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1979


Monday 1st January 1979

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

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

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

Dean Friedman - Lydia

Leo Sayer – Raining In My Heart

Rod Stewart – sketch, Maggie May

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

Host: 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 Markey & 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

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


Thursday 4th January 1979

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

Host: Mike Read

Elton John Song For Guy

Barry White Just The Way You Are (promo)

Brotherhood Of Man Goodbye Goodbye

Generation X King Rocker

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

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

Earth Wind & Fire September (Legs & Co)

Racey Lay Your Love On Me (repeat)

Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love 4th (promo)

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

Musical guests not known

ATV The Muppet Show

Harry Belefonte

Yorkshire The London Rock N Roll Show 11:15 pm - 12:10 am

Musical guests not known

LWT George Hamilton IV

Scottish Sounds of Britain: The Sounds of Britain

Barbara Dickson


Saturday 6th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Petula...And Songs Of Love (repeat 10 February 1978)

Petula Clark

BBC1 Parkinson

Dolly Parton

Oscar Peterson

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:10 - 6:50 pm

Bethnal at University of London Union

ATV Tiswas 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show 10:00 - 11:30 am

The Clash

ATV Celebrity Squares

Sacha Distel

Granada Johnny Cash At San Quentin repeat


Sunday 7th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 2:55 - 3:40 pm

Anglia The Andy Williams Show 1:00 - 1:35 pm

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

The Spinners


Monday 8th January 1979

BBC2 Marti Caine

Barbara Dickson


Tuesday 9th January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Judas Priest

BBC1 The Osmonds 6:50 - 7:20 pm

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

National Health - Collapso

Terry Reid - interview

Santana - Well Alright (Winterland, San Fransisco)

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 movie with The Walker Brothers theme

ITV Celebrity Concert

Jose Feliciano


Thursday 11th January 1979

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

Host: David Jensen

Driver 67 Car 67

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

The Shadows Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Bonnie Tyler Louisiana Rain

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

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays Rama Lama Ding Dong

Mankind Dr.Who

Funkadelic One Nation Under A Groove part one (Legs & Co)

Leo Sayer Raining In My Heart

Paul Evans Hello This Is Joanie (promo)

Sally Oldfield Mirrors

Doll Desire Me

Steve Allan Together We Are Beautiful

BBC1 The Good Old Days

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

Bethnal repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV

Ulster Sounds of Britain

Boys of the Lough


Saturday 13th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Rocky Sharpe and the Replays

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:50 - 7:30 pm

The Cars at University of Sussex

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Bonnie Tyler

LWT The Monkees: Monkees Marooned

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


Sunday 14th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 3:05 - 3:45 pm repeat

LWT The South Bank Show 10:30 - 11:30 pm

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

Anglia The Andy Williams Show


Monday 18th January 1979

BBC2 Marti Carne

Peter Skellern

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 10:30 - 11:30 pm (first edition)

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 16th January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Little Acre

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 George Hamilton IV and Friends 10:25 - 11:15 pm

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

Lloyd Green

Nutshell

The Duffy Brothers

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

UFO - Doctor Doctor, Cherry

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

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good, Children of Sanchez

The Doors - The End (promo clip)

Earthquake - Finders Keepers (Filmfinders clip)


Wednesday 17th January 1979

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10:30 - 10:55 pm (first edition)

Neil Innes


Thursday 18th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Three Degrees A Woman In Love

Anne Murray You Needed Me (promo)

Olympic Runners Sir Dancealot

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

Dan Hartman This Is It (Legs & Co)

Billy Joel My Life (promo clip)

Frankie Miller When I’m Away From You

Chic Le Freak

Ian Dury & The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Racey Lay Your Love On Me

Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love (promo)

Granada What’s On

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

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

The Cars


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

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:50 - 7:30 pm

The Rubinoos at Reading University

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Leo Sayer

LWT The Monkees: Monkees In A Ghost Town

ATV Connie Stevens In Concert 11:00 -pm 12:00 am

ITV George Burns 100th Birthday 10:00 - 11:00 pm

Dean Martin

Andy Gibb

Helen Reddy

Pat Boone

Debbie Boone

LWT The London Rock N Roll Show (repeat)

Mick Jagger, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley etc


Sunday 21st January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 2:15 - 2:55 pm

LWT The London Weekend Show: Women in rock

Suzi Quatro, Tina Charles, Mickie Most

LWT South Bank Show

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

Anglia The Andy Williams Show

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Anita Harris


Monday 22nd January 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

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

The Osmonds

Joe Brown

Jack Good


Tuesday 23rd January 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Neon Hearts

BBC1 The Osmonds

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


Wednesday 24th January 1979

BBC2 Tammy 6:30 - 6:55 pm (repeat 7 September 1977)

Tammy Wynette

Johnny McEvoy

Rchard Harding

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes


Thursday 25th January 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Phoebe Snow Every Night

Dr Feelgood Milk and Alcohol

The Doll Desire Me

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

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

Phoebe Snow Every Night

Judas Priest Take On The World

Third World Cool Meditation (Legs & Co)

Donny & Marie Osmond On The Shelf

The Shadows Don't Cry For Me Argentina (repeat)

Barry Manilow Could It Be Magic (repeat)

Barry White Just The Way You Are (promo)


Saturday 27th January 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Donny and Marie Osmond

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Rory Gallagher at Middlesex Poly

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

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

LWT The Monkees

Granada The Stones In the Park repeat


Sunday 28th January 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Anglia The Andy Williams Show

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Val Doonican


Monday 29th January 1979

BBC2 Marti

Gerard Kenney

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show

Lulu

Pete Townshend


Tuesday 30th January 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 George Hamilton IV and Friends

Musical guests not known

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

Walter Egan - Magnet ans 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 aricle, 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

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes


Thursday 1st February 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Three Degrees A Woman In Love (repeat)

Generation X King Rocker

Blondie Heart Of Glass (Legs & Co)

Billy Joel My Life (promo clip)

Two Man Sound Que Tal America

The Pointer Sisters Everybody Is A Star

Driver 67 Car 67 (repeat)

Sally Oldfield Mirrors (repeat)

Members The Sound Of The Suburbs

Nazareth May The Sun Shine

UFO Doctor Doctor


Friday 2nd February 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 3rd February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Parkinson

The Pointer Sisters

BBC2 Kissin’ Cousins 1964 Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:50 - 7:30 pm

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show (also Southern) 10:00 - 11:30 am

Joe Brown


Sunday 4th February 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 1:50 - 2:30 pm


Tuesday 6th February 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Gaffa

BBC1 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

Bacarra

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, Down To The Waterline


Wednesday 7th February 1979

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10:25 - 10:45 pm

Neil Innes

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Val Doonican


Thursday 8th February 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Jensen

Dan Hartman This Is It (chart run down)

Mick Jackson Weekend

Rod Stewart Aint Love A Bitch (promo)

Abba Chiquitita (Legs & Co)

Mickey Dolenz says hello

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver’s Army

Shadows Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Dr Feelgood Milk & Alcohol

Leif Garrett I Was Made For Dancin’ (promo)

Darts Get It

Judas Priest Take On The World

Jacksons Destiny

Blondie Heart Of Glass (promo)

Gene Chandler Get Down (play out record)


Friday 9th February 1979

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 10th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Michael and Randy Jackson

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC1 Parkinson

Val Doonican

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Cheap Trick at Brighton Poly

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show (and Southern)

Michael Jackson

LWT The Monkees

ATV Celebrity Squares

Lyn Paul (New Seekers)

Granada A Little Night Music

Derek Taylor presents clips from the series

The Kinks

Marion Montgomery

Don McLean


Sunday 11th February 1978

LWT The London Weekend Show

The Skinhead revival with Sham 69

LWT The South Bank Show

John MacLaughlan – a musical journey


Monday 12th February 1979

BBC1 Tonight

David Bowie article

Thames Afternoon Plus

David Bowie interviewed by Mavis Nicholson

Granada Clapperboard

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


Tuesday 13th February 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Ruby Turner, Special Clinic

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests

Barney Kessell

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:25 pm - 12:15 am

The Bee Gees - interview at Criterion Stduios MiamiSgt 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

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes

Jake Thackray

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

ITV Streets Of Fear part one

Eartha Kitt (in acting role)

Granada Live from 2

Chris DeBurgh


Thursday 15th February 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

The Bee Gees Tragedy (chart run down)

The Dooleys Honey I’m Lost

Generation X King Rocker (repeat)

Edwin Starr Contact (Legs & Co)

Alan Price Baby Of Mine

Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing (promo clip)

The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Lene Lovich Lucky Number

Three Degrees A Woman In Love (promo)

The Skids Into The Valley

Blondie Heart Of Glass (promo)

Third World Cool Meditaton (play out record)

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

Eartha Kitt (in acting role)


Friday 16th February 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat 12:05 - 12:45 am

Cheap Trick

ATV The Muppet Show

Roger Miller

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 17th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Cliff Richard

Alan Price

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

The Average White Band

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Steve Gibbons Band

Paul Nicholas

LWT The Monkees

ATV In Concert: Roberta Flack 11:35 pm - 12:35 am


Monday 19th February 1979

BBC2 Olivia 8:10 - 9:00 pm (repeat)

Abba

Andy Gibb

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7:00 - 7:30 pm (first in second series)

Directed by David Mallet

Intro features Quantum Jump’s The Lone Ranger

New characters – Marcel Wave, Brother Lee Love, Serge Suit, Angry of Mayfair

David Essex – sketch, Imperial Wizard

Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Hot Gossip)

Thames Today

George Harrison interviewed by Nicky Horne


Tuesday 20th February 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Plain Characters

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests

Bacarra

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

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

Berni Flint

Nutshell

Bryn Howorth

Adrian Snell

Granada Too Good To Be True?

Profile of Tom Robinson

Thames Fairport Convention In Concert 12:00 - 12:25 am


Wednesday 21st February 1979

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10:25 - 10:50 pm

Neil Innes


Thursday 22nd February 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:05 - 7:35 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver’s Army (repeat)

Blondie Heart Of Glass (promo)

Darts Get It (repeat)

The Real Thing Can You Feel The Force

Gene Chandler Get Down (promo clip)

Members The Sound Of The Suburbs

Bee Gees Tragedy (Legs & Co)

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

Nazareth May The Sun Shine


Friday 23rd February 1979

BBC2 Tammy (repeat 14 September 1977)

Tammy Wynette

George Hamilton IV

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:30 pm - 12:10 am repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV 12:10 - 12:40 am


Saturday 24th February 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Darts – Get It

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

Regular group Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

BBC2 Hit The Note

Hosted by Kim Goodey

Gerrard Kenney

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:55 - 7:25 pm

The Police at Hatfield Poly

BBC2 Seven To One 6:25 - 6:55 pm

Bob Geldof interviewed by seven women

BBC2 Stan Tracey Original

documentary

LWT The Monkees

ATV Tiswas 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Cliff Richard

Elaine Paige


Sunday 25th February 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 2:35 - 3:15 pm


Monday 26th February 1979

BBC2 Lennie and Jerry 8:10 - 9:00 pm

The Three Degrees

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

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

Dave Edmunds Rockpile - Trouble Boys

Cliff Richard – Green Light, sketch


Tuesday 27th February 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Quartz

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 Sacha Distel and Guests

Baccara

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

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

Granada Pop Gospel

Berni Flint

Meg Nichol

Garth Hewtitt

LWT Madeline Bell In Concert 11:45 pm - 12:10 am


Wednesday 28th February 1979

BBC2 Frankie Vaughan in Profile

Documentary


Thursday 1st March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:50 pm

Host: Mike Read

The Cars Just What I Needed (chart run down)

The Skids Into The Valley

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Thin Lizzy Wating For An Alibi

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

Queen Don’t Stop Me Now (promo)

Chic I Want Your Love

Violinski Clog Dance

Lene Lovich Lucky Number (repeat)

Boney M Painter Man (promo)

David Essex Imperial Wizard

Bee Gees Tragedy (Legs & Co) (repeat)

The Sex Pistols Something Else (play out record)

BBC2 Nana’s Journey Into Song

Nana Mouskouri


Saturday 3rd March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 The Dukes of Hazzard (first in series)

Theme and narration by Waylon Jennings

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:50 - 7:20 pm

Herbie Hancock at Chelsea College

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Generation X

Granada Al Martino in Concert


Sunday 4th March 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 2:45 - 3:25 pm

Scottish Meal Ticket In Concert 10:00 - 10:30 pm (on ATV)


Monday 5th March 1979

BBC2 Lennie & Jerry

Charles Aznavour

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

Musical guests unknown


Tuesday 6th March 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds 6:45 - 7:15 pm

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

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

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 (BA) Robertson


Wednesday 7th March 1979

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 (the winner)

The Nolan Sisters

BBC2 Nana’s Journey Into Song

Nana Mouskouri

Chuck Mangione


Friday 9th March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:50 - 8:30 pm

Host: David Jensen

Herbie Hancock You Betcha Love (chart run down)

Inner Circle Everything Is Great

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver’s Army (repeat)

The Sex Pistols Something Else (Legs & Co)

Buzzcocks Everybody’s Happy Nowadays

Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket

The Late Show Bristol Stomp

The Real Thing Can You Feel The Force

Cliff Richard Green Light (promo clip)

The Dooleys Honey I’m Lost

Motorhead Overkill

Leyton Buzzards Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees)

Bee Gees Tragedy (Legs & Co) (repeat)

Gary’s Gang Keep On Dancin’ (play out record)

Gene Chandler Get Down (promo clip) - possibly cut from final edit

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 10th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Mike Batt

Dana

Den Heggarty (ex-Darts)

BBC1 Flaming Star Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Steve Hillage at the University of Kent at Canterbury

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Musical guests not known

LWT Russell Harty 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Duffo

ATV Celebrity Squares

Tony Blackburn


Sunday 11th March 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Scottish Bilbo Baggins In Concert 10:00 - 10:30 pm (on ATV)


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

Davy Jones (acting role)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Bonnie Tyler

Leo Sayer


Tuesday 13th March 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds

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

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

Bernie Flint

Bryn Haworth

Kathy Jones

Nutshell


Thursday 15th March 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

The Jam Strange Town

Cars Just What I Needed (promo clip)

Herbie Hancock You Bet Your Love (promo clip)

Thin Lizzy Waiting For An Alibi (repeat)

Black Lace Mary Anne

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Chic I Want Your Love (Legs & Co)

Violinski Clog Dance

The Skids Into The Valley (repeat)

Black Lace Mary Anne

Toto Hold The Line (promo clip)

Lene Lovich Lucky Number

Granada What’s On

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


Friday 16th March 1979

BBC2 Skellern 10:15 - 10:50 pm

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV

ATV The Muppet Show

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge


Saturday 17th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11:00 - 11:50 pm

Lonnie Donegan

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:55 - 7:35 pm

Bruford at Oxford Poly

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Kenny Everett

ATV Celebrity Squares

Kenny Lynch


Sunday 18th March 1979

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two


Monday 19th March 1979

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

Darts

The Pretenders

Bryan Ferry

BBC1 Lennie & Jerry

Smokie


Tuesday 20th March 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

The Only Ones - No Solution, In Between, Prog

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

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

BBC2 My Kind of Movie

Kenny Everett talks about It’s A Wonderful Life


Thursday 22nd March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Buzzcocks Everybody’s Happy Nowadays

Queen Don't Stop Me Now (promo)

Sham 69 Questions And Answers

Squeeze Cool For Cats

Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (promo clip)

Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Village People In The Navy (promo clip)

Kate Bush Wow

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

The Real Thing Can You Feel The Force

Thames The Star Dust Man 11:35 pm - 12:25 am

The John Otway Story

Granada What’s On

Matt Monro If I never sing another song


Wednesday 21 March 1979

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Ronee Blakley


Friday 23rd March 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 24th March 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:10 - 7:50 pm

George Thorogood and The Destroyers at North East London Poly

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Musical guests not known

Granada On The Road

Earth, Wind and Fire

LWT Russell Harty

Violinski – Clog Dance


Sunday 25th March 1979

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest Preview part two

ATV In Concert

Wales O’Regan


Monday 26th March 1979

BBC1 Lennie & Jerry

Bonnie Tyler – My Guns are Loaded

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

The Average White Band

Kiki Dee

David Essex


Tuesday 27th March 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:25 pm - 12:30 am

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

Berni Flint

Thames Elaine the Singer of the Song

Liverpool Express

Ulster Good Evening Ulster

Elton John interview


Thursday 29th March 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Tops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Racey Some Girls

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Three Degrees The Runner

Black Lace Mary Anne (repeat)

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays Imagination

Dana Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen

Kandidate I Don't Wanna Lose You

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Gonzalez Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet

Neil Diamond Forever In Blue Jeans (Legs & Co)

Showaddywaddy Remember Then

Sister Sledge He’s The Greatest Dancer (promo)

Black Lace Mary Anne (repeat)

Granada What’s On

John Miles - Can't keep a good man down


Friday 30th March 1979

BBC2 Rock Goes To College repeat

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 31st March 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK?

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

Musical guests not known

ATV On The Road

David Essex

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Musical guests not known

Granada On The Road

Tina Turner


Sunday 1st April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat


Monday 2nd April 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop 4:20 - 4:40 pm

Lindesfarne – Warm Feeling

The Dooleys – Honey I’m Lost

Late Show – The Bristol Stomp

BBC2 Lennie & Jerry

Lonnie Donegan

BBC2 Arena: Tell Us The Truth 10:15 - 10:55 pm

Sham 69

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

Squeeze

Frankie Miller

Dean Friedman


Tuesday 3rd April 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:40 - 11:25 pm

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)


Wednesday 4th April 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

Kate Bush on tour article

British Rock N Pop Awards article

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

Scottish Andy’s Party (Andy Stewart)

Lulu

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Melissa Manchester


Thursday 5th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Tony Blackburn

Squeeze Cool For Cats

Generation X Valley of The Dolls

M Pop Musik

Village People In The Navy (promo clip)

Milk and Honey Hallelujah

Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (Legs and Co)

Chic I Want Your Love (repeat)

The Members Offshore Banking Business

The Jacksons Shake Your Body (promo clip)

Milk and Honey Hallelujah

The Jam Strange Town

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (promo)

Thames Oscar Peterson Presents

Granada What’s On

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

Kate Bush

Thames The Sounds of Britain

Musical guests not known


Friday 6th April 1979

BBC1 On Location…

The British dance move The Music Machine

BBC1 John Denver 7:50 - 8:30 pm

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

The Police repeat

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 Saturday Night at The Mill

Dusty Springfield

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Dave and Sugar Sing Country 6:45 - 7:10 pm

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Helen Shapiro

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Granada On The Road 10:30 - 11:30 pm

David Essex

ATV Celebrity Squares

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


Sunday 8th April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

BBC2 Wings Over The World 8:10 - 9:25 pm

Documentary about the 1975-1976 world tour

Scottish Tannahill Weavers In Concert


Monday 9th April 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

Bonnie Tyler – My Guns Are Loaded

Racey – Some Girls

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Imagination

BBC1 Disco In The Snow 6:55 - 8:10 pm

Boney M – Rrasputin, 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

The work of rock star painter David Oxtoby

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

Gerry Raferty

Tina Turner

Justin Hayward

Channel The London Rock N Roll Show 11:20 pm - 12:15 am

Musical guests not known

Granada The Beatles 11:30 - 11:45 am

Yorkshire Bachman Turner-Overdrive


Tuesday 10th April 1979

BBC1 One More Time! 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Musical guests not known

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

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC1 British Rock N Pop Awards 1978 6:55 - 7:40 pm

Hosts: 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

Musical guests not known

ITV Ted On The Spot

The Barron Knights


Thursday 12th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Sham 69 Questions & Answers

Light Of The World Swingin’

Supertramp The Logical Song (promo clip)

Kate Bush Wow (repeat)

Neil Diamond Forever In Blue Jeans (promo)

Racey Some Girls (repeat)

Kandidate I Don't Wanna Lose You

Showaddywaddy Remember Then (repeat)

Sister Sledge He’s The Greatest Dancer (promo)

The Sex Pistols Silly Thing (Legs & Co)

BBC1 Crystal Gayle Sings Country 11:35 pm - 12:00 am (repeat 1978)

Thames Oscar Peterson Presents

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Anthony Newley


Saturday 14th April 1979

NB BBC programming was scheduled to be disrupted due to industrial action

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show

Roy Clark

Barbara Fairchild

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

NB This might be the edition where Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen played outside trying to drown out the conversations inside at the request of the Musicians Union

ATV Tiswas

Kate Bush

LWT On The Road (not on ATV)

Tina Turner

Granada The Beatles


Sunday 15th April 1979 Easter Sunday

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Awards 1979 4:55 - 5:50 pm

Blondie

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 movie of rock opera


Monday 16th April 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop 5:10 - 8:40 pm

The Dazzlers - Lovely Crash

Goldie - We'll Make The Same Mistake

Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force

BBC1 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 publically announce their separation

Abba

Kate Bush - Wow

Roxy Music – Dance Away

BBC1 Parkinson

Compilation with Olivia Newton-John

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 17th April 1979

BBC1 One More Time!

Musical guests not known

Granada Get It Together

Goldie - We'll make the same mistake again

Cliff Richard - Greenlight


Wednesday 18th April 1979

Thames The Didn’t Quite Make It In Time For Christmas Show 11:50 pm - 12:20 am repeat

NB ITV’s entry for the Montreaux Television Festival

Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas (repeat)

Musical guests not known


Thursday 19th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

M Pop Musik (repeat)

Dusty Springfield I’m Coming Home Again

Gordon Giltrap Band Fear Of The Dark

Three Degrees The Runner (repeat)

Child Only You

Gonzalez I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (repeat)

Milk & Honey Hallelujah (repeat)

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

Wings Goodnight Tonight (promo)

Granada What’s On

Toyah Wilcox article


Saturday 21st April 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show

Billie Jo Spears

The Nolan Sisters

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill

The Stylistics

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Squeeze

Justin Hayward

LWT Russell Harty

Mickie Most

Granada Don’t Knock The Rock repeat

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

ATV Celebrity Squares

Kenny Lynch

ATV Celebrity Concert: Roberta Flack

Granada The Beatles


Sunday 22nd April 1979

LWT The South Bank Show

Darryl Way (violinist with Curved Air)


Monday 23rd April 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

Micky Dolenz - Love Light

M - Pop Muzik

Rikki and the Paramounts - Palisades Park

BBC1 The Osmonds in London

Leif Garrett

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging

Wings Goodnight Tonight (promo)

Rachel Sweet

BBC2 The Mathis Collection 8:10 - 9:00 pm part two

Live at The Royal Albert Hall


Tuesday 24th April 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:40 pm - 12:15 am

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

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

Helen Shaipiro

ATV Tiswas (repeat)

Musical guests not known

Scottish Andy’s Party (Andy Stewart)

Eve Graham (New Seekers)


Thursday 26th April 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Jensen

Amii Stewart Knock On Wood (repeat)

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Sham 69 Questions & Answers

Supertramp The Logical Song (promo clip)

Boney M Hooray Hooray Its A Holi-Holiday

Bee Gees Love You Inside & Out (Legs & Co)

Racey Some Girls

Siouxsie & The Banshees The Staircase Mystery (promo)

Generation X Valley Of The Dolls

Eruption One Way Ticket

The Monks Nice Legs Shame About The Face

Granada What’s On

Wayne Fontana - Pamela, Pamela

Thames Oscar Peterson Presents


Friday 27th April 1979

BBC1 The Ronnie Corbett Special

Clodagh Rodgers

BBC2 Larry Gatlin In Concert 9:10 - 9:35 pm


Saturday 28th April 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Charlie McCoy

Crystal Gayle

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Patti Boulaye

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT Russell Harty

Patti Boulaye


Monday 30th April 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

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 (last in second series)

NB The last with the original line-up of Hot Gossip. Five of the six were to be replaced.

M

The Moody Blues

David Essex


Tuesday 1st May 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 12:15 am

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

Granada Get It Together

Showaddywaddy - Remember when

Strangeways - Wasting time

Steve Voice – UFO

Thames The Andy Williams Show

ATV Tuesday Jazz: The Intimate Art

Louis Armstrong

Dave Brubeck

Dizzy Gillespie

Charles Lloyd


Wednesday 2nd May 1979

ATV The Rolf Harris Show

Ian Tyson


Thursday 3rd May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 6:50 - 7:15 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

The Police Roxanne

Abba Does Your Mother Know (repeat)

Peaches & Herb Reunited (Legs & Co)

Undertones Jimmy Jimmy

M Pop Musik

The Dickies Banana Splits (promo clip)

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Mike Oldfield Guilty

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show (repeat)

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

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


Friday 4th May 1979

BBC1 The Ronnie Corbett Special

Lou Rawls

BBC2 Carl Perkins Sings Country 7:45 - 8:10 pm

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

BBC2 The Five Penny Piece Show


Saturday 5th May 1979

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Anthony Newley

Elkie Brooks

BBC2 Don McLean and Friends In Concert 9:50 - 10:40 pm

The Jordanaires

LWT The Saturday Morning Show

Dusty Springfield

Ian Dury

Lene Lovich

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Granada On The Road

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

Granada The Beatles


Monday 7th May 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

The Monks - Nice Legs (Shame About the Face)

Child - Only You

Showaddywaddy - Remember When

BBC1 Kid Gallahad Elvis Presley movie


Tuesday 8th May 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:05 - 11:45 pm

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

The Dazzlers - Lovely crash

George Harrison - Blow away (promo clip)

Ken Hollow - Me and the Elephant

ATV Tuesday Jazz

On The Road with Duke Ellington


Thursday 10th May 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Boney M Hooray, Hooray (repeat)

Roxy Music Dance Away (repeat)

Amii Stewart Knock On Wood (Legs & Co)

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Gary Moore Parisienne Walkways (promo clip)

Eruption One Way Ticket (repeat)

The Shadows Theme From The Deerhunter (Cavatina)

Sparks The Number One Song In Heaven

Elkie Brooks The Runaway

The Damned Love Song

Monks Nice Legs Shame About The Face

Granada What’s On

Sad Cafe - Emptiness

The Spinners - The Fox

Burl Ives & Mike Riddoch


Friday 11th May 1979

BBC2 The Hillsiders Sing Country

BBC2 The Five Penny Piece


Saturday 12th May 1979

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

David Essex

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Floyd Cramer

Teresa Brewer

BBC2 Jazz

Humphrey Littleton introduces acts from the Montreux Jazz Festival

Bill Evans Trio

Miriam Makeba

Xandu All Stars

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Granada The Beatles (cartoon)

ATV Celebrity Squares

Dave Lee Travis

Granada On The Road

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

LWT Russell Harty

Linda Lewis


Sunday 13th May 1979

NB the Ray Charles special on BBC2 is the white band leader, not the R&B/Jazz singer

Yorkshire Stars on Sunday

Burn Ives


Monday 14th May 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

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 Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 15th May 1979

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

Kate Bush

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

Sandy McLelland & the Backline - Hot Nights in Paris

Aviator - Greed, Cleveland Ohio

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

Steve Hackett - Clocks (promo film)

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

Granada Get It Together

Mickey Dolenz - Love light

Joe Egan - Back on the road

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

ATV Tuesday Jazz

Sonny Rollins


Wednesday 16th May 1979

BBC1 Festival of Entertainment 10:15 - 10:55 pm

Outside broadcast clips incl. Crystal Gayle, Roy Clark, Buddy Rich

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Musical guests not known


Thursday 17th May 1979

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

Host: Peter Powell

Abba Does Your Mother Know? (repeat)

Peaches & Herb Reunited

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

Linda Clifford Bridge Over Troubled Water (promo)

XTC Life Begins At The Top

Earth Wind & Fire & The Emotions Boogie Wonderland (promo)

M Pop Musik (repeat)

Blondie Sunday Girl (Legs & Co)

Max Webster Band Paradise Skies

Judas Priest Evening Star

The Tubes Prime Time

Undertones Jimmy Jimmy

The Police Roxanne (repeat)

Granada What’s On

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


Saturday 19th May 1979

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK

The Brotherhood of Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Buddy Rich

Diane Solomon

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

Tim Rice

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

BBC2 Jazz from Montreux

Sonny Rollins Quintet with Esther Phillips

Mary Lou Williams

Waseda High Society Big Band

Mandragore

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

ATV Celebrity Squares

Mickey Dolenz, Patti Boulaye, Tony Blackburn

LWT On The Road 11:45 pm - 12:45 am

Earth Wind and Fire

Granada The Beatles (cartoon)


Sunday 20th May 1979

LWT The Monkees: Art for Monkees Sake

LWT The London Weekend Show: The Mod Revival

Pete Townshend, The Purple Hearts, The Chords

ITV Come Sunday at Christchurch

Vince Hill


Monday 21st May 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

The Wurzels - Wurzeling Time In Somerset

Half Brother – Hideaway

Mankind - Chain Reaction

BBC2 Sing Country

Boxcar Willie

Jana Jane

Gloria

Barbara Fairchild

BBC2 Arena: Rock 10:30 - 11:10 pm possibly a compilation

The Tubes, Steel Pulse

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 22nd May 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer (repeat Sounds Like Friday 3 November 1978)

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

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

The Scorpions - Another Piecec 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

Frankie Vaughan


Thursday 24th May 1979

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

Host: Dave Jensen

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

The Skids Masquerade

Roxy Music Dance Away (Musical guests not known TV show)

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric

Donna Summer Hot Stuff (Legs & Co)

Liner You & Me

The Damned Love Song

ELO Shine A Little Love (promo)

Dollar Who Were You With In The Moonlight

David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging (promo)

The Shadows Theme From The Deerhunter (Cavatina)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

Blondie Sunday Girl (Top Pop)

Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me (play out record)

Granada What’s On

Fireplace - Dutchman

ITV Sounds of Britain

Acker Bilk


Friday 25th May 1979

BBC2 The Five Penny Piece

Fred Wedlock


Saturday 26th May 1979

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Music Shop 5:20 - 6:00 pm

Kate Bush

Electric Light Orchestra

10CC

Olivia Newton-John

Blondie

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Alan Price

Sky

Patti Boulaye

BBC2 Jazz

Dee Dee Bridgwater

Tommy Banks Big Band

Gilberto Gil

ATV The Muppets Go Hollywood 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Johnny Mathis

Granada The Beatles

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert

Al Martino


Sunday 27th May 1979

LWT The Monkees: The Card Carrying Red Shoes

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

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


Monday 28th May 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

Late Show - Chains

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

Bilbo - America

BBC2 Sing Country

Conway Twitty

Lonnie Donegan

Floyd Cramer

Vernon Oxford

Terri Hollowell

Thames Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Greatest Hits 11:35 pm - 12:20 am

ATV Bob Hope at the London palladium

Leif Garrett


Tuesday 29th May 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer (repeat Sounds Like Friday: 10 November 1978)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 12:15 am

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

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

Host: Paul Burnett

Squeeze Up The Junction

Hot Chocolate Mindless Boogie

Sparks The Number One Song In Heaven

Voyager Halfway Hotel

Earth Wind & Fire & The Emotions Boogie Wonderland (promo)

Quantum Jump Lone Ranger

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

Chas & Dave Gertcha

Peaches & Herb Reunited

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

Fischer-Z The Worker


Friday 1st June 1979

BBC1 (Birmingham) Look! Hear!

Fashion


Saturday 2nd June 1979

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

No guests of interest in this edition

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

Mickey Dolenz


Sunday 3rd June 1979

BBC2 Don Lusher’s World of Music

Nelson Riddle

LWT The Monkees: Hitting The High Seas

ATV Eurogala 7:25 - 9:25 pm

NB A promotion for the European elections on June 7

Host: Petula Clark

Mary O’Hara

Mirielle Matthieu


Monday 4th June 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

The Krankies - Charlie Brown

Berni Flint - Beautiful Loser

Dave Edmund's Rock Pile - Girls Talk

Thames Linga Longa Max

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

Fischer Z - The Crank, Pretty Paracetamol

Paul Gambaccinni - 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)


Wednesday 6th June 1979

BBC2 Lena Zavaroni and Music

Gerrard Kenny

Thames Dick Emery Comedy Hour

Lulu

Scottish Devine Country

Sydney Divine

The Chanter Sisters


Thursday 7th June 1979

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

The Tourists Blind Among The Flowers

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

The Skids Masquerade

Linda Lewis I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

Anita Ward Ring My Bell (Legs & Co)

Roxy Music Dance Away (repeat)

Sister Sledge We Are Family (promo)

Nick Lowe Crackin’ Up

ELO Shine A Little Love (promo)

Eddie Grant Living On The Front Line

Blondie Sunday Girl (promo)

Sutherland Brothers Easy Come & Easy Go

Dollar Who Were You With In The Moonlight

BBC1 Dread Beat N Blood 10:15 - 11:05 pm

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Granada What’s On

Fast Cars - Images of you


Saturday 9th June 1979

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

Tony Monopoly

BBC1 Rod Stewart 11:20 pm - 12:10 am part two

BBC2 Jazz

Chicago Blues All Stars

James Booker

Buddy Guy and Junior Wells

Etta James

Granada The Mersey Pirate

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


Monday 11th June 1979

BBC1 Cheggars Plays Pop

The Dooleys - Wanted

Mud - Stop, Drop Everything and Run

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

BBC2 Sing Country

Freddie Fender

Dottsy

Jan and Jessie

Bobby Bare

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves


Tuesday 12th June 1979

BBC1 The Osmonds 6:55 - 7:25 pm

BBC2 Barry Manilow 9:25 - 10:15 pm (repeat 5 December 1978)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:10 pm - 12:00 am

Thin Lizzy at The Rainbow, London

Thames Mavis Nicholson...Wanting To Know 11:10 - 11:40 pm

The Boomtown Rats


Wednesday 13th 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 14th June 1979

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

Host: Mike Read

Anita Ward Ring My Bell

McFadden & Whitehead Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (particularly poor backing from TOTP orchestra)

Squeeze Up The Junction (repeat)

Anita Ward Ring My Bell

Quantum Jump Lone Ranger (repeat)

Gerry Rafferty Night Owl (promo clip)

Janet Kay Silly Games

Earth Wind & Fire & The Emotions Boogie Wonderland (promo)

Chas & Dave Gertcha

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

Lene Lovich Say When (Legs & Co)

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric? (repeat)

Match Boogie Man

Thames Afternoon Plus

The Boomtown Rats - two songs and Geldof interview


Saturday 16th June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6:20 - 6:50 pm (first edition)

NB Produced by Roger Ordish who had previously worked on the earlier version of the show

Host: Noel Edmonds

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

Guest: Patti Boulaye

BBC2 Jazz

The Howard Hoeter Trio

Xanadu

The All-Star Quartet

Taj Mahal

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests not known

LWT On The Road

David Essex

Anglia The Stones In The Park

The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull etc

ATV Burt Bacharach In Concert 10:50 - 11:50 pm


Sunday 17th June 1979

LWT The South Bank Show

Keith Jarrett

Southern Come Sunday at Christchurch

Vince Hill


Monday 18th June 1979

BBC2 Sing Country

Crystal Gayle

Marty Robbins

Moe Bandy

Billy Armstrong

Thames Linga Longa Max

Max Bygraves

Granada Reports

Public Image Limited Death Disco


Tuesday 19th June 1979

BBC2 Barry Manilow 11:15 pm - 12:05 am (repeat 12 December 1978)


Wednesday 20th June 1979

Scottish Divine Country

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 were pulled from the show

Host: Dave Lee Travis

The Dooleys Wanted

Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive

Eddy Grant Living On The Front Line

Sniff N Tears Drivers Seat (possibly replacing The Gang Of Four)

Village People Go West (promo clip)

The Ruts Babylon’s Burning

Ruby Winters Baby Lay Down

Anita Ward Ring My Bell (repeat)

John Williams Cavatina (Legs & Co)

Amii Stewart Light My Fire (promo)

Dollar Who Were You With In The Moonlight (repeat)

Dame Edna Everage Waltzing Matilda

Granada What’s On

Echo and the Bunnymen - The picture on my wall

Dionne Warwick

Southern The Sounds of Britain

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


Friday 22nd June 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show

Barbara Dickson


Saturday 23rd June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

Panel: Flick Colby, Anne Nightingale, Joe Brown, David Wilkie (swimmer)

Guest: Child, Violinski

BBC1 The Natalie Cole Show 11:05 - 11:55 pm

Earth Wind and Fire

Stephen Bishop

Johnny Mathis

Granada The Mersey Pirate

The Ruts - Babylon's burning

LWT The Stones In The Park

The Rolling Stones


Sunday 24th June 1979

LWT The Monkees: The Montrous Monkee Mash


Wednesday 27th June 1979

BBC1 Lena Zavaroni and Music

Peter Skellern


Thursday 28th June 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:05 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Quantum Jump The Lone Ranger

Squeeze Up The Junction

Thin Lizzy Do Anything You Want To (promo)

Bonnie Tyler The World Is Full of Married Men

Gerry Rafferty Night Owl (promo clip)

UK Subs Stranglehold

Chas & Dave Gertcha

Janet Kay Silly Games

Lene Lovich Say When (promo)

Thom Pace Maybe

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric

Granada What’s On

Shan Lee Parker and band


Friday 29th June 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show repeat

Peter Skellern

Granada Paul

Paul Nicholas

Wings

The Pleasers

Saturday Night Fver - film clip

The TSDs (dance troupe)


Saturday 30th June 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guests: The Monks, Adrian Munsey

LWT Russell Harty

The Barron Knights

Granada The Mersey Pirate

The Real Thing - Boogie down

Anglia Celebrity Concert: Al Martino


Sunday 1st July 1979

BBC1 Engelbert 8:05 - 8:55 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

No other guests

BBC1 Everyman: Where Have All The Flowers Gone? repeat 10:25 - 11:00 pm

X-Ray Spex, Arthur Brown

LWT The Monkees: Monkee Chow Mein

LWT Song By Song By Alan J Lerner

Lena Horne


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

Ricky Nelson, Frankie Avalon


Wednesday 4th July 1979

Thames Paul (repeat)

Paul Nicholas


Thursday 5th July 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:05 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

The Korgis If I Had You

The Ruts Babylon’s Burning (repeat)

Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive

Manfred Mann’s Earthband Don't Kill It Carol

Dooleys Wanted

Village People Go West (promo clip)

Eddy Grant Living On The Front Line

Knack My Sharona

The Sex Pistols C’Mon Everybody (promo)

Amii Stewart Light My Fire (repeat)

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric (repeat)

Granada What’s On

Gerry and the Pacemakers - How do you do it, Ferry cross the Mersey

The Merseybeats - Sorrow

Granada Paul (repeat on Anglia)

Paul Nicholas

ABBA - The Movie film clip

Jim and Ady - Highway Queen

The Young Ones - Rock and Roll Radio

The Scoble Dancers


Saturday 7th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guests: Black Lace

BBC1 Frankie and Johnny Elvis Presley movie

Granada The Mersey Pirate

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: Rock Attitudes

The Clash, Dire Straits, The Police, Joe Jackson, The Sex Pistols

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

ITV Come Sunday at Christchurch

Peters & Lee


Monday 9th July 1979

BBC1 The Devil’s Music 11:15 - 11:40 pm (first of four compilations of 1976 series)

Host: Alexis Korner

Booker White, Houston Stackhouse, Sonny Blake, Sam Chatman

BBC2 Sing Country

Poacher

Billie Jo Spears

Laney Smallwood

Ronnie Milsap

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy!

Lulu – Personality, Shout!

Shakin’ Stevens

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

Les Gray

Billy Hartman

Freddie Fingers Lee

Johnny Storm


Tuesday 10th July 1979

NB An industrial dispute affects some ITV shows

BBC1 Leo Sayer (repeat Sounds Like Friday: 17 November 1978)


Thursday 12th July 1979

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

Host: Mike Read

The Police I Can’t Stand Losing You

The Beach Boys Lady Lynda (Legs & Co)

Public Image Ltd Death Disco

Thin Lizzy Do Anything You Want To (promo)

Stonebridge McGuinness Oo-Eeh Baby

Judy Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn

Janet Kay Silly Games

Supertramp Breakfast In America (promo clip)

Rickie Lee Jones Chuck Es In Love (promo)

Thom Pace Maybe

Siouxsie & The Banshees Playground Twist

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric

Chantal Curtis Get Another Love

Granada What’s On

Tony Monopoly


Friday 13th July 1979

BBC1 The Marti Caine Show (repeat)

Gerrard Kenny

Southern Girl On A Motorcycle movie with Marianne Faithfull

Granada Paul (repeated on Anglia)

Paul Nicholas

Marianne Faithfull

Strawbs

The Boys

The TSDs (dance troupe)


Saturday 14th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guest: Sparks

BBC1 Seaside Special

Showaddywaddy

Peters & Lee

Chas & Dave - Gertcha

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests not known

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

Scottish Devine Country (Sidney Devine)

Stella Parton

LWT Celebrity Concert

Cleo Laine


Sunday 15th July 1979

LWT The London Weekend Show (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


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!

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

GBH

Don Lang

Fumble

Freddie Fingers Lee

Shakin' Stevens

Johnny Storm

The Rockin' Shades

Les Gray

Don Lang


Tuesday 17th July 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer (repeat Sounds Like Friday: 24 November 1978)


Thursday 19th July 1979

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

Host: Kid Jensen

Abba Voulez-Vous (promo)

Dave Edmunds Girls Talk (promo)

Korgis If I Had You

Sparks Beat The Clock

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (promo)

UK Subs Stranglehold

Darts Duke Of Earl

Pretenders Kid

Dooleys Wanted

The Real Thing Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)

Donna Summer Bad Girls (Legs & Co)

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric (repeat)

Knack My Sharona (repeat)


Friday 20th July 1979

Thames Paul (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

Amii Stewart

Boney M

Patrick Hernandez

BBC1 The Captain and Tennille Songbook 10:30 - 11:20 pm

Ella Fitzgerald

Glen Campbell

BBC2 Marion Montgomery and Richard Rodney Bennett

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests unknown

ATV Bonkers!

The Hudson Brothers

Thames Celebrity Concert

Roger Whittaker

ATV Devine Country

Sidney Devine

Dottsy


Sunday 22nd July 1979

BBC1 Elkie Brooks 10:15 - 10:50 pm (repeat 1978) (not listed in the Daily Mirror)


Monday 23rd July 1979

NB An industrial dispute affects some ITV shows

BBC1 Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music part one (repeat)

BBC1 The Devil’s Music part three

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

BBC2 Pete Sayers Sings Country

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy!

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

GBH

Johnny Storm

Les Gray

Freddie Fingers Lee

Fumble

The Rockin' Shades


Tuesday 24th July 1979

BBC1 Leo Sayer (repeat Sounds Like Friday: 15 February 1979)


Wednesday 25th July 1979

BBC1 Lena’s Music (first in series)

Lena Martell

Gerrard Kenny

The Dooley’s

Flip Colby’s Ruby Flipper

BBC2 Ain’t Misbehavin’

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

ITV Altrght Now (shown on Yorkshire)

Den Heggarty

The Clash

The Tom Robinson Band


Thursday 26th July 1979

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

NB The 800th show

Host: Jimmy Savile

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (promo)

Buzzcocks Harmony In My Head

Spyro Gyra Morning Dance

Judy Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn

Telex Rock Around The Clock

Supertramp Breakfast In America (promo clip)

Undertones Here Comes The Summer

Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive (Legs & Co)

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore

Showaddywaddy Sweet Little Rock N Roller

ELO The Diary Of Horace Wimp (promo)

Police Cant Stand Losing You (repeat)

BBC2 Tonight In Person 11:20 pm - 12:15 am

Tom Waits

Granada What’s On

Lulu - Just the way you are

Alan Price - Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear

Wilma Reading - Alright OK you win

Dean Friedman - Lydia

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Penetration

The Showbiz Kids

Thames Quick on the Draw (repeat)

Lynsey De Paul


Friday 27th July 1979

Granada Paul (repeated on Yorkshire)

Paul Nicholas

Andy Forray

Roy Hill

Thin LIzzy

The Terri Scoble Dancers


Saturday 28th July 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guest: Dollar, Jimmy Pursey

BBC1 Seaside Special

No guests of interest in this edition

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical Guest not known

ATV Bonkers!

The Hudon Brothers

Paul Williams

ATV Devine Country

Sidney Devine

Gloria


Sunday 29th July 1979

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 30th July 1979

NB Industrial action was likely effect ITV programmes this week

BBC1 Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music part two (repeat)

BBC1 Good Evening Salord

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip

BBC1 The Devil’s Music

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

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Sings Country

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy!

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

Alvin Stardust

Les Gray

GBH

Freddie Fingers Lee

Johnny Storm

Fumble

The Rockin' Berries


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

Host: Peter Powell

Abba Voulez-Vous (promo)

Dave Edmunds Girls Talk (promo)

Korgis If I Had You

B.A.Robertson Bang Bang

Sham 69 Hersham Boys

Olympic Runners The Bitch

Sparks Beat The Clock

Special A.K.A. Gangsters

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (promo)

Darts Duke Of Earl

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

Gibson Brothers Ooh What A Life

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Musical guests not known


Friday 3rd August 1979

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5:15 - 5:45 pm

Dire Straits

The Police

Granada Paul (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Darts

Bob James

Bonnie Tyler

The Terri Scoble Dancers


Saturday 4th August 1979

BBC1 Juke Box Jury 6:15 - 6:45 pm

Panel: Jimmy Pursey, Billy Connolly, Judy Tzuke, Rick Wakeman

Guest: Starjets

BBC1 Seaside Special

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

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

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical Guests unknown

ATV Bonkers!

Elaine Paige


Sunday 5th August 1979

LWT Doctors and Nurses

The Pop Star

The staff have to deal with a pop star patient


Monday 6th August 1979

NB Industrial action was likely effect ITV programmes this week.

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy!

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 (first in series)

Ruby Murray

BBC1 Lena’s Music

Lena Martell

Kandidate

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

HTV About Britain

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

Thames Cilla 8:00 - 9:00 pm

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


Thursday 9th August 1979

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore (repeat)

Kandidate Girls Girls Girls

Judy Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn

Flying Lizards Money

Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him

Spyro Gyra Morning Dance (Legs & Co)

Angelic Upstarts Teenage Warning

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (promo)

Me & You You Never Know What You’ve Got

Showaddywaddy Sweet Little Rock N Roller

Merton Parkas You Need Wheels

ELO The Diary Of Horace Wimp (promo)

BBC1 Glen Campbell Back To Basics 10:55 - 11:45 pm

Seals and Crofts

Brenda Lee

ATV Charles Aznavour in Concert


Friday 10th August 1979

Tyne Tees Alright Now

The Clash

The Tom Robinson Band

Granada Paul (repeat)

Paul Nicholas

Leo Sayer

Steve Gibbons Band

The Teri Scoble Dancers


Saturday 11th August 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special

Plastic Bertrand

Amanda Lear

Erruption

The Gibson Brothers

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guest: Chas & Dave

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests not known

ATV Bonkers!

Cleo Laine

Granada Rockpile - Born Fighters 11:40 pm - 12:40 am

Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe and Rockpile

ATV Devine Country

Sidney Devine


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

BBC2 Poacher Sings Country

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5:15 - 5:45 (a repeat due to be shown on Thames)

Musical guests not known

HTV Michel Legrand and Friends

Neil Sedaka


Wednesday 15th August 1979

BBC1 Where Are They Now? 7:10 - 7:40 pm

Twinkle

BBC1 Lena’s Music

Lena Martell

Racey

Gordon Giltrap

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

Thames The Big Top Variety Show

Charles Aznavour

Guys and Dolls

Tyne Tees Alright Now (shown on ATV)

Junco Partners

Eric Burden

Grampian The Entertainers

Georgie Fame


Thursday 16th August 1979

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

Host: Mike Read

NB broadcast cancelled

BBC1 Roger Whittaker: All My Best 10:55 - 11:45 pm

NB Filmed in Canada

David Gates


Friday 17th August 1979

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight (repeat)

The Three Degrees

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 Seaside Special

Bernie Flint

Dollar

The Dooleys

BBC1 Juke Box Jury

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

Guest: Pan’s People

BBC1 Paradise Hawaiian Style Elvis Presley movie

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests not known

ATV Bonkers!

The Hudson Brothers

Petula Clark

ATV Oh Boy!

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

BBC2 Larry Gatlin Sings Country 9:00 - 9:15 pm

BBC2 Best of Brass

Peter Skellern on judging panel


Wednesday 22nd August 1979

BBC1 Lena’s Music

Lena Martell

Dollar

The Shadows

Ruby Flipper (dance troupe)

Thames The Big Top Variety Show

Lulu

Grampian The Entertainers

Patsy Gallant


Thursday 23rd August 1979

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore

Jam When You’re Young

Racey Boy Oh Boy

Flying Lizards Money

Roxy Music Angel Eyes (promo)

Showaddywaddy Sweet Little Rock N Roller (repeat)

The Planets Lines

Bill Lovelady Reggae For It Now

Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him (repeat)

Spyro Gyra Morning Dance (repeat)

Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most (Legs & Co)

Boney M Gotta Go Home (promo)

Channel The Roger Whittaker Show 7:00 – 7:30 pm


Friday 24th August 1979

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Goldie

Ian Dury

Border The Sound Of...

Vince Hill


Saturday 25th August 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special

Petula Clark

The Wurzels

Granada The Mersey Pirate

Musical guests unknown

ATV Bonkers!

The Hudson Brothers


Monday 27th August 1979 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Arena: My Way repeat

BBC2 Joe Ely Sings Country 9:15 - 9:45 pm


Wednesday 29th August 1979

BBC1 It’s A Celebrity Knockout

Anita Harris

Thames The Big Top Variety Show

Brotherhood of Man

Grampian The Entertainers

The Wurzels


Thursday 30th August 1979

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

Host: Kid Jensen

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)

Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

The Commodores Sail On

Gary Numan Cars

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore (repeat)

Special A.K.A. Gangsters

The Stranglers Duchess

Johnny Mathis Gone Gone Gone (Legs & Co / Gill)

B.A.Robertson Bang Bang

Sister Sledge Lost In Music (Legs & Co)

Dollar Loves Gotta Hold On Me

Gibson Brothers Ooh What A Life (repeat)

BBC2 Skellern 10:20 - 10:55 pm

Peter Skellern

Kevin Peek


Friday 31st August 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

Kate Bush on Tour feature

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight

Val Doonican

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


Saturday 1st September 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special

Amii Stewart

Candlewick Green


Sunday 2nd September 1979

BBC2 Fifty Years Of Country Music 8:55 - 9:45 pm

Host: 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

Host: Peter Powell

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore

Boney M Gotta Go Home (promo)

Racey Boy Oh Boy (repeat)

The Ruts Something That I Said

Bill Lovelady Reggae For It Now

Roxy Music Angel Eyes (promo)

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

Crusaders Street Life

Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most (Legs & Co) (repeat)

ELO Don'tBring Me Down (promo)

Madness The Prince


Friday 7th September 1979

BBC2 Talking Pictures

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


Saturday 8th September 1979

BBC1 Seaside Special

Boney M

Ruby Winters


Monday 10th September 1979

BBC1 That’ll Be The Day 1973 movie with David Essex etc

BBC2 The Two Ronnies repeat of the first show in the Manhattan Transfer series

BBC2 Fifty Years Of Country Music

Host: 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 repeat

Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim


Thursday 13th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore (repeat)

Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

Squeeze Slap & Tickle

UK Subs Tomorrows Girls

Secret Affair Time For Action

Johnny Mathis Gone Gone Gone (Legs & Co / Gill)

Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff (Legs & Co)

Gerry Rafferty Get It Right Next Time (promo clip)

Dollar Loves Gotta Hold On Me

Gary Numan Cars (repeat)

Commodores Sail On (promo)

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)

John Cooper-Clarke

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


Monday 17th September 1979

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (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 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 12:15 am (first in new series)

NB Anne Nightingale is the sole host

Nils Lofgren at the Gaumont, Ipswich


Wednesday 19th September 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Frankie Vaughan

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:55 - 7:30 pm repeat


Thursday 20th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Kate Bush Them Heavy People (promo)

Sad Cafe Everyday Hurts

Jags Back Of My Hand

Tourists The Loneliest Man In The World

Starjets War Stories

Gary Numan Cars (promo)

Bellamy Brothers If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (promo)

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

Madness The Prince

Police Message In A Bottle (promo)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings

Saloon Songs

BBC2 Something Else repeat 11:30 pm - 12:15 am


Saturday 22nd September 1979

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Michael Parkinson Meets Tommy Steele


Monday 24th September 1979

BBC1 The Two Ronnies (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

Rickie Lee Jones in concert, Dominion Theatre, London


Thursday 27th September 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

Blondie Dreaming (chart run down)

Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff

Errol Dunkley OK Fred

The Skids Charade

The Dooleys We Are The Chosen Few

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

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)

The Nolans Spirit, Body & Soul

The Police Message In A Bottle (promo)

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 9:00 - 9:30 pm

Songs of Broadway


Friday 28th September 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack (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

Host: Ned Sherrin

Linda Lewis – The Moon and I


Saturday 29th September 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Buggles

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8:20 - 9:10 pm

The Three Degrees

Dana


Sunday 30th September 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info (first edition)

Linda Lewis

BBC2 The Magic Christian Ringo Starr movie


Monday 1st October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco 11:15 - 11:40 pm

Linda Lewis – Save The Last Dance

The Olympic Runners – The Bitch, Disco Smash

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer


Tuesday 2nd October 1979

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

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

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

Joe Jackson - I'm The Man (Filmfinders clip)

The Police - No Time This Time (Filmfinders clip)

The Pop - Waiting for the Night, I Want To Touch You, interview (The Roxy, LA)


Wednesday 3rd October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat


Thursday 4th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Kid Jensen

XTC Making Plans For Nigel

Blondie Dreaming (promo)

Mtumbe Point Of View

Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star (promo)

Sad Café Everyday Hurts

Squeeze Slap and Tickle

Kate Bush Them Heavy People (Legs & Co)

Rainbow Since You've Been Gone (promo)

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

The Jags Back Of My Hand

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

The Police Message In A Bottle (promo)

BBC2 Blankety Blank

Lulu

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings

Songs from the movies


Friday 5th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Dollar

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Host: Ned Sherrin

Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance

Gerrard Kenny – Punk

Jimmy Pursey - interview


Saturday 6th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Lindesfarne

Dr Hook – Call of the Wild

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Something Else (Birmingham)

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

Linton Kwesi Johnson

George O’Dowd (Boy George) – interview in audience


Sunday 7th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Lina Lewis


Monday 8th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Southampton)

Linda Lewis

Love Machine

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (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

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

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 repeat

BBC2 Something Else repeat


Thursday 11th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Andy Peebles

Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts (repeat)

Chic My Forbidden Lover

Dana I Can’t Get Over Getting Over You

Headboys The Shape Of Things To Come

Viola Wills Gonna Get Along Without You Now

Errol Dunkley O.K. Fred

Dooleys We Are The Chosen Few

Dr.Hook When Youre In Love With A Beautiful (promo)

Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Came Down To Georgia (promo)

Cats U.K. Luton Airport

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

Police Message In A Bottle (promo)

BBC1 Blankety Blank

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

Song Stories


Friday 12th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Suzi Quatro – She’s In Love With You

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Host: Harold Wilson

Sponooch – dance to Kraftwerk Showroom Dummies


Saturday 13th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Racey

Dana

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

NB New co-star is Billy Boyle

The Dooleys

BBC1 Shirley Bassey

Tony Monopoly

Freddie Cole


Sunday 14th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info 6:30 - 6:40 pm

Linda Lewis


Monday 15th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Bradford)

Linda Lewis

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 Ray Charles’ World of Music (repeat)

NB The bandleader, not the singer


Tuesday 16th October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

The Spinners’ 21st anniversary

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

Live Wire - Paid In Smiles, Hard They Come Up

The Motels - Dressing Up, Total Control, interview (San Diego)

Philip Rambow - Strange Destinies (Filmfinders clip)


Wednesday 17th October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

BBC1 Parkinson

Sky


Thursday 18th October 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:10 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

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

Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Legs & Co)

Undertones Youve Got My Number

Jags Back Of My Hand (repeat)

Suzi Quatro - She’s In Love With You

Ramblers The Sparrow

XTC Making Plans For Nigel

Lena Martell One Day At A Time (repeat)

Sad Cafe Everyday Hurts

Selecter On My Radio

Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star (promo)

New Musik Straight Lines

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings

Tony’s Songs


Friday 19th October 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Host: Harold Wilson

Dean Friedman


Saturday 20th October 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Selecter

Tommy Steele

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)


Sunday 21st October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis


Monday 22nd October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Paisley)

Linda Lewis – I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

Liquid Gold – Electricity

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer


Tuesday 23rd October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

NB Producer Tony Palmer only lasted for the first two editions

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 ITV network will provide the same programming schedule for all companies.


Thursday 25th October 1979

NB ITV begins transmission at 1:00 pm

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo)

Specials With Rico A Message To You Rudy

Boney M Gotta Go Home (promo)

Dooleys We Are The Chosen Few (repeat)

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

Iris Williams He Was Beautiful

Janet Brown The Iron Lady

Errol Dunkley O.K. Fred

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

Chic My Forbidden Lover (Legs & Co)

Viola Wills Gonna Get Along Without You Now

Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down To Georgia (promo)

Cats U.K. Luton Airport


Friday 26th October 1979

NB ITV begins transmission at 9:30 am

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

No guests of interest

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

The Boomtown Rats

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Erroll Dunkley

Clodagh Rodgers

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8:15 - 9:00 pm

The Drifters

Lulu

Demis Roussos

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests unknown


Sunday 28th October 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Pete Seeger On the Hudson 9:30 - 10:20 pm

LWT Muhammed Ali's Greatest Hits

Joe Brown, Patti Boulaye in the audience


Monday 29th October 1979

NB The ITV network goes back to regional independence

BBC1 Nationwide

The Moody Blues article

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Brixton)

Linda Lewis – Rock A Doodle Doo

Light Of The World

BBC2 The Two Ronnies (repeat)

The Manhattan Transfer

BBC2 The Mathis Collection repeat 10:25 - 11:20 pm

Thames Minder (first episode)

Theme written by Dennis Waterman and Gerrard Kenney


Tuesday 30th October 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

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

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

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

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

ITV Georgie Fame 3.45 - 4.14 pm


Wednesday 31st October 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

BBC2 The Mathis Collection part two repeat 9:35 - 10:30 pm

Thames London Night Out

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen


Thursday 1st November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Jam Eton Rifles

Sparks Tryouts For The Human Race

Suzi Quatro She’s In Love With You

B.A.Robertson Knocked It Off

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

Thin Lizzy Sarah

Ramblers The Sparrow (repeat)

Darts Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love

Earth Wind & Fire Star (Legs & Co)

Lene Lovich Bird Song

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand Enough Is Enough (Legs & Co)

BBC2 The Police 6:00 - 6:40 pm

Repeat of Rock Goes To College


Friday 2nd November 1979

BC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Host: Tim Rice

Elaine Paige

George Martin

ITN News

Mick Jagger divorce

ATV Alright Now

The Who (special edition)

ATV The Muppet Show

Crystal Gayle


Saturday 3rd November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Petula Clark – I Could Have Given You More

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC2 Something Else (Plymouth)

Siouxsie and The Banshees Love In A Void

plus two local bands

ATV Tiswas

Steve Harley – Freedom’s Prisoner

Southern The Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known

ITV Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds and Rockpile - Born Fighters


Sunday 4th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis

BBC2 James Galway In Japan

Isao Tomita

LWT Rockpile - Born Fighters 11:45 pm - 12:45 am


Monday 5th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Swansea)

Linda Lewis

Hi Tension – Shining Bright

BBC2 Dana

In concert performance

BBC2 The Magic of Dance

Including Sammy Davis Jr

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker

Joe Brown


Tuesday 6th November 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

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

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

The Damned- Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today

The Cars - Let's Go (live in USA)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee (Filmfinders clip)

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

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

HTV Georgie Fame and Company

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 7th November 1979

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Star Chef: Lulu

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

BBC2 Something Else 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 The Andy Williams Show

Musical guests not known


Thursday 8th November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 7:55 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

Specials With Rico A Message To You Rudy

The Selecter On My Radio (repeat)

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

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

Matchbox Rockabilly Rebel

Herb Alpert Rise (Legs & Co)

Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo)

Sham 69 You’re A Better Man Than I

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

Iris Williams He Was Beautiful

Commodores Still (promo)

Dan-I Monkey Chop

Madness One Step Beyond

BBC1 Blankety Blank

Lulu

BBC1 Just A Boys Game 9:25 - 10:40 pm

Play with Frankie Miller

BBC1 Sinatra

Frank Sinatra 1969 special

BBC2 Pete Sayer Sings Country 9:00 - 9:25 pm

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe

Barbara Dixon

ITV Top of the Hill 9.00 - 10.00 pm

drama with Sonny Bono


Friday 9th November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 The Jacksons 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Live at The Rainbow, London

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Host: Tim Rice

The Blues Band – Boom Boom

ATV Alright Now

Musical guests not known


Saturday 10th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Abba)

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Linda Lewis

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Third World

The Nolan Sisters

Southern The Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

LWT George Hamilton IV


Sunday 11th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis


Monday 12th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Birkenhead)

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Rhythm On 2: Humphrey Littleton and his Band

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker

Joe Brown


Tuesday 13th November 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

No guests of interest

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

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

The Skids - Animation, Working For The Yankee Dollar

The Police - Lanlord, 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

Tina Charles


Wednesday 14th November 1979

BBC1 Parkinson

Andy Williams

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Granada Live From Two

Judy Tzuke - Ladies Night

Thames London Night Out

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 15th November 1979

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

Host: Dave Jensen

Secret Affair Let Your Heart Dance

The Tourists I Only Want To Be With You

Suzi Quatro She’s In Love With You (repeat)

The Beat Tears Of A Clown (possibly)

Cliff Richard Hot Shot

Jam Eton Rifles

The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin

Thin Lizzy Sarah (repeat)

Ramblers The Sparrow (repeat)

B.A.Robertson Knocked It Off

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

Kool & The Gang Ladies Night (promo)

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

Showaddywaddy A Night At Daddy Gees

BBC1 Miss World 1979

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

BBC1 Max Boyce In Concert

Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe

Barbara Dickson


Friday 16th November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Peter Cook)

No guests of interest

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Musical guests not known


Saturday 17th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Musical guests not known

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5:30 - 6:00 pm

Four Tops

Alan Price

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson

Bette Midler

ATV Tiswas

Cliff Richard

Southern The Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known


Sunday 18th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis

LWT The Mokees: The Monkees Mind Their Manor


Monday 19th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Wolverhampton)

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Rhythm On Two Barbara Dickson and Her Band 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Harvey Andrews


Tuesday 20th November 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

UB40

Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Letter

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

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

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, Ladie's Man

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

HTV Georgie Fame and Company

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 repeat 7:30 - 8:05 pm

Granada Live From Two

B A Robertson - Knocked it Off

Peter Skellern


Thursday 22nd November 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Herb Alpert Rise (Legs & Co) (repeat)

Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo)

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

Boomtown Rats Diamond Smiles (promo)

Matchbox Rockabilly Rebel (repeat)

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

Pretenders Brass In Pocket

Gary Numan Complex (promo)

Commodores Still (promo)

Dan-I Monkey Chop (repeat)

ELO Confusion (promo)

Madness One Step Beyond (repeat)

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

No guests of any interest


Friday 23rd November 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC1 Lena Martell In Concert

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Willie Rushton)

Musical guests not known

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Musical guests not known


Saturday 24th November 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop: Rock Garden Party (repeat 29 May 1978)

NB This was scheduled to be a regular live show

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Rex Smith

BBC1 Shirley Bassey 8:15 - 7:00 pm

Dusty Springfield

Michel Legrand

ATV Tiswas 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Musical guests not known

Southern Saturday Banana 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Musical guests not known


Sunday 25th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis


Monday 26th November 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Dundee)

Linda Lewis, Rokotto

BBC2 Rhythm On Two 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Tom Paxton

Granada News

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

Yorkshire Pro-Celebrity Snooker

Joe Brown


Tuesday 27th November 1979

BBC1 Nationwide

Paul McCartney

BBC1 Mainstream

Randy Newman – It’s Money that I Love

American Blues Legends – two songs

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

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, Changelling (on film)

HTV Georgie Fame and Company

Linda Lewis

Granada Get It Together

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

Casino - Keep on Running

ATV Bonkers! (shown on Yorkshire)

Cleo Laine


Wednesday 28th November 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 7:30 - 8:05 pm

Thames London Night Out

Gerrard Kenny

Granada Live From 2

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

Host: Peter Powell

Due to industrial action this show is not shot in the studio, but is a colelction of promos and repeats with a voice over by the host.

The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (repeat)

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

Status Quo Living On An Island (promo)

Thin Lizzy Sarah (repeat)

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

Blondie Union City Blue (promo)

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

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

Tourists I Only Want To Be You (repeat)

The Skids Working For The Yankee Dollar (promo)

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

The Police Walking On The Moon (promo)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe

Barbara Dickson


Friday 30th November 1979

NB BBC TV shows may be subject to industrial action

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Willie Rushton)

Musical guests not known

Tyne Tees Alright Now

The Steve Gibbons Band

John Hedley

ATV The Muppet Show

Kenny Rogers


Saturday 1st December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Matabaruka

Matchbox

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

The Three Degrees

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Show

The Nolans (regulars)

BBC1 Parkinson

Petula Clark, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricuss

BBC2 Something Else (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

Musical guests not known

Southern Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known


Sunday 2nd December 1979

BBC1 Abba in Switzerland (repeat)

BBC1 Shoestring: Find The Lady

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

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis

LWT The Monkees: The Monkees Blow Their Minds

LWT The Royal Variety Performance 7:45 - 10:15 pm

Boney M

Bill Haley & The Comets

Amii Stewart

LWT Celebrity Concert: Roberta Flack 11:30 pm - 12:30 am


Monday 3rd December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Plymouth)

Linda Lewis, Kandidate


Tuesday 4th December 1979

BBC2 Mainstream

Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel, Buzz Buzz A Diddle It

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 12:15 am

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)

Thames Georgie Fame and Company

Alan Price

Linda Lewis

Granada Get It Together

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

ATV Bonkers! (shown on Yorkshire)

The Hudson Brothers

Petula Clark


Wednesday 5th December 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat

Thames Big Top Variety Show

Lulu

Thames Close 12:20 am

Vince Hill


Thursday 6th December 1979

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

Host: Simon Bates

UK Subs She’s Not There

Marianne Faithfull The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

The Three Degrees My Simple Heart

Motorhead Bomber

The Police Walking On The Moon (promo)

Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (promo clip)

Storm It’s My House

The Stranglers Don't Bring Harry

Three Degrees My Simple Heart (repeat)

Darts Reet Petite

The Damned I Just Can’t Be Happy Today

Dollar I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (promo)

Michael Jackson Off The Wall (Legs & Co)

M Moonlight & Musak

BBC1 Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back 11:15 pm - 12:05 am (repeat)

Frank Sinatra

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe...and Guests

Barbara Dickson

Dave Swarbick

BBC2 Something Else (repeat)


Friday 7th December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Showwaddywaddy

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Willie Rushton)

The Alberts

Spoonooch (dance troupe)

Andy Williams - Jason

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Lindesfarne

LWT Close 12:20 am

Vince Hill


Saturday 8th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Haedboys

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

Child

BBC1 Shirley Bassey

No other musical guests of interest

BBC1 Parkinson

Charlie Daniels Band

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Southern Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known

LWT Close 12:30 am

Vince Hill


Sunday 9th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis

BBC1 Arena: My Way repeat

LWT The Monkees: Mijaceo

LWT Celebrity Concert

Charles Aznavour


Monday 10th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco

Linda Lewis

BBC2 Rhythm On Two 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Catherine Howe

Judie Tzuke


Tuesday 11th December 1979

BBC1 Mainstream (not listed in Daily Mirror)

Queen – Crazy Little Thing called Love (Bristol Hippodrone rehearsal)

BBC2 Jazz From Montreux

BB King

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

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 Gsme, My Sharona, Hardway, interview by Bob Harris (Gusman Theatre, Miami)

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

Granada Get It Together

Maria Morgan - Rupert the Bear

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

The Pretenders - Brass in pocket

Secret Affair - Let your heart dance

Mike Moran and the Band


Wednesday 12th December 1979

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test repeat 7:05 - 8:05 pm

Thames Big Top Variety Show

Guys and Dolls

Charles Aznavour

Granada Live From Two

Joe Brown and the Bruvvers - Sea of Heartbreak

ITV Celebrity Concert

Tom Jones and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra


Thursday 13th December 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:10 - 7:55 pm

Host: Mike Read

Abba I Have A Dream (promo)

Barron Knights Food For Thought

Blondie Union City Blue (promo)

Fiddlers Dram Day Trip To Bangor

Inmates The Walk

Status Quo Living On An Island (Legs & Co)

Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime (promo)

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

Pretenders Brass In Pocket

The Beat Tears Of A Clown

Tourists I Only Want To Be With You

BBC2 Premier: Story Without A Hero 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Directed by Michael Dolenz

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe: And Now The Good News

Barbara Dickson


Friday 14th December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Kelly 10:20- 11:20 pm repeat

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

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Jackie Stewart)

No guests of interest

ATV The Muppet Show

John Denver

Tyne Tees Alright Now (shown on Anglia)

Dire Straits

The Police


Saturday 15th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Robin Gibb

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show

The New Seekers

BBC1 John Denver and The Muppets 8:10 - 9:00 pm

BBC2 Jazz, Rock and Marriage 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Barbara Thompson and John Hiseman

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Southern Saturday Banana

Musical guests not known


Sunday 16th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Info

Linda Lewis


Monday 17th December 1979

BBC1 Roadshow Disco (Middlesborough)

Linda Lewis

Central Line

BBC2 Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia 11:00 - 11:40 pm


Tuesday 18th December 1979

BBC1 Mainstream

No guests of interest

HTV About Britain

‘I Think We’ll Call You Georgie Fame’

Granada Get It Together

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

Musical guests not known

Thames The Users TV movie with Michelle Phillips

no The Old Grey Whistle Test


Wednesday 19th December 1979

BBC1 Parkinson

Manhattan Transfer

Thames This Is Your Life: Charles Aznavour

Thames Big Top Variety Show

The Brotherhood of Man

Thames The Andy Williams Show

Jose Feliciano


Thursday 20th December 1979

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

The Greedies Merry Jingle

Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I’m Born Again

David Bowie John I’m Only Dancing (promo)

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

Three Degrees My Simple Heart

The Skids Working For The Yankee Dollar

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

The Regents 7 Teen

Mike Oldfield Blue Peter (Legs & Co)

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

The Nolans I’m In The Mood For Dancing

BBC1 Blankety Blank

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe And Now the Good News

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

Written and performed by Tommy Steele

Thames Late Night Elkie 11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Elkie Brooks


Friday 21st December 1979

BBC1 Crackerjack

Musical guests not known

BBC1 Perry Como Christmas In Austria

BBC2 Christmas With the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour 6:10 - 7:00 pm

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning (Host: Ned Sherrin)

Paul Jones (singer?)

ATV The Muppet Show

Arlo Guthrie

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 22nd December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Debbie Harry

BBC1 Basil’s Christmas In The Country

Sacha Distel

BBC1 Christmas Snowtime Special

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

Abba

Boney M

Leo Sayer

Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again

The Jacksons

Bonnie Tyler

BBC2 Something Else (Glasgow) 5:10 - 5:50 pm

The Skids

The Rezillos

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: Help! 6:35 - 8:00 pm

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known

Southern Saturday Banana last edition

Musical guests not known

LWT The Secret Policeman’s Ball - The Movie 11:05 pm - 12:15 am

Pete Townshend

Tom Robison


Sunday 23rd December 1979

BBC1 Christmas With The Beatles: The Beatles At Shea Stadium 5:30 - 6:20 pm repeat

LWT Pam Ayres Canadian Christmas

Peter Skellern

LWT The South Bank Show 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Talking Heads


Monday 24th December 1979 Christmas Eve

BBC1 Wings Over The World 2:40 - 3:55 pm

Paul McCartney & Wings

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: Yellow Submarine 5:40 - 7:00 pm

BBC2 Alan Price In Concert 10:05 - 10:55 pm

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

No guests of interest in this edition

Southern A Christmas Runaround

Barbara Dickson - Caravan

Thames London Night Out Christmas Special

Petula Clark

The Nolan Sisters


Tuesday 25th December 1979

BBC1 The Spinners at Christmas

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘79 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Host: Kid Jensen and Peter Powell

Blondie Dreaming, Sunday Girl

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

Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore

Lena Martell One Day At A Time

M Pop Musik

Bee Gees Tragedy (Legs & Co) (repeat)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Oliver’s Army

Anita Ward Ring My Bell (Legs & Co)

Squeeze Cool For Cats

B.A.Robertson Bang Bang

Janet Kay Silly Games

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

Ian Dury & The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Racey Some Girls (Legs & Co / VT comp)

Roxy Music Dance Away

Gary Numan Cars

Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric

Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

BBC1 Blankety Blank

Kenny Everett

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

Johnny Mathis

BBC2 Christmas With The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night 3:00 - 4:25 pm

Yorkshire Beautiful Morning

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

Mickey Dolenz

ITV Cleo’s Christmas

Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 26th December 1979 Boxing day

BBC1 Boxing Night At The Mill

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)

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

Anita Harris

Thames The Dick Emery Special

The Three Degrees

Thames Shirley MacLaine at The Lido

Tom Jones

Charles Aznavour

Sacha Distel


Thursday 27th December 1979

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis, Mike Read

Abba I Have A Dream (promo)

Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes (promo)

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

Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love (promo)

Squeeze Up The Junction

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (promo)

The Police Walking On The Moon (promo), Message In A Bottle (promo)

Village People In The Navy (promo), Y.M.C.A. (Legs & Co)

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (Legs & Co)

Blondie Heart Of Glass (promo)

BBC2 Leave Him To Heaven

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

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe And Now the Good News

No guests of interest


Friday 28th December 1979

BBC1 The Best Of Dean Martin 11:30 pm - 12:35 am

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

Musical guests not known

BBC2 Something Else repeat 12:05 - 12:45 am

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

LWT George Hamilton IV

Southern 21 Years

Part two: Music Music Music

Southern Television 21st anniversary show in two parts

Tony Blackburn interview - The Who clip from Time For Blackburn


Saturday 29th December 1979

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Child

ATV Tiswas

Musical guests not known


Sunday 30th December 1979

Southern A Winchester Christmas

Dana

ITV Won’t Get Fooled Again

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

The Dooleys

Thames Will Kenny Everett Make It To 1980 Show? 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Roxy Music - In The Midnight Hour

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (Hot Gossip)

The Boomtown Rats – Someone’s Looking At You

Cliff Richard - Devil Woman, sketches

Unknown – Sleazy (Hot Gossip)

David Bowie - Space Oddity 1980 promo

The Greedies - Merry Jingle

Suzi Quatro – possibly not on

Scottish The Hogmany Show

Lulu


Also This Year

Cliff Richard - Thames The TV Times Top Ten Awards collects award

Cliff Richard - BBC1 Pebble Mill Up In Canada

Paul McCartney - BBC1 Nationwide Wings on tour report

Clash - Tyne Tees Alright Now - Hate and war

Elvis Costello - ATV Tiswas

Elvis Costello - ITV Armed Forces ad

Gary Glitter - BBC1 Nationwide talks about bankruptcy clothes auction

George Harrison - Thames This Is Your Life: Barry Sheene

Mike Oldfield - BBC1 Blue Peter records theme

Pretenders - Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show Stop Your Sobbing

PIL - Tyne Tees Check It Out live and interview

The Sex Pistols - ITN News Sid Vicious’ death February

Specials - ATV Tiswas

Squeeze - Thames White Light 2-79 Goodbye Girl, plus one

Barclay James Harvest Loving Is Easy filmed for TOTP but not shown

Granada On The Road

A special about Kate Bush’s UK tour, not transmitted