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1979


Monday 1st January 1979

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm

Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 The Captain And Tennille 11.20 pm - 12.10 am (repeat)

Thames The Didn’t Quite Make It In Time For Christmas Video Show 5.45 – 6.30 pm

Kenny Everett special which would become ITV's entry into the Montreux television festival in 1979

Diana Ross – Ease On Down The Road (Hot Gossip)

Rod Stewart – sketch, Maggie May (live), Do You Think I'm Sexy (live)

Leo Sayer – Raining In My Heart (live)

Dean Friedman - Lydia

ITV Cinderella At The Palace 10.20 pm - 12.10 am

Paul Anka

Frank Sinatra

Ann Margaret

Sammy Davis Jnr

Andy Williams

Tom Jones


Tuesday 2nd January 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds 7.00 - 7.30 pm (London area only)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.05 - 11.50 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Racing Cars - When I'm Walking Home, Love Down There

Turning Point - Transformation, Mirror Mirror

Robert Fripp - interview

Leon Redbone - interviewed by Bob Harris, Champagne Charlie, Alabama Jubilee (promo clips)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Get Up Stand Up (The Rainbow, London)

Elvis Costello - Goon Squad (Filmfinders clip)

BBC2 George Hamilton IV and Friends

Charlie Pride

The Chieftains

Thames Donna’s Disco Party 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Donna Summer

Love and Kisses

Paul Jabara

Marathon

The Village People

Granada Words And Music By Randy Newman 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Randy Newman live in Britain


Wednesday 3rd January 1979

BBC1 David Essex (repeat 20 September 1977) (Not listed in Daily Mirror)

ATV George Hamilton IV 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Channel / Westward Bachman Turner Overdrive 3.20 - 4.20 pm

ITV Charles Aznavour 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Charles Aznavour


Thursday 4th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.10 - 7.40 pm (15th anniversary show)

Hosted by Mike Read

Paul Davis - Hello This Is Joanie (chart run down record)

Generation X - King Rocker (NB people in audience still pogo-ing)

Elton John - Song For Guy (repeat)

Earth Wind & Fire - September (Legs & Co)

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

Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love (promo clip)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me (repeat)

Barry White - Just The Way You Are (promo clip)

Brotherhood Of Man - Goodbye Goodbye (live)

Jimmy Savile chats with host about the show's anniversary

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

Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Elvis 7.40 - 8.30 pm

The NBC Comeback Special 1968


Friday 5th January 1979

BBC1 (West) XTC 10.15 – 10.45 pm

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux 11.00 - 11.50 pm

The Buddy Rich Big Band, Mary Lou Williams, Xanadu All Stars, Miriam Makeba, Bill Evans Trio with Kenny Burrell

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Harry Belefonte

Yorkshire The London Rock N Roll Show 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

content unknown

Scottish Sounds of Britain. The Sounds of Britain

Barbara Dickson


Saturday 6th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.30 - 9.10 pm

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Dolly Parton

Oscar Peterson

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.10 - 6.50 pm

Bethnal at University of London Union

BBC2 Petula...And Songs Of Love 10.10 - 10.55 pm (repeat 10th February 1978)

Petula Clark

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

The Clash

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares7.00 - 7.30 pm

Sacha Distel

Granada Johnny Cash At San Quentin 11.30 pm - 12.25 am (repeat)

Southern Celebrity Concert 11.35 pm - 12,30 am

Roberta Flack


Sunday 7th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.55 - 3.40 pm (repeat 2nd January 1979)Soujt

The Spinners

Southern Come Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

The Spinners


Monday 8th January 1979

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Barbara Dickson


Tuesday 9th January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear! 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Judas Priest

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

National Health - Collapso

Terry Reid - interview

Santana - Well Alright, Open Invitation (Winterland, San Francisco)

Gary Moore (with Phil Lynott) - Back On The Streets, Don't Believe A Word

Grampian The Entertainers

Peter Skellern


Wednesday 10th January 1979

BBC2 My Kind Of Movie 8.15 - 8.20 pm

Petula Clark chooses Ace In The Hole

BBC2 Kenny Rogers In Concert 9.25 - 10.10 pm

Dave and Sugar

Granada Deadlier Than The Male 10.30 pm - 12.20 am 1966 movie with The Walker Brothers theme

Anglia Celebrity Concert 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Jose Feliciano


Thursday 11th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman (chart run down record)

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Rama Lama Ding Dong

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors (live)

Paul Evans - Hello This Is Joanie (promo clip)

Bonnie Tyler - Louisiana Rain (live)

Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart (live)

Mankind - Dr.Who (repeat)

Driver 67 - Car 67

Doll - Desire Me

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

The Shadows - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (Legs & Co)

Steve Allan - Together We Are Beautiful (live)

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

Billy Joel - My Life (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Good Old Days 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Frankie Vaughan

HTV Clannad at the Embankment 10.35 - 11.05 pm


Friday 12th January 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.40 pm - 12.20 am (repeat)

Bethnal

Ulster Sounds of Britain

Boys of the Lough


Saturday 13th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Rocky Sharpe and the Replays

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.30 pm

The Cars at University of Sussex

LWT The Monkees. Monkees Marooned 9.35 - 10.00 am (repeat)

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

Bonnie Tyler

George Chakaris

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Hosted by Sally James, Sylveste McCoy, Paul Hardin, Chris Tarrant

content unknown

ATV David Frost Presents The Gift Of Song 8.00 - 9.30 pm

NB The USSR delegation took exception to the inclusion of Rod Stewart’s song

UNICEF special

Rod Stewart - Do You Think I’m Sexy

Elton John

Olivia Newton-John

Abba

John Denver

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge

The Bee Gees

Andy Gibb

Earth Wind and Fire

Southern Celebrity Concert 11.40 pm - 12.35 am

Cleo Laine


Sunday 14th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 3.05 - 3.45 pm (repeat 9th January 1979)

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

The Rhythm of Resistance (the music of black South Africa)


Monday 18th January 1979

BBC2 Marti Carne 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Peter Skellern

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm (first edition)

content unknown

Southern Star Treatment 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Grace Kennedy


Tuesday 16th January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear! 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Little Acre

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 George Hamilton IV and Friends 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Billie Jo Spears – ’57 Chevrolet, Love Ain’t Gonna Wait For Us, plus duet with Hamilton

Lloyd Green

Nutshell

The Duffy Brothers

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

NB Broadcast from Manchester

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

UFO - Doctor Doctor, Cherry

Rod Argent - I'm In The Mood (Filmfinders clip), interview

The Doors - The End (Feast of Friends clip)

Music news

Earth Quake - Finders Keepers (Filmfinders clip)

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good, Children of Sanchez


Wednesday 17th January 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm (first in new series)

content unknown

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.30 - 10.55 pm (first edition)

Neil Innes - How Sweet To Be An Idiot, Where Does A Dream Begin, Let's Go Crazy, Lullaby, Singing A Song Is Easy

BBC2 My Kind Of Movie 10.55 - 10.00 opm

George Melly on Beat The Devil


Thursday 18th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Shalamar - Take That To The Bank (chart run down record)

The Olympic Runners - Sir Dancealot

Anne Murray - You Needed Me (promo clip)

Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

Dan Hartman - This Is It (Legs & Co)

Frankie Miller - When I’m Away From You (live) NB audience are swaying with their Frankie Miller scarves

Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love (promo clip)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

The Three Degrees - A Woman In Love (live)

Billy Joel - My Life (promo clip)

Chic - Le Freak

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

Leif Garrett chats to host

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Elvis Costello - What's so funny

Michael and Brian

Roger McGough, John Cooper Clarke and Mike Rooke poetry readings


Friday 19th January 1979

BBC1 (West) Jazz at the Seaside 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.40 pm - 12.20 am (repeat)

The Cars

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Liberace


Saturday 20th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Kate Bush

BBC1 Charro! Elvis Presley movie 6.50 - 8.15 pm

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.20 pm

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.30 pm

The Rubinoos at Reading University

LWT The Monkees. Monkees In A Ghost Town 9.35 - 10.00 am (repeat)

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Leo Sayer

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT George Burns 100th Birthday 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Dean Martin

Andy Gibb

Helen Reddy

Pat Boone

Debbie Boone

ATV Connie Stevens In Concert 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Granada The London Rock N Roll Show 11.00 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)

Southern Celebrity Concert 11.05 pm - 12.05 am

Al Martino


Sunday 21st January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.15 - 2.55 pm (repeat 16th January 1979)

LWT The London Weekend Show. Women in rock 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Suzi Quatro, Tina Charles, Mickie Most

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.40- - 7.15 pm

Anita Harris

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Neil Ardley’s Harmony of the Spheres (thirty minutes)


Monday 22nd January 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

The Osmonds - interviewed and talk to their fans

BBC2 Arena. Who Is Poly Styrene? 10.20 - 11.00 pm

X Ray Spex

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Donnie and Marie Osmond

Joe Brown

Jack Good

Southern Star Treatment 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Koffee n Kreme


Tuesday 23rd January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear! 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Neon Hearts

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC1 Play: Waterloo Sunset (no Kinks connection)

BBC2 Don Williams In Concert 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Barbara Fairchild

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

ELP - In concert in Montreal and Memphis and interviewed by Bob Harris

in Memphis - Karnevil 9-1st Impression, Watching Over You, Tank - excerpt, Tiger In A Spotlight, Show Me The Way To Go Home

In Montreal - Piano Concerto, Pirates


Wednesday 24th January 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Tammy 6.30 - 6.55 pm (repeat 7th September 1977)

Tammy Wynette

Johnny McEvoy

Rchard Harding

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.30 - 10.55 pm

Neil Innes - Crystal Balls, Three Piece Suite, L'Amour Perdu, Dream On, Two Dodos Stood Back To Back


Thursday 25th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Blondie - Heart of Glass (chart run-down)

Dr Feelgood - Milk and Alcohol (re-recording)

Barry Manilow - Could It Be Magic (concert clip)

Third World - Cool Meditation (Legs & Co)

Barry White - Just The Way You Are (promo clip)

The Doll - Desire Me

Leif Garret - I Was Made For Dancin’ (promo clip)

Judas Priest - Take On The World (live vocal)

Phoebe Snow - Every Night (live)

The Shadows - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (repeat 11th January 1979)

Donny & Marie Osmond - On The Shelf (live)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick number one (repeat 18th January 1979)

Earth Wind and Fire - September (play out record and end credits)

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Champagne

Southern The Great Guitars 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis

Westward Bryan Taylor - The First Time 11.45 pm - 12.14 am

The Chanter Sisters

Reflections


Fruidcay 26th January 1978

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Leslie Uggams


Saturday 27th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.134 pm

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.05 pm

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Rory Gallagher at Middlesex Poly

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT The Monkees 9.35 - 10.00 am

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Pete Townshend and Alan Love (star of the West-End production of Tommy)

ATV Michel Legrand and Friends 11.00 pm - 12.10 am (repeat)

Paul Anka

Petula Clark

Granada The Stones In the Park 11.10 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)


Sunday 28th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 1.30 - 2.10 pm (repeat 23rd January 1979)

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Val Doonican


Monday 29th January 1979

BBC2 Marti 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Gerard Kenney

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Lulu

Pete Townshend

Southern Star Treatment 10.35 - 11.05 am

Greg Bonham


Tuesday 30th January 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear ! 6.50 - 7.20 pm

content unknown

BBC2 George Hamilton IV and Friends 10.20 - 11.15 pm

George Hamilton IV

Mary O'Hara

The Hillsiders

Colleen Peterson

The Samuelsons

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Walter Egan - Magnet and Steel, Hot Summer Nights

Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Out of Touch (Filmfinders clip)

The Undertones - Get Over You, Jump Boys (promo clips)

Tommy - London stage show article, Anna Nicholas - Acid Queen, Pete Townshend and Alan Love - interview

Sniff N The Tears - The Thrill of it All, Looking for You


Wednesday 31st January 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.25 - 10.50 pm

Neil Innes - Immortal Invisible, Quiet Talks and Summer Walks, Keeping Watch, Song For Yvonne, God Is Love


Thursday 1st February 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Edwin Starr - Contact (chart run down record)

Nazareth - May The Sun Shine

Three Degrees - A Woman In Love (repeat 18th January 1979)

The Members - The Sound Of The Suburbs

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors (repeat 11th January 1979)

UFO - Doctor Doctor

Billy Joel - My Life (promo clip)

Two Man Sound - Que Tal America  (with Legs and Co)

Generation X - King Rocker

The Pointer Sisters - Everybody Is A Star (live)

Driver 67 - Car 67 (repeat 11th January 1979)

Blondie - Heart Of Glass number one (Legs & Co)

Abba - Chiquitita (play out record and end credits)


Friday 2nd February 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 112.25 - 1.00 am (repeat)

Rory Gallagher

ITN News at Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Sid Vicious death report Vivian Westwood interview


Saturday 3rd February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.30 - 9.10 pm

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Parkinson 11.0 pm - 12.10 am

The Pointer Sisters

BBC2 Kissin’ Cousins 2.55 - 4.30 pm 1964 1964 Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

LWT The Monkees: Hillbilly Honeymoon 9.35 - 10.00 am

LWT The Saturday Morning Show (also Southern) 10.00 - 11.30 am

Joe Brown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Michel Legrand and Friends 11.15 pm - 12.15 am (repeat)

Neil Sedaka


Sunday 4th February 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 1.50 - 2.30 pm (repeat 30th January 1979)


Tuesday 6th February 1979

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear! 6.55 - 7.25 pm

Gaffa

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.55 - 7.25 pm

BBC1 Variety Club Awards for 1978 7.25 - 8.10 pm

David Essex, Elaine Paige

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests 10.25 - 11.10 pm

Sacha Distel

Bacarra

Tyne Tees Alright Now (first edition)

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, Down To The Waterline


Wednesday 7th February 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.25 - 10.45 pm

Neil Innes - Lie Down And Be Counted, Take Away, Lead Us, Dreams Shine Through, Slaves Of Freedom

John Halsey - Elvis and the Disagreeable Backing Singers

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Val Doonican


Thursday 8th February 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55- 6.20 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

Dan Hartman - This Is It (chart run down record)

Mick Jackson - Weekend

Rod Stewart - Ain't Love A Bitch (promo clip)

Abba - Chiquitita (Legs & Co)

Mickey Dolenz says hello

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Oliver’s Army

The Shadows - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Dr Feelgood - Milk & Alcohol

Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin’ (promo clip)

Darts - Get It

Judas Priest - Take On The World (live vocal over the record)

The Jacksons - Destiny (live) NB The orchestral backing was so poor that The Jacksons' father complained to Epic Records' Judd Lander

Blondie - Heart Of Glass number one (promo clip)

Gene Chandler - Get Down (play out record and end credits)


Saturday 10th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Michael and Randy Jackson

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.05 pm

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Parkinson 11.05 pm - 12.05 am

Val Doonican

Annie Ross

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.55 - 7.50 pm

Cheap Trick at Brighton Poly

LWT The Monkees 9.35 - 10.00 am (repeat)

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am (and Southern)

Michael Jackson

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Lyn Paul (New Seekers)

ATV Michel Legrand and Friends 11.00 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)

Helen Reddy

Dizzy Gillespie

Granada A Little Night Music 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Derek Taylor presents clips from the series

The Kinks

Marion Montgomery

Don McLean


Sunday 11th February 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.00 - 1.30 pm

The Skinhead revival

Sham 69 - interview and live clips

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

John MacLaughlan – a musical journey


Monday 12th February 1979

BBC1 Tonight 5.55 - 6.50 pm

David Bowie interviewed by Valerie Singleton

Thames After Noon Plus 2.00 - 3.20 pm

David Bowie interviewed by Mavis Nicholson

Granada Clapperboard 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Includes a feature on the movie Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

content unknown


Tuesday 13th February 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.45 - 7.15 pm

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear! 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Ruby Turner, Special Clinic

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests 10.25 - 11.10 pm

Barney Kessell

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.05 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Bee Gees - interview at Criterion Studios Miami, Sgt Pepper movie clip

Earth Wind and Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life (from Sgt Pepper movie)

Eddie Money – Rock n Roll The Place, Maybe I'm A Fool, Two Tickets To Paradise

Stretch - Cruel to be Kind (Filmfinders clip)

Rod Argent - Tenderness, Number One

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Directed by Michael Dolenz, produced by Muriel Young

Hosted by Bernie Flint

Cliff Richard

Bryn Howarth

Nutshell

Thames The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver In Concert 12.00 - 12.25 am


Wednesday 14th February 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Morecambe and Wise at the BBC 7.35 - 8.05 pm

compilation with

Diane Solomon

Maggie Fitzgibbon

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Neil Innes - Caveman's Dream, Lady Mine, Melissa, Godzilla's Return

Jake Thackray - On Again On Again

Granada Live from 2 2.00 - 3.20 pm

Chris DeBurgh

ITV Liberace's Valentine Night Special 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Liberace

ATV Bachman Turner Overdrive 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

ITV Streets Of Fear part one 9.00 - 10.00 pm and 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Eartha Kitt (in acting role)

Scottish Three Degrees - A Collection Of Their Greatest Hits advert simulcast in FM stereo on Radio Clyde and Radio Forth


Thursday 15th February 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.20 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Bee Gees - Tragedy (chart run down record)

The Dooleys - Honey I’m Lost

Generation X - King Rocker (repeat 1st February 1979)

Edwin Starr - Contact (Legs & Co)

Alan Price - Baby Of Mine (live)

Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing (promo clip)

The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing (live)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (promo clip)

Lene Lovich - Lucky Number (re-recording) NB keyboard player playing one of his keyboards upside down

Three Degrees - A Woman In Love (promo clip)

The Skids - Into The Valley

Blondie - Heart Of Glass number one (promo clip)

Third World - Cool Meditation (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Leo Sayer 8.30 - 9.00 pm

NB delayed because of the December 1978 blackout

Dave Edmunds’ Rockpile - Television

Barbara Dickson

ITV Streets Of Fear part two 9.00 - 10.00 pm and 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Eartha Kitt (in acting role)

Granada What's On 11.15 - 11.45 pm

The Teardrop Explodes - Camera Camera


Friday 16th February 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 12.05 - 12.45 am (repeat)

Cheap Trick

BBC2 Design By Five 8.05 - 9.00 pm

Anne Nightingale's study gets a make over

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Roger Miller


Saturday 17th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Cliff Richard

Alan Price

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.30 pm

The Average White Band

Westward Let The Music Take You: Putting The Folk In Folk Music 9.00 - 9.25 pm

LWT The Monkees 9.35 - 10.00 am (repeat)

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Steve Gibbons Band

Paul Nicholas

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV In Concert: Roberta Flack 11.35 pm - 12.35 am


Sunday 18th February 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 1.55 - 2.35 pm (repeat 13th February 1979)


Monday 19th February 1979

BBC2 Olivia 8.10 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Olivia Newton-John

Abba

Andy Gibb

Thames Thames At 6 6.00 - 6.35 pm

George Harrison interviewed by Nicky Horne

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first in second series)

Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Hot Gossip)

Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

David Essex – sketch, Imperial Wizard

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Star Treatment 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Sweet Substitute


Tuesday 20th February 1979

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear! 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Plain Characters

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Bacarra

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

McGuinn Clark and Hillman - Surrender To Me, Backstage Pass, Don't You Write Her Off

Joe Jackson - Fools In Love, Sunday Papers

The Isley Brothers - Love The One You're With (Filmfinders film)

Heart - Cook with Fire, Crazy on You (promo clips)

Horslips - The Man Who Built America (promo clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Nutshell

Bryn Howorth

Adrian Snell

Granada Too Good To Be True? 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Profile of Tom Robinson

Thames Fairport Convention In Concert 12.00 - 12.25 am


Wednesday 21st February 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.50 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10.25 - 10.50 pm

Neil Innes - Shangri-La, Early Morning Train, Something To Say, This Love Of Ours, Plenty Of Time


Thursday 22nd February 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.05 - 7.35 pm

NB Before and after recording this week's show Bad Company, Cliff Richard and Thin Lizzy came in to perform songs to be used in future editions. However, the Bad Company clip, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy, was never used as the record wasn't a hit. During a technical hitch lasting fifteen minutes host Travis attempted a drum solo.

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Judas Priest - Take On The World (chart run down record)

The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force (live)

Rod Stewart - Ain’t Love A Bitch (promo clip)

The Bee Gees - Tragedy (Legs & Co) In rehearsal the curtains used were a bit slow in opening, so a solution was found, a pair of scissors were taken to the curtains, shortening them.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Oliver’s Army (repeat 8th February 1979)

Gene Chandler - Get Down (Soul Train) The producer was unhappy about the Soul Train branding on the clip. There would be similar problems with clips from Top Pop in the Netherlands.

The Members - The Sound Of The Suburbs

Darts - Get It (repeat 8th February 1979)

Nazareth - May The Sun Shine (pre-recorded insert)

Blondie - Heart Of Glass number one (promo clip)

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Good Old Days 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Penny Lane


Friday 23rd February 1979

BBC2 Tammy 6.55 - 7.20 pm (repeat 14th September 1977)

Tammy Wynette

George Hamilton IV

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.30 pm - 12.10 am (repeat)

The Average White Band

Grampian Andy's Party

Lulu


Saturday 24th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Darts – Get It

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Regular group Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

BBC2 Hit The Note 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Hosted by Kim Goody

Gerrard Kenney

BBC2 Seven To One 6.25 - 6.55 pm 6.25 - 6.55 pm

Bob Geldof interviewed by seven women

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.55 - 7.25 pm

The Police at Hatfield Poly

BBC2 Stan Tracey Original 10.00 - 10.55 pm

documentary

LWT The Monkees 9.35 - 10.00 pm (repeat)

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Cliff Richard

Elaine Paige

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 25th February 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.35 - 3.15 pm (repeat 20th February 1979)


Monday 26th February 1979

BBC2 Lennie and Jerry 8.10 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City (Hot Gossip)

Dave Edmunds Rockpile - Trouble Boys (live)

David Essex - in sketch

Cliff Richard – Green Light, sketch

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Star Treatment 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Sweet Substitute


Tuesday 27th February 1979

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear! 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Quartz

BBC1 (Londfon) The Osmonds 6.45 - 7.15 pm

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Sacha Distel

Baccara

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Osibisa - Get Up, Time Is Right, Wo Ya Ya

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise - Don't Touch Me (I'm Electric), Furniture Music, Stay Young

David Bowie - Black Out, Hang On To Yourself, Ziggy Stardust (live in Dallas)

Mick Ralphs - interview

Pablo Cruise - Don't Want To Live Without You (promo clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Meg Nichol

Garth Hewtitt

LWT Madeline Bell In Concert 11.45 pm - 12.10 am


Wednesday 28th February 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers  6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Frankie Vaughan in Profile 6.55 - 7.40 pm

Documentary


Thursday 1st March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.50 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

The Cars - Just What I Needed (chart run down record)

The Skids - Into The Valley

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (promo clip)

Thin Lizzy - Wating For An Alibi (live vocal over the record)

Gary’s Gang - Keep On Dancin’ (Legs & Co)

Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (promo clip)

Chic - I Want Your Love

Violinski - Clog Dance

Lene Lovich - Lucky Number (repeat 15th February 1979)

Boney M - Painter Man (promo clip)

David Essex - Imperial Wizard

Bee Gees - Tragedy (Legs & Co) (repeat 22nd January 1979)

The Sex Pistols - Something Else (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Nana’s Journey Into Song 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Nana Mouskouri


Saturday 3rd March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Billy Connolly

BBC1 The Dukes of Hazzard 9.00 - 10.00 pm (first in series)

Theme and narration by Waylon Jennings

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Kenny Ball and his jazzmen

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Herbie Hancock at Chelsea College

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Generation X

Granada Al Martino in Concert 11.00 - 11.55 pm


Sunday 4th March 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.45 - 3.25 pm (repeat 27th February 1979)

ATV Meal Ticket In Concert 10.00 - 10.30 pm


Monday 5th March 1979

BBC2 Lennie & Jerry 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Charles Aznavour

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Cliff Richard - in sketch

Edwin Starr - Contact (Hot Gossip)

Levinsky / Sinclair - Only Feel This Way

Kate Bush - in sketch, Wow

Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi (live vocal)

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 6th March 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.45 - 7.15 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Undertones - Male Model, Jimmy Jimmy, Wrong Way, True Confessions

Gary Numan - Praying To The Aliens (Filmfiders clip)

The Gordon Giltrap Band - Fear of the Dark, In a Dream

Supertramp - interviewed in LA by Bob Harris, Logical Song (in recording studio)

Billy Cobham - interview about drum clinic at the Young Vic

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Cliff Richard - Yesterday Today Forever, Up In Canada

Berni Flint - The Seeker

Parchment - Glory Shone Around

Nutshell - Tonight Could Be The Night

Thames In Concert 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Alexander Robertson (B A Robertson)


Wednesday 7th March 1979

BBC1 Take Hart 4.40 - 5.00 pm

jazz at Tony Hart's studio

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Musical Chairs 6.55 – 7.25 pm

Sky – Danza

Kate Bush – filming Wow promo clip


Thursday 8th March 1979

NB Top of the Pops moved to Friday for one week

BBC1 A Song For Europe 7.20 - 9.00 pm

NB This should have been live from the Royal Albert Hall, however a fight between two BBC technicians leads one of them to be sacked. The Association of Broadcasting Staff then took strike action immediately, blacking out the show. The songs were played on tape to the 14 regional judges.

Black Lace – Mary Ann (written by Peter Morris) the winner

Linda Virtu - You Are My Life (written by Tony Colton, Jean Roussel)

Ipswich - Who Put The Shine On Your Shoes (written by Nola York)

Herbie Flowers & The Daisies - Mr Moonlight (written by Herbie Flowers, Doreen Charles)

M Squad - Miss Caroline Newly (written by Adrian Baker)

Eleanor Keenan - Call My Name (written by Roger Whittaker)

Guys n Dolls - How Do You Mend A Broken Heart (written by Ben Findon, Mike Myers)

Linda Kendrick - All I Needed Was Your Love (written by Doug Taylor)

Monte Carlo - Home Again (written by David Knowles)

Sal Davis - Let It All Go (written by Paul Curtis)

The Nolan Sisters - Harry My Honolulu Lover (written by Terry Bradford)

Kim Clarke - Fantasy (written by Richard Gillinson)

BBC2 Nana’s Journey Into Song 9.55 - 10.45 pm

Nana Mouskouri

Chuck Mangione


Friday 9th March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Hosted by David Jensen

Herbie Hancock - You Betcha Love (chart run down record)

Inner Circle - Everything Is Great (live vocal over the record)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Oliver’s Army (repeat 8th February 1979)

The Sex Pistols - Something Else (Legs & Co)

Buzzcocks - Everybody’s Happy Nowadays

Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket (live vocal over the record)

The Late Show - Bristol Stomp

The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force (live)

Cliff Richard - Green Light (promo clip)

The Dooleys - Honey I’m Lost

Motorhead - Overkill

Gene Chandler - Get Down (Soul Train clip)

Leyton Buzzards - Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees) (re-recording)

Bee Gees - Tragedy number one (Legs & Co, repeat 22nd January 1979)

Gary’s Gang - Keep On Dancin’ (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 12.05 - 12.45 am (repeat)

Herbie Hancock

Ulster The New Seekers


Saturday 10th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.28 pm

Mike Batt

Dana

Den Heggarty (ex-Darts)

BBC1 Flaming Star 7.00 - 8.30 pm 1960 Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.10 pm - 12.00 am

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7.00 - 7.40 pm

Steve Hillage at the University of Kent at Canterbury

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Tony Blackburn

LWT Russell Harty 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Duffo


Sunday 11th March 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.30 - 3.10 pm (repeat 6th March 1979)

ATV Bilbo Baggins In Concert 10.00 - 10.30 pm


Monday 12th March 1979

BBC2 Arena: My Way 10.20 - 11.00 pm

David Bowie clip, Paul Anka, Sid Vicious clip

Thames Horse In The House 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Davy Jones (acting role)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force (re-recording)

Roberta Kelly - Oh Happy Day (Hot Gossip)

Bonnie Tyler - My Guns Are Loaded

Leo Sayer - chat sketch, Story Weather

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 13th March 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 The Wide World of Entertainment: The Roy Clark Music Show 10.25 - 11.20 pm

at RAF Mildenhall

Barbara Fairchild

Poacher

Buck Trent

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Duffo - Tower of Madness, Duff Record, Give Me Back My Brain

Lene Lovich - Writing On The Wall, Sleeping Beauty, Say When

Journey - Too Late (Filmfinders clip)

Van Morrison - Checking It Out, Wavelength (promo clips)

The Skids - Scared to Dance (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Bernie Flint

Bryn Haworth

Kathy Jones

Nutshell


Wednesday 14th March 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown


Thursday 15th March 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.20 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Players Association - Turn The Music Up (chart run down)

The Jam - Strange Town

Lene Lovich - Lucky Number (re-recording)

Toto - Hold The Line (promo clip)

The Cars - Just What I Needed (live TV clip)

Chic - I Want Your Love (Legs & Co)

Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi (repeat 1st March 1979)

Violinski - Clog Dance

The Skids - Into The Valley (repeat 1st March 1979)

Herbie Hancock - You Bet Your Love (promo clip)

Black Lace - Mary Anne  (UK's Eurovision entry)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive number one (promo clip)

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

The Houghton Weavers - All around my hat, Got to love


Friday 16th March 1979

BBC2 Skellern 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Peter Skellern

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.05 - 11.45 pm (repeat)

ATV The Muppet Show (not listed in newspapers)

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge


Saturday 17th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.13 pm

Liverpool Express

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Kenny Ball and his jazzmen

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6.55 - 7.35 pm

Bruford at Oxford Poly

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

Elaine Paige

Ulster Stars Across The Water 10.00 - 11.00 pm

James Galway

Clodagh Rodgers

The Bachelors

Canticle

LWT Russell Harty 11.30 pm -12.30 am

Angelo Bronduordi (singer)


Sunday 18th March 1979

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two 4.10 - 4.45 pm


Monday 19th March 1979

BBC1 Lennie & Jerry 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Smokie

Thames Horse In The House 4.45 - 5.10 pm

Davy Jones (acting role as horse jockey Frank Tyson)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Darts - Get It While You Can

The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing, in punk band sketch

Roxy Music - Trash

Free - All Right Now (Hot Gossip)


Tuesday 20th March 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Only Ones - No Solution, In Between, Programme

Bram Tchaikovski - Lonely Dancer (promo clip)

Tubes - Turn Me On (Filmfinders clip)

Boston - Don't Look Back, A Man I'll Never Be (promo clips)

David Sancious and Tone - Move On, plus one

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Nutshell

Garth Hewitt

Parchment

Thames Elaine the Singer of the Song (Elaine Simmons) 12.00 - 12.25 am

Albert Hammond

Carol Bayer-Seeger


Wednesday 21st March 1979

BBC1 Noel Edmond's Lucky Numbers 6.45 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 My Kind of Movie 10.40 - 10.45 pm

Kenny Everett talks about It’s A Wonderful Life

Granada Live From 2 2.00 - 3.20 pm

Alan Price

Thames Making It 5.15 - 5.45 (first in series)

music series

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Ronee Blakley


Thursday 22nd March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Gary's Gang - Keep On Dancin' (chart run-down)

Sham 69 - Questions And Answers (live vocal)

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (promo clip)

The Players Association - Turn The Music Up (Legs & Co)

Buzzcocks - Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (Pete Shelley wearing floral jacket with five pound notes sticking out of his top pocket)

Village People - In The Navy (? Planet TV show)

Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (promo clip)

Kate Bush - Wow (pre-recorded insert)

The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force (live)

Squeeze - Cool For Cats (live vocal and re-recorded track) NB Chris Difford changes "bleedin' same" to "bloomin' same", Chris Difford and Jools Holland made wanker signs behind the host during the broadcast and were told they would never appear on the show ever again.

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive number one (promo clip)

The Sex Pistols - Something Else (play out record and end credits)

ATV The Star Dust Man 11.35 pm - 12.25 am (repeat 1978) shown by Thames, Anglia and HTV

The John Otway Story

Granada What’s On 11.35 pm - 12.05 am

Matt Monro - If I Never Sing Another Song


Friday 23rd March 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College  11.00 - 11.40 pm (repeat)

Bruford

Tyne Tees Sounds of Britain 1.30 - 2.00 pm

What Fettle!

The Suffragettes


Saturday 24th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.28 pm

Dead End Kids

Kate Bush

Showaddywaddy - Remember Then

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Kenny Ball and his jazzmen

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7.10 - 7.50 pm

George Thorogood and The Destroyers at North East London Poly

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Patti Boulaye

LWT Russell Harty 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Violinski – Clog Dance

Granada On The Road 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Earth, Wind and Fire


Sunday 25th March 1979

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two 4.45 - 5.20 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 1.55 - 2.35 pm (repeat 20th March 1979)

ATV In Concert 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Wales O’Regan


Monday 26th March 1979

BBC1 Lennie & Jerry 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Bonnie Tyler – My Guns Are Loaded

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Average White Band - Atlantic Avenue (live)

Chic - Le Freak (Hot Gossip)

The Pretenders - in punk band sketch

Kiki Dee - One Jump Ahead Of The Storm

David Essex - chat sketch, Let It Flow

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10.45 - 11.45 pm

content unknown

Southern Music In Camera 10.45 - 11.20 pm

Bill Crofut (American folk singrer)


Tuesday 27th March 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.45 - 7.15 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.25 pm - 12.30 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Simple Minds - Life in a Day, Chelsea Girl

Bruce Springsteen - interviewed by Bob Harris in America, Rosalita (live clip)

Frank Zappa – City of Tiny Lites (Bruce Bickford animation clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Scottish  Elaine the Singer of the Song 12.00 - 12.25 am (shown by Thames)

Liverpool Express

Ulster Good Evening Ulster

Elton John interview


Wednesday 28th March 1979

BBC1 Morecambe and Wise at the BBC 7.35 - 8.10 pm

Wilma Reading


Thursday 29th March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Chic - I Want Your Love (chart run down record)

Racey - Some Girls  (plus Legs and Co)

The Three Degrees - The Runner (promo clip)

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Imagination

Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans (Legs & Co)

Gonzalez - Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Dana - Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen

Showaddywaddy - Remember When

Sister Sledge - He’s The Greatest Dancer (promo clip)

Kandidate - I Don't Wanna Lose You

Black Lace - Mary Anne (repeat 15th March 1979)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive number one (promo clip)

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.35 - 11.00 pm

John Miles - Can't keep a good man down


Friday 30th March 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.20 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)

George Thorogood & The Destroyers


Saturday 31st March 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK? 5.35 - 6.05 pm (first in new series)

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest 1979

UK entry: Black Lace

Winner: Milk and Honey (Israel)

BBC2 Average White Band 6.05 - 6.55 pm (not Rock Goes To College)

Live at Usher Hall, Edinburgh

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

Granada On The Road

Tina Turner

LWT Russell Harty 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

content unknown

ATV On The Road 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

David Essex


Sunday 1st April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 2.25 - 3.05 pm (repeat 27th March 1979)


Monday 2nd April 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm (first in new series)

Lindisfarne – Warm Feeling

The Dooleys – Honey I’m Lost

Late Show – The Bristol Stomp

BBC2 Lennie & Jerry 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan

BBC2 Arena: Tell Us The Truth 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Sham 69

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Squeeze - Cool For Cats (re-recording)

Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds - Eve Of The War (Hot Gossip)

Frankie Miller - Good To See You (live vocal)

Dean Friedman - Well Well Said The Rocking Chair


Tuesday 3rd April 1979

BBC1 (London) The Osmonds 6.50 - 7.20 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.40 - 11.25 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Chris Rea - Letter from Amsterdam, Raincoat and a Rose

Squeeze - Slap and Tickle, It’s So Dirty

The Rezillos - Thunderbirds, (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (The Lyceum, London)

Gimmick records article (picture discs, coloured vinyl etc)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 4th April 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

Kate Bush on tour article

British Rock N Pop Awards article

Scottish Andy’s Party 3.50 - 4.20 pm (Andy Stewart)

Lulu

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Melissa Manchester

Thames Traces Of Love 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Musical play with Petula Clark, Paul Jones

A career woman finds her marriage on the rocks


Thursday 5th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Sex Pistols - Silly Thing (chart run down record)

M - Pop Musik

Village People - In The Navy (promo clip)

Squeeze - Cool For Cats  (with two female singers)

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (Legs and Co)

Generation X - Valley of The Dolls (re-recording?)

Chic - I Want Your Love (repeat 15th March 1979)

The Members - Offshore Banking Business  (Rico on trombone in background)

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Top Pop, Holland)

Milk and Honey - Hallelujah (live)

The Jam - Strange Town

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive number one (promo clip)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Staircase (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Tony Christie - Here we come again, I love the nightlife

Kate Bush - interview

HTV Wedlock's West 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Fred Wedlock

A J Webber


Friday 6th April 1979

BBC1 On Location… 4.40 - 5.10 pm

The British dance movie The Music Machine

BBC1 John Denver 7.50 - 8.30 pm

in concert

BBC2 Dread N Beat N Bood 10.15 pm - ?

Cancelled until 7th June 1979

A profile of Linton Kwesi Johnson was delayed until after the General Election

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11.40 pm - 12.20 am (repeat)

The Police

Granada The Beatles 11.30 - 11.45 am


Saturday 7th April 1979

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man (regulars)

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 -9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Nana Mouskouri

BBC1 Saturday Night at The Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Dusty Springfield - I'm Comin' Home Again

BBC2 Dave and Sugar Sing Country 6.45 - 7.10 pm

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

Helen Shapiro

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.45 - 8.15 pm

Anne Shelton, Lyn Paul, Dave Lee Travis, George Melly

Granada On The Road 10.30 - 11.30 pm

David Essex

HTV On The Road 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Tina Turner


Sunday 8th April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 3.15 - 3.55 pm (repeat 3rd April 1979)

BBC2 Wings Over The World 8.10 - 9.25 pm

Documentary about the 1975-1976 world tour

ATV Tannahill Weavers In Concert 10.00 - 10.30 pm


Monday 9th April 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm

Bonnie Tyler – My Guns Are Loaded

Racey – Some Girls

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Imagination

BBC1 Snowtime Special: Disco In The Snow 6.55 - 8.10 pm

Boney M – Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Hooray Hooray, Brown Girl In the Ring

Leo Sayer – I Can’t Stop Loving You, One Man Band

The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie, Shake Your Body

Bonnie Tyler – My Guns are Loaded, It’s A Heartache

Erruption – One way Ticket

Patrick Juvet

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancing

The Raes

Amii Stewart – I Can’t Stand The Rain, Knock On Wood, Light My Fire

BBC2 The Mathis Collection 8.10 - 9.00 pm part one

Live at The Royal Albert Hall

BBC2 Arena: The King And I 10.15 - 10.55 pm

The work of rock star painter David Oxtoby

Granada The Beatles 11.30 - 11.45 am

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Justin Hayward - Marie

Sparks - Number One Song In Heaven (Hot Gossip)

Gerry Raferty - Night Owl

Tina Turner - Sometimes When We Touch

Yorkshire Bachman Turner-Overdrive 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Channel The London Rock N Roll Show 11.20 pm - 12.15 am


Tuesday 10th April 1979

BBC1 One More Time! 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Paul Curtis, Hazel Dean, Jane Marlow, Elaine Paige, Mike Redway, Carolyn Smyth, Danny Street, Maynard Williams and The Fine Tooth Combs

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Dana - Something's cooking in the kitchen

Meal ticket - The shape I'm in

Poacher - One faded photograph

Scotch - Concentration


Wednesday 11th April 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC1 British Rock N Pop Awards 1978 6.55 - 7.40 pm (simulcast on Radio One)

Hosted by Bob Wellings (Nationwide), Kid Jensen, recorded at the Cafe Royale in London.

Presenters: Hank Marvin, Mary Hopkin

Winners: Nick Lowe

ATV Tiswas 10.05 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

content unknown

Anglia Ted On The Spot 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Barron Knights


Thursday 12th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Three Degrees - The Runner (chart run down record)

Light Of The World - Swingin’ (live vocals)

Kate Bush - Wow (repeat 22nd March 1979)

Showaddywaddy - Remember When (repeat 29th March 1979)

The Sex Pistols - Silly Thing (Legs & Co)

Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans (concert clip)

Racey - Some Girls (repeat 29th March 1979)

Supertramp - The Logical Song (promo clip)

Sham 69 - Questions and Answers (live vocal)

Kandidate - I Don't Wanna Lose You

Sister Sledge - He’s The Greatest Dancer (promo clip)

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes number one ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Wings - Goodnight Tonight (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Crystal Gayle Sings Country 11.35 pm - 12.00 am (repeat 1978)


Saturday 14th April 1979

NB BBC programming was disrupted due to industrial action

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Val Doonican

Roy Clark

Barbara Fairchild

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.25 pm - 12.15 am

NB This might be the edition where Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen played outside trying to drown out the conversations inside the studio at the request of the Musicians Union who were in dispite with the BBC

Granada The Beatles 10.10 - 10.30 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Kate Bush - interviewed by Sally James

LWT Russell Harty 10.30 - 11.30 pm

LWT On The Road 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Tina Turner, some areas show Bad Company


Sunday 15th April 1979 Easter Sunday

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Awards 1979 4.55 - 5.50 pm

Blondie

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Jesus Christ Superstar 8.10 - 9.55 pm 1973 movie of rock opera


Monday 16th April 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 5.10 - 5.35 pm

The Dazzlers - Lovely Crash

Goldie - We'll Make The Same Mistake

Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force

BBC1 Snowtime Special: Abba In Switzerland 7.45 - 8.40 pm

NB The day producer Michael Hurll arrived in Stockholm to discuss the show with the group was the day that Agnetha and Bjorn had decided to publicly announce their separation

Abba

Kate Bush - Wow

Roxy Music – Dance Away

BBC1 Parkinson 10,.55 pm - 12.00 am

compilation show with Olivia Newton-John


Tuesday 17th April 1979

BBC1 (London) One More Time! 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Paul Curtis, Hazel Dean, Jane Marlow, Elaine Paige, Mike Redway, Robin Sarstedt, Carolyn Smyth, Danny Street and The Fine Tooth Combs

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Goldie - We'll make the same mistake again

Cliff Richard - Green Light

Scotch - Concentration

Tyne Tees Alright Now

The Clash - English Civil War, interview, Hate and War, The Israelites


Wednesday 18th April 1979

Thames The Didn’t Quite Make It In Time For Christmas Show 11.50 pm - 12.20 am (repeat)

Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas 10.05 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

content unknown


Thursday 19th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (chart run down)

Gordon Giltrap Band - Fear Of The Dark

Milk & Honey - Hallelujah (repeat 5th April 1979)

M - Pop Musik (repeat 5th April 1979)

Dusty Springfield - I’m Coming Home Again (live)

Wings - Goodnight Tonight (promo clip)

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (Legs & Co)

Gonzalez - I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (repeat 29th March 1979)

Child - Only You

Three Degrees - The Runner (promo clip)

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes number one ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Staircase (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Rhythm On 2 8.30 - 9.10 pm

Marion Montgomery, Richard Rodney Bennett

Granada What’s On 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Toyah Wilcox article


Saturday 21st April 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Val Doonican

Billie Jo Spears

The Nolan Sisters

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.25 pm - 12.15 am

The Stylistics

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

Squeeze

Justin Hayward

Granada The Beatles 10.10 - 10.30 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kenny Lynch

LWT Russell Harty 10.45 - 11.45 pm

Mickie Most

Granada Don’t Knock The Rock repeat on some ITV stations


Sunday 22nd April 1979

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Darryl Way (violinist with Curved Air)


Monday 23rd April 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.50 pm

Micky Dolenz - Love Light

M - Pop Muzik

Rikki and the Paramounts - Palisades Park

BBC1 The Osmonds in London 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Leif Garrett

BBC2 The Mathis Collection 8.10 - 9.00 pm part two

Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Wings - Goodnight Tonight (promo clip)

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction (Hot Gossip)

Elton John - in sketch

Rachel Sweet - I Go To Pieces

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (re-recording), in sketch


Tuesday 24th April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.40 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Iggy Pop - Fortune Teller, New Values, I'm Bored, I Wanna Be Your Dog

Bad Company - Rock N Roll Fantasy (promo clip)

Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All Star Joint (Filmfinders clip)

The Tubes - TV Is King (promo clip)

Tom Waits - Burma Shave, Nickle Over There

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.40 pm

Peter Blake - Boogie breakout

Eddie and the Hotrods - The power and the glory

Berni Flint - Beautiful loser

Liverpool Express - Games people play


Wednesday 25th April 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Helen Shapiro

ATV Tiswas 10.05 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

content unknown

Scottish Andy’s Party 3.50 - 4.20 pm

Eve Graham (The New Seekers)

Thames The Benny Hill Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pan's People


Thursday 26th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans (chart run down record)

Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls (re-recording)

Supertramp - The Logical Song (promo clip)

Eruption - One Way Ticket (re-recording)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Staircase Mystery (promo clip)

Racey - Some Girls

Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (Snowtime Special 9th April 1979)

Sham 69 - Questions and Answers (live vocal)

Boney M - Hooray Hooray Its A Holi-Holiday (Snowtime Special 9th April 1979)

The Monks - Nice Legs Shame About The Face

The Bee Gees - Love You Inside and Out (Legs & Co)

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Showaddywaddy - Remember When (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Wayne Fontana - Pamela, Pamela


Friday 27th April 1979

BBC1 The Ronnie Corbett Special 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Clodagh Rodgers

BBC2 Larry Gatlin In Concert 9.10 - 9.35 pm

Granada The Beatles 11.30 - 11.45 pm (cartoon series)


Saturday 28th April 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Charlie McCoy

Crystal Gayle

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 pm

Patti Boulaye

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Russell Harty 11.55 pm - 12.55 am

Patti Boulaye


Sunday 29th April 1979

LWT The London Weekend Show 1.30 - 2.00 pm

Young buskers


Monday 30th April 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.20 pm

Alan Carvell - Tonight

Quint - Never Been In Love Before

Joe Brown - Shine

BBC1 ELO At Wembley 11.10 pm - 12.12 am (repeat)

Introduced by Tony Curtis

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB The last in second series and last with the original line-up of Hot Gossip

M - Pop Musik

David Essex - Twenty Flights Up

The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin (re-recording) NB with Patrick Moraz on keyboards

Cerrone - Supernature (repeat 14th August 1978)


Tuesday 1st May 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.35 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Johnny Winter in concert, BBC Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London

Hideaway, Messin’ With The Kid, Mississippi Blues, Walking By Myself, Rock 'n' Roll

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Showaddywaddy - Remember When

Strangeways - Wasting time

Steve Voice – UFO

ATV Tuesday Jazz: The Intimate Art 11.55 pm - 12.55 am

Louis Armstrong

Dave Brubeck

Dizzy Gillespie

Charles Lloyd


Wednesday 2nd May 1979

ATV The Rolf Harris Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Ian Tyson


Thursday 3rd May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Gonzalez - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (chart run down)

The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy

Abba - Does Your Mother Know (repeat Abba In Switzerland 16th April 1979)

M - Pop Musik

The Dickies - Banana Splits (promo clip)

Peaches & Herb - Reunited (Legs & Co)

The Police - Roxanne

Mike Oldfield - Guilty (re-recording) NB Oldfield is wearing a Marc Bolan T-shirt

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Wings - Goodnight Tonight (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show 10.10 - 10.55 pm (repeat 25th December 1978)

NB The BBC had intended to repeat this show earlier in the year, but after the General Election was called any political references in the show ensured that it would have to be put back until after the polls had closed on Election Day.

Abba

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 1.20 - 2.15 am

NB shown as an alternative to the election results show on BBC1


Friday 4th May 1979

BBC1 The Ronnie Corbett Special 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Lou Rawls

BBC1 (London) Sounds Like Friday: Leo Sayer (repeat 27th October 1978)

BBC2 Carl Perkins Sings Country 7.45 - 8.10 pm

BBC2 The Five Penny Piece Show 9.00 - 9.30 pm


Saturday 5th May 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 6.20 - 6.50 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.20 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Anthony Newley

Elkie Brooks

BBC2 Don McLean and Friends In Concert 9.50 - 10.40 pm

The Jordanaires

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10.00 - 11.30 am

Dusty Springfield

Ian Dury

Lene Lovich

Granada The Beatles 10.10 - 10.30 am

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Granada On The Road 10.45 - 11.45 pm (shown on ATV)

Dean Friedman - Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine, Solitaire, Little Green Lady, Lydia, Shopping Bag Ladies, S&M, Ariel, Lucky Stars, I've Had Enough, There's a Part of Me, Let's Hang On


Monday 7th May 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Monks - Nice Legs (Shame About the Face)

Child - Only You

Showaddywaddy - Remember When

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.40 - 8.,20 pm

Dana Gillespie

BBC1 Kid Gallahad 6.05 - 7.40 pm 1962 Elvis Presley movie

ITV Gilbert O'Sullivan's Greatest Hits (repeat) on various ITV channels at different broadcast times


Tuesday 8th May 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.05 - 11.45 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Steve Forbert - It Isn't Gonna Be That Way, Going Down To Laurel

Rachel Sweet – Truckstop Queen, Who Does Lisa Like?

Max Webster - Paradise Skies (Filmfinders clip)

Kenny Jones - interview about The Who, The Who - Who Are You (promo clip)

Ron Wood - Buried Live (promo clip)

The Roches - We (Filmfinders clip)

Fee Waybill (The Tubes) - interview

Granada Get It Together 4,.20 - 4.45 pm

The Dazzlers - Lovely crash

George Harrison - Blow away (promo clip)

Ken Hollow - Me and the Elephant

ATV Tuesday Jazz 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

On The Road with Duke Ellington


Thursday 10th May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

The Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out (chart run down record)

The Damned - Love Song

Elkie Brooks with Gallagher & Lyle - The Runaway (live)

Boney M - Hooray, Hooray (Snowtime Special 9th April 1979)

The Shadows - Theme From The Deerhunter (Cavatina)

Eruption - One Way Ticket (repeat 26th April 1979)

The Monks - Nice Legs Shame About The Face

Roxy Music - Dance Away (Snowtime Special 16th April 1979)

Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (Legs & Co)

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways (promo clip)

Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes number one ('Watership Down' movie clips)

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Sad Cafe - Emptiness

The Spinners - The Fox

Burl Ives & Mike Riddoch


Friday 11th May 1979

BBC2 The Hillsiders Sing Country 7.45 - 8.10 pm

BBC2 The Five Penny Piece 9.00 - 9.30 pm


Saturday 12th May 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop  9.30 - 11.30 pm (F.A.Cup final special)

David Essex

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.20 - 9.05 pm

Val Doonican

Floyd Cramer

Teresa Brewer

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11.05 - 11.55 pm

Burl Ives

BBC2 Jazz 9.55 - 10.35 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton introduces acts from the Montreux Jazz Festival

Bill Evans Trio

Miriam Makeba

Xandu All Stars

ATV Tiswas 10.30 - 11.30 am

content unknown

Granada The Beatles (cartoon series)

ATV Celebrity Squares 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Dave Lee Travis

LWT Russell Harty 10.45 - 11.45 pm

Linda Lewis

Granada On The Road 11.15 pm - 12.15 am (other regions show the Gerry Rafferty edition)

Roxy Music - Manifesto, Song for Europe, Still falls the rain, Ain't that so, In every dream home a heart ache, Love is the drug, Editions of you, Remake Remodel, Virginia Plain, Mother of Pearl


Sunday 13th May 1979

BBC2 Ray Charles' World Of Music 8.05 - 8.55 pm

NB not the R&B singer, but the band leader

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Burn Ives


Monday 14th May 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm

The Rollers (The Bay City Rollers) - Turn On Your Radio

Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Brotherhood of Man - Poppa Louis

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Tammy Wynette

Sleepy LaBeef

Hank Williams’ Original Drifting Cowboys

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 15th May 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Kate Bush

Ted Nugent - Free for All, It Doesn't Matter

Sandy McLelland & the Backline - Hot Nights in Paris (Filmfinders clip)

Aviator - Greed, Cleveland Ohio

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sink My Boats (Filmfinders clip)

Steve Hackett - Clocks (promo film)

Rickie Lee Jones - Young Blood, Chuck E's in Love (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Micky Dolenz - Love light

Joe Egan - Back on the road

The Sports - Who listens to the radio, Step by step

ATV Tuesday Jazz 12.00 - 12.45 am

Sonny Rollins


Wednesday 16th May 1979

BBC1 Festival of Entertainment 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Outside broadcast clips with Crystal Gayle, Roy Clark, Buddy Rich

ITV About Britain: I Think We'll Call You Georgie Fame 3.20 - 3.50 pm (repeat)


Thursday 17th May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (chart run down record)

The Tubes - Prime Time

Earth Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland (promo clip)

Blondie - Sunday Girl (Legs & Co)

The Police - Roxanne (repeat 3rd May 1979)

Peaches & Herb - Reunited (promo clip)

XTC - Life Begins At The Hop

M - Pop Musik (repeat 5th April 1979)

The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy

Abba - Does Your Mother Know? (Snowtime Special 16th April 1979)

Judas Priest - Evening Star

Linda Clifford - Bridge Over Troubled Water (promo clip)

The Max Webster Band - Paradise Skies

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes number one ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Roxy Music - Dance Away (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Wilma Reading - Alright OK you win, You are the sunshine of my life


Saturday 19th May 1979

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Buddy Rich

Diane Solomon

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.10 pm - 12.00 am

Tim Rice

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux 9.50 - 10.30 pm

Sonny Rollins Quintet with Esther Phillips

Mary Lou Williams

Waseda High Society Big Band

Mandragore

Granada The Beatles 10.10 - 10.30 pm (cartoon)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Celebrity Squares 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Micky Dolenz, Patti Boulaye, Tony Blackburn

LWT Russell Harty 10.45 - 11.45 pm

stars from musical Ain't Misbehavin'

LWT On The Road 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Earth Wind and Fire


Sunday 20th May 1979

LWT The Monkees: Art for Monkees Sake 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

LWT The London Weekend Show 2.00 - 2.30 pm

The Mod Revival

Pete Townshend - A Whole Scene Going interview clip

The Purple Hearts

The Chords - concert clip

Roy Carr

Southern Come Sunday at Christchurch 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill


Monday 21st May 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.25 - 4.45 pm

The Wurzels - Wurzeling Time In Somerset

Half Brother – Hideaway

Mankind - Chain Reaction

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Boxcar Willie

Jana Jane

Gloria

Barbara Fairchild

BBC2 Arena: Rock 10.30 - 11.10 pm possibly a compilation

The Tubes, Steel Pulse

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 22nd May 1979

BBC1 Ask Aspel 5.05 - 5.35 pm

Lena Zavaroni

BBC1 Leo Sayer 6.55 - 7.25 pm (repeat Sounds Like Friday 3rd November 1978)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric, Down In The Park

The Scorpions - Another Piece Of Meat, Always Somewhere

Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower (Filmfinders clip)

UK - Nothing To Lose (promo clip)

The Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot (Filmfinders clip)

Sky - Cannonnball (promo clip)

Vangelis - Dragon (promo clip)


Wednesday 23rd May 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music 7.00 - 7.45 pm

Violinski

ITV Showtime 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Mary O'Hara


Thursday 24th May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (chart run down record)

The Skids - Masquerade (re-recording)

Roxy Music - Dance Away (Snowtime Special 16th April 1979)

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Legs & Co)

Liner - You and Me

The Damned - Love Song (Captain Sensible had intended to wear a wedding dress for the song but the show's producer had other ideas)

ELO - Shine A Little Love (promo clip)

Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (promo clip)

The Shadows - Theme From The Deerhunter (Cavatina)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Accidents Will Happen

Blondie - Sunday Girl number one (Top Pop, Holland)

Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Omnibus: Lotte Lenya 10.00 - 10.50 pm

documentary

Granada What’s On 12.00 - 12.25 am

Fireplace - Dutchman


Friday 25th May 1979

BBC2 The Fivepenny Piece 9.00 - 9.30 pm

The Fivepenny Piece

Fred Wedlock


Saturday 26th May 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Music Show 5.20 - 6.00 pm

Kate Bush

Electric Light Orchestra

10CC

Olivia Newton-John

Blondie

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Frank Jennings Syndicate

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Val Doonican

Alan Price

Sky

Patti Boulaye

BBC2 Jazz 10.05 - 10.45 pm

Dee Dee Bridgwater

Tommy Banks Big Band

Gilberto Gil

Granada The Beatles 10.10 - 10.30 am (cartoon series)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV The Muppets Go Hollywood 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Johnny Mathis

LWT Russell Harty 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

content unknown


Sunday 27th May 1979

BBC1 Show Castle 5.35 - 6.05 pm

Patti Boulaye

LWT The Monkees: The Card Carrying Red Shoes 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

LWT The South Bank Show 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Rough Trade Records with Stiff Little Fingers, Essential Logic, Robert Rental and The Normal, The Raincoats


Monday 28th May 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 5.20 - 5.45 pm

Late Show - Chains

The Grumbleweeds - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / Do You Think I'm Sexy

Bilbo - America

BBC1 Jim'll Fix It 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Mike Oldfield

BBC2 Sing Country 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Conway Twitty

Lonnie Donegan

Floyd Cramer

Vernon Oxford

Terri Hollowell

ATV Bob Hope at the London Palladium 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Leif Garrett

Thames Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Greatest Hits 11.35 pm - 12.20 am


Tuesday 29th May 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer 7.00 - 7.30 pm (repeat Sounds Like Friday 10th November 1978)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.35 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Members - Soho-A-Go-Go, Love In A Lift

The Tourists - Blind Among The Flowers, Another English Kiss, Deadly Kiss

Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen (promo clip)

AC-DC - If You Want Blood (promo clip)

Nils Lofgren - Steelaway (Filmfinders clip)

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (promo clip)


Wednesday 30th May 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music 67.45 - 7.15 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Gerard Kenney

Scottish Devine Country

Stella Parton

Sydney Divine

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 31st May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Paul Burnett

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (chart run down record)

Quantum Jump - Lone Ranger

Peaches & Herb - Reunited (promo clip)

Chas & Dave - Gertcha (live) NB Chas & Dave have to self-edit the lyrics after being threatened with dismissal by the producer

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Legs & Co)

Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven

Voyager - Halfway Hotel

Earth Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland (promo clip)

Squeeze - Up The Junction (re-recording)

Edwin Starr - H-A-P-P-Y Radio (promo clip)

Fischer-Z - The Worker

Hot Chocolate - Mindless Boogie

Blondie - Sunday Girl number one (Top Pop, Holland)

Linda Clifford - Bridge Over Troubled Water (play out record and end credits)


Friday 1st June 1979

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

Fashion


Saturday 2nd June 1979

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

BBC1 Rod Stewart 11.35 pm - 12.25 am

Part one of Belle Vue, Manchester

BBC2 Jazz 9.50 - 10.30 pm

The John McLaughlin Band at Montreux

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (first edition)

Lene Lovich

The Dooleys

ATV Celebrity Squares 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Micky Dolenz

LWT Russell Harty 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

content unknown


Sunday 3rd June 1979

BBC2 Don Lusher’s World of Music 8.05 - 8.55 pm

Nelson Riddle

LWT The Monkees: Hitting The High Seas 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

ATV Eurogala 7.25 - 9.25 pm

NB A promotion for the European elections on June 7

Hosted by Petula Clark

Mireille Mathieu

Mary O'Hara


Monday 4th June 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.25 - 4.45 pm

The Krankies - Charlie Brown

Berni Flint - Beautiful Loser

Dave Edmund's Rock Pile - Girls Talk

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 5th June 1979

BBC1 The New Sound Of Music 10.05 - 10.55 pm

Michael Rodd of Tomorrow’s World looks at synthesizers etc with Rick Wakeman, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.15 - 11.55 pm

NB The Flamin’ Groovies were scheduled to appear

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Fischer Z - The Crank, Pretty Paracetamol

Paul Gambaccini - forthcoming rock movies The Buddy Holly Story, The Kids Are Alright, Quadrophenia

Nina Hagen - interview, Heiss (Filmfinders clip)

Joe Jackson - I'm The Man (The Marquee, London)

Dire Straits - Lady Writer (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tuesday Jazz 11.10 pm - 12.35 am

Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style


Wednesday 6th June 1979

BBC2 Lena Zavaroni and Music 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Gerrard Kenny

Thames Dick Emery Comedy Hour 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Lulu

Scottish Devine Country

Sydney Divine

The Chanter Sisters

Tyne Tees Alright Now

The Who - interview


Thursday 7th June 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric (chart run down record)

The Tourists - Blind Among The Flowers (re-recording)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Accidents Will Happen

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (Legs & Co)

The Skids - Masquerade (NB someone in the audience wearing an umbrella hat with 'The Skids' written on it)

Linda Lewis - I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You (live)

Roxy Music - Dance Away (Snowtime Special 16th April 1979)

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (Rock Planet TV clip)

The Sutherland Brothers - Easy Come and Easy Go (possibly re-recording)

Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Nick Lowe (and Rockpile) - Crackin’ Up

ELO - Shine A Little Love (promo clip)

Eddie Grant - Living On The Front Line (re-recorded vocal)

Blondie - Sunday Girl number one (Top Pop TV clip)

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Dread Beat N Blood 10.15 - 11.05 pm

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Fast Cars - Images of you


Saturday 9th June 1979

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Tony Monopoly

BBC1 Rod Stewart 11.20 pm - 12.10 am part two

BBC2 Jazz 9.35 - 10.15 pm

Chicago Blues All Stars

James Booker

Buddy Guy and Junior Wells

Etta James

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

Nick Lowe - Cracking Up

The Real Thing

A look at the biggest selling singles in the British charts of all time


Sunday 10th June 1979

LWT The Monkees: Fairy Tale 11.30 pm - 12.00 am


Monday 11th June 1979

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.25 - 4.45 pm

The Dooleys - Wanted

Mud - Stop, Drop Everything and Run

Roy Wood Rock Brigade - We're On The Road Again

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Freddie Fender

Dottsy

Jan and Jessie

Bobby Bare

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 12th June 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds 6.55 - 7.25 pm

BBC2 Barry Manilow 9.25 - 10.15 pm (repeat 5th December 1978)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.10 pm - 12.00 am

Thin Lizzy at The Rainbow, London, 29th March 1978

The Boys Are Back In Town, Emerald, Dancing In The Moonlight, Massacre, Still In Love With You, Don't Believe A Word, Are You Ready, Sha La La, Baby Drives Me Crazy, Me And The Boys

Thames Mavis Nicholson...Wanting To Know 11.10 - 11.40 pm

The Boomtown Rats


Wednesday 13th 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Helen Gelzer

Adrian Hedley

Johnny Hutch and the Herculeans

New Sensations Steel Band

Thames The Black Abbots 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The Black Abbots


Thursday 14th June 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (chart run down record)

Match - Boogie Man

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (live, a particularly poor backing from TOTP orchestra and singers)

Lene Lovich - Say When (Legs & Co)

Gerry Rafferty - Night Owl (promo clip)

Quantum Jump - Lone Ranger (repeat 31st May 1979)

Edwin Starr - H-A-P-P-Y Radio (promo clip)

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric (repeat 24th May 1979)

Janet Kay - Silly Games

Earth Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland (promo clip)

Chas & Dave - Gertcha (live) Chas lets slip with a 'cow son' which they were requested to edit out

Squeeze - Up The Junction (repeat 31st May 1979)

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell number one (live)

John Williams - Cavatina (play out record and end credits)


Saturday 16th June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.20 - 6.50 pm (first edition)

Hosted by Noel Edmonds

Jury: Pete Murray, Bob Geldof, Linda Lewis, Isla St Clair

Hot seat guest: Patti Boulaye

BBC2 Jazz 7.45 - 8.25 pm

The Howard Hoeter Trio

Xanadu

The All-Star Quartet

Taj Mahal

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT On The Road 11.40 pm - 12.40 am

David Essex

ATV Burt Bacharach In Concert 10.50 - 11.50 pm


Sunday 17th June 1979

LWT The Monkees: Monkees Watch Their Feet 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

Southern Come Sunday at Christchurch 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Keith Jarrett


Monday 18th June 1979

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Crystal Gayle

Marty Robbins

Moe Bandy

Billy Armstrong

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm (repeat)

Max Bygraves sings the somgs of 1948

Granada Reports 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Public Image Limited - Death Disco


Tuesday 19th June 1979

BBC2 Barry Manilow 11.15 pm - 12.05 am (repeat 12 December 1978)

ATV Tuesday Jazz 12.00 - 12.35 am

Muddy Waters


Wednesday 20th June 1979

BBC Lena Zavaroni and Music 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Berni Flint

Michel Legrand

Scottish Divine Country 12.00 am 0- end (shown on Yorkshire)

Sydney Divine

Nancy Peppers

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 21st June 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm

NB The Gang Of Four were due to perform At Home He’s A Tourist, but after a dress rehearsal they were pulled from the show after refusing to replace the word "rubbers" with "rubbish"

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

The Clash - I Fought The Law (chart run-down)

Eddy Grant - Living On The Front Line (live vocals)

The Dooleys - Wanted

Village People - Go West (promo clip)

Ruby Winters - Baby Lay Down (live) NB There is a bird cage with two live birds in it on stage with her

The Ruts - Babylon’s Burning

Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (promo clip)

Dame Edna Everage - Disco Matilda (live)

Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight (repeat 7th June 1979)

Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (live)

John Williams - Cavatina (Legs & Co)

Sniff N The Tears - Driver's Seat

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (repeat 14th June 1979)

Thom Pace - Maybe (play out record and end credits)

Southern The Sounds of Britain 3.20 - 3.50 pm

Informal jam session with Acker Bilk, George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Picture On My Wall

Dionne Warwick


Friday 22nd June 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Barbara Dickson

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra


Saturday 23rd June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.20 - 6.50 pm

Jury: Flick Colby, Anne Nightingale, Joe Brown, David Wilkie (swimmer) (NB Joe Brown told the Daily Mirror "Even when the show was on originally I wouldn't do

It.")

Hot seat guests: Child, Violinski

BBC1 The Natalie Cole Show 11.05 - 11.55 pm

Natalie Cole

Earth Wind and Fire

Stephen Bishop

Johnny Mathis

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Ruts - Babylon's burning


Sunday 24th June 1979

LWT The Monkees: The Monstrous Monkee Mash 11.30 am - 12.00 pm


Monday 25th June 1979

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 26th June 1979

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 4.45 pm

The Jesse Lynn-Dean Group (aka The Wasps)


Wednesday 27th June 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music 7.40 - 8.10 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Peter Skellern


Thursday 28th June 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Sex Pistols - C'Mon Everybody (chart run down record)

Squeeze - Up The Junction (re-recording)

Lene Lovich - Say When (promo clip)

Thom Pace - Maybe (live)

Quantum Jump - The Lone Ranger (repeat 31st May 1979)

Janet Kay - Silly Games (live vocal, heavily echoed)

Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Want To (promo clip)

UK Subs - Stranglehold (live vocals)

Gerry Rafferty - Night Owl (promo clip)

Bonnie Tyler - The World Is Full of Married Men

Chas & Dave - Gertcha (live) still self-editing the lyrics

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric number one

Slick - Space Bass (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

Shan Lee Parker and band


Friday 29th June 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Peter Skellern

Granada Paul 4.45 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Wings

The Pleasers

Saturday Night Fever - film clip

The TSDs (dance troupe)

Yorkshire The Wicker Man 11.00 pm - end 1973 movie music by Magnet


Saturday 30th June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Jury: Alan Freeman, Johnny Rotten, Elaine Paige, Joan Collins

Hot seat guests: The Monks, Adrian Munsey

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Real Thing - Boogie down

ATV Celebriuty Squares 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Patti Boulaye

LWT Russell Harty (not listed in newspapers)

The Barron Knights


Sunday 1st July 1979

BBC1 Engelbert 8.05 - 8.55 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

BBC1 Everyman. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? 10.25 - 11.00 pm (repeat)

X-Ray Spex, Arthur Brown

LWT The Monkees: Monkee Chow Mein 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

LWT Song By Song By Alan J Lerner 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Lena Horne

Tyne Tees Check It Out

Kate Bush - interview


Monday 2nd July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first edition)

Producer: Jack Good

Joe Brown

Les Gray

Alvin Stardust

Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee

Johnny Storm

Shakin’ Stevens

Billy Hartman


Tuesday 3rd July 1979

ITV The Love Boat 3.25 - 4.20 pm

Ricky Nelson, Frankie Avalon


Thursday 5th July 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Chic - Good Times (chart run down record)

Manfred Mann’s Earthband - Don't Kill It Carol

Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (repeat from Disco In The Snow 9th April 1979)

The Korgis - If I Had You (part live)

The Sex Pistols - C’Mon Everybody (promo clip)

Eddy Grant - Living On The Front Line (repeat 21st June 1979)

Village People - Go West (USA TV clip)

The Ruts - Babylon’s Burning (repeat 21st June 1979)

The Knack - My Sharona (live vocal)

The Dooleys - Wanted

Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (repeat 21st June 1979)

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric number one (repeat 28th June 1979)

Dave Edmunds - Girl's Talk (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 11.30pm - 12.00 am

Gerry and the Pacemakers - How Do You Do It, Ferry 'Cross The Mersey

The Merseybeats - Sorrow


Friday 6th July 1979

Granada Paul 4.45 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Grampian The Entertainers

Roger Whittaker


Saturday 7th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.20 - 6.50 pm

Jury: Tony Blackburn, Dusty Springfield, Britt Ekland, Jonathan King

Hot seat guests: Black Lace

BBC1 Frankie and Johnny Elvis 6.50 - 8.15 pm 1967 Elvis Presley movie

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (article on the making of a pop record)

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.00 - 12.40 am


Sunday 8th July 1979

BBC1 Still Crazy After All These Years 10.35 - 11.30 pm (repeat January 1978)

Follow-up to Where Have All The Flowers Gone

LWT The London Weekend Show 2.00 - 2.30 pm

NB The Daily Mirror states this edition is about ‘The American Music Scene’

Rock Attitudes - The Clash, Dire Straits, The Police, Joe Jackson, The Sex Pistols

ITV Come Sunday at Christchurch 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Peters & Lee

ITV Song By Song By Dorothy Fields 1.00 - 1.00 pm

Millicent Martin, Marian Montgomery

Tyne Tees Check It Out

Sting - interview

Public Image Limited - Chant, interview (for which John Lydon was the first to walk out after the band were provoked by being shown a clip of the Angelic Upstarts)


Monday 9th July 1979

BBC1 The Devil’s Music 11.15 - 11.40 pm (first of four compilations of 1976 series)

Hosted by Alexis Korner

Booker White, Houston Stackhouse, Sonny Blake, Sam Chatman

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Poacher

Billie Jo Spears

Laney Smallwood

Ronnie Milsap

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Lulu – Personality, Shout!

Shakin’ Stevens

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

Les Gray

Billy Hartman

Freddie Fingers Lee

Johnny Storm

Westward Sounds of Summer 10.36 - 11.05 pm

Ralph McTell


Tuesday 10th July 1979

NB An industrial dispute affects some ITV shows

BBC1 Leo Sayer 6.55 - 7.25 pm (repeat Sounds Like Friday 17th November 1978)


Thursday 12th July 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Slick - Space Bass (chart run down record)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist (live vocal)

Thom Pace - Maybe (repeat 28th June 1979)

The Beach Boys - Lady Lynda (Legs & Co)

The Police - I Can’t Stand Losing You

Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love (promo clip)

Stonebridge McGuinness - Oo-Eeh Baby

Janet Kay - Silly Games (repeat 28th June 1979)

Public Image Ltd - Death Disco (live vocal)

Supertramp - Breakfast In America (promo clip)

Chantal Curtis - Get Another Love (live)

Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Want To (promo clip)

Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn (live)

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric number one (repeat 24th May 1979)

Donna Summer - Bad Girls (play out record and end credits)

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Tony Monopoly


Friday 13th July 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Gerrard Kenny

Granada Paul 4.45 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Marianne Faithfull

Strawbs

The Boys

The TSDs (dance troupe)

Southern Girl On A Motorcycle 11.45 pm - 1.25 am 1968 movie with Marianne Faithfull


Saturday 14th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Jury: Lorraine Chase, Amii Stewart, Billy Idol, Jimmy Savile

Hot seat guest: Sparks

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.15 - 9.05 pm (first in final series)

Hosted by Peter Powell

Showaddywaddy

Peters & Lee

Chas & Dave - Gertcha

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Bonkers! 5.15 - 5.45 pm (first edition)

NB The first of eight compilations shows made up from the twenty-four made for American TV

Hosted by Bob Monkhouse and The Hudson Brothers

Rita Moreno

Scottish Devine Country 11.15 - 11.45 pm (shown on ATV)

Stella Parton

LWT Celebrity Concert 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Cleo Laine


Sunday 15th July 1979

LWT The London Weekend Show 2.00 - 2.30 pm (final show)

Rock on Television - with clips from Oh Boy, Six Five Special, Juke Box Jury, Top Of The Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Kenny Everett Show, Revolver, plus interviews with Jack Good and Michael Appleton

Yorkshire Song by Song by Sheldon Harnick 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Millicent Martin


Monday 16th July 1979

BBC1 The Devil’s Music 11.30 - 11.55 pm

Laura Dukes, Big Joe Williams

BBC2 Barbara Fairchild Sings Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Keith Nelson

Roger Brown

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

GBH

Don Lang

Fumble

Freddie Fingers Lee

Shakin' Stevens

Johnny Storm

The Rockin' Shades

Les Gray

Don Lang

Westward Sounds Of Summer 10.36 - 11.05 pm

Marian Montgomery


Tuesday 17th July 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer 6.55 - 7.25 pm (repeat Sounds Like Friday 24th November 1978)


Wednesday 18th July 1979

BBC1 The Music Makers 11.15 pm - 12.05 am

Dave Brubeck

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

The Police - Roxanne


Thursday 19th July 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

The Sex Pistols - C'Mon Everybody (chart run down record)

The Real Thing - Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk (promo clip)

Donna Summer - Bad Girls (Legs & Co)

Darts - Duke Of Earl (re-recording?)

UK Subs - Stranglehold (live vocal)

The Pretenders - Kid

The Knack - My Sharona (repeat 5th July 1979)

Sparks - Beat The Clock

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (promo clip)

The Dooleys - Wanted

The Korgis - If I Had You (re-recording?)

Abba - Voulez-Vous (promo clip)

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric number one

Chic - Good Times (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 The School Prom 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Concert from The Royal Albert Hall, London with Rick Wakeman

Granada What's On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Joy Division - She's Lost Control


Friday 20th July 1979

Thames Paul 4.50 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Andy Gibb

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

Tonight

The TSDs (dance troupe)

Scottish The Best Disco In Town 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Jimmy St John

Mr Super Bad

Grace Kennedy

The McLean Sisters

Jamie Michael Stewart

Fiona Kennedy

Scott Tyler

Susan Childe

Tommy Truesdale

Kristine

Tiger Tim

Megg Nichol

Arty Trucker Dancers

LWT The Space Movie 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Music by Mike Oldfield


Saturday 21st July 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.25 - 9.15 pm

From Bruges, Belgium

Hosted by Jeane Manson

Amii Stewart

Boney M

Patrick Hernandez

BBC1 The Captain and Tennille Songbook 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Captain and Tennille

Ella Fitzgerald

Glen Campbell

BBC2 Marion Montgomery and Richard Rodney Bennett 7.30 - 8.25 pm (repeat)

ATV Bonkers! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Hudson Brothers

Scottish Devine Country 11.45 pm - 12.15 am (shown on ATV)

Sidney Devine

Dottsy


Sunday 22nd July 1979

BBC2 Elkie Brooks 10.15 - 10.50 pm (repeat 1978)

Southern Come Sunday at Christchurch 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill


Monday 23rd July 1979

NB An industrial dispute affects some ITV shows

BBC1 Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music part one 8.10 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

BBC1 The Devil’s Music part three 11.20 - 11.45 pm

Big Joe Williams, Henry Townsend, Victoria Spivey, James Deshay

BBC2 Pete Sayers Sings Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy!

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

GBH

Johnny Storm

Les Gray

Freddie Fingers Lee

Fumble

The Rockin' Shades

Westward Sounds of Summer 10.36 - 11.05 pm

content unknown

Border Sounds Of The New Seekers

The New Seekers


Tuesday 24th July 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer 6.55 - 7.25 pm (repeat Sounds Like Friday 15th February 1979)

Southern Runaround 4.20 - 4.45 pm

Light Of The World


Wednesday 25th July 1979

BBC1 Lena’s Music 9.35 - 10.10 pm (first in series)

Lena Martell

Gerrard Kenny

The Dooley’s

Flip Colby’s Ruby Flipper

ITV Ain’t Misbehavin’ 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Excerpts from West End stage show about the life and songs of Fats Waller

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Hosted by Den Heggarty

The Clash - interview, English Civil War

The Tom Robinson Band


Thursday 26th July 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

NB The 800th show, and Whole Lotta Love returns as the theme for a one-off

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Theme. Whole Lotta Love (chart run down record)

Showaddywaddy - Sweet Little Rock N Roller

Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn (live)

Buzzcocks - Harmony In My Head

ELO - The Diary Of Horace Wimp (promo clip)

The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer

Supertramp - Breakfast In America (promo clip)

Telex - Rock Around The Clock

Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (Legs & Co)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

The Police - Can't Stand Losing You (repeat 12th July 1979)

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (live)

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays number one (promo clip)

Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tonight In Person 11.20 pm - 12.15 am

Tom Waits

Thames Quick on the Draw 3.50 - 4.20 pm (repeat)

Lynsey De Paul

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Penetration

The Showbiz Kids

Granada What’s On 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Lulu - Just the way you are

Alan Price - Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear

Wilma Reading - Alright OK you win

Dean Friedman - Lydia


Friday 27th July 1979

Granada Paul 4.50 - 5.15 (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Andy Forray

Roy Hill

Thin Lizzy

The Terri Scoble Dancers


Saturday 28th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Jury: Mike Batt, Patti Boulaye, Bob Geldof, Mike Read

Host seat guests: Dollar, Jimmy Pursey

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.25 - 9.15 pm

From Blackpool

Hosted by Peter Powell

ATV Bonkers! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Hudon Brothers

Paul Williams

Scottish Devine Country 11.40 pm - 12.10 am (shown on ATV)

Sidney Devine

Gloria


Monday 30th July 1979

NB Industrial action will effect ITV programmes this week

BBC1 Frank Sinatra. A Man And His Music part two 8.10 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

BBC1 Good Evening Salford 11.00 - 11.40 pm

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip

BBC1 The Devil’s Music 11.40 pm - 12.10 am

Billy Boy Arnold, Fenton Robinson, Joe Carter, Good Rockin’ Charles and The Aces

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Sings Country 9.00- 9.25 pm

BBC Cymru/Wales Twndish

Adam & The Ants - Family Of Noise, Zerox

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

Les Gray

GBH

Freddie Fingers Lee

Johnny Storm

Fumble

The Rockin' Berries


Tuesday 31st July 1979

Grampian The Entertainers 3.50 - 4.20 pm (shown on Thames)

Grace Kennedy


Wednesday 1st August 1979

BBC1 Lena’s Music 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Lena Martell

Johnny Nash

Airwaves

plus dance troupe Ruby Flipper


Thursday 2nd August 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Dooleys - Wanted (chart run down record)

Sham 69 - Hersham Boys

The Olympic Runners - The Bitch (live vocals)

The Korgis - If I Had You (part live)

Abba - Voulez-Vous (promo clip)

B.A.Robertson - Bang Bang (mimes to the radio version of the song with a lyric change)

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk (promo clip)

Earth Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone (Legs & Co)

Sparks - Beat The Clock

The Special A.K.A. - Gangsters

Darts - Duke Of Earl (miming, cuts to promo clip for Roy Wood's cello part)

The Gibson Brothers - Ooh What A Life

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays number one (promo clip)

Patrick Hernadez - Born To Be Alive (play out record and end credits)


Friday 3rd August 1979

Granada Paul 4.50 - 5.20 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Darts

Bob James

Bonnie Tyler

The Terri Scoble Dancers

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Dire Straits

The Police


Saturday 4th August 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Jury: Jimmy Pursey, Billy Connolly, Judie Tzuke, Rick Wakeman

Host seat guests: Starjets

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.05 - 9.00 pm

From Poole

Hosted by Peter Powell

Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore, & Cilla Black – Love Is

Cilla Black – I’ll Go Where The Music Takes Me, Bright Eyes, Tomorrow

ATV Bonkers! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Elaine Paige

Scottish Devine Country 11.45 pm - 12.10 am (shown on ATV)

Sydney Devine

Dotty

The Chanter Sisters


Sunday 5th August 1979

LWT Doctors and Nurses 3.30 - 3.45 pm

The Pop Star

The staff have to deal with a pop star patient

Granada Screenplay: Talent 9.30 - 10.45 pm

Musical play written and co-starring Victoria Wood


Monday 6th August 1979

NB Industrial action was likely effect ITV programmes this week.

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB One of the ‘cats and kittens’ on the show is Dee Anderson, daughter of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

Les Gray

GBH

Freddie Fingers Lee

Brogdan Komminowski

Johnny Storm

Fumble

The Rockin' Shades


Tuesday 7th August 1979

NB Thames, Southern, Ulster did not broadcast at all today, while Harlech went off the air at 6.00 p.m. Andy Williams was turned away from the Elstree Studios as he arrived to record a Muppet Show appearance.


Wednesday 8th August 1979

BBC1 Where Are They Now 7.10 - 7.40 pm (first in series)

Ruby Murray

BBC1 Lena’s Music 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Lena Martell

Kandidate

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

HTV About Britain 3.20 - 3.50 pm

"I Think We'll Call You Georgie Fame..."

Documentary about Georgie Fame

Thames Cilla 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Cilla Black - A New Fangled Tango, On The Opening Night, Anyone Who Had A Heart

includes a sketch featuring Cilla Black and Frankie Howerd in a punk group


Thursday 9th August 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (chart run-down record)

Kandidate - Girls Girls Girls (re-recorded with TOTP orchestra)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (repeat 26th July 1979)

The Flying Lizards - Money

Showaddywaddy - Sweet Little Rock N Roller

Me & You - You Never Know What You’ve Got

ELO - The Diary Of Horace Wimp (promo clip)

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (Legs & Co)

The Merton Parkas - You Need Wheels

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him

The Angelic Upstarts - Teenage Warning

Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn (live)

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays number one (promo clip)

ABBA - Voulez Vous (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Glen Campbell Back To Basics 10.55 - 11.45 pm

Glen Campbell

Seals and Crofts

Brenda Lee

Westward Sounds Of Summer 10.36 - 11.05 pm

Catheine Howe


Friday 10th August 1979

BBC1 The Des O'Connot Show 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Patti Boulaye

Granada Paul 4.50 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Leo Sayer

Steve Gibbons Band

The Teri Scoble Dancers

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Clash

The Tom Robinson Band


Saturday 11th August 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Jury: Tina Charles, Kenny Everett, Lesley Judd, Sting

Hot seat guests: Chas & Dave

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.25 - 9.15 pm

From Blankenberge, Belgium

Hosted by Peter Powell

Plastic Bertrand

Amanda Lear

Erruption

The Gibson Brothers

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Bonkers! 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Cleo Laine

Granada Rockpile - Born Fighters 11.40 pm - 12.40 am

Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe and Rockpile

Scottish Devine Country 11.40 pm - 12.10 am (shown on ATV)

Sidney Devine

Gloria


Monday 13th August 1979

NB The ITV dispute continues, so it is unlikely that any of the ITV programmes listed until further notice were actually broadcast. The ITV strike did not however effect Channel Television.

BBC2 Poacher Sings Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm (a repeat due to be shown on Thames)

content unknown


Wednesday 15th August 1979

BBC1 Where Are They Now? 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Twinkle

BBC1 Lena’s Music 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Lena Martell

Racey

The Gordon Giltrap Band

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

Thames The Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Charles Aznavour

Guys n Dolls

Grampian The Entertainers

Georgie Fame


Thursday 16th August 1979

BBC Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

NB broadcast cancelled and replaced with a repeat of 2nd August 1979

BBC1 Roger Whittaker: All My Best 10.55 - 11.45 pm

NB Filmed in Canada

David Gates

Grampian The Entertainers 11.30 pm - 12.00 am (shown on Thames)

Spookey


Friday 17th August 1979

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Three Degrees

BBC2 Seven To One 8.05 - 8.35 pm (repeat 24th February 1979)

Bob Geldof interviewed by seven women

LWT Kill Me Tomorrow movie with Tommy Steele

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Eric Burdon

Thin Lizzy

Junco Partners

Scottish The Best Disco in Town 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Tiger Tin, Susan Childe, Celena Duncan, The McLean Sisters, Jimmy St John, Jamie Michael Stewart, Scott Tyler, BT Trucker

ITV The Liberace Show (repeat)

Debbie Reynolds


Saturday 18th August 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Jury: Dave Bartram (Showaddywaddy), Keith Chegwin, Dana, Bonnie Tyler

Host seat guests: Pan’s People

BBC1 Paradise Hawaiian Style 6.40 - 8.10 pm 1966 Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.10 - 9.00 pm

From Blackpool

Hosted by Peter Powell

Bernie Flint

Dollar

The Dooleys

Granada The Mersey Pirate 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ITV World Of Sport 12.30 - 5.05 pm

George Harrison - Faster (promo clip)

ATV Bonkers! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Hudson Brothers

Petula Clark

Anglia The Jazz Series 11.40 pm - 12.10 am

content unknown

ATV Oh Boy! (not listed in newspapers)

Joe Brown

Les Gray

GBH

Freddie Fingers Lee

Bogdan Kominowski

Alvin Stardust

Shakin' Stevens

Johnny Storm

Fumble

The Rockin' Shades


Monday 20th August 1979

NB Channel TV is the only ITV station operating due to industrial action

BBC2 Larry Gatlin Sings Country 9.00 - 9.15 pm

BBC2 Best of Brass 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Peter Skellern on judging panel


Wednesday 22nd August 1979

BBC1 Lena’s Music 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Lena Martell

Dollar

The Shadows

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

Thames The Big Top Variety Show (schedulued but not broadcast)

Lulu

Grampian The Entertainers (schedulued but not broadcast)

Patsy Gallant


Thursday 23rd August 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (chart run down record)

The Jam - When You’re Young (NB Bruce Foxton appears to be wearing a Blue Peter badge)

Boney M - Gotta Go Home (unknown TV clip)

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him (repeat 9th August 1979)

Racey - Boy Oh Boy

Flying Lizards - Money

Bill Lovelady - Reggae For It Now

Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (promo clip)

The Planets - Lines

Showaddywaddy - Sweet Little Rock N Roller (repeat 26th July 1979)

Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most (live) with Legs and Co

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (repeat 26th July 1979)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore number one

The Crusaders with Randy Crawford - Street Lights (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Goldie 10.55 - 11.45 pm

Goldie Hawn special with Shaun Cassidy

Channel The Roger Whittaker Show 7.00 – 7.30 pm


Friday 24th August 1979

BBC1 Let's Make Love 10.50 pm - 12.50 am 1960 movie with Frankie Vaughan

Tyne Tees Alright Now (schedulued but not broadcast)

Goldie

Ian Dury

Border The Sound Of... (schedulued but not broadcast)

Vince Hill


Saturday 25th August 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special 8.20 - 9.10 pm

From The Isle of Man

Hosted by Petula Clark

The Wurzels

Iris Williams


Monday 27th August 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Arena: My Way 11.30 pm - 12.10 am (repeat)

BBC2 Joe Ely Sings Country 9.15 - 9.45 pm


Wednesday 29th August 1979

BBC1 It’s A Celebrity Knockout 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Anita Harris

Tyne Tees Alright Now! (schedulued but not broadcast)

Lindisfarne

Thames The Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm (schedulued but not broadcast)

Brotherhood of Man

Grampian The Entertainers 11.45 pm - 12.15 am (schedulued but not broadcast)

The Wurzels


Thursday 30th August 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

The Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (chart run down record)

Secret Affair - Time For Action  (NB the band nearly didn’t make it and had to hire a plane to get them down to London)

Dollar - Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Legs & Co)

The Gibson Brothers - Ooh What A Life (repeat 2nd August 1979)

Gary Numan - Cars

B.A.Robertson - Bang Bang (mimes to the radio version of the song with a lyric change)

The Commodores - Sail On

The Special A.K.A. - Gangsters

Johnny Mathis - Gone Gone Gone (live) NB Gill from Legs & Co dancing in the background

The Stranglers - Duchess

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore number one (repeat 23rd August 1979)

Boney M - Gotta Go Home (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Skellern 10.20 - 10.55 pm

Peter Skellern

Kevin Peek

Tyne Tees Sounds of Britain (schedulued but not broadcast)

What A Fettle!

Threefold

Anne Norman

Marian Aitchison

Jenny Openshaw


Friday 31st August 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.35 pm

Kate Bush on Tour feature

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 7.20 - 8.10 pm

Val Doonican

Tyne Tees Alright Now (schedulued but not broadcast)

Eric Burdon

Thin Lizzy

Junco Partners

Scottish The Best Disco in Town 5.15 - 5.45 pm (schedulued but not broadcast)

Tiger Tim, Susan Childe, Celena Duncan, The McLean Sisters, Jimmy St John, Jamie Michael Stewart, Scott Tyler, RT Trucker


Saturday 1st September 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special 7.25 - 8.15 pm

From Poole

Hosted by Peter Powell

Amii Stewart

Candlewick Green


Sunday 2nd September 1979

BBC1 Orion 4.435 - 5.40 pm

Musical play

BBC2 Fifty Years Of Country Music 8.55 - 9.45 pm

Hosted by Glen Campbell

Ray Charles

Tammy Wynette

Crystal Gayle

Dolly Parton

Loretta Lynn

Larry Gatlin

Merle Haggard

Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys


Wednesday 5th September 1979

BBC2 Sing Country Extra 9.25 - 10.20 pm

Crystal Gayle

Tammy Wynette

Ronnie Prophet

Conway Twitty

Terri Hollowell (replacing Mickey Newbury)


Thursday 6th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff (chart run down record)

The Ruts - Something That I Said

Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most (repeat 23rd August 1979)

Madness - The Prince (re-recording) NB Woody's mum was an Assistant Floor Manager on the show

Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (promo clip)

The Crusaders with Randy Crawford - Street Life

ELO - Don't Bring Me Down (promo clip)

The Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Legs & Co)

Racey - Boy Oh Boy (repeat 23rd August 1979)

Bill Lovelady - Reggae For It Now

Boney M - Gotta Go Home (TV clip)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore number one

The Flying Lizards - Money (play out record and end credits)


Friday 7th September 1979

BBC2 Talking Pictures 8.10 - 9.00 pm

The making of The Who Quadrophenia with Sting, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle


Saturday 8th September 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special 7.30 - 8.20 pm

From The Isle of Man

Hosted by Peter Powell

Boney M

Ruby Winters


Monday 10th September 1979

BBC1 That’ll Be The Day 9.25 - 10.55 pm 1973 movie with David Essex, Ringo Starr etc

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Fifty Years Of Country Music 9.50 - 10.40 pm

Hosted by Dolly Parton

Loretta Lynn

Larry Gatlin

Merle Haggard

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys


Tuesday 11th September 1979

BBC1 Frank Sinatra. A Man And His Music 10.50 - 11.40 pm (repeat)

Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim

BBC2 James Last In London 10.15 - 10.45 pm


Thursday 13th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

The Commodores - Sail On (promo clip)

Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff (Legs & Co)

Gary Numan - Cars (repeat 30th August 1979)

Secret Affair - Time For Action

Gerry Rafferty - Get It Right Next Time (promo clip)

Dollar - Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Squeeze - Slap and Tickle

Johnny Mathis - Gone Gone Gone (repeat 30th August 1979)

UK Subs - Tomorrows Girls

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore number one (repeat)

The Stranglers - Duchess (playout record and end credits)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.20 - 9.55 pm

Tin Pan Alley songs


Saturday 15th September 1979

BBC2 Something Else 6.35 - 7.15 pm (Manchester)

The Jam - Eton Rifles, When You're Young

John Cooper-Clarke - excerpt from Chickentown (in a shopping centre), Twat (in a public toilet)

Joy Division - Transmission, She's Lost Control

Tony Wilson & Steven Morris (Joy Division) talk about playlists with Paul Burnett of Radio One


Monday 17th September 1979

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Fifty Years Of Country Music 9.50 - 10.40 pm

Glen Campbell

Dolly Parton

Roy Clark

Johnny Cash

Charlie Rich


Tuesday 18th September 1979

BBC1 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing 10.50 - 11.40 pm (repeat)

BBC2 James Last Live In London 10.15 - 10.45 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.35 pm - 12.15 am (first in new series)

Introduced by Anne Nightingale

Nils Lofgren at the Gaumont, Ipswich

Keith Don't Go, A Fool Like Me, Beggars Day, I Came To Dance, I Don't Want To Talk About It, Back It Up


Wednesday 19th September 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Frankie Vaughan

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.55 - 7.30 pm (repeat from yesterday)


Thursday 20th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Racey - Boy Oh Boy (chart run down record)

The Starjets - War Stories

Kate Bush - Them Heavy People (promo clip)

Madness - The Prince (re-recording)

The Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (USA TV live)

The Jags - Back Of My Hand (re-recording?)

The Tourists - The Loneliest Man In The World

The Police - Message In A Bottle (promo clip)

Sad Cafe - Everyday Hurts

Rainbow - Since You've Been Gone (promo clip)

ELO - Don't Bring Me Down (Legs & Co)

Gary Numan - Cars number one (promo clip)

Bill Lovelady - Reggae For It Now (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.20 - 9.55 pm

Saloon Songs

BBC2 Something Else 11.30 pm - 12.15 am (repeat)


Saturday 22nd September 1979

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Michael Parkinson Meets Tommy Steele 11.00 pm - 12.00 am


Monday 24th September 1979

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Madeline Bell 10.40 - 11.15 pm (repeat 1978)


Tuesday 25th September 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.45 - 11.20 pm

Introduced by Anne Nightingale

Rickie Lee Jones in concert, Dominion Theatre, London, 9th September 1979

Young Blood, Weasel And The Whiteboys Cool, Easy Money, Chuck E's In Love, Danny's All Star Joint


Wednesday 26th September 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.55 - 7.30 pm (repeat from yesterday)


Thursday 27th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Blondie - Dreaming (chart run down record)

Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff (live)

Errol Dunkley - OK Fred (re-recording?)

The Skids - Charade (members of the band spat at The Nolans from their dressing room)

The Dooleys - We Are The Chosen Few

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (promo clip)

John Du Cann - Don't Be A Dummy

Dave Edmunds - Queen Of Hearts

Al Hudson & Partners - You Can Do It (Legs & Co)

Status Quo - Whatever You Want (promo clip)

The Nolans - Spirit, Body and Soul (live)

The Police - Message In A Bottle number one (promo clip)

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Songs of Broadway


Friday 28th September 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.50 - 5.35 pm (first in new series)

Georgie Fame

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.10 pm - 12.00 am (first edition)

NB The regular dance troupe Sponooch was led by Carol Fletcher, ex-Hot Gossip

Hosted by Ned Sherrin

Linda Lewis – The Moon and I


Saturday 29th September 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 9.50 am / 10.45 am - 12.30 pm

Buggles

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.20 - 9.10 pm

The Three Degrees

Dana


Sunday 30th September 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.25 - 6.35 pm (first edition)

Linda Lewis

BBC2 The Magic Christian 11.25 pm - 1.00 am 1969 Ringo Starr movie


Monday 1st October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.15 - 11.40 pm

From Tiffany's, Nottingham

Linda Lewis – Save The Last Dance

The Olympic Runners – The Bitch, Disco Smash

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer


Tuesday 2nd October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Specials - Stupid Marriage, Too Much Too Young, Message To You Rudi

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes - Vertigo (Asbury Park, New Jersey)

Joe Jackson - On Your Radio (Filmfinders clip)

The Police - No Time This Time (Filmfinders clip)

The Pop - Waiting for the Night, I Want To Touch You, interviewed by Anne Nightingale (The Roxy, LA)


Wednesday 3rd October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.55 - 7.30 pm (repeat from yesterday)


Thursday 4th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

Madness - The Prince (chart run down record)

XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

Blondie - Dreaming (promo clip)

Mtumbe - Point Of View

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (promo clip)

Sad Café - Everyday Hurts

Squeeze - Slap and Tickle

Kate Bush - Them Heavy People (Legs & Co)

Rainbow - Since You've Been Gone (promo clip)

The Jags - Back Of My Hand

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time (live)

The Police Message In A Bottle (promo clip)

Dave Jensen introduces Andy Peebles, next weeks' host

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.25 pm

Lulu

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Songs from the movies


Friday 5th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Dollar

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Ned Sherrin

Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance

Gerrard Kenny – Punk

Jimmy Pursey - interview


Saturday 6th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Lindisfarne

Dr Hook – Call of the Wild

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson 11.25 pm - 12.25 am

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Something Else 6.20 - 7.00 pm (Birmingham)

The Specials – It’s Up To You, Monkey Man

Linton Kwesi Johnson

George O’Dowd (Boy George), Martin Degville – interviewed in audience


Sunday 7th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

Lina Lewis

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Fromm Southampton

Linda Lewis


Monday 8th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.32 - 11.55 pm

From Royal Pier, Southampton

Linda Lewis

Love Machine

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer


Tuesday 9th October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.20 - 10.50 pm (first edition)

Produced by Tony Palmer

John Peel

Elkie Brooks

Ravi Shankar

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

After the Fire - Laser Love, Life in the City

Brand X - And So To F

Phil Collins - interview

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Cosmic Surfer (The Greek Theatre, LA)

Mick Taylor - interview

Fleetwood Mac - Sisters of the Moon (Filmfinders clip)

Ry Cooder - Little Sister (promo clip)


Wednesday 10th October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.35 - 8.10 pm (repeat from yesterday)

BBC2 Something Else 11.20 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)


Thursday 11th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Andy Peebles

Al Hudson & The Partners - (chart run down record)

The Dooleys - We Are The Chosen Few

The Headboys - The Shape Of Things To Come

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Legs & Co)

Chic - My Forbidden Lover

Dr Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful (promo clip)

Viola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You Now (live)

The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Came Down To Georgia (concert clip)

Errol Dunkley - OK Fred (re-recording)

Cats UK - Luton Airport (live)

Dave Edmunds - Queen Of Hearts (repeat 27th September 1979)

Dana - I Can’t Get Over Getting Over You (live)

The Police - Message In A Bottle number one (promo clip)

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Kenny Everett

BBC1 Play For Today. Long Distance Information 9.25 - 10.30 pm

Play about an Elvis Presley fan with Freddie Fingers Lee, Carlo Little, Stuart Colman

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Song Stories


Friday 12th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Suzi Quatro – She’s In Love With You

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.30 pm - 12.20 am

Hosted by Harold Wilson

Sponooch – dance to Kraftwerk Showroom Dummies


Saturday 13th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Racey

Dana

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

NB New co-star is Billy Boyle

The Dooleys

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Tony Monopoly

Freddie Cole


Sunday 14th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 (repeat 8th October 1979)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.05 - 5.50 pm (first edition)

NB Talent show

Dee Anne - I've Got The Music In Me

Sam - Watcha Gonna Do About It

Carol Paul Santanna - Cara Mia

The Horace Smith Band - Tiger Rag


Monday 15th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.25 - 11.50 pm

From Scamps, Bradford

Linda Lewis

Ritz

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Ray Charles’ World of Music 10.35 - 11.25 pm (repeat)

NB The bandleader, not the singer

ITV 10cc Greatest Hits TV advert


Tuesday 16th October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.20 - 10.50 pm

The Spinners’ 21st anniversary

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Live Wire - Paid In Smiles, Hard They Come Up

The Motels - Dressing Up, Total Control, interview (San Diego), Closets and Bullets (untransmitted)

Philip Rambow - Strange Destinies (Filmfinders clip)


Wednesday 17th October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.10 pm (repeat from yesterday)

BBC1 Parkinson 11.02 pm - 12.00 am

Sky


Thursday 18th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.10 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Earth Wind and Fire - Star (chart run down)

Suzi Quatro - She’s In Love With You (re-recorded?)

Sad Cafe - Everyday Hurts

Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (promo clip)

New Musik - Straight Lines

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time (repeat 4th October 1979)

The Undertones - You've Got My Number

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Legs & Co)

The Jags - Back Of My Hand (repeat)

The Ramblers - The Sparrow

XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

The Selecter - On My Radio

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star number one (promo clip)

The Sex Pistols - Rock Around The Clock (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Tony’s Songs


Friday 19th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.35 pm - 12.25 am

Hosted by Harold Wilson

Dean Friedman


Saturday 20th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

The Selecter

Tommy Steele

Debbie Harry

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC (Scotland) Cameron On Camera

Lulu


Sunday 21st October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.25 - 6.35 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.00 - 5.45 pm

Space Oddity (group)

Faloon and Egan (guitars)

Mandy Deerling - Killing Me Softly

Greg McKenzie - Even Now

Norma Jean - medley of songs about rain

The Holloway Twins - My Colouring Book

The Paul Brooks Band - Just The Way You Are


Monday 22nd October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.30 - 11.55 pm

From Valentino's, Paisley

Linda Lewis – I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

Liquid Gold – Electricity

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.10 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer


Tuesday 23rd October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.20 - 10.50 pm

NB Producer Tony Palmer only lasted for the first two editions

Live from Roniie Scott's club, London

George Melly

no The Old Grey Whistle Test


Wednesday 24th October 1979

NB ITV returns to a full service from 5.45 pm with the News. For the next few days the ITV network will provide the same programming schedule for all areas. A special song "welcome home to ITV" was played before the news, later spoofed by Tiswas.

ITV The Muppet Show 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Dudley Moore


Thursday 25th October 1979

NB ITV begins transmission at 1.00 pm

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Selecter - On My Radio (chart run down record)

The Specials with Rico - A Message To You Rudy

Viola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You Now (live)

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo clip)

Cats UK - Luton Airport (live)

Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (concert clip)

Chic - My Forbidden Lover (Legs & Co)

Dr Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (promo clip)

Iris Williams - He Was Beautiful (live)

The Dooleys - We Are The Chosen Few (repeat 11th October 1979)

Janet Brown - The Iron Lady (live)

Errol Dunkley - OK Fred (re-recording)

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time number one (live)

Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme (play out record and end credits)


Friday 26th October 1979

NB ITV begins transmission at 9.30 am

BBC1 Open House at Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm (simulcast on radio 2)

Vera Lynn

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 PM

content unknown

ITV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 (repeat)


Saturday 27th October 1979

NB Some of the ITV regions begin to offer their own programming

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

The Euroswap comes from Dusseldorf

The Boomtown Rats

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Erroll Dunkley

Clodagh Rodgers

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

The Drifters

Lulu

Demis Roussos


Sunday 28th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 10.55 am (repeat)

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.05 - 5.55 pm

Tomfoolery (group)

Helen Foster (singer)

Stuart Gasston (singer)

Julie Royce (singer) NB had appeared on Pebble Mill Showcase in 1978

Kylie Brown (singer)

BBC2 Pete Seeger On the Hudson 9.30 - 10.20 pm

LWT Muhammed Ali's Greatest Hits 10.15 - 11.13 pm

Joe Brown, Patti Boulaye in the audience


Monday 29th October 1979

NB The ITV network goes back to regional independence

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.55 pm

The Moody Blues article

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.32 - 11.57 pm

From Brixton, London

Linda Lewis – Rock A Doodle Doo

Light Of The World

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.20 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 The Mathis Collection repeat 10.25 - 11.20 pm

Thames Minder 9.00 - 10.00 pm (first episode)

Theme written by Dennis Waterman and Gerrard Kenney


Tuesday 30th October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.,20 - 10.50 pm

The Charlie Daniels Band – Passing Lane, The Devil Went Down To Georgia

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm (first in series)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Landscape - Japan, Sonia Henie

Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club - English Garden, Clean Clean

UK Subs - CID (promo clip)

Tom Verlaine - Flash Lightning (Filmfinders clip)

The A's - Who's Gonna Save The World, After Last Night, interview (on film)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 3.45 – 4.15 pm


Wednesday 31st October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

BBC2 The Mathis Collection part two repeat 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Thames Lingalongasmax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen


Thursday 1st November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

Sad Cafe - Every Day Hurts (chart run down record)

Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race

The Ramblers - The Sparrow (repeat 18th October 1979)

Darts - Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love

The Jam - Eton Rifles

Lene Lovich - Bird Song

Earth Wind & Fire - Star (Legs & Co)

Thin Lizzy - Sarah

Suzi Quatro - She’s In Love With You (re-recording?)

B.A.Robertson - Knocked It Off

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time number one (repeat 25th October 1979)

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 The Police 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Repeat of Rock Goes To College


Friday 2nd November 1979

BC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Hosted by Tim Rice

Elaine Paige

George Martin

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Crystal Gayle

ITN News at Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Mick Jagger divorce


Saturday 3rd November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.35 - 6.05 pm

Petula Clark – I Could Have Given You More

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.20 - 8.50 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC2 Something Else 5.40 - 6.20 pm (Plymouth)

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Love In A Void

plus two local bands

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

NB After each commercial break they play their own version of the "welcome home to ITV" song

Steve Harley - was schedlued to perform Freedom's Prisoner but didn't appear

ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme (promo clip)

Darts - interview, Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (promo clip)

The Specials - A Message To You Rudi (promo clip)

ELO - Last Train To London, Confusion (promo clips)

Bev Bevan - interview in his home

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo clip)

Southern The Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown

ITV Rockpile - Born Fighters 11.30 pm - 12.30 am (repeat on most ITV stations)

ITV Action Games advert with Kenny Everett voice over


Sunday 4th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.05 - 5.50 pm

Julie Byrne Country Band (group)

Roger Green (singer)

Vicki Lester (singer)

Jan Lesley (singer)

Jeep (group)

BBC2 James Galway In Japan 8.05 - 9.05 pm

Isao Tomita

LWT The Monkees 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)

LWT Rockpile - Born Fighters 11.45 pm - 12.45 am (repeat)


Monday 5th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.30 - 11.55 pm

From Swansea

Linda Lewis

Hi Tension – Shining Bright

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 The Magic of Dance 7,.20 - 8.20 pm

Including Sammy Davis Jr

BBC2 Dana 8.20 - 9.00 pm

In concert performance

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Joe Brown


Tuesday 6th November 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.05 - 10.35 pm

Human League – The Path of Least Resistance, Empire State Human

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.10 am approx

NB Recorded at Shepperton Studios

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Damned- Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today (band smash up their equipment)

The Cars - Let's Go (live in Los Angeles)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee (Filmfinders clip)

Angletrax - Things to Make and Do, Silent Majority, Shepherd's Bush

Screams - Angeline's Toys, Imagine Me Without You, interview (in Milwaukee)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 3.45 - 4.15 pm


Wednesday 7th November 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Star Chef - Lulu

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

BBC2 Something Else 10.55 - 11.35 pm (repeat)

Granada Live From Two

Leo Sayer - When the money runs out

Richard and Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

Dusty Springfield

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1929


Thursday 8th November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Kool and The Gang - Ladies Night (chart run down record)

Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel

Iris Williams - He Was Beautiful (live)

Dr.Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (promo clip)

Madness - One Step Beyond (NB They go for a Nutty Boys walk amongst the audience. They also have a cardboard cut out of Walt Jabsco, the Two Tone mascot on stage)

The Commodores - Still (promo clip)

The Specials with Rico - A Message To You Rudy

Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (promo clip)

Dan I - Monkey Chop

Herb Alpert - Rise (Legs & Co)

Herb Alpert (with trumpet) chats to host

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo clip)

Sham 69 - You’re A Better Man Than I

The Selecter - On My Radio (repeat 18th October 1979)

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time number one (live)

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - Enough Is Enough (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.20 pm

Lulu

BBC1 Play For Today: Just A Boys Game 9.25 - 10.40 pm

Play with Frankie Miller

BBC1 Sinatra 11.12 pm - 12.05 pm

Frank Sinatra 1969 special

BBC2 Pete Sayer Sings Country 9.00 - 9.25 pm (repeat)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Barbara Dixon

ITV Best Sellers: Top of the Hill 9.00 - 10.00 pm

drama with Sonny Bono


Friday 9th November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Dana

Rex Smith

BBC2 The Jacksons 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Live at The Rainbow, London

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.25 pm - end

NB This is the infamous edition where John Cleese and Michael Palin try to defend Monty Python's Life Of Brian to the Bishop of Southwick and Malcolm Muggeridge

Hosted by Tim Rice

The Blues Band – Boom Boom

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm (shown on ATV)

Young Buck

Chris Rea


Saturday 10th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 - 11.30 am

Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Abba)

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Linda Lewis

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Third World

The Nolan Sisters

Southern The Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Cliff Richard - interview


Sunday 11th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.50 am - 12.05 pm (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.25 - 6.35 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.00 - 5.45 pm

Malcolm Sent & The Timoneers (group)

Patti Sommers (singer)

Tony Rome (singer)

Debbie Winter (singer)

Golden Brandy (group)


Monday 12th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.37 pm -12.02 am

From Birkenhead

Linda Lewis

The Real Thing

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.01 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 Rhythm On 2: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Joe Brown


Tuesday 13th November 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Skids - Animation, Working For The Yankee Dollar

The Police - Landlord, Regatta De Blanc, Can't Stand Losing You, The Bed's Too Big Without You, interviewed by Bob Harris (in Miami)

Herman Brood and His Wild Romance - Love You Like I Love Myself, Doin' It

Steve Howe - Meadow Rag (promo clip)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Georgie Fame

Tina Charles


Wednesday 14th November 1979

BBC1 Parkinson 10.50 - 11.50 pm

Andy Williams

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Judie Tzuke - Ladies Night

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 15th November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Dave Jensen

Dynasty - I Don’t Wanna Be A Freak (chart run down record)

The Jam - Eton Rifles

Cliff Richard - Hot Shot

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Legs & Co)

Thin Lizzy - Sarah (repeat 1st November 1979)

The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You (re-recording?)

BA Robertson - Knocked It Off

Suzi Quatro - She’s In Love With You (repeat 1st November 1979)

The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin (re-recording)

Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night (promo clip)

Secret Affair - Let Your Heart Dance

The Ramblers - The Sparrow (repeat 18th October 1979)

Showaddywaddy - A Night At Daddy Gees

Dr Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman number one (promo clip)

The Isley Brothers - Rock Don’t Stop (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Miss World 1979 9.25 - 10.30 pm

NB Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent write a new song Who’s It Going To Be? for the occasion, sung by Sacha Distel

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert 10.30 - 11.10 pm

Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Barbara Dickson


Friday 16th November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm (shown on ATV)

content unknown


Saturday 17th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Four Tops

Alan Price

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.10 - 8.40 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Bette Midler

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Cliff Richard

Southern The Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 18th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Rising Stars 5.05 - 5.50 pm

Sphinx (group)

Cliff Portwood (singer)

Jacqui Scott (singer)

Dianne Carter (singer)

Bruce Ogston (singer)

Biddle and Eve (musical duo)

LWT The Mokees: The Monkees Mind Their Manor 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)


Monday 19th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.20 - 11.45 pm

From Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 Rhythm On Two Barbara Dickson and Her Band 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Barbara Dickson

Harvey Andrews


Tuesday 20th November 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.10 - 10.40 pm

UB40

Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Letter

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Secret Affair - Glory Boys, One Way World

Alvin Lee’s Ten Years Later - Hey Joe

April Wine - Before the Dawn (promo clip), interview, Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game, Ladies Man

Ian Hunter with Mick Ronson - Bastard (Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Peter Skellern

Linda Lewis

Thames The United Kingdom Disco Final 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Compare: Peter Gordeno from the Empire, Leicester Square, London


Wednesday 21st November 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

B A Robertson - Knocked it Off

Peter Skellern

Thames Lingalongamax 7.00 -7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1935


Thursday 22nd November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

NB Due to industrial action the host appears in voice-over only and the show is mainly comprised of promo clips and repeat clips from 8th November 1979

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

The Whole Lotta Love theme re-appears over the chart run down

Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel (repeat 8th November 1979)

The Commodores - Still (promo clip)

The Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles (promo clip)

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (pre-recorded without an audience)

ELO - Confusion (promo clip)

Madness - One Step Beyond (repeat 8th November 1979)

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo clip)

Dynasty - I Don't Want To Be A Freak (promo clip)

Herb Alpert - Rise (Legs & Co) (repeat 8th November 1979)

Gary Numan - Complex (promo clip)

Dan I - Monkey Chop (repeat 8th November 1979)

Dr.Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman number one (promo clip and end credits)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe (includes repeated material from And Now the Good News 1978 due to industrial action)

(possibly) Barbara Dickson


Friday 23rd November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Lena Martell In Concert 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm (shown on ATV)

content unknown


Saturday 24th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

NB This was scheduled to be a regular live show, but was cancelled and replaced with Rock Garden Party (repeat 29th May 1978)

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Rex Smith

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Dusty Springfield

Michel Legrand

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 25th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.15 am

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

LWT The Monkees: Some Like It Lukewarm 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)


Monday 26th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.37 pm 12.02 am

From Kirkton Community Cenre, Dundee

Linda Lewis

Rokotto

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 Rhythm On Two 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Tom Paxton

Granada Granada Reports 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Billy Butler interviews Paul & Linda McCartney at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Joe Brown


Tuesday 27th November 1979

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

Paul McCartney interview

BBC1 Mainstream 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Randy Newman – It’s Money that I Love

American Blues Legends – two songs

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Chelsea - Your Toy, All The Downs, Twelve Men

Ellen Foley - What's A Matter Baby, Stupid Girl

Pink Floyd - Hey You (Filmfinders clip)

Sting - clip from 'Radio On' movie

Simple Minds - Factory, Changeling (on film)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Georgie Fame

Linda Lewis

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Boomtown Rats - Diamond smiles (promo clip)

Chas and Dave - What a miserable Saturday night

Garth Hewitt - Did he jump

The Tourists - I only wan to be with you (re-recording)

Casino - Keep on Running


Wednesday 28th November 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Gerrard Kenny

Granada Live From 2 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Richard & Linda Thompson


Thursday 29th November 1979

NB BBC TV shows may be subject to industrial action

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Due to industrial action the host appears in voice-over only and the show is comprised of promo clips and repeats

Hosted by Peter Powell

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Chart run down record. All the photos used for the run down are black and white)

The Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (promo clip)

The Police - Walking On The Moon (promo clip)

The Tourists - I Only Want To Be You (repeat 15th November 1979)

Status Quo - Living On An Island (promo clip)

Blondie - Union City Blue (promo clip)

Thin Lizzy - Sarah (repeat 1st November 1979)

Rose Royce - Is It Love You’re After (promo clip)

The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin (repeat 15th November 1979)

The Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar (promo clip)

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Legs & Co) (repeat 15th November 1979)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (promo clip)

Dr Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman number one (promo clip)

The Isley Brothers - Rock Don’t Stop (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 10.30 - 11.10 pm

Barbara Dickson


Friday 30th November 1979

NB BBC TV shows may be subject to industrial action

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Iris Williams

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm (shown on ATV)

The Steve Gibbons Band

John Hedley

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kenny Rogers


Saturday 1st December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Matabaruka

Matchbox

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

The Three Degrees - My Simple Heart

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show 8.15 - 8.45 pm

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson 10.45 - 11.45 pm

Petula Clark, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricuss

BBC2 Something Else 5.15 - 5.55 pm (Belfast)

Rudi

The Undertones

P45

Ex-Producers

BBC2 The Year Of The Child Concert 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Oxfam / UNICEF concert at Wembley

Cat Stevens – Daytime, Where Do The Children Play, Father and Son, Morning Has Broken, Child For A Day

David Essex – Rock On, World

Gary Numan - Metal

Sky – Where Opposites Meet pt 4 & 5

The Real Thing – Can You Feel the Force

Wishbone Ash – two songs

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 2nd December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

BBC1 Abba in Switzerland 5.35 - 6.25 pm (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.25 - 6.35 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Shoestring: Find The Lady 9.20 - 10.25 pm

A punk (Toyah Wilcox) hires Eddie Shoestring to search for a missing friend

LWT The Monkees: The Monkees Blow Their Minds 11.30 am - 12.00 pm

LWT The Royal Variety Performance 7.45 - 10.15 pm

NB Various technical hitches, along with James Mason forgetting his lines led Louis Benjamin, managing director of the Palladium, to tell the Daily Mirror "In my view, the show which should raise about £100,000 for charity, is not one of the best."

Boney M

Bill Haley & The Comets

Amii Stewart


Monday 3rd December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.30 - 11.55 pm

From Castaways 2001, Plymouth

Linda Lewis

Kandidate

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm


Tuesday 4th December 1979

BBC1 Mainstream 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel, Buzz Buzz A Diddle It

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.35 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

UK - Night After Night, Caesars Palace Blues

Judie Tzuke - Ladies Night, Sports Car

John Baldrey - Thrills A Thrill, You've Lost Hat Loving Feelin' (on film), interview in (NYC)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company 4.45 - 4.15 pm

Georgie Fame

Alan Price

Linda Lewis

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Electric Light Orchestra - Last train to London

Inmates - The walk

Leslie McKeown - Long distance love

Mike Moran and the Band

The Kidda Band - Fighting my way Back


Wednesday 5th December 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

Thames Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Lulu

Thames Close 12.20 am - end

Vince Hill


Thursday 6th December 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Simon Bates

The Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (chart run down record)

Darts - Reet Petite  (announced by host as a Little Richard oldie instead of Jackie Wilson)

Dollar - I Wanna Hold Your Hand

UK Subs - She’s Not There

The Three Degrees - My Simple Heart (The Basil Brush Show 1st December 1979)

M - Moonlight and Musak

The Stranglers - Don't Bring Harry

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Legs & Co)

Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight (Soap Factory USA TV clip)

The Damned - I Just Can’t Be Happy Today

Storm - It’s My House

Motorhead - Bomber

Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

The Police - Walking On The Moon number one (promo clip)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall part two (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back 11.15 pm - 12.05 am (repeat)

Frank Sinatra

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Barbara Dickson

Dave Swarbick

BBC2 Something Else 11.00 - 11.40 pm (repeat)


Friday 7th December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

Showwaddywaddy

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.20 pm - 12.05 am (Hosted by Willie Rushton)

The Alberts

Spoonooch (dance troupe)

Andy Williams - Jason

LWT Close 12.20 am

Reading by Vince Hill


Saturday 8th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

The Headboys

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Child

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Swingle Singers

BBC1 Parkinson 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Mike Oldfield

The Tourists

Southern Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown

LWT Close 12.30 am

Vince Hill


Sunday 9th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.05 am (repeat)

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Arena: My Way 9.40 - 10.30 pm (repeat)

LWT The Monkees: Mijaceo 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

LWT Close 12.30 am - end

Vince Hill


Monday 10th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.37 pm - 12.02 am

From El Greco, Londonderry

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 Rhythm On 2 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Catherine Howe

Judie Tzuke

Anglia Brian Connell Interviews 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Tim Rice


Tuesday 11th December 1979

BBC1 Mainstream (not listed in Daily Mirror)

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Bristol Hippodrome rehearsal)

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux 9.00 - 9.50 pm

BB King

Interview with George Wein

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.30 pm - 12.15 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

NB Bob Harris' interview with The Knack would be his last contribution to the original show

Madness - Bed and Breakfast Man, Night Boat The Cairo

Jayne Aire and The Belvederes - Driving, Breaking Down The Walls of Heartbreak

Eberhard Schoener & Sting - Codeword Elvis (promo clip)

The Knack - End of the Game, My Sharona, Hardway, interview by Bob Harris (Gusman Theatre, Miami)

Gary Numan - Down in the Park (The Odeon, Hammersmith, London)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Maria Morgan - Rupert the Bear

The Police - Walking on the moon (probably a promo clip)

The Pretenders - Brass in pocket (re-recording)

Secret Affair - Let your heart dance

Mike Moran and the Band


Wednesday 12th December 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 7.30 - 8.05 pm (repeat from yesterday)

Thames Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Guys n Dolls

Charles Aznavour

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Joe Brown and the Bruvvers - Sea of Heartbreak


Thursday 13th December 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

The New Seekers - Love Is A Song

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.10 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Mike Read

David Bowie - John I’m Only Dancing (Again) (chart run down record)

Fiddlers Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (live)

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime (promo clip)

The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You (re-recording?)

Abba - I Have A Dream (concert clip)

The Beat - Tears Of A Clown

Status Quo - Living On An Island (Legs & Co)

The Inmates - The Walk

Blondie - Union City Blue (promo clip)

Barron Knights - Food For Thought (audience waving plastic knives and forks)

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) number one (promo clip)

Rose Royce - Is Is Love You’re After (play out record and end credits)

BBC2 Premier: Story Without A Hero 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Directed by Michael Dolenz

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Barbara Dickson


Friday 14th December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Kelly 10.20- 11.20 pm (repeat)

Musical about Tyneside, written by Alan Price for the 1977 Silver Jubilee about HMS Kelly

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

John Denver


Saturday 15th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Robin Gibb

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The New Seekers

BBC1 John Denver and The Muppets 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Christmas special

BBC2 Jazz, Rock and Marriage 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Documentary about Barbara Thompson and John Hiseman

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 16th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6.30 - 6.40 pm

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Richard Rodgers: The Sound Of His Music 9.50 - 11.35 pm

Sammy Davis Jr

Diahann Carroll

Lena Horne

Peggy Lee

Vic Damone

LWT The Monkees: Christmas Show 11.30 am - 12.00 pm (repeat)


Monday 17th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11.30 - 11.55 pm

From Reflexions, Middlesborough

Linda Lewis

Central Line

BBC2 Roadshow Info 2.05 - 2.15 pm

BBC2 Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia 11.00 - 11.40 pm

in concert


Tuesday 18th December 1979

HTV About Britain: ‘I Think We’ll Call You Georgie Fame’ 1.30 - 2.00 pm (repeat)

Georgie Fame

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Zoot Alors - Send me a postcard

Goldie - How many times

Gerard Kenny - The crime that pays

Racey - Such a night

The Tigers - Kidding stops, Big expense, small income

Thames The World Disco Championships 7.30 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

Thames The Users 10.30 pm - 12.35 am TV movie with Michelle Phillips

no The Old Grey Whistle Test


Wednesday 19th December 1979

BBC1 Parkinson 10.15 - 11.15 pm

Manhattan Transfer

Thames This Is Your Life: Charles Aznavour 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Thames Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Brotherhood of Man


Thursday 20th December 1979

BBC1 Blue Peter 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Legs and Co dance to Mike Oldfield version of the show's theme

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 7.55 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The Clash - London Calling (chart run down)

The Greedies - Merry Jingle (NB Paul Cook fighting against a bubble machine)

The Three Degrees - My Simple Heart (The Basil Brush Show 1st December 1979)

The Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar

Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I’m Born Again (live)

K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (promo clip)

The Regents - 7 Teen

David Bowie - John I’m Only Dancing (1972 promo clip)

Mike Oldfield - Blue Peter (Legs & Co)

Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After (promo clip)

The Nolans - I’m In The Mood For Dancing (live)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) number one (promo clip)

Elvis Presley - Merry Christmas Baby (play out record and end credits)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe And Now the Good News 10.30 - 10.55 pm

Barbara Dickson

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11.10 pm - 12.05 am

Mike Oldfield Exposed (Wembley Conference Centre)

Thames Tommy Steele’s Quincy’s Quest 7.00 - 8.30 pm

Written and performed by Tommy Steele

Synthesizers by Dave Stewart (Egg / Barbara Gaskin etc)

Thames Late Night Elkie 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

Elkie Brooks


Friday 21st December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Gene Cotton

BBC1 Perry Como Christmas In Austria 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Perry Como

BBC2 Christmas With the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour 6.10 - 7.00 pm

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 10.50 - 11.40 pm (Hosted by Ned Sherrin)

Paul Jones (singer?)

Granada Paul 9.30 - 9.55 am (repeat shown on Thames)

Granada The Beatles 10.25 - 10.45 am

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Arlo Guthrie


Saturday 22nd December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Debbie Harry

BBC1 Basil’s Christmas In The Country 5.35 - 6.10 pm

Sacha Distel

BBC1 Christmas Snowtime Special 6.35 - 7.25 pm

NB probably includes clips from Disco In the Snow 9th April 1979

Abba

Boney M

Leo Sayer

Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again

The Jacksons

Bonnie Tyler

BBC2 Something Else 5.10 - 5.50 pm (Glasgow)

The Skids

The Rezillos

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: Help! 6.35 - 8.00 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Saturday Banana 10.30 am - 12.00 pm (last edition)

content unknown

LWT The Secret Policeman’s Ball - The Movie 11.05 pm - 12.15 am

Pete Townshend

Tom Robison


Sunday 23rd December 1979

BBC1 The Sunday Gang 9.40 - 10.10 am

Dana

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 10.40 - 11.15 am (repeat)

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: The Beatles At Shea Stadium 5.30 - 6.20 pm (repeat, but first colour showing)

LWT Pam Ayres Canadian Christmas 7.45 - 8.45 pm

Peter Skellern

LWT The South Bank Show 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

Talking Heads - interview, rehearsals, live at The Mudd Club, New York


Monday 24th December 1979 Christmas Eve

BBC1 Wings Over The World 2.40 - 3.55 pm

Paul McCartney & Wings

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Val Doonican

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: Yellow Submarine 5.40 - 7.00 pm

BBC2 Alan Price In Concert 10.05 - 10.55 pm

Southern A Christmas Runaround 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Barbara Dickson - Caravan

Thames London Night Out Christmas Special 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 25th December 1979 Christmas Day

BBC1 The Spinners at Christmas 11.15 - 11.45 pm

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘79 2.00 - 3.00 pm

NB There is no audience present

Theme. Whole Lotta Love

Hosted by Dave Jensen, Peter Powell

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

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Janet Kay - Silly Games

Gary Numan - Cars

Roxy Music - Dance Away

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (Legs & Co)

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

B.A.Robertson - Bang Bang (mimes to the radio version of the song with a lyric change)

Blondie - Sunday

M - Pop Musik

The Bee Gees - Tragedy (Legs & Co) (repeat 22nd February 1979)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Oliver’s Army

Lena Martell - One Day At A Time

Squeeze - Cool For Cats (live vocal with lyric change)

Dr Hook - When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman

Blondie - Dreaming

Tubeway Army - Are ‘Friends’ Electric

Racey - Some Girls  (Compilation of Legs & Co clips from 1979)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

Whole Lotta Love (play out)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 5.50 - 6.30 pm

Kenny Everett

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show 7.20 - 8.30 pm

Johnny Mathis

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night 3.00 - 4.25 pm

Yorkshire Beautiful Morning 8.45 - 9.00 pm

Burl Ives

ATV Christmas Oh Boy! 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Rachel Sweet

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

Billy Hartman

Freddie Fingers Lee

Tim Withnall

Fumble

Thames Star Games 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Micky Dolenz

ITV Cleo’s Christmas 10.45 - 11.45pm

Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 26th December 1979 Boxing Day

BBC1 Boxing Night At The Mill 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Dana

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: Let It Be 5.50 - 7.10 pm

Granada Get It Together Christmas Bonanza 9.50 - 10.30 pm

Blondie - Union City blue (promo clip)

Chas and Dave - The sideboard song, Gercha

Child - The shape I'm in

Dave Edmunds & Rockpile - Crawling from the wreckage, Born fighter

Sally Oldfield - You set my Gypsy blood free, Sun in my eyes

Squeeze

Mike Moran and the Band

Thames All-Star Winners Takes All 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Anita Harris

Thames The Dick Emery Special 7.45 - 8.45 pm

The Three Degrees

Thames Shirley MacLaine at The Lido 10.35 pm - 12.20 am

Tom Jones

Charles Aznavour

Sacha Distel


Thursday 27th December 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.20 - 8.00 pm

NB Despite the canned applause there is no audience present

Theme. Whole Lotta Love

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis, Mike Read

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (promo clip)

Abba - I Have A Dream (concert clip)

The Police - Walking On The Moon (promo clip)

Village People - In The Navy (promo clip)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (Legs & Co)

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes ('Watership Down' movie clips)

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo clip)

The Police - Message In A Bottle (promo clip)

Village People - Y.M.C.A. (Legs & Co dressed as The Village People!)

Squeeze - Up The Junction (the band members swap instruments)

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (promo clip)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (promo clip)

Whole Lotta Love (play out and end credits)

BBC1 Rising Stars 6.00 - 6.50 pm

NB The final was due to be recorded, but the cameramen walked out, so instead of the final being judged the acts put on an impromptu variety show for the audience

Jeep (group)

Julie Byrne Country Band (group)

Roger Green (singer)

Jacqui Scott (singer)

Cliff Portwood (singer)

Tomfoolery (group)

BBC2 Leave Him To Heaven 10.05 - 11.10 pm

A musical with Brian Protheroe as Conway, a fifties rock and roll star

ATV Star Concert 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

James Last and his Orchestra

Mireille Mathieu

Katherina Calente

Raffalla Carro

The Bellamy Brothers


Friday 28th December 1979

BBC1 The Best Of Dean Martin 11.30 pm - 12.35 am

Dean Martin

Ella Fitzgerald

Frank Sinatra

Louis Armstrong

BBC2 Kate 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Kate Bush special with Peter Gabriel

BBC2 The Bobby Bare Music Show 9.35 - 10.20 pm

Wichita, Jana Jac, The Hillsiders

BBC2 Something Else 12.05 - 12.45 am (repeat)

Granada The Solid Gold Top Twenty Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The biggest selling singles of the last two decades, hosted by Jimmy Pursey

Granada The Beatles 9.30 - 9.45 am (cartoon series)

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Liza Minnelli

Southern 21 Years 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Part two: Music Music Music

Southern Television 21st anniversary show in two parts

Tony Blackburn interview - The Who clip from Time For Blackburn

ATV Count Basie 12.00 - 12.40 am


Saturday 29th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Child

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Joe Jackson


Sunday 30th December 1979

Southern A Winchester Christmas 6.15 - 7.15 pm

Dana

ATV Won’t Get Fooled Again 12.00 - 12.45 pm

The Who special, hosted by Den Hegarty (of Darts)


Monday 31st December 1979 New Year’s Eve

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10.00 - 10.40 pm simulcast with Radio One

Blondie at The Apollo, Glasgow

Thames The Jim Davidson Special 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Dooleys

Thames Max With Love 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Max Bygraves

Thames Will Kenny Everett Make It To 1980 Show? 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

NB Everett wanted to call the sopecial "The Show That Saved You From Andy Stewart"

Roxy Music - In The Midnight Hour

Suzi Quatro – in sketch

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (Hot Gossip)

The Boomtown Rats – Someone’s Looking At You

Cliff Richard - Devil Woman, in sketches

The Village People – Sleazy (Hot Gossip)

David Bowie - Space Oddity 1980 promo

The Greedies - Merry Jingle (re-recording with different lyrics)

Scottish The Hogmany Show 12.00 - 12.30 am

Lulu


Also This Year

Thames The TV Times Top Ten Awards

Cliff Richard -  collects award

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Cliff Richard - Up In Canada

BBC1 Nationwide

Paul McCartney - Wings on tour report

ATV Tiswas

Elvis Costello -

ITV Elvis Costello - Armed Forces ad

BBC1 Nationwide

Gary Glitter - talks about bankruptcy clothes auction

Thames This Is Your Life. Barry Sheene

George Harrison

BBC1 Blue Peter

Mike Oldfield - records theme

ATV Tiswas

The Specials -

Thames White Light in February

Squeeze - Goodbye Girl, plus one

BBC1 Top Of The Pops

Barclay James Harvest - Loving Is Easy (unbroadcast)

The Manhattan Transfer - Birdland (unbroadcast)

BBC1 (West) RPM

The Fans

Writz - Night Nurse, two others

The Spics

Glaxo Babies (but couldn't be introduced as such for legal reasons)

Thames Magpie c.October/November

Madness - One Step Beyond/ Swan Lake