenz

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

ELO at Wembley


Sunday 2nd July 1978

Southern Come Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Salena Jones


Monday 3rd July 1978

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters

The New Sensations Steel Band

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm (first edition)

NB Yellow Dog were listed in Daily Mirror but appeared in 10th July 1978

Theme - Cerrone - Supernature

Wings - I've Had Enough (promo clip)

Elton John – sketch

Bonnie Tyler - If I Sing You A Love Song

The Steve Gibbons Band – Eddy Vortex (Kenney Jones on drums)

Bryan Ferry – Sign Of The Times (live vocal), in sketch

Cerrone - Supernature (Hot Gossip)

Dickie Pride - Slippin' and Slidin' (Oh Boy 1959)

ELO - Mr Blue Sky (promo clip)


Tuesday 4th July 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 10.15 - 11.00 pm

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 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Jim & Ady

Rob Jones


Wednesday 5th July 1978

BBC1 Jack Jones 10.05 - 10.50 pm (repeat 1977)

Bruce Johnston – I Write The Songs

Saraha Vaughan -

HTV Sounds of Britain: Yer 'Tiz Then 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Acker Bilk

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Dana

Champagne


Thursday 6th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

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

Buzzcocks - Love You More

Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap

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

ELO - Wild West Hero (promo clip)

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

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son (re-recording)

City Boy - 5-7-0-5

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (live)

Chic - Everybody Dance (Legs & Co)

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.25 - 10.25 pm

The work of Ray Noble

Marti Webb


Friday 7th July 1978

BBC1 The Pad (and how to use it) 10.46 pm - 12.10 am 1966 movie with theme by The Knickerbockers

BBC2 MH & 5P 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Thames Fanfare 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Flintlock

LWT Russell Harty 10.40 - 11.40 pm

content unknown


Saturday 8th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.10 pm (first in new series)

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Caterina Valente

Sheila B Devotion

Brotherhood of Man

Showaddywaddy

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am (first edition) Also shown by LWT, Westward, Anglia, Yorkshire

Hosted by Bill Oddie

Mud

includes The Monkees: A Coffin Too Frequent

Grampian The Entertainers 12.00 - 12.30 am (shown by LWT)

Mac and Katie Kissoon


Sunday 9th July 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

David Bowie special

ATV Diahann Carroll In Concert 10.30 - 11.30 pm

LWT Celebrity Concert: Henry Mancini 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

ATV Golden Gala 7.15 - 9.15 pm

Petula Clark

The Beverley Sisters

Patti Boulaye


Monday 10th July 1978

BBC1 The Spinners 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

Recorded at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters

BBC2 ELO at Wembley 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

NB Labi Siffre and Elvis Costello & The Attractions were listed in Daily Mirror

Darts - Who's That Knocking At My Door

Elton John - in sketch

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

Lindisfarne - Run For Home (re-recording)

Natural Juices - Floyd's Theme (Hot Gossip)

Yellow Dog - Gee Officer Krupe, awarded silver discs by Everett

The Rolling Stones - Respectable (promo clip)


Tuesday 11th July 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Brotherhood of Man

Anne Lorne Gillies

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Larry Gatlin

Charlie McCoy

Pete Sayers

Donna Fargo,

Granada Breakers 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Rosetta Stone


Wednesday 12th July 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

BBC1 Jack Jones 10.20 - 11.05 pm (repeat 1977)

Denise Williams

BBC2 Rhythm On Two 7.40 - 8.10 pm

The Dutch Swing College Band

Granada What’s New

content unknown

ITV Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Ulster

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Vince Hill


Thursday 13th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

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

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

Suzi Quatro - The Race Is On

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

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

Steve Voice - On The Shelf (live)

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

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recording)

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

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

Voyage - From East To West (promo clip)

Racey - Baby It's You

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.25 - 10.20 pm

The work of Ivor Novello


Friday 14th July 1978

BBC2 MH and 5P 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Mike Harding and Fivepenny Piece

Thames Fanfare 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Rosetta Stone

Manfred Mann

Steve Gibbons Band


Saturday 15th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.10 pm

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Boney M

Ian Dury - What A Waste

Plastic Bertrand

Sacha Distel

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 pm

includes The Monkees: The Devil and Peter Tork

The Who Who Are You (promo clip)

LWT Juke Box Saturday Night 11.15 pm 12.15 am

Tony Christie

Acker Bilk

Marian Montgomery

George Melly

Grampian The Entertainers 12.15 - 12.45 am (shown by LWT)

Alan Price

Southern Celebrity Concert 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Anne Murray


Sunday 16th July 1978

BBC2 The Film Of The Week: Two Lane Blacktop 10.50 pm - 12.30 am 1971 movie with James Taylor and Dennis Wilson

ATV Madeline Bell In Concert 11.30 pm - 12.00 am


Monday 17th July 1978

BBC1 The Spinners 11.15 - 11.45 pm

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

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 (re-recording)

Thin Lizzy – Rosalie (live promo clip)

Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now (Hot Gossip)

Gordon Giltrap - Heartsong

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

ITV A Little Night Music 12.25 am - end

Marion Montgomery

Scottish The Record Makers 10.40 - 11.30 am (shown by HTV)

Vince Hill


Tuesday 18th July 1978

BBC1 Cabaret Showtime 9.25 - 10.10 pm

Annie Ross

Baccara

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Lay Lynam

Caroll Baker

Carl Smith

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins

Raymond Froggatt

Marty Robbins

Granada Breakers 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Alphapha


Wednesday 19th July 1978

BBC2 Rhythm On 2 7.40 - 8.10 pm

Marion Montgomery

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The New Seekers

Hazel Dean

ITV Elkie and Co 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Documentary about Elkie Brooks


Thursday 20th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELO - Wild West Hero (promo clip)

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Raydio - Is This A Love Thing

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

Child - It's Only Make Believe

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters 9.25 - 10.15 pm

The work of Lionel Bart


Friday 21st July 1978

BBC1 Jazz at the Seaside 10.40 - 11.10 pm

content unknown

HTV Music Makes People 10.35 - 11.05 pm

jazz violinist Mike Evans

Granada A Little Night Music: The Kinks 1.10 - 1.30 am


Saturday 22nd July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 7.35 - 8.25 pm

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Southern The Saturday Banana 9.45 - 11.30 am

content unknown

includes The Monkees: Monkee Mayor 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Revolver 11.15 pm - 12.00 am (first in regular series)

Hosted by Peter Cook

The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern (song just finishing)

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

Les Ross - talks about rock anniversaries

Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger - This Wheel's On Fire (Top Of The Pops 1968 - Revolver Reviver spot)

The Stranglers - Tank, Curfew

The Boyfriends - I'm In Love Today

Kandidate - Don't Wanna Say Goodnight (support band)

The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork, She's So Modern

Grampian The Entertainers 12.00 - 12.30 am

Labi Siffre


Sunday 23rd July 1978

BBC2 Rod The Mod Has Come Of Age 8.05 - 9.10 pm (repeat)

Revised Rod Stewart documentary

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.15 pm

The Chanter Sisters


Monday 24th July 1978

BBC1 The Spinners 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

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 - Stepping In A Slide Zone, Had To Fall In Love

The Pirates - Johnny B Goode's Good

Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (Hot Gossip)


Tuesday 25th July 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

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 5,10 - 5.15 pm

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Waterman sings

The Nolan Sisters


Thursday 27th July 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

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

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

Jackson Browne - Stay (concert clip)

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

Yellow Dog - Wait Until Midnight

Voyage - From East To West (promo clip)

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recorded)

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

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

Plastic Bertrand - Sha La La La Lee

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

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

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters: Lennon and McCartney 9.25 - 10.20 pm

Paul Jones, Vicki Brown, Marti Webb

Granada What’s New Special. B'Dum, B'Dum 10.30 - 11.00 pm

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)


Friday 28th July 1978

BBC2 Master Class 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Ray Brown jazz bass player

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Clark Terry Sextet

Joe Williams All-Stars

Thames Three Hats For Lisa 2.25 - 4.15 pm 1964 Joe Brown movie

Thames Fanfare 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Flintlock

HTV Music Makes People 10.35 - 11.05 pm

The Shortwave Band

Shine


Saturday 29th July 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.10 pm

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Paul Nicholas

Smokie

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

includes The Monkees: Monkee Mayor 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Revolver 11.45 pm - 12.30 am (some ITV areas show it earlier)

Hosted by Peter Cook

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste (song just finishing)

The Vibrators - Judy Says

The Roy Hill Band - Radio

Bonnie Tyler - If I Sing You A Love Song

Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys, Love You More

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden

Les  Ross - introduces

Sore Throat - Zombie Rock (support band)

The Kinks - You Really Got Me (The Beat Room 1964 - Revolver Reviver)

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

Anglia The Next Week Show 9.20 - 9.45 am

The Spinners

Grampian The Entertainers 11.45 pm - 12.20 am (shown by LWT)

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra


Sunday 30th July 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 3.50 - 4.25 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.15 pm

The Dooleys

Tony Monopoly


Monday 31st July 1978

BBC1 The Spinners 11.35 pm - 12.05 am (repeat)

BBC2 James Galway's World Of Music 8.05 -9.00 pm (repeat)

The Chieftains

HTV Magic Circle 11.05 - 11.30 am (repeat)

The Wurzels

Thames Summer After Noon 2.00 - 2.25 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer (live)

The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman (Hot Gossip)

Renaissance - Northern Lights

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (re-recording) Director David Mallet uses the night-for-day video effect he would later use on David Bowie's Ashes To Ashes promo clip


Tuesday 1st August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Dick Damion

Don Everly

Dave and Sugar

Merle Haggard

Granada Breakers 4.20 - 4.45 pm (last edition)

The Pleasers


Wednesday 2nd August 1978

ITV The Rolf Harris Show 1.30 - 2.00 pm

The Hudson Brothers

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Candlewick Green

Frankie Vaughan

New Faces


Thursday 3rd August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Cerrone - Supernature (chart run down)

City Boy - 5-7-0-5

Darts - It's Raining

X-Ray Spex - Identity (promo clip)

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

The Who - Who Are You (promo clip)

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

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

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

Clout - Substitute (promo clip)

Child - It’s Only Make Believe

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

The Lurkers - I Don't Need To Tell Her

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

Patrick Juvet chats with host

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

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

Granada The Beatles 11.05 - 11.25 am (cartoon series)


Friday 4th August 1978

BBC1 (West) Jazz in the Bath 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

New Dave Brubeck Quartet

Paulinha De Costa

ITV Magic Circle 11.05 - 11.30 am (repeat)

Flintlock

Southern Crucible Of Terror 10.35 pm - 12.20 am 1971 movie with Mike Raven


Saturday 5th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.30 - 9.20 pm

From Torbay

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Bernie Flint

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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

includes The Monkees: Monkees In The Ring 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Granada Breakers 10.25 - 10.55 am probably a repeat

content unknown

ATV Revolver 11.45 pm - 12.30 am

Hosted by Peter Cook

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio (song just finishing)

The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops

Mtumbe - Empire Road

The Motors - Forget About You

Nick Lowe & Rockpile - Heart Of The City, They Call It Rock

Les Ross - introduces

Brent Ford & The Nylons - 19th Nervous Breakdown, C'Mon Everybody (support group)

Otis Redding - (Ready Steady Go clip 1966 - Revolver Reviver)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Girl, Radio Radio


Sunday 6th August 1978

LWT Biddu 12.15 - 1.15 pm

Documentary about disco writer / producer

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.30 pm

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

The Chanter Sisters

Lorna Dallas

Civvy Street

Patti Boulaye

Scottish The Sunday Drama: City Sugar 9.30 - 11.00 pm

Tim Curry plays a radio DJ, while a station engineer is played by ex-pop manager Jon Morrison


Monday 7th August 1978

BBC2 Graham Parker In Concert 11.05 pm - 12.05 am (repeat)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Cliff Richard – Please Remember Me

Darts – It’s Raining (re-recording)

Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft (Hot Gossip)

10CC – Dreadlock Holiday (promo clip)

Bonnie Tyler – Living For The City

Cliff Richard - Turn Me Loose (Oh Boy clip 1959)

City Boy - 5705


Tuesday 8th August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Crystal Gayle special


Wednesday 9th August 1978

BBC1 Omnibus 10.55 - 11.40 pm

includes Disco Delight or What A Way To End It All - a film about British disco with songs by Bryan Ferry, The Rolling Stones, Showaddywaddy

BBC2 Rhythm on 2 7.40 - 8.10 (repeat)

The Chieftains

The Dubliners

Mary O’Hara

BBC2 Frankie Laine In Concert 10.45 - 11.20 pm (repeat)

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Bachelors


Thursday 10th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.45 - 8.10 pm

NB Show number 750

Hosted by Peter Powell

Voyage – From East To West (chart run down)

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

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (concert clip)

Hi-Tension - British Hustle

Bob Dylan - Baby Stop Crying (Legs & Co)

Raydio - Is This A Love Thing (promo clip)

Renaissance - Northern Lights (re-recording)

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

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

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

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

BBC1 The Songwriters: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber 9.25 - 10.20 pm

Paul Jones, Vicki Brown, Marti Webb

Grampian The Entertainers

Labi Siffre


Friday 11th August 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

The Osmonds

Tom Jones

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Ella Fitzgerald


Saturday 12th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.30 - 9.20 pm

From Quayside at St Malo, Brittany

Hosted by Dana Gillespie

Grace Jones

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

Darts

inckluding The Monkees: The Monkees In Texas 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Granada Breakers

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ATV Revolver 12.00 - 12.45 am

NB The Sex Pistols and Ronald Biggs promo clip for No One Is Innocent was due for inclusion, but ATV withdrew it before it could be banned by the IBA. This edition has the Crossroads theme at the beginning, while the audience do the Dying Fly, reminiscent of Tiswas. A film clip of Elvis Presley was due to be shown in the Revolver Reviver spot, but was replaced.

Hosted by Peter Cook, with a stripper

The Fabulous Poodles - Mirror Star

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (some of the audience is pogoing)

The Boomtown Rats - Don't Believe What You Read

Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire (Top Of The Pops 1968 - Revolver Reviver)

Heatwave - Groove Line, Aint No Half Steppin’

Les Ross -

Jab Jab - Grandad (support band)

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

Grampian The Entertainers 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Tony Monopoly


Sunday 13th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.15 pm

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

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

The Steve Gibbons Band - Tulane (re-recording) Kenney Jones on drums

Bryan Ferry - chat sketch, Bryan Ferry - What Goes On

The Moody Blues (without Mike Pinder) - Driftwood (remixed track)

Labi Siffre - Solid Love

Adam Faith - Made You (Beat Girl movie clip)

Cerrone - Supernature (Hot Gossip) NB Uses the same night for day video effect that David Mallett will use for Bowie's Ashes To Ashes promo clip two years’ later

ITV Soft Touch 8.00 - 8.30 pm

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 7.40 - 8.10 pm

with Peter Skellern

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Julie Rogers

The Grumbleweeds

ITV Best Sellers. The Aspen Murder, part one 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Michelle Phillips


Thursday 17th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.35 - 8.10 pm

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

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

The Stranglers - Walk On By

Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn (live)

Cerrone - Super Nature (Legs & Co)

Child - It's Only Make Believe

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

10 C.C. - Dreadlock Holiday

The Who - Who Are You (promo clip)

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

Mr.Big - Senora

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

Host chats to Sylvester

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

Thames A Gift For Heidi movie 4.20 - 5.45 pm

with Van Dyke Parks (in acting role)


Friday 18th August 1978

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Joe Pass

Marva Josie

Earl Hines Quartet

Southern Runaround 4.45 - 5.15 pm

The Dead End Kids


Saturday 19th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.15 - 9.00 pm

From St Malo

Hosted by Sacha Distel

Dionne Warwick

Bacarra

Patrick Juvet

Grace Jones

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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includes The Monkees: The Monkees In Paris 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Revolver 11.45 pm - 12.30 am

NB There is a pantomime horse in the audience

Hosted by Mickie Most

Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive (song just finishing)

The Motors - Dancing The Night Away

The Shirts - Tell Me Your Plans

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Blockheads ("The Lionel Bart of the seventies"- Cook)

The Steve Gibbons Band - Down In The City Streets, No Spitting On The Bus

Goldie - To Be Alone

Les Ross - introduces

Patrick Fitzgerald - The Bingo Crowd (support act)

Suzi Quatro – The Race Is On, Devil Gate Drive (probably included as a favour to the show's producer Mickie Most)

Granada Breakers 10.25 - 10.55 (probably a repeat)

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ITV The Entertainers

Peter Skellern


Sunday 20th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.15 pm

Tony Christie

Shakin’ Stevens

The Chanter Sisters

LWT Celebrity Concert: Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77 11.00 pm - 12.00 am


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

HTV Magic Circle 11.05 - 11.30 am

Flintlock

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Suzi Quatro - in sketch, Don't Change My Luck

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (also with Hot Gossip)

Marshall-Hain - Coming Home

Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That (Hot Gossip)

Wings - London Town (promo clip)


Tuesday 22nd August 1978

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm

George Hamilton IV

ATV Something Different 12.00 - 12.15 am

Dana

Granada A Little Summer Music 12.30 - 12.40 am (NB Daily Mirror has this as A Little Night Music)

Lindisfarne


Wednesday 23rd August 1978

BBC2 Rhythm on 2 7.40 - 8.10 pm

The Fivepenny Piece


Thursday 24th August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.35 - 8.10 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Andy Gibb - Everlasting Love (chart run down)

Bilbo - She’s Gonna Win

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

Blondie - Picture This (re-recording)

Jilted John - Jilted John (live)

The Motors - Forget About You

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (concert clip)

Hi-Tension - British Hustle

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

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

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

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

Granada The Beatles 11.05 - 11.25 am

Grampian The Entertainers

Mae McKenna


Friday 25th August 1978

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Benny Carter Quartet

Connie Smith

Cab Calloway

Grampian The Entertainers 12.15 - 12.45 am (shown by LWT)

Ralph McTell


Saturday 26th August 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.10 - 9.00 pm

From Jersey

Hosted by Terry Wogan

The Wurzels

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

Child

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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includes The Monkees: Monkees In The Ring 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Revolver 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Peter Cook

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Spin It Around (song just finishing)

Eddie Kidd - Leave It To The Kidd (motorcycle stuntman who made several records)

X Ray Spex - Identity

The Roy Hill Band - Piccadilly Lights

Lindisfarne - Kings X Blues, Jukebox Gypsy

Merger - Biko

Les Ross - introduces

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

The Bee Gees - (Revolver Reviver)

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

Granada Breakers 10.25 - 10.55 am (probably a repeat)

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Sunday 27th August 1978

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 8.10 - 9.15 pm

The Drifters

Bert Weedon

Yorkshire Jazz Concert 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

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Monday 28th August 1978 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Val Doonican

The Nolan Sisters

Tom Paxton

Charlie McCoy

BBC2 Blackcurrent 11.25 pm - 12.15 am (repeat)

Billy Paul

The Real Thing

Hi-Tension

Desmond Dekker

Thames The Best of Kenny’s Bits 6.00 – 6.35 pm

Compilation of The Kenny Everett Video Show

Thames The Tommy Cooper Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Candlewick Green

Peters and Lee – Suspicious Minds

The Nolan Sisters

The Ladybirds


Tuesday 29th August 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 Dave and Sugar Sing Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm


Wednesday 30th August 1978

BBC2 Rhythm On 2 7.40 - 8.10 pm

Anne Lorne Gillies

The McCalmans

BBC2 Graham Parker and The Rumour In Concert 10.15 - 11.15 pm (repeat)

Thames Summer After Noon 2.00 - 2.25 pm (repeat)

Alan Price

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 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Michelle Phillips


Thursday 31st August 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

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

The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die

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

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

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

Andy Gibb - Everlasting Love (Legs & Co)

Exile - Kiss You All Over

Rezillos - Top Of The Pops (re-recording)

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

Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me

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

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

Granada The Beatles 11.05 - 11.25 am

Grampian The Entertainers

Tony Monopoly


Friday 1st September 1978

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Oscar Peterson Trio

Miami Jazz band

Southern Runaround 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Rick Wakeman

Granada Music: Don McLean 12.55 - 1.10 am

Anglia The Mermaid Follies 12.00 - 12.55 am (repeat)

NB Amnesty International benefit show

Julie Covington


Saturday 2nd September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.00 pm

From Jersey

Peters & Lee

The Dooleys

City Boy

BBC1 Parkinson 11.10 pm - 12.10 am

Manhattan Transfer

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

The Rezillos

includes The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Revolver 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

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

Hosted by Peter Cook

? - It Doesn't Matter Anymore (a man seen in the audience a few weeks' before)

Whitesnake - Lie Down I Think I Love You

The Tourists - Immune To Life

Les Ross - rock birthdays and anniversaries

Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop (film clip - Revolver Reviver)

Rich Kids - The Ghosts Of Princes In Towers, one other (The replacement band for Public Image Limited)

The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet

Chris Hill announces the closure of the club by the Independent Bingo Authority (the IBA)

Showbiz Kids - Young Man's World (support band)

Peter Cook finally appears on stage to introduce...

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


Sunday 3rd August 1978

BBC1 The Best of Yarwood 8.05 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

Granada Paul Daniels’ Blackpool Bonanza 7.30 -8.30 pm

Tony Monopoly

The Chanter Sisters

LWT Ol’ Red Hair Is Back 10.45 - 11.40 pm

Bette Midler special

Yorkshire Jazz Concert 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

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Monday 4th September 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm (first of seventh series)

Three Degrees

BBC2 John William’s World of Music 8.05 - 9.00 pm

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth

BBC2 The Goodies: Punk Crazy 9.00 - 9.30 pm (repeat)

HTV Magic Circle 11.30 am -12. 00 pm (repeat)

Flintlock


Tuesday 5th September 1978

BBC1 Ask Aspel 4.45 - 5.10 pm

Kate Bush - interview, Kashka From Baghdad

BBC2 The Hillsiders Sing Country 9.30 - 9.55 pm


Wednesday 6th September 1978

BBC1 Broadway with Lena Zavaroni 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Paul Nicholas

Thames The Best Of Kenny’s Bits 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Kenny Everett compilation show

Hot Gossip perform song

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 -7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1940

ATV I'm Bob, He's Dickie 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Hudson Brothers


Thursday 7th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Frankie Valli - Grease (chart run down)

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

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

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

The Motors - Forget About You

Dee D.Jackson - Meteor Man

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

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

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

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

Hi Tension - British Hustle

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

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

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


Friday 8th September 1978

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

From The Midsummer Day concert, Cannon Hill, Birmingham

Rocky Cool & The Ice Bergs

Pressure Shocks

School Sports

ITV Magic Circle 11.30 am -12.00 pm (repeat)

Flintlock

Tyne Tees Those Wonderful TV Times

Alan Freeman


Saturday 9th September 1978

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm (first in series)

possibly The New Seekers

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.10 pm

From Weymouth

Dana Gillespie

Salena Jones

Bobby Crush

BBC1 Parkinson 11.10 pm - 12.10 am

Alan Jay Lerner

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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includes The Monkees - Your Friendly Neighbourhood

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Sally James, Chris Tarrant, Sylvester McCoy, Paul 'The Kid' Hardin

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Sunday 10th September 1978

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Acker Bilk

LWT The Freddie Starr Experience 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Lyn Paul - I Don't Believe You Ever Loved Me


Monday 11th September 1978

BBC1 Olivia 7.20 - 8.10 pm 7.20 - 8.10 pm

Olivia Newton-John

ABBA

Andy Gibb

BBC2 Supertramp In Concert 11.10 pm - 12.15 am

Repeat of Sight and Sound In Concert

Thames Summer After Noon 2.00 - 2.25 pm (repeat)

Frankie Vaughan

ITV The World Of Liberace 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Tony Palmer docuentary

Anglia Aznavour: Yesterday When I Was Young 11.15 pm - 12.15 am


Tuesday 12th September 1978

BBC2 Carl Perkins Sings Country 9.30 - 9.55 pm

With The C P Express

Thames Star Games 7.30 - 8.15 pm

sports competition with Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn, Jackie Trent, Kid Jensen, Salena Jones, Bonnie Langford


Wednesday 13th September 1978

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1961


Thursday 14th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Abba - Summer Night City (chart run down)

Dr Feelgood - Down To The Doctor

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

Tina Charles - Making All The Right Moves (live)

Status Quo - Again and Again (promo clip)

Exile - Kiss You All Over (Legs & Co)

Frankie Valli - Grease (promo clip)

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

Blondie - Picture This (promo clip)

Motorhead - Louie Louie

The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die

Jilted John - Jilted John (live vocal)

The host is given a commemorative clock

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

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


Friday 15th September 1978

Westward Country Style 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Don Everly

Raymond Froggat


Saturday 16th September 1978

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.35 - 6.30 pm

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Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.05 am

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ATV Tiswas 10.30 - 11.05 am

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ATV Bachman Turner Overdrive 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Documentary about the Canadian band


Monday 18th September 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Leo Sayer

Thames At The Embankment 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Paul Brady


Tuesday 19th September 1978

BBC2 One More Time 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Elaine Paige

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm – end (first in new series)

Hosted by Bob Harris and Anne Nightingale

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

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

Magazine - Definitive Gaze, Give Me Everything

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

Roger Daltrey - interview about the death of Keith Moon

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Linda Fletcher, Roy North

Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me

Hi Tension - British Shuffle

Street Boy

Thames Star Games 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Kenny Lynch


Wednesday 20th September 1978

Yorkshire Miss Great Britain 1978 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Tony Monopoly

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Granada Reports 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Joy Division - Shadowplay


Thursday 21st September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Paul Burnett

The Motors - Forget About You (chart run down)

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

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

Brotherhood Of Man - Middle Of The Night (live)

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

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

Abba - Summer Night City (promo clip)

Stephen Bishop - Looking For The Right One (live)

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

David Essex - Oh What A Circus (promo clip)

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

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

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


Friday 22nd September 1978

BBC1 Seaside Special 7.45 - 8.30 pm

From Weymouth

Valeria Masters

The Black Abbots

Thames Country Style 12.30 - 1.00 pm

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 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm

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BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Johnnny Mathis

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 5.55 - 6.35 pm (repeat of 19th September 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

Northern Soul dancers

includes The Monkees: Prisoner of Zenda 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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HTV Pop Spot 11.30 - 11.35 am

content unknown


Sunday 24th September 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 2.05 - 2.45 pm (repeat of 23rd September 1978)

LWT Song By Song By Hammerstein 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Linda Lewis


Monday 25th September 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

Thames At The Embankment 12.30 - 1.00 pm

De dannon


Tuesday 26th September 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

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

Devo - Come Back Jonee (promo clip)

David Oxteby - article about his artwork

Ian Anderson - interviewed by Bob Harris in New York

BBC1 One More Time

Elaine Paige, Hazel Dean

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Jackie Trent, Kenny Lynch, Patti Boulaye


Wednesday 27th Septemebr 1978

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Thursday 28th September 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

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

Lindisfarne - Jukebox Gypsy

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Frankie Miller - Darlin’ (live)

Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep (promo clip)

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

Blondie - Picture This (promo clip)

Sugar Cane - Montego Bay (live)

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

Smokie - Mexican Girl

Frankie Valli - Grease (Legs & Co)

Chris Rea - Fool (If You Think Its Over)

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

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

BBC2 Roots Rock Reggae 11.05 pm - 12.00 am

Documentary about reggae, directed by Jeremy Mare


Friday 29th September 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm (first in new series)

Peters and Lee

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.15 - 11.55 pm

Crawler at the University of London Union

Westward Country Style 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Skeeter Davis


Saturday 30th September 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (first of second series)

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BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm

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BBC1 Little and Large 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Charley Pride

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.30 - 7.00 pm (repeat 26th September 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 pm

Jeff Wayne

includes The Monkees: Monkees at the Movies 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

NB Frank Carson joins as an occasional host

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Sunday 1st October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 2.05 - 2.45 pm (repeat 29 September 1978)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners

ITV Song By Song By Hart 1.00 - 11.00 pm

Elisabeth Welch


Tuesday 3rd October 1978

BBC2 One More Time 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Elaine Paige

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

The Police - Can’t Stand Losing You, Next To You, Alright Now, Roxanne (Sting had accidentally sprayed hair lacquer into his eyes just before the show and did the performance with sunglasses on. Sting had excused himself from filming Quadrophenia to make this appearance and had asked Toyah and another actress called Tammy to come along and sing backing on Roxanne, but they didn't appear)

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 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Thames I’m Dickie – That’s Showbusiness 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Vince Hill

Roy Budd


Thursday 5th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Abba - Summer Night City (chart run down)

Mick Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie

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

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

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

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

Boney M - Rasputin (Musik Laden TV clip)

Marshall Hain - Coming Home

Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (live vocal)

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

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

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

George Melly


Friday 6th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.40 pm

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BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Marion Montgomery

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.10 - 11.50 pm

Cado Belle at the University of Strathclyde


Saturday 7th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.28 pm

10cc

Elaine Paige

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm

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BBC1 Little and Large 8.30 - 9.05 pm

Berni Flint

BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Barry Manilow

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.20 - 7.00 pm (repeat of 3rd October 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

content unknown

includes The Monkees: Monkees Get Out More Dirt 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

HTV Pop Spot 11.15 - 11.20 am

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.15 pm (first edition)

Steve Jones (radio DJ) hosts the Pyramid Game section

Bette Midler – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Dance judges – Suzi Quatro, Labi Siffre

LWT Saturday Night People 12.30 - 1.05 am

Public Image Limited - film article


Sunday 8th October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 1.20 - 1.00 pm (repeat)

Cado Belle

LWT Song By Song By Harburg 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Georgia Brown


Monday 9th October 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.15 pm - 12.00 am

Introduced by Anne Nightingale

Stereo simulcast in Radio One

Jethro Tull live from Madison Square Gardens, NYC

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


Tuesday 10th October 1978

BBC1 One More Time 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Hazel Dean

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Abba - Summer night city (promo clip)

Chris Blake and Honey Brown - Summer nights

Alan David - Get your love right

Hunter - Tonight's the night

ATV Jazz Concert 11.30 pm -12.00 am

The Stan Tracey Quartet


Wednesday 11th October 1978

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1964


Thursday 12th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

John Travolta - Sandy (chart run down)

The Olympic Runners - Get It While You Can

Smokie - Mexican Girl (repeat 28th September 1978)

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

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

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

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

The Bishops - I Want Candy

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

ELO - Sweet Talkin' Woman (promo clip)

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

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

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

BBC1 Omnibus: The Record Machine 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Hosted by John Peel, Paul Gambaccini

A look at the current state of the British record industry

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

The Real Thing – Wotcha Say Wotcha Do

Marianne Faithfull


Friday 13th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

Elaine Page

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Madeline Bell

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.45 pm - 12.25 am

The Crusaders at Colchester Institute, Essex

Westward Country Style 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Carl Perkins

LWT Bing Crosby - His Life and Legend 11.10 pm – 1.00 am

Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin


Saturday 14th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Jeremy Clyde (talking about Sexton Blake)

Electric Light Orchestra

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Little and Large 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Drifters

BBC1 Parkinson 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.20 - 7.05 pm (repeat of 9th October 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

The Yetties

Gruppo Sportivo

includes The Monkees: Monkees in Manhattan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.15 pm

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 6.10 - 6.40 pm (first episode)

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 2.00 - 2.40 pm (repeat of 13th October 1978)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners

LWT Song By Song By Dietz 10..0 - 11.00 pm

Linda Lewis


Monday 16th October 1978

Thames At the Embankment 12.30 - 1.00 pm

The Bothy Band


Tuesday 17th October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm (first in new series)

David Essex

The Small Faces

Hot Gossip (resident dance troupe)

BBC1 (Manchester) Sit Thi Deawn 6.50 - 7.20 pm

The Houghton Weavers

BBC2 One More Time 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

Thin Lizzy - Emerald (The Rainbow, London)

Robert Johnson - Responsibility, Wrecking My Mind, interview

Al Di Meola

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

Santana - Well All Right (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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 Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1936

Thames The Morecambe and Wise Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Rod Stewart


Thursday 19th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (chart run down)

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Boney M - Rasputin (Musik Laden TV clip)

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

The Rolling Stones - Respectable (promo clip)

Colorado - California Dreamin’ (live)

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

Frankie Miller - Darlin’ (live)

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

Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (live vocal)

Donna Summer - MacArthur Park (Legs & Co)

The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Lulu - Just the Way You Are


Friday 20th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

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


Saturday 21st October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.28 pm

The Frankie Miller Band

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 5.25 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Little and Large 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Parkinson 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Sammy Davis Jr

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.20 - 7.00 pm (repeat of 17th October 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

includes The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.25 pm

Jack Jones


Sunday 22nd October 1978

BBC2 Film Of The Week: Skidoo 10.30 pm - 12.10 am 1969 movie with Harry Nilsson


Tuesday 24th October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm

David Essex

Ronnie Spector - Say Goodbye To Hollywood

BBC2 One More Time 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Hazel Dean

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

Whitesnake - Trouble, Lie Down

Mick Jagger - interviewed by Anne Nightingale (on film)

Wings - Oriental Nightfish (animation clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Mike Moran and his band - Bee Gees medley

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

John Joliffe - What a lovely day

Key West - Can't get enough of your love


Thursday 26th October 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The O'Jays - Brandy (chart run down)

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

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

ELO - Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Legs & Co)

Public Image Ltd - Public Image (promo clip)

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

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

Dollar - Shooting Star

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

City Boy - What A Night

Dan Hartman - Instant Replay (Legs & Co)

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (re-recorded)

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

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

Thames Looks Familiar 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Jule Stein

Granada What’s On 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Suzi Quatro – If You Can’t Give Me Love


Friday 27th October 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Rags

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday 10.15 - 10.45 pm

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

Westward Country Style 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Roy Head (60s singer?)


Saturday 28th October 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Grease Day USA 5.35 - 6.25 pm

Olivia Newton-John

Frankie Valli

BBC1 Little and Large 8.35 - 9.05 pm

Elkie Brooks

BBC1 Parkinson 11.05 pm - 12.05 am

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.25 - 7.05 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am (not broadcast)

includes The Monkees: Alias Micky Dolenz

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.25 pm

Kenny Everett


Sunday 29th October 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 2.25 - 3.05 pm (repeat)

The Rich Kids

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Val Doonican

Bobby Crush


Monday 30th October 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Johnnie Ray

BBC2 And Now the Good News 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Barabara Dickson

BBC2 Sing Country Extra 7.20 - 8.05 pm

Wembley Arena, London

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

ATV Donna Summer's Disco Party 5.15 - 5.45 pm


Tuesday 31st October 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm

David Essex

The Real Thing

BBC2 Empire Road 6.50 - 7.20 pm (first episode)

Theme. Matumbi

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

Gary Osbourne - interviewed by Bob Harris (on film)

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

Elton John - Shooting Star, Song for Guy, interview

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Tina Charles

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

Frankie Miller – Darlin’

Quint - 9 to 5


Wednesday 1st November 1978

Thames Sounds Of Britain  12.30 - 1.00 pm

Silly Wizard

ATV Showtime 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Patti Boulaye


Thursday 2nd November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

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

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

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

Elton John - Part Time Love (Legs & Co)

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (promo clip)

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

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes

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

Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City (live)

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

Streetband (Paul Young) - Toast (live)

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

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

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

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

BBC2 Tammy 6.00 - 6.25 pm (repeat)

Tammy Wynette

George Hamilton IV

Thames Looks Familiar 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Sammy Davis Jr


Friday 3rd November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

John Paul Young

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer 10.15 - 10.45 pm

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

ATV Stardust Man 10.30 - 11.15 pm

John Otway documentary


Saturday 4th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Elton John

The Autographs

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Little and Large 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Four Tops

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 6.20 - 7.00 pm (repeat 31st October 1978)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am (not broadcast)

include The Monkees

ATV Tiswas 10,.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.25 pm

Dolly Parton - Running Out Of Control

Sammy Davis Jr

The United Kingdom Disco Championships


Sunday 5th November 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 4.15 - 5.00 pm (repeat)

The Climax Blues Band repeat

Yorkshire Stars on Sunda 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Stephane Grappelli

ATV Cleo 10.00 - 11.00 pm (first of three)

Cleo Laine with Johnny Dankworth - I've Got The Music In Me, Watch What Happens, By Strauss, Big Spender, It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Michel Legrand


Monday 6th November 1978

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

BBC2 The Devil’s Music 6.25 - 6.50 pm (first of five repeats)

1. Nothing But The Truth

Westward Michel Legarnd and Friends 11.15 pm - 12.10 am


Tuesday 7th November 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm

David Essex

Denny Laine

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

Broadcast from Manchester

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Metal Postcard, Jigsaw Feeling

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

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years (Midnight Special)

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

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

The Autographs - When I'm still young, Fabulous

The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (promo clip)

Poacher - One more fool

Spookey - Mama's little girl


Wednesday 8th November 1978

Anglia Sounds of Britain 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Folk In The East

Peasants All

Victoria Wigan

Robin Jeffrey

Peter Robinson

Thames Side By Side 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Vera Lynn

Max Bygraves


Thursday 9th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

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

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (chart run down)

Dandy - Disco Dancer

Patrick Juvet - I Love America (promo clip)

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

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

Darts - Don't Let It Fade Away

host talks to Kenny Andrews, new singer in Darts

The Cars - My Best Friends Girl (concert clip)

Liquid Gold - Anyway You Do It

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

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

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

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

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

BBC2 Tammy 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Frank Jennings Syndicate

Granada What’s On

Dean Friedman Lydia

New Vaudeville Band


Friday 10th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Gene Pitney

Sailor

BBC1 Tonight In Town 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Valerie Singleton interviews Alan Price

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer 10.25 - 10.55 pm

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


Saturday 11th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 - 11.30 am

David Essex

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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

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

includes The Monkees: Alias Micky Dolenz

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 7.25 - 9.00 pm

Sammy Davis Jr

Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 12th November 1978

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 2.10 - 2.50 pm (repeat)

AC-DC

ATV Cleo 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth


Monday 13th November 1978

BBC1 The Royal Variety Show 7.50 - 11.20 pm (performed live) 9.40 - 10.05 pm news break

Kenny Ball

Acker Bilk

The Nolan Sisters

Showwaddywaddy

BBC2 The Devil’s Music: 2 6.25 - 6.50 pm (repeat)


Tuesday 14th November 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm

David Essex

Twiggy

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

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

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

Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again, Nothing Left

Penetration - Lovers and Outrage (Reading Festival)

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

Music news

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

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Dandy - Disco Dancer, Wham Bang Shang A Lang

Gerard Kenny - New York New York

Mark Middler - Sad Song

Moody Blues - Driftwood

ATV Jazz Concert 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Alex Welsh and His Band


Wednesday 15th November 1978

Thames Wednesday at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Peters and Lee

Guys n Dolls


Thursday 16th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

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

Buzzcocks - Promises

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

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

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

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

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (promo clip)

Dean Friedman - Lydia (live)

Street Band - Toast (repeat 2nd November 1978)

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (promo clip)

Child - Still The One

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

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

BBC1 Miss World 1978 9.25 - 10.30 pm

Sacha Distel

BBC2 Tammy 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Tammy Wynette

Johnny McEvoy

Richard Harding

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan - Cajun Stripper


Friday 17th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Lulu

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer 10.20 - 10.50 pm

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 11.45 pm - 12.25 am

Lindisfarne at Colchester Institute, Essex


Saturday 18th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Child

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

The Spinners

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

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

includes The Monkees: At the Circus

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Bruce Forsyths’s Big Night 6.00 - 7.30 pm (after having 30 minutes knocked off of the show's running time a few weeks' back it now gets moved to an earlier slot in the schedules)

Demis Roussos

Grace Kennedy

Lena Zavaroni

Charles Aznavour


Sunday 19th November 1978

BBC2 Read All About It 10.50 - 11.25 pm

Patti Boulaye (reviews book)

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 1.15 - 1.55 (repeat)

Lindisfarne

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.50 - 7.15

The Spinners

ATV Cleo 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Cleo Laine with Johnny Dankworth

Petula Clark


Monday 20th November 1978

BBC2 The Devil's Music:3 Work and Mother Wit 6.25 - 6.50 pm (repeat)

BBC2 And Now The Good News 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Peter Skellern

Tyne Tees The Paper Lads 4.45 - 5.15 pm (first episode in new series)

Theme by Renaissance

Thames Looks Familiar Special 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Sammy Davis Jr

Julie Styne

ITV Kate Bush Lionheart TV advert


Tuesday 21st November 1978

BBC1 David Essex 6.50 - 7.20 pm

David Essex

Marti Webb

no The Old Grey Whistle Test

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

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

Scottish Sounds of Britain: Meet Anne Lorne Gilles 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Thames Wednesday At Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

Carl Wayne


Thursday 23rd November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Musique - In The Bush (chart run down)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

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

Dollar - Shooting Star (repeat 26th October 1978)

Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Legs & Co)

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

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

Emerson Lake & Palmer - All I Want Is You

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

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

David Essex - Goodbye First Love (live)

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

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

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Mike Harding


Friday 24th November 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Yvonne Kelly

BBC1 Tonight In Town 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Mike Oldfield interview

BBC2 Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer 10.20 - 10.50 pm

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 - Welcome To My Nightmare, You and Me


Saturday 25th November 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.14 pm

Lulu

Dr Hook

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Instant Sunshine

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat 6th June 1978)

Randy Newman special

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 pm

include The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 am

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Lena Zavaroni

LWT A Twist In The Tale: A Hand For Sonny Blue 10.15 - 11.00 pm

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


Sunday 26th November 1978

BBC1 Star Town 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Acker Bilk

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 1.55 - 2.35 pm (repeat)

John Martyn

BBC2 Paul Robeson 1898 - 1976 7.05 - 8.10 pm

documentary

Yorkshire Stars On Sunday 6.50 - 7.15 pm

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

Scottish Darts In Concert


Monday 27th November 1978

BBC2 And Now The Good News 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Renaissance – Back Home Once Again


Tuesday 28th November 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

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

Donny and Marie Osmond

Olivia Newton-John

KC and The Sunshine Band

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

999

Devo

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Roy North - Again Again

The Telegrams - Oh Baby Please

Linda Fletcher - My Kinda Life, Thst'll Be The Day

Mike Moran - I Hear You Knockin'

Keith Chegwin – Destiny

Showaddywaddy - Pretty Little Angel Eyes (promo clip)


Wednesday 29th November 1978

Thames Wednesday At Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Cilla Black

Tony Christie


Thursday 30th November 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Village People - YMCA (chart run down)

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

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

Elton John - Part Time Love (promo clip)

Chic - Le Freak (Legs and Co)

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

Buzzcocks - Promises (repeat 16th November 1978)

Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart (live)

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (promo clip)

The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro

Darts - Don't Let It Fade Away

Mankind - Dr.Who

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

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

Yorkshire In Concert 12.00 - 12.30 am

Bilbo Baggins


Friday 1st December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Mud

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

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Helen Reddy

Grampian The Entertainers

Patti Boulaye


Saturday 2nd December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Leo Sayer

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

The Wurzels

BBC1 Parkinson 200 11.05 pm - 12.15 am

Olivia Newton-John

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

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 pm

includes The Monkees 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Hosted by Trevor East, Sally James, Sylveste McCoy, Lenny Henry, Paul Hardin, Chris Tarrant

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 6.00 - 7.30 pm

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

LWT Michel Legrand and Friends 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Neil Sedaka


Monday 4th December 1978

BBC2 And Now The Good News 6.55 - 7.20 pm

Barbara Thompson

Thames Tommy Cooper’s Magic Moments 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 5th December 1978

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Larry Adler – Screws Blues

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

Rita Coolidge

BBC2 Barry Manilow 7.20 - 8.10 pm

Live at Royal Albert Hall, London - part one

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

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

Kingfish - Hurricane (promo clip)

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

Ultravox - Slow Motion, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Dave Gilmour - No Way (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

The Jets - Rockabilly Crazy, James Dean

Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' in

The Smirks - Rosemary, Lancashire Dub Up Eh Up

Mike Moran and his band

ITV The Spinners Under Sail 10.30 - 11.30 pm

The Tall Ships race from Yarmouth to Oslo


Wednesday 6th December 1978

Thames Wednesday At Eight 8.00 - 9.00pm

Mary Hopkin – Another Day

Charles Aznavour


Thursday 7th December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Musique - In The Bush (chart run down)

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

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

Gerard Kenny - New York New York (live)

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

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

Dollar - Shooting Star

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

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors (live)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

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

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

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

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

BBC2 Tammy 6.00 - 6.25 pm (repeat)

Tammy Wynette

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Candlewick Green

Grampian The Entertainers

Noel Murphy


Friday 8th December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

content unknown


Saturday 9th December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Dean Friedman

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Lulu

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat)

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 am

includes The Monkees: Monkees a la Mode 10.15 - 10.30 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Petula Clark

Anglia Michel Legrand and Friends 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Helen Reddy

Starland Vocal Band

Dizzy Gillespie


Monday 11th December 1978

BBC2 The Devil’s Music The Moments of Providence 6.25 - 6.50 pm (repeat)

BBC2 And Now the Good News 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Lindisfarne – Brand New Day

Sonja Kristina – Colder Than A Rose In Snow

BBC2 An Evening With Andy Williams 8.10 - 9.00 pm

part one


Tuesday 12th December 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC2 Barry Manilow 7.20 - 8.10 pm

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London - part two

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am (scheduled)

A shorter than usual version of the show due to industrial action. BBC2 actually closed down at 11.40 pm that night.

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Muddy Waters

Devo

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Roy North - At The Hop

The Giants - Do Wop Band

Rachel Sweet – B.A.B.Y.

Backing singers - Have I The Right

Nick Van Eede - Rock and Roll Fool

Linda Fletcher - River Deep Mountain High

David Essex - Goodbye First Love (promo clip)

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 11.20 - 11.25 pm

Elaine Paige talks about Singin’ In The Rain

Thames Wednesday at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

Tony Monopoly


Thursday 14th December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Earth Wind & Fire - September (chart run down)

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Rama Lama Ding Dong

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

Buzzcocks - Promises (repeat 16th November 1978)

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

Mankind - Dr.Who

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

The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro

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

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

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

Elton John - Song For Guy (live)

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

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

Granada What’s On

Steel Pulse Sound System


Friday 15th December 1978

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Roger Whittaker

Grampian The Entertainers

Lindisfarne


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 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.15 - 6.55 pm (repeat)

Peter Frampton special

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

includes The Monkees: It's A Nice Place To Visit 10.15 - 10.45 pm

LWT Bruce’s Big Night 6.00 - 7.30 pm

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

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Michel Legrand and Friends 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

Petula Clark

Paul Anka


Sunday 17th December 1978

ATV In Concert 10.00 - 10.30 pm

John Miles


Monday 18th December 1978

BBC1 Christmas Snowtime Special 7.20 - 8.10 pm

Demis Roussos

Manhattan Transfer

Boney M

Petula Clark

Charles Aznavour

BBC2 And Now The Good News... 6.50 - 7.15 pm

The Chieftains

BBC2 An Evening With Andy Williams 8.10 - 9.00 pm

part two


Tuesday 19th December 1978

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Andy Gibb

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.10 - 11.50 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

999 - Homicide, Let's Face It

The Shirts - Teenage Crutch, They Say The Sun Shines

The Fabulous Poodles - Toy Town People

Blondie - Heart of Glass (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Brian Chalker - Simple gifts

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

Kris Ryder - Ordinary girl, ordinary guy


Wednesday 20th December 1978

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


Thursday 21st December 1978

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.30 pm (cancelled due to industrial action)

Hosted by Peter Powell and Dave Lee Travis

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

BBC2 No Trouble (cancelled due to industrial action)

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in Northern Ireland

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Freddie & The Dreamers

ATV Ghost Story 11.00 pm - end 1974 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)

Leo Sayer

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 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

LWT Swingle Bells 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

The Swingle Singers


Saturday 23rd December 1978

NB The dispute between the Association of Broadcasting staff and the BBC is settled with programmes on BBC1 starting again at 3.00 pm and BBC2 at 1.30 pm

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm (cancelled due to industrial action)

Cliff Richard

BBC1 The Little and Large Christmas Show 6.40 - 7.30 pm

Cliff Richard

Dana Gillespie

Bernie Flint

BBC1 Bing Crosby - The Christmas Years 11.30 pm - 12.20 am

BBC2 Country Holiday 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Larry Gatlin

Barbara Fairchild

Ronnie Prophet

BBC2 Doug Henning’s World of Magic 8.15 -9.05 pm

Glen Campbell

BBC2 Christmas With Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece 9.10 - 9.50 pm

Mike Harding & Fivepenny Piece

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.00 am

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Rockin' Berries

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

production team includes Lyn Spencer, Malcolm Gerrie, Alastair Pirrie

content unknown

LWT World Of Sport

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

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

ATV Christmas Celebrity Squares 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Sacha Distel

ITV Lost Horizon 7.15 - 9.45 pm 1973 movie with Bacharach and David songs

ATV The Yeoman of the Guard 9.45 - 10.50 pm break 11.05 pm - 12.00 am

Tonmy Steele (as Jack Point)

ITV Christmas Sweet 12.00 - 12.30 am

Sweet Substitute


Sunday 24th December 1978 Christmas Eve

BBC2 10cc At Wembley 10.05 - 11.00 pm (FM simulcast with Radio 1 & 2)

The Conference Centre, Wembley, London

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

ITV Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas 3.15 - 4.15 pm

songs written by Paul Williams

LWT Pam Ayres' Hong Kong Christmas 4.15 - 5.15 pm

ABBA

ATV Holiday Matinee: Godspell! 5.30 - 7.15 pm 1973 movie of rock gospel stage show

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Christmas Eve 7.15 - 9.15 pm

Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling, Please Mister Postman

Kenny Everett


Monday 25th December 1978 Christmas Day

BBC1 The Spinners at Christmas 11.05 - 11.35 am

BBC1 Clambake 11.35 am - 1.10 pm 1967 Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘78 2.00 - 3.00 pm

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

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Darts - The Boy From New York City

Boney M - Rasputin

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

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

Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro (live)

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

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

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

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

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

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

Commodores - Three Times A Lady (Legs & Co)

Abba - Take A Chance On Me (promo clip)

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

Olivia Newton-John - greeting

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

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

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

BBC1 Mike Yarwood’s Christmas Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

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

BBC2 The Snow Queen 3.20 - 4.20 pm (repeat 25th December 1975)

Narrator: Vivian Stanshall

Grampian The Entertainers

Tom Paxton

ITV A Merry Morning 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Mike Harding

Yorkshire 3-2-1 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Clodagh Rodgers


Tuesday 26th December 1978 Boxing Day

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.05 - 9.00 pm

Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Don McLean and Friends In Concert 9.45 - 10.25 pm

Don McLean

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

Inda Fletcher & Roy North - new single

Mike Moran - Crocodile Rock


Wednesday 27th December 1978

BBC1 Val Doonican’s Christmas In The Country 7.40 - 8.45 pm

Val Doonican

Janie Frickie

BBC1 Concert by Max Boyce 10.45 - 11.25 pm

Yorkshire Pop Quest Christmas Special 1.30 - 2.00 pm

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


Thursday 28th December 1978

Granada Barbara Dickson In Concert 12.05 am - end


Friday 29th December 1978

BBC1 David Soul 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Talks about his Starsky and Hutch role and his recording career


Saturday 30th December 1978

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Mud

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Acker Bilk

BBC2 ELO At Wembley 7.05 - 8.05 pm (repeat)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year part one 12.05 - 1.15 am

Hosted by Bob Harris

Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

The Ramones - Rockaway Beach (Filmfinders clip)

The Rolling Stones - Happy (film clip)

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

XTC - Radios in Motion

Robin Trower - Day of the Eagle

Greg Kihn - For You

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

999 - Emergency (promo clip)

Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (promo clip)

Television - Foxhole (promo clip)

Devo - Jocko Homo (promo clip)

Otway & Barrett - Really Free

The Rubinoos - Rock & Roll is Dead

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

Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - Fever

Southern The Saturday Banana 8.50 - 11.00 am (last in series)

content unknown

Southern The Monkees 11.00 - 11.30 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ITV Puff The Magic Dragon 5.15 - 5.45 pm

animation based on Peter, Paul & Mary song

ATV Emu's Christmas Adventure 6.15 - 7.15 pm

Carl Wayne (as Tom Tom)

Yorkshire All Star Winner Takes All 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Anita Harris


Sunday 31st December 1978

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year part two 12.01 - 1.05 am

Hosted by Bob Harris (his last show as host)

Patti Smith - Because the Night

Paul Kossoff - You & Me (Filmfinders clip)

Jefferson Starship - Runaway

Stanley Clarke - School Days

Paul Butterfield - Slowdown

Tubes - White Punks on Dope

Vibrators - War Zone

Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout (promo clip)

Blondie - Presence Dear

Magazine - Light Pours Out of Me (Promo clip)

Genesis - Undertow (Filmfinders clip)

Eagles - Hotel California (promo clip)

Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue (Filmfinders clip)

Tom Petty & Heartbreakers - Breakdown

Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - Having A Party

ITV Life Goes To The Movies 3.00 - 5.35 pm

Liza Minnelli

Southern At The Turn of the Year 6.15 - 7.15 pm

Petula Clark

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night 7.15 - 9.00 pm

compilation show

Elton John

Bette Midler

Petula Clark

Sammy Davis Jr

Jack Jones

Dolly Parton

Cleo Laine

ITV Out With The Old, In With The New 11.05 pm - 12.30 am

Part one - Some Wonderful Scottish Girls

Lulu

Eve Graham - I Wish

Anne Lorne Gilles

Annie Ross

Part two - Welcome to the Hogmanay Ceilidh

Johnny Beattie

Alasdair Gilles

The Hebbie Gray Band


Also this year

Thames Our People

Tom Robinson -  theme song

LWT The Big Match

Elton John - interview and The Goaldiggers’ Song

ATV The Muppet Show

Linda Ronstadt -

ITN News

The Sex Pistols - in San Francisco

BBC1 Nationwide

Gilbert O’Sullivan at home

Thames Magpie

ELO

BBC Cymru/Wales Twndish

X Ray Spex

BBC1 Top Of The Pops (c.May)

Devo - Satisfaction (unbroadcast)