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1980


Tuesday 1st January 1980

BBC1 Elvis - That’s The Way It Is 5:15 - 7:30 pm

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 8.10 - 8.55 pm

Cliff Richard

Amii Stewart

BBC2 Brubeck 10.15 - 11.10 pm

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Annie Ross

Granada Get It Together 10.25 - 11.00 am

Lesley Duncan - Sing Children Sing

The Electric Light Orchestra - Confusion

Original Mirrors - Could This Be Heaven

Rosetta Stone - If You Could See Me Now

Slade - Cokey Cokey, My Baby's Got It

Thames George Hamilton IV 12.00 am - end


Wednesday 2nd January 1980

Granada Crown Court: Two Thousand Witnesses 1.30 - 2.00 pm

A girl is blinded at a pop concert, and the group’s road manager is on trial (first of three episodes over consecutive days)

Yorkshire Liberace 2.45 - 3.45 pm

Liberace

Debbie Reynolds


Thursday 3rd January 1980

BBC1 Nationwide 5:55 - 6:15 pm

Includes nomination for The British Rock N Pop Awards 1980 hosted by Dave Lee Travis and Kid Jensen (first of four inserts)

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 – 8:00 pm

NB There is a big '1980' sign on one of the stages

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Clash – London Calling (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Madness – My Girl

Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime (promo clip)

The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket

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

Boney M - I’m Born Again

The Beat – Tears Of A Clown

Fiddlers Dram - A Day Trip To Bangor (live)

Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (live)

Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again (repeat 20th December 1979)

Chic - My Feet Keep Dancing (Legs & Co dance routine)

Dr.Hook - Better Love Next Time

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

Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After (playout record)

BBC2 A Celebration for Stephane Grappelli 10.30 - 11.20 pm

With David Grisman

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe…and guests 11.35 pm - 12.00 am

Barbara Dickson


Friday 4th January 1980

BBC1 The Osmonds 1:00 – 1:30 pm

BBC2 A Celebration For Stephane Grappelli part 2 10.15 - 11.10 pm

George Shearing

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:35 pm - 12:15 am repeat

Ian Dury & The Blockheads ay Queen’s University, Belfast

LWT The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Dizzy Gillespie

Southern Celebrity Concert: Roger Whittaker 11.50 pm - 12.50 am

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert: Engelbert Humperdinck 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Tyne Tees Paul Anka in Monte Carlo

HTV Celebrity Concert: Charles Aznavour 11.15 pm - 12.25 am

Granada Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Westward and Channel George Hamilton IV 12.10 - 12.35 am

Ulster Celebrity Concert: Nana Mouskouri


Saturday 5th January 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Madness

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Racey - Such A Night

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Clash interviewed by Sally James

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5:15 - 5:45 pm (first of second series)

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Alvin Stardust - Good Golly Miss Molly

Tim Whitnall & Tony Ceago - Roll Over Beethoven

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Shine

Freddie 'Fingers' Lee - What'd I Say

Tony Ceago - Love Me Tender

Alvin Stardust & Sharon ? - Deep Purple

Tim Whitnall & The Kittens - When

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Hello Mary Lou

Freddie 'Fingers' Lee - Queen Of The Hop

Oh Boy Boogie Band - Ra Ra Rockingham

Peter ? - Three Steps To Heaven

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Peggy Sue

The Kittens - One Fine Day

Tony Ceago - Dynamite

Des and Mario (from Fumble) - Ebony Eyes

Alvin Stardust - Up A Lazy River

Fumble, Freddie 'Fingers' Lee and ensemble - Goodbye Johnny B Goode

LWT Michel Legrand and Friends 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Helen Reddy

Dizzy Gillespie


Sunday 6th January 1980

LWT & Granada George Hamilton IV 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

HTV Paul Anka: Music My Way 11.45 pm - 12.10 am

Scottish Oscar Peterson Presents


Monday 7th January 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:20 - 8:10 pm

Lene Lovich in Liverpool University

BBC2 An Evening With The Three Degrees 8:10 - 9:00 pm

At the Royal Albert Hall, London

BBC2 The Light Of Experience 11:30 – 11:45 pm

Helen Shapiro: Not A Child Anymore


Tuesday 8th January 1980

BBC2 Company and Co 8.10 - 9.00 pm (first of eight episodes)

Drama about a resident pop group in a nightclub, played by actors rather than singers

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:40 - 11:20 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Public Image Ltd (listed but didn’t appear until 12th February)

Cozy Powell - Killer, The Loner

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime, Air (promo clip)

Eberhard Schoener - Octogon (with Sting and Andy Summers)

The Boys - Terminal Love, See You Later

Frank Zappa - interview, Baby Snakes (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together 4:15 – 4:15 pm

The Brains

The Lamabrettas

Hall & Oates

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 9th January 1980

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Caroline Mas - Quote Goodbye Quote

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Julie Rogers

Jack Jones

Scottish George Hamilton IV

HTV Michel Legrand and Friends 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Juiet Prowse


Thursday 10th January 1980

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.20 pm

British Rock N Pop Awards with Paul Gambaccini, Simon Bates

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

Hosted by Kid Jensen

Madness - My Girl (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

UFO - Young Blood (NB the red vinyl 45 for this release would later be used in the opening credit sequence from July 1981 onwards)

Abba - I Have A Dream (concert clip)

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

Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls

Sheila B. Devotion - Spacer (promo clip)

The Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar

KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (Legs & Co dance routine)

Howard Casey (of KC & The Sunshine Band) chats to host

Dollar – I Wanna Hold Your Hand

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

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

Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions (playout record)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe…and guests 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Barbara Dickson

Jeep

Westward George Hamilton IV 11.45 pm - 12.10 am


Friday 11th January 1980

BBC2 The Lively Arts: Jethro Tull 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Documentary

BBC2 International Pro-Celebrity Golf  9.25 - 10.15 pm

Glen Campbell

BBC2 Sacha 10:15 – 10:55 pm

Sacha Distel

Cathrine Howe

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Pick Of The Year 11:10 pm - 1:05 am

Tubeway Army - Praying to the Aliens (Filmfinders clip)

Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour

Devo - Come Back Jonee (promo clip)

Rezillos - (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (promo clip)

Wreckless Eric - Walking On The Surface of the Moon (Filmfinders clip)

Joe Jackson - Fools In Love

Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower (Filmfinders clip)

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

Van Morrison - Wavelength (promo clip)

Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again

Steve Forbert - Big City Cat (Filmfinders clip)

Rachel Sweet - Who Does Liza Like

The Undertones - Get Over You (promo clip)

999 - Homicide

The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

Patti Smith- Dancing Barefoot (Filmfinders clip)

Gary Moore - Back On The Streets

Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen (Filmfinders clip)

John Cooper-Clarke - Kung Fu International

The Shirts - Teenage Crutch

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years (US live clip)

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Metal Postcard

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

Johnny Winter - Messin' With the Kid

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (promo clip)

Tom Waits - Nickle Over There

Frank Zappa - City of Tiny Lites (Filmfinders clip)

Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita (live clip)

Yorkshire 3-2-1 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Grampian Celebrity Concert: Johnny Mathis


Saturday 12th January 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Elvis Costello - interview

The Tourists - It's Good To Be Back Home Again (promo clip)

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Freddie Fingers Lee & John Christie - Livin' Lovin' Wreck

John Christie - Big Hunk O' Love

Shakin' Stevens & Alvin Stardust - Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie

The Rockin' Shades - Wipe Out

Tim Whitnall - Only The Lonely

Rachel Sweet - I Told Every Little Star

John Christie - You Don't Know What You Got

Freddie Fingers Lee - It'll Be Me (plays piano with a paint roller, like Rick Wakeman used to do with the Strawbs)

Shakin' Stevens - One Night

Fumble - Bird Dog

Alvin Stardust - Multiplication

The Rockin' Shades - Walk Don't Run

Shakin' Stevens - Sea Cruise

Rachel Sweet - Livin' In The USA

Tim Whitnall - Only You

Fumble - Yakkety Yak

John Christie - Dream Lover

Alvin Stardust - Oh Carol

Johnny Storm, Freddie Fingers Lee, Rachel Sweet, John Christie, Shakin' Stevens & Alvin Stardust - Let The Good Times Roll

LWT Search For A Star 8:00 - 8:45 pm

The Caravelles (includes one original member)


Sunday 13th January 1980

LWT Celebrity Concert: Jose Feliciano 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Granada Celebrity Concert: Paul Williams 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Monday 14th January 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Joe Jackson at Hatfield Poly

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.40 - 9.30 pm

Helen Shapiro - I'm Not Mama's Little Girl Anymore, chat with host


Tuesday 15th January 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Ramones - Rock N Roll High School, Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio

Sore Throat - Stone Fox Chase, Wonder Drug, Off The Hook

Fleetwood Mac - Sara (promo clip)

Dave Greenslade - War (promo clip)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (Knebworth 1976)

The Pretenders - Precious (animation clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Patrick D Martin - I Like Electric Motors

Salford Jets - Gina

Portraits - Easy

Elvis Costello -

Joe Jackson It's Different For Girls

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 16th January 1980

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Thames London Night Out

Cilla Black

Joe Brown

Thames Paul Anka - Music, My Way 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Natalie Cole

Granada Live From Two

Labi and Jackie - One world song

Anglia Celebrity Concert 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Neil Sedaka

HTV Celebrity Concert 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Diahann Carroll


Thursday 17th January 1980

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

Hosted by Simon Bates

The Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

New Musik - Living By Numbers

Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You Im Born Again (repeat 20th December 1979)

Sad Cafe - Strange Little Girl

Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (live)

Madness - My Girl (repeat 3rd January 1980)

Positive Force - We Got The Funk (live)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Dance Stance

Dr.Hook - Better Love Next Time (repeat 3rd January 1980)

Amii Stewart - Paradise Bird (live)

Styx - Babe (promo clip)

Booker T. & The MGs Green Onions (Legs & Co dance routine)

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (live)

Pretenders - Brass In Pocket number one

Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now (playout record)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe…and guests 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Barbara Dickson

Border Celebrity Concert: Tom Jones

HTV George Hamilton IV


Friday 18th January 1980

BBC1 Where The Boys Are 10.45 pm - 12.25 am 1960 movie with Connie Francis

BBC2 Sacha 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Sacha Distel

Barney Kessel

Sylvie Vartan

BBC2 Friday Night, Saturday Morning 11.20 pm - 12.15 am (first in second series)

Hosted by Ned Sherrin

Jonathan King

Thames It’s Your Future (schools programming): Pop groups and dustmen

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Charlie Dore Band - Picking apples, Where to now

Thames Magpie 4.45 - 5.15 pm

a team of footballers who also are a pop group

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Liola Falana

HTV Michel Legrand and Friends 11.45 pm -12.40 am

Helen Reddy

Starland Vocal Band

Dizzy Gillespie

Anglia Musical Special 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Little River Band

ATV Caterina Valente in Concert 11.50 pm - 12.50 am

LWT George Hamilton IV 12.00 - 12.30 am

Westward & Channel Paul Anka


Saturday 19th January 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Jim'll Fix It 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Sid Lawrence

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Stephane Grappelli

BBC2 Something Else 5.50 - 6.30 pm (Belfast) (repeat 1st December 1979)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

The Rockin’ Shades - Good Rockin' Tonight/Gonna Boogie Tonight

Tim Whitnall - Down The Road Apiece

Freddie Fingers Lee, Johnny Storm, Tim Whitnall - Let the Good Times Roll

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - A Picture of You

The Cats - Blue Moon

The Rockin' Shades - Pistol Packin' Mama

Dee-Anne - Silhouettes

Johnny Storm - Big Man

Tim Whitnall - Runaway

Freddie Fingers Lee - unknown

Paul Felber - Ain't Misbehavin'

Paul Felber & Tim Whitnall - Mr Bass Man

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - My Baby Left Me

Johnny Storm - The Great Pretender

Dee-Anne and Tim Whitnall - Hey Paula

The Rockin' Shades - Willie and The Hand Jive

Freddie Fingers Lee, Tim Whitnall, Johnny Storm - Ain't That A Shame


Sunday 20th January 1980

BBC1 White Rock 2.05 - 3.30 pm 1977 movie music by Rick Wakeman

ITV Live and Let Die 7.45 - 10.00 pm 1973 movie theme by Wings

HTV Won’t Get Fooled Again 11:35 pm – 12.20 am

Documentary about The Who


Monday 21st January 1980

BBC1 The Lynda Carter Special 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Kenny Rogers

Leo Sayer

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7.25 - 8.10 pm (cancelled)

The Specials at Colchester Institute

BBC2 Des O'Connor Tonight 9.30 - 10.20 pm

Vera Lynn


Tuesday 22nd January 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Inmates - Love Got Me, Take Some Time Out, Back In History

Cowboy International - Today Today, Pointy Shoes

Aldo Reserve - Some Get Away (Filmfinders clip)

Sammy Hagar - Bad Motor Scooter

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Elvis Costello (seen listed)

Billy Hartman - Return To Sender

Labi (Siffre) & Jackie - One World Song

The Sports - Who Listens To The Radio

Bruce Woolley And The Camera Club - In My English Garden

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 23rd January 1980

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

BBC2 Arena: Sleeping Beauty 7:55 - 8:30 pm

Lene Lovich on German tour

BBC2 Something Else: Belfast 11.05 - 11.45 pm (repeat 19 January 1980)

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The New Seekers

Frankie Vaughan

Thames In Performance 11:15 pm – 12:15 am

Sarah Vaughan and Buddy Rich

Scottish & Granada George Hamilton IV

Ulster Muddy Waters Blues Band

Anglia In Concert: Pat Boone and Family 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Channel & Westward In Concert: Nana Mouskouri 11.15 pm - 12.01 am

HTV In Concert: Jack Jones 11.15 pm - end


Thursday 24th January 1980

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.20 pm

The British Rock N Pop Awards with Simon Bates, Anne Nightingale

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

Hosted by Mike Read

Azymuth - Jazz Carnival (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Buggles - The Plastic Age

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

The Boomtown Rats - Someone’s Looking At You (NB shot to look look a promo clip with Geldof in a chair looking similar to his Pink character in the movie of The Wall a couple of years' later)

Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown (Legs & Co dance routine)

Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls (repeat 10th January 1980)

Suzi Quatro - Mama’s Boy

Dollar - I Want To Hold Your Hand

The Specials - Too Much Too Young (concert clip)

Barbara Dickson - Caravan Song (live)

Matchbox - Buzz-Buzz-A-Diddle It

Sheila & B.Devotion - Spacer (promo clip)

The Regents - 7 Teen

The Pretenders - Brass It Pocket number one (repeat 3rd January 1980)

Kool & The Gang - Too Hot (playout record)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe…and guests 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Barbara Dickson

Thames Looks Familiar 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Larry Adler

Border Engelbert Humperdinck


Friday 25th January 1980

BBC2 Sacha 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Sacha Distel

Don Lusher

Diane Solomon

Thames Magpie 4.45 - 5.15 pm

The Act


Saturday 26th January 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

Max Boyce

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Paitti Boulaye, Kenny Everett

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Buggles - interview, The Plastic Age (promo clip), Geoff Downes hits Trevor Horn with a custard pie

Sad Cafe - Strange Little Girl (promo clip)

The Police - Sally James pop profile and promo clips

Matthew Butler - Bright Eyes

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Tony Ceago

The Cruisers

Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee

Alvin Stardust

Fumble

Richard Piper

Johnny Storm - It's Late

Richard Piper - Showdown


Sunday 27th January 1980

BBC1 Cliff Richard and The Shadows 7:15 - 8:05 pm

NB THe Thank You Very Much 20 Years of Cliff Richard and The Shadows special from 1978

Farewell show with Tim Rice, Adam Faith, Olivia Newton-John, Elton John

LWT Michel Legrand and Friends 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Juliet Prowse


Monday 28th January 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College (cancelled)

Phil Lynott

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 9.00 - 9.50 pm

Pearly Gates

BBC2 Arena 11:30 pm - 12:05 am (repeat 23 January 1980)

Lene Lovich


Tuesday 29th January 1980

BBC1 Look Hear 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Diamondhead - Streets of Gold, Helpless

The Selecter - Three Minute Hero, Every Day, Too Much Pressure

BBC1 Omnibus: Johnny B Goode 10:15 - 11:10 pm

Chuck Berry documentary

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Jags - Tune Into Heaven, Evening Standards

The Tourists - In My Mind There's Sorrow, So Good To Be Back Home Again

Loudon Wainwright III - Ingeneou, Dump The Dog And Feed The Garbage

Bette Midler - Whn A Man Loves A Woman (clip from The Rose)

The Ramones - Come On Let's Go, Teenage Lobotomy (clip from Rock N Roll High School)

Toyah - Computer (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Tigers (seen listed)

Buggles - Plastic age

Zaine Griff - Tonight

The Jags - Woman's World

ATV Al Martino in Concert 11.35 pm - 12.35 am


Wednesday 30th January 1980

BBC1 If It’s Tuesday... It Must be Belgium 6.50 - 8.25 pm movie with Donovan

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Thames This Is Your Life: George Martin 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Paul McCartney

Cilla Black

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Peters and Lee

Thames Close 12.25 am

Dana

Westward / Channel / Southern George Hamilton IV


Thursday 31st January 1980

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 6.20 pm

The British Rock and Pop Awards article

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

Hosted by Kid Jensen

The Selecter - Three Minute Hero (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Revillos - Motorbike Beat

Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County (concert clip)

Azymuth - Jazz Carnival (Legs & Co dance routine)

John Foxx - Underpass

Madness - My Girl (repeat 3rd January 1980)

The Shadows - Ghost Riders In The Sky

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (repeat 17th January 1980)

The Ramones - Baby I Love You (re-recording with the live TOTP orchestra)

Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now (promo clip)

Billy Ocean - Are You Ready (live)

New Musik - Living By Numbers (repeat 17th January 1980)

Keith Michell - Captain Beaky (live)

host chats to Radio One DJ Steve Wright

The Specials - Too Much Too Young number one (concert clip)

Queen - Save Me (playout record)

BBC2 Richard Stilgoe 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Judie Tzuke

Barbara Dickson

Thames Looks Familiar 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Charles Aznavour

HTV The Bothy Band at the Embankment 10.35 - 11.05 pm


Friday 1st February 1980

BBC2 Sacha 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Sacha Distel

Patti Boulaye

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Anne Murray


Saturday 2nd February 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

The Boomtown Rats

BBC1 Natalie Cole 11.35 pm - end (repeat 23rd June 1979)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Flying Lizards - Money (promo clip), TV (promo clip), interviewed by Sally James

The Specials - Too Much Too Young (concert clip)

Madness - My Girl (promo clip)

Sad Cafe - two members chat to Sally James

Matthew Butler - Another Brick In The Wall

Queen - Save Me (promo clip)

The Bucket of Water Song

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Shakin' Stevens - My Way

Tim Whitnall - unknown

? and Dee-Anne - Baby Face

? - Johnny B Goode

Shakin' Stevens - Lonely Blue Boy

Tony Ceago - Never Be Anyone Else But You

Rock Island Line - Choo Choo Choo Boogie

Ricky Piper - Short Fat Fannie

De-Anne - Sorry

Tim Whitnall - You Always Hurt The One You Love

Rockola  - Walk Right Back

Michael Wallace - Teenager In Love

Shakin' Stevens - Hot Dog

? - Mister Blue

Ensemble - Pick A Bale Of Cotton


Sunday 3rd February 1980

Border The Sound Of... 3.45 - 4:00 pm

The New Seekers

ITV Cleo 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Cleo Laine

John Dankworth

Sky

Charlie Watts


Monday 4th February 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:25 - 8:10 pm (cancelled)

Spyro Gyra

Live Wire at Brighton Poly


Tuesday 5th February 1980

no The Old Grey Whistle Test

BBC1 Look Hear 6.50 - 7.20 pm

Delegation - Heartache Number 9, You and I

The Beat - Big Shot, Mirror in the Bathroom, Ranking Full Stop

BBC1 The Variety Club Awards 7:20 - 8:10 pm

content unknown

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

David Essex - World

Jeep - Wild Rover, Heiress on the run

Shakin’ Stevens - Hot Dog

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 6th February 1980

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.25 - 9.00 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Mary Wilson and the Supremes - You make me feel so good

Bev Bevan (ELO)


Thursday 7th February 1980

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

Hosted by Steve Wright

Jefferson Starship - Jane (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Tourists - It’s So Good To Be Back Home Again

Cliff Richard - Carrie (promo clip)

The Whispers - When The Beat Goes On (Legs & Co dance routine)

The Boomtown Rats - Someone’s Looking At You (repeat 24th January 1980)

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

The Chords - Maybe Tomorrow

The Regents - 7 Teen

Queen - Save Me (promo clip)

The Selecter - Three Minute Hero

AC/DC - A Touch Too Much

Buggles - The Plastic Age (NB Geoff Downes playing keyboards with rubber gloves)

The Specials - Too Much Too Young number one (concert clip)

Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls

Thames Looks Familiar 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton, Ronnie Scott, Annie Ross

Granada Celebration 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Alexis Korner - Hell Hound On My Trail, Ain't Nothing Shakin’ But The Bacon, Mary Open The Door

The Moondogs - Names and numbers

HTV / Granada George Hamilton IV


Friday 8th February 1980

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Gerard Kenny - I am the son of a song and dance man

Mary Wilson and the Supremes - Pick up the pieces


Saturday 9th February 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

New Musik

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Mike Harding

BBC1 Alan Price 11:40 pm - 12:30 am

Live at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Boomtown Rats

Dee-Anne

The Tourists

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

The Kittens - Rock Rock Rock

Ricky Piper - Groovy Little Suzie

Shakin' Stevens - Weekend

Fumble - unknown

Michael Wallace - Cumberland Gap

Ricky Piper - Blueberry Hill

John Christie - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For

Dee-Anne - Robot Man

Michael Wallace - You're Sixteen

Shakin' Stevens - Such A Night

Fumble - Nut Rocker

Billy Hartman - Big John

Rockola - Cathy's Clown

Dee-Anne - Speak To Me Pretty

Michael Wallace - His Latest Flame

Ricky Piper - Cry

John Christie - Please Don't Tease

Shakin' Stevens, Ricky Piper - Red Hot


Sunday 10th February 1980

ATV Cleo and Love Letters 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Cleo Laine


Monday 11th February 1980

BBC1 Blue Peter 5.05 - 5.40 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin’, Great Balls Of Fire

BBC1 Film 80 10.55 - 11.25 pm

Bete Midler interview

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Secret Affair at Bristol University

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.40 - 9.30 pm

Dana – Totus Tuus

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 12th February 1980

BBC Midlands Look! Hear 6.50 - 7.20 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Tell Me On A Sunday 10.20 - 11.00 pm

Marti Webb in musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Don Black

BBC2 Movie Showcase: Between the Lines 9.00 - 10.40 pm 1977 movie with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

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

The Knack in Miami special (cancelled)

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Public Image Ltd – PopTones, Careering

Charlie Dore - Strangers On A Train, Where To Now

Jefferson Starship - Jane (Filmfinders clip)

The Boomtown Rats - Keep It Up, Someone's Looking At You (film clip)

Barclay James Harvest – The Song (They Love To Sing) (promo clip)

John Foxx - Blurred Girl (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Excel - What Went Wrong, Juanita

Berni Flint - Only Me

Lips - Lies

Sparks - When I'm With You (promo clip)

HTV In Concert: Al Martino

Westward George Hamilton IV

ATV In Concert: Jack Jones 11.45 pm - 12.45 am


Wednesday 13th February 1980

ITV Frank Sinatra: The First Forty Years 10:30 pm - 12:20 am

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Lulu

Granada / HTV George Hamilton IV


Thursday 14th February 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Lyn Paul

Thames White Light 5:15 – 5:45 pm (first edition)

Hosted by John Mack and Gary Crowley

Elvis Costello - I Can’t Stand Up, King’s Horse

ITV Liberace's Valentine Night Special 11.00 pm - 12.00 am


Friday 15th February 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Peter Skellern

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:55 - 8:30 pm (moved to Friday because of Winter Olympics)

NB A new TOTP sign is above one of the stages, it is removed after this show and is not seen again. It looks like TOTO, rather than TOTP

Hosted by Simon Bates

Kool and The Gang - Too Hot (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Matchbox - Buzz-Buzz-A-Diddle It

Keith Michell - Captain Beaky (live)

The Flying Lizards - TV

Elvis Costello - I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (promo clip)

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Legs & Co dance routine)

Dave Edmunds (and Rockpile) - Singing The Blues

Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now (promo clip)

The Shadows - Ghost Riders In The Sky

Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face (live)

Stiff Little Fingers - At The Edge

Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County number one (concert clip)

The Ramones - Baby I Love You (playout record)

BBC2 Jazz 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Newport Jazz Festival

Phineas Newborn, Herb Ellis Trio, Concorde Octet


Saturday 16th February 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Rocky Sharpe and The Replays

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 17th February 1980

BBC2 The Fifteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 9:30 - 10:20 pm

Maddy Prior

Loudon Wainwright III

Rockin’ Dopsie

Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 11.50 pm - 12.25 am (repeat)


Monday 18th February 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:15 - 8:10 pm

Spyro Gyra at Leeds University

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

Freddie Mercury - in sketch

Gary Numan - I Die You Die

Linda Clifford - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Hot Gossip)

The Shadows - Ghost Riders In The Sky

The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town


Tuesday 19th February 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Selecter - Murder, Danger, Missing Words

The Carpettes - Reach The Bottom (Filmfinders clip)

Free - The Stealer (promo clip)

The Flys - Night Creatures, Sixteen Down

The Original Mirrors - Sharp Words (Filmfinders clip)

Godley & Creme - Freeze Frame, Mug Shot (in recording studio)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Mal Cochrane - Girls in room 429

Kicks - Get off the telephone

Cliff Richard - Carrie

Rocky Sharpe and the Replays - Martian hop

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 20th February 1980

BBC1 The Two Ronnies (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Thames White Light

content unknown

Anglia Celebrity Concert

Anne Murray


Thursday 21st February 1980

BBC1 Star Turn 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Barbara Dickson

BBC2 The Fifteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Doc Watson

BBC2 How To Score... A Movie 11.30 pm - 12.00 am

John Williams

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Dooleys

HTV / Granada / Grampian George Hamilton IV


Friday 22nd February 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:55 - 8:30 pm (moved to Friday because of Winter Olympics)

Hosted by Peter Powell

Rainbow - All Night Long (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Shakin Stevens - Hot Dog

Blondie - Atomic (promo clip)

The Beat - Hands Off She’s Mine

Buggles - The Plastic Age (repeat 7th February 1980)

The Tourists - Its So Good To Be Back Home Again (repeat 7th February 1980)

Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful (live)

The Ramones - Baby I Love You (repeat 31st January 1980)

The Whispers - And The Beat Goes (Legs & Co dance routine)

Cliff Richard - Carrie (promo clip)

Iron Maiden - Running Free (live vocals)

Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County number one (concert clip)

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers (playout record)

BBC2 Jazz 10.15 - 10.45 pm

B B King

Jay McShane

Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Gerard Kenny - I made it through the rain


Saturday 23rd February 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

Roger Whittaker

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 8.20 - 8.45 pm

Amii Stewart

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 25th February 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:30 - 8:10 pm

Robin Trower at University of London Union

BBC2 An Evening with Anthony Newley 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Boomtown Rats – Someone's Looking At You (repeat of 31st December 1978)

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Hot Gossip)

Suzi Qautro – Mama’s Boy

Cliff Richard – Living Doll (live)


Tuesday 26th February 1980

BBC1 The Osmonds 6:55 – 7:25 pm

BBC1 Midlands Look! Hear! 6.55 - 7.25 pm

The Swinging Cats - Never on a Sunday, Away

Magnum - If I Could Live Forever, Invasion, Changes

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

The Knack at the Gusman Theatre, Miami, October 1979

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm (first in new series)

Berni Flint

Garth Hewitt

Dana

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 27th February 1980

BBC1 The British Rock And Pop Awards 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Sue Lawley, Dave Lee Travis

Best Album - The Police (in Hong Kong), presented by Rick Wakeman and Anne Nightingale

Best Single - The Boomtown Rats, presented by Marianne Faithfull

Best Male Singer - Gary Numan (asleep via satellite in the USA) presented by Kate Bush, B A Robertson accepts on his behalf

Best Female Singer - Kate Bush, presented by Leo Sayer

Radio One DJs Awards - introduced by John Peel -The Specials, accepted by Andy Peebles on their behalf

Daily Mirror Award - Wings (not there)

Nationwide Awards - presented by The Barron Knights and Tim Rice to Cliff Richard (not there)

Best Group - The Police, presented by Andy Gibb

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 7.50 - 8.30 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

BBC2 Arena: Bring Me Back A Song 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Irish music: Planxty, The Bothy Band


Thursday 28th February 1980

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

Hosted by Kid Jensen

Jefferson Starship - Jane (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face (repeat 15th February 1980)

The Vapors - Turning Japanese

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (promo clip)

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy

The Gibson Brothers - Cuba (with Legs and Co dance routine)

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers (promo clip)

Stiff Little Fingers - At The Edge

Dave Edmunds (and Rockpile) - Singing The Blues (repeat 15th February 1980)

The Police - So Lonely (Legs & Co dance routine)

Rainbow - All Night Long (promo clip)

The Shadows - Riders In The Sky

Blondie - Atomic number one (promo clip)

David Bowie - Alabama Song (playout record)

BBC2 The 15th Cambridge Folk Festival 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Ry Cooder

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Photos

Thames The Jim Davidson Show

The Dooleys


Friday 29th February 1980

BBC2 Delia Smith’s Cookery Course 7.00 - 7.25 pm

Kate Bush

BBC2 Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Hank Jones and John Lewis

Martial Solal

BBC2 Friday Night, Saturday Morning 11.50 pm - end

host Tim Rice

Rick Wakeman


Saturday 1st March 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

The Dooleys

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 8.05 - 8.40 pm

Amanda Lear

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Buddy Rich and his orchestra

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

LWT George Hamilton IV

Scottish The Jazz Show

Annie Ross


Sunday 2nd March 1980

BBC2 An Evening with James Galway 8.50 - 9.40 pm

Val Doonican

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 12.05 am - end (repeat)

Saloon Songs


Monday 3rd March 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Joe Ely at Middlesex Poly

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Peter Skellern

BBC2 Arena: Bring Me Back A Song 11.30 pm - end (repeat 27th February 1980)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Dusty Springfield in sketch

Dave Edmunds Rockpile - Singing The Blues (re-recording)

Blondie - The Hardest Part (Hot Gossip, with Bob Geldof)

Cliff Richard - Carrie

ATV Something Different 12.20 am - end

Cliff Richard talks about religion with Mensi of the Angelic Upstarts


Tuesday 4th March 1980

BBC1 The Osmonds 7.05 - 7.35 pm

The Osmonds

Andy Williams

Connie Stevens

BBC1 Midlands Look! Hear! 7.05 - 7.35 pm

content unknown

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Ali Thompson - African Queen, We Are All In Love

The Beach Boys - Don't Go Near The Water (Filmfinders clip)

Cha Cha - movie clips with Lene Lovich, Nena Hagen, Herman Brood and His Wild Romance

Martha & The Muffins - Terminal Twilight (Filmfinders clip)

Toyah - Danced, Indecision

Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire, A Whole Lotta Shakin'

April Wine - I Like To Rock

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Garth Hewitt

Adrian Snow - Through the City Noise, Jesus Is My Song

Steve Goddard - Hope is the Rainbow

Cliff Richard - Rock But Don't Roll

Revelation (dance troupe)

Thames The Brinsworth Tribute Show 10:30 - 11:30 pm

NB Entertainment charity special from Blazers, Windsor

Manhattan Transfer

Lulu

HTV Celebrity Concert: Tom Jones 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Wednesday 5th March 1980

Westward George Hamilton IV


Thursday 6th March 1980

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

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

The Gibson Brothers - Cuba (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy

Captain & Tenille - Do That To Me One More Time (promo clip)

UK Subs - Warhead

The Beat - Hands Off She’s Mine

Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach

Shakin' Stevens - Hot Dog (live vocal)

Squeeze - Another Nail For My Heart

Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful (Legs & Co dance routine)

Tony Rallo & The Midnight Band - Holdin’ On (live with the TOTP orchestra)

Blondie - Atomic number one (promo clip)

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy (playout record)

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Dooleys

HTV / Granada George Hamilton IV


Friday 7th March 1980

BBC2 An Evening With James Galway 10.15 - 11.05 pm

Jessye Norman

BBC2 Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

Lee Ritenour

Grover Washington Jr

Terry Callier

BBC2 Friday Night, Saturday Morning 11.50 pm - 12.45 am (host Jane Warmsley)

Kenny Everett

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Andy Williams


Saturday 8th March 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Barbara Dickson

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6.30 - 7.05 pm

Matchbox

Cleo Laine

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Boney M

BBC1 Parkinson 10.30 - 11.30 pm

The Chieftains

BBC2 Zabriske Point 11.35 pm - 1.30 am movie

Music by Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead etc

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Graham Gouldman

The Knack

Scottish The Jazz Series (shown 10.45 - 11.15 pm on Anglia)

Annie Ross

The Mike Carr Trio


Sunday 9th March 1980

BBC1 Tell Me On A Sunday 9.30 - 10.15 pm (repeat)

Marti Webb

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 11.45 pm - 12.20 am

Songs from Broadway


Monday 10th March 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7.30 - 8.15 pm

April Wine at Reading University

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Linda Lewis

Thames Food, Wine and Friends 2.00 - 2.30 pm

Petula Clark

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Dusty Springfield - You Love Still Brings Me To My Knees

Michael Jackson - Working Day And Night (Hot Gossip)

David Essex - in sketch

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (re-recording)

The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You (re-recording)


Tuesday 11th March 1980

BBC1 The Osmonds 7.00 - 7.30 pm

How The Osmonds show is put together

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

John Cooper-Clarke - 36 Hours, Beeley Street

The Plastics - Delicious (Filmfinders clip)

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - You Ain't Nothing But Fine, She's Tuff, Juke

Girl - Passing Clouds (Filmfinders clip)

The Clash - White Riot, I Fought The Law (clips from Rude Boy movie)

Wreckless Eric - It'll Soon Be The Weekend (promo clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Kainos

Nutshell

John Pantry

Revelation


Wednesday 12th March 1980

BBC2 Arena: Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone 8:25 - 9:00 pm (repeat)

The Specials, The Selecter

Yorkshire / Westward George Hamilton IV


Thursday 13th March 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:20 - 7:55 pm (all newspaper and Radio Times references quote this timeslot, but the show runs approx 41 minutes, not the 35 minutes quoted)

NB Another new TOTP logo appears above the stage, this one is printed neon pink on a black background

Hosted by Steve Wright

Rush - The Spirit of Radio (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Dooleys - Love Patrol

The Police - So Lonely (promo clip)

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You (Legs & Co dance routine)

The Brothers Johnson - Stomp (promo clip)

Secret Affair - My World

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy

Rainbow - All Night Long (promo clip)

The Vapors - Turning Japanese (the drummer drops a stick, leaves his kit and fetches it)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House

The Gibson Brothers - Cuba

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers (promo clip)

Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face (repeat 15th February 1980)

Genesis - Turn It On Again

Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful number one (repeat 22nd February 1980)

The Captain and Tenille - Do That To Me One More Time (playout record)

BBC1 Lennie and Jerry 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Helen Shapiro

BBC2 Scene: The Fan Phenomenon

The Jam live clip

BBC2 The 15th Cambridge Folk Festival 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Richard Digence

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.20 - 7.50 pm

The Dooleys

HTV / Granada George Hamilton IV

Southern Star Parade 11.05 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown


Friday 14th March 1980

BBC2 Jazz 11.10 - 11.40 pm

The LA4

Ellis Regina

Hermeto Pascaal

BBC2 Friday Night, Saturday Morning 11.55 pm - 12.50 am

host Tim Rice

David Essex

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Graham Gouldman

Thames Magpie 4.45 - 5.15 pm

BA Robertson


Saturday 15th March 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop

David Soul 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6.30 - 7.05 pm

Sister Sledge

Roger Greenaway

BBC1 Wonder Woman: Amazon Hot Wax 5.45 - 6.30 pm

Wonder Woman goes under-cover to expose a crooked record company

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.55 - 8.30 pm

The Gibson Brothers

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Dooleys

Rick Parfitt

Cozy Powell

Scottish The Jazz Series (shown 10.45 - 11.15 pm on Anglia)

Annie Ross


Sunday 16th March 1980

BBC1 Goldie and Liza Together 9.30 - 10.15 pm

Liza Minelli

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 11.40 pm - 12.15 am

Songs from films


Monday 17th March 1980

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Mary Wilson of The Supremes

BBC2 Arena: Rudy’s Come Back 11.30 pm - 12.05 am (repeat 12th March 1980)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Ellen Foley – Stupid Girl

The Knack – Baby Talks Dirty (Hot Gossip)

David Essex – sketch, Silver Dream Racer (looks like early computer graphics behind him)

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV

Anglia Musical Special 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Benny Goodman


Tuesday 18th March 1980

BBC2 Rhythm on Two 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Lonnie Donegan and Friends (The Corn Exchange, Ipswich)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:10 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Photos - Shy, Maxine

Bob Seger - Her Strut (promo clip)

Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker, I Need A Lover (promo clips)

The Original Mirrors - Reflection, Boys Cry

OMD - Bunker Soldiers (Filmfinders clip)

Neil Young - Hey Hey My My (promo clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Nutshell

Mark Williamson and his Band

Revelation


Wednesday 19th March 1980

Thames The Leo Sayer Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Janis Ian

Nola Rae

Hot Gossip (dance troupe)

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Joe and Vicky Brown - Setting me up

Grampian George Hamilton IV

Anglia Celebrity Concert 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Al Martino


Thursday 20th March 1980

BBC1 Star Turn 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Patti Boulaye

Barbara Dickson

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

Hosted by Mike Read

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Bodysnatchers - Lets Do Rock Steady

Squeeze - Another Nail For My Heart

Rush - The Spirit Of Radio (Legs & Co dance routine)

Sad Cafe - My Oh My

The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy

Barbara Dickson - January February (re-recorded vocal)

Shakin Stevens - Hot Dog (repeat 22nd February 1980)

David Soul chats to host

UB40 - Food For Thought

Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach (promo clip)

B.A.Robertson - Kool In The Kaftan

The Jam - Going Underground number one (promo clip)

The Vapors - Turning Japanese (playout record)

BBC2 Rhtythm on 2: Peter Skellern 9:00 - 9:30 pm

BBC2 Fifteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Loudon Wainwright III

Boys of the Lough

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Dooleys


Friday 21st March 1980

BBC2 Jazz 11.10 - 11.40 pm

Spyro Gyra

Willie Bobo

Salome Bay


Saturday 22nd March 1980

BBC1 Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Suzi Quatro

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.55 - 8.35 pm

Liquid Gold

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Liberators

Scottish The Jazz Series (shown 10.45 - 11.15 on Anglia)

Annie Ross


Sunday 23rd March 1980

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 11.30 pm - 12.05 am

Sings Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter

LWT Bloody Kids 9:30 - 11:15 pm

Play with Gary Holton


Monday 24th March 1980

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Tom Petty at Oxford Polytechnic

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Realistics

Spyro Gyra

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Sky - Toccata

The Crusaders & Randy Crawford - Street Life (Hot Gossip)

Suzi Quatro - in sketch

The Boomtown Rats - Keep It Up


Tuesday 25th March 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:10 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Blues Band - Come On In, Talk To Me Baby, Death Letter

The Carpettes - Johnny Won't Hurt You, Indo China

Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Hero (Filmfinders clip)

The Sports - Don't Throw Stones, Little Girl

Pearl Harbor & The Explosions - Shut Up And Dance (Filmfinders clip)

Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (Woodstock)

Thames Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Berni Flint

Garth Hewitt

Barry Crompton

Aleksander John

Cindy Kent

Revelation

HTV Celebrity Concert: Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77 11.30 pm - 12.25 am


Wednesday 26th March 1980

BBC1 A Song For Europe 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Twelve songs includes Eddie Howell

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Noel Murphy - Bridget Hogan, Stepping out Mary

Scottish George Hamilton IV


Thursday 27th March 1980

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

Hosted by Peter Powell

The Vapors - Turning Japanese (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy

Genesis – Turn It On Again (repeat 13th March 1980)

The Brothers Johnson - Stomp (Legs & Co dance routine)

Dr.Hook - Sexy Eyes

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House (repeat 13th March 1980)

Secret Affair - My World

The Dooleys - Love Patrol (repeat 13th March 1980)

John Foxx - No One Driving

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert clip)

The Jam - Going Underground number one (NB Paul Weller wears a Heinz soup apron tuned the other way around)

Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It (playout record)

BBC1 Lennie and Jerry 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

BBC2 Fifteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Dave Cousins

Maddy Prior

Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Dooleys


Friday 28th March 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill at One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Jack Jones

BBC2 Golf 9.45 - 10.35 pm

Glen Campbell in pro-clebrity match

Thames Afternoon Plus 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Kenny Everett

ITV Fully Licensed For Singing and Dancing 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 29th March 1980

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 5.45 - 6.20 pm

The Nolans

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Sister Sledge

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 10.45 - 11.35 pm

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Jam

Sad Funeral


Sunday 30th March 1980

BBC2 Tony Bennett Sings 11.55 pm - 12.35 am

Channel Little River Band

Anglia George Hamilton IV

HTV Celebrity Concert: Connie Stevens 11.30 pm - 12.25 am


Monday 31st March 1980

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

Buggles - Clean Clean

The Dooleys - Love Patrol

Shakin’ Stevens - Hot Dog

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:40 - 8:15 pm

Steve Forbert at Lancaster University

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Shadows

Labri Siffre

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Suzi Quatro - Never Been In Love

The Flying Lizards - Money (Hot Gossip)

10cc - 125

Joe Jackson - Kinda Kute

Westward / Channel Entertainers: Julie Felix

Tyne Tees Alright Now (shown by HTV 11.05 - 11.30 am)

Hosted by Den Hegarty

Chris Rea - Letter From Amsterdam, Diamonds, interview

Lindisfarne - chat with two members of the band

The Young Bucks - article

Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun (promo clip)


Tuesday 1st April 1980

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

Rory Gallagher at Montreux Jazz Festival

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

The Bill Mason Band

Nutshell

Adrian Snell

Revelation

Scottish Celebrity Concert: Nana Mouskouri

HTV Country Comes West 11.05 - 11.30 pm (repeat)

Graham Miller, Kelvin Henderson's Country Band, Johnny Spencer, Paula Kelly, Carl Gibson


Wednesday 2nd April 1980

BBC1 Dead Man’s Curve 6:55 - 8:30 pm 1978 TV movie

Jan (Richard Hatch), Dean (Bruce Davison) with Mike Love, Bruce Johnston

NB Jan Berry was in the audience during the concert scenes

BBC1 Parkinson Meets Tommy Steele 10:45 – 11:45 pm


Thursday 3rd April 1980

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

Hosted by Kid Jensen

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Madness - Night Boat To Cairo

Barbara Dickson - January February (repeat 20th March 1980)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno

The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town

Leon Hayward - Don't Push It Don't Force It (Legs & Co dance routine)

UB40 - Food For Thought

The Selecter - Missing Words

B.A.Robertson - Kool In The Kaftan (repeat 20th March 1980)

The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy

Prima Donna - Love Enough For Two (live)

The Jam - Going Underground (repeat 27th March 1980)

Dr Hook - Sexy Eyes (playout record)

BBC1 Lenny and Jerry 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Helen Shapiro

BBC2 Fifteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Rockin’ Dopsie and The Cajun Twisters

Harvey Andrews

Tanahill Weavers

Southern Just For Fun 10.40 am - 12.00 pm 1963 pop movie

HTV Country Comes West 11.05 - 11.30 am

Graham Miller, Kelvin Henderson's Country Band, Johnny Spencer, Paula Kelly, Slim Pickens

Anglia The Sound of... 2.30 - 2.45 pm

Wout Steinhaus


Friday 4th April 1980 Good Friday

BBC2 Captain Beaky's World Of Words and Music 7.35 - 8.20 pm

Children's musical story with Noel Edmonds, Harry Secombe

ATV The Muppet Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Diana Ross

LWT Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Madeline Bell


Saturday 5th April 1980

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 5.40 - 6.10 pm

The Dooleys

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Val Doonican

Roy Clark

Nana Mouskouri

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill 11.15 pm - 12.05 am

Roger Whittaker

Marvin Hamlisch

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT The Bee Gees Special 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by David Frost

The Bee Gees

Andy Gibb

Glen Campbell

Hosted by David Frost

Yorkshire 321 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Acker Bilk

LWT Search For A Star Special: Dave Wolfe 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Mary Wilson

Billy Preston and Syreeta

Granada The Dudley Moore Special 12.15 - 1.15 am

on tour in Australia and New Zealand

LWT George Hamilton IV

Yorkshire Entertainers: Vince Hill


Sunday 6th April 1980

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Previews part one 3:25 – 4:00 pm

Johnny Logan

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

Kenny Everett


Monday 7th April 1980 Bank Holiday

BBC2 Dr Hook - Makin’ Love and Music 10:05 - 10:55 pm

Kate Bush


Tuesday 8th April 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Girl - Hollywood Tease, Strawberries, Sweet Kids

The Only Ones - Me and my Shadow (Filmfinders clip)

Pete Townshend - Empty Glass, A Little Is Enough

Ian Matthews - Lonely Hunter, Driftwood from Disaster

Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You (promo clip)

Genesis - Please Don't Ask (abstract film clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Revelation

Kainos

Sheila Walsh

Ritchie Pitts

Barry Crompton

Thames Magpie 4.45 - 5.25 pm

The Osmonds interview

Channel George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones

HTV Country Comes West 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Graham Miller, Kelvin Henderson's Country Band, Johnny Spencer, Paula Kelly, Vernon Oxford


Wednesday 9th April 1980

BBC1 Parkinson Meets Bette Midler 10.50 - 11.45 pm (repeat)

BBC2 Arena 8.25 - 9.00 pm

‘Double Vision’ with Brian Eno and artist Russell Mills


Thursday 10th April 1980

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

Hosted by Simon Bates

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

David Essex - Silver Dream Machine (promo clip)

Dr.Hook - Sexy Eyes (Legs & Co dance routine)

Saxon - Wheels of Steel

Sky - Toccata

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (repeat 27th March 1980)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House (repeat 13th March 1980)

Sad Cafe - My Oh My

The Bodysnatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady

Buggles - Clean Clean

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You number one (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)

Secret Affair - My World (playout record)

BBC1 Lennie and Jerry 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Madeline Bell

BBC2 Barbara Fairchild Sings Country 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Keith Nelson

Roger Brown

HTV Country Comes West 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Graham Miller, Kelvin Henderson's Country Band, Johnny Spencer, Paula Kelly, Mikki & Griff


Friday 11th April 1980

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)

LWT The London Programme 11:00 - 11:45 pm

The pop music industry in London


Saturday 12th April 1980

BBC1 Rolf on Saturday OK 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The New Seekers

BBC1 Tha Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Charlie Pride

Janie Frickie

The Bellamy Brothers

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Cozy Powell

Roger Glover

Siouxsie Sioux

John Bonham

Shakin’ Stevens

Denny Laine

The Beat

Secret Affair

Genesis

Status Quo (listed in Daily Mirror)

Anglia The Jazz Series 12.00 - 12.30 am

Annie Ross with Tommy Whittle

LWT George Hamilton IV

Scottish Oscar Peterson Presents


Sunday 13th April 1980

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest Previews part two 3:25 – 4:00 pm

ITV Come Sunday 6.56 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill

Iris Williams


Monday 14th April 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4:20 – 4:40 pm

The Lambrettas Poison Ivy

Pussyfoot I Want To Be Me

Barbara Dickson January February

BBC2 Marti Caine 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Drifters

Elaine Paige

BBC2 Arena: Double Vision 11.30 pm - end (repeat 9th April 1980)

HTV Welcome To The Cellidh 11.05 - 11.30 am

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Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm (last edition)

The Police - It's Alright For You

David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (Hot Gossip)

Pete Townsend - Rough Boys

Paul McCartney - Coming Up (promo clip)

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 15th April 1980

BBC2 Rhythm on 2: Tom Paxton 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Telephone Bill

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

NB BB King might have been scheduled to appear

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Z Z Top - I Thank You, Cheap Sunglasses

OMD - Messages, Dancing

Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From the Shell, Misadventure (The Odeon, Hammersmith, London)

Stevie Wonder - Uptight (1966 clip)

Blondie - Eat To The Beat (promo clip)

Home Video article with Gary Numan live clip

Fischer Z - Crazy Girl (Filmfinders clip)

HTV Country Comes West 11.05 - 11.30 pm

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Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Harmoniser

Nutshell

John Pantry

Revelation

Granada / Channel / Westward George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 16th April 1980

Thames Afternoon Plus 2.00 - 2.25 pm

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

HTV Celebrity Concert: Paul Williams 11.30 pm - 12.25 am


Thursday 17th April 1980

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

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Leon Heyward - Don't Push It Don't Force It (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Phil Lynott - Dear Miss Lonely Heart

Barbara Dickson - January February (repeat 20th March 1980)

Girl - Hollywood Tease

Blondie - Call Me (Legs & Co dance routine)

B.A.Robertson - Kool In The Kaftan (repeat 20th March 1980)

The Selecter - Missing Words (repeat 3rd April 1980)

The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys

The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town (promo clip)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno

The Nolans - Don't Make Waves (live)

UB40 - Food For Thought

Sham 69 - Tell The Children (live vocal)

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You number one (promo clip)

Bobby Thurston - Chek Out The Groove (playout record)


Friday 18th April 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill at One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Sky

BBC2 MacLeod’s America 7:30 - 7:50 pm

Nashville, with Carl Perkins

Tyne Tees Alright Now (shown by Southern / HTV / Anglia/ Westward 11.05 - 11.30 am and Channel 6.35 - 7.00 pm)

content unknown

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)


Saturday 19th April 1980

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Dollar

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest 8.00 - 10.20 pm

UK entry: Prima Donna

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Madness

LWT Celebrity Concert: Connie Stevens 11.50 pm - 12.50 am

HTV Entertainers: Tom Paxton

Scottish Oscar Peterson Presents


Sunday 20th April 1980

BBC2 Joan Armatrading - Rock Over Europe 10:10 - 10:50 pm

Live in West Germany


Monday 21st April 1980

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

Suzi Quatro I’ve Never Been In Love

Dexy’s Midnight Runners Geno

Showaddywaddy Always and Ever

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Southern Garth Hewitt 12:20 am - end daily show

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 22nd April 1980

no The Old Grey Whistle Test due to snooker

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Dana

100% Proof

Stuart and Kyle

Westward / Channel George Hamilton IV

Southern Garth Hewitt

Scottish Charles Aznavour


Wednesday 23rd April 1980

BBC1 Pleasure Cove 6:55 - 8:30 pm 1978 TV movie

Tom Jones in acting role

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Channel Entertainers: Annie Ross


Thursday 24th April 1980

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

Hosted by Steve Wright

Rodney Franklin - The Groove (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Smokie - Take Good Care Of My Baby

Paul McCartney - Coming Up (promo clip)

The Cure - A Forest

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Hi-Fidelity (promo clip)

Sky - Toccata

Sad Cafe - My Oh My (repeat 10th April 1980)

The Cockney Rejects - The Greatest Cockney Rip Off

Bobby Thurston - Check Out The Groove (Legs & Co dance routine)

Bad Manners - Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu

David Essex - Silver Dream Machine (promo clip)

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin (repeat 10th April 1980)

Johnny Logan - What’s Another Year (live) and chat with host

Blondie - Call Me number one (clips from American Gigolo movie, stills and Legs & Co dance routine)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (playout record)

BBC2 Five to One 7:35 – 8:05 pm

Lene Lovich interviewed by young people

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

B.B King - Better Not Look Down, The Thrill Is Gone

Southern Garth Hewitt


Friday 25th April 1980

BBC1 Nationwide 5.55 - 7.00 pm

Kate Bush

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Marianne Faithful - Yesterday

Denny Laine - Go Now, Weep For Love

Southern Garth Hewett

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.0 pm

Ritz (resident group)


Saturday 26th April 1980

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Showaddywaddy Always and Ever

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.20 - 9.05 pm

Val Doonican

Charlie McCoy

Johnny Mathis

BBC1 Saturday Night at The Mill 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Claude Wllaims (jazz violinist)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Garth Hewitt

Scottish Oscar Peterson Presents


Sunday 27th April 1980

Westward / Channel Celebrity Concert: Burt Bacharach

Southern Garth Hewitt

ATV Diahann Carroll In Cocert 11.30 pm - end


Monday 28th April 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Matt Monro

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.50 pm

Matchbox - Midnight Dynamos

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

The Wurzels - I Hate JR

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves sings songs from 1947

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 29th April 1980

BBC1 Kenny Rogers and The American Cowboy 10:25 - 11:10 pm

Mac Davis

The Charlie Daniels Band

no Old Grey Whistle Test due to snooker

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Mark Williamson and Band Trade

Secret

Cliff Richard - Moving In, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Revelation

Channel / Westward George Hamilton IV

Scottish Celebrity Concert: Tom Jones


Wednesday 30th April 1980

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni


Thursday 1st May 1980

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

Hosted by Tommy Vance

Leon Heyward - Don't Push It Don't Force It (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

New Musik - This World Of Water

Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya (Soul Train)

The Chords - Something’s Missing

Rodney Franklin - The Groove (Legs & Co dance routine)

Whitesnake - A Fool For Your Loving (promo clip)

Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love (live)

Saxon - Wheels Of Steel (repeat 10th April 1980)

Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It

Motorhead - Leavin' Here (NB three fans head banging in the front row)

The Nolans - Don't Make Waves (live) (NB Motorhead's manager tried to pull Linda Nolan backstage leading to a photo shoot between the two groups for music paper Sounds)

The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

Kate Bush - Breathing (promo clip)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno number one (band members chuck luggage into the audience hitting some of them)

Johnny Logan - What's Another Year (playout record)


Friday 2nd May 1980

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)


Saturday 3rd May 1980

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Suzi Quatro

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Helen Reddy

Johnny Logan

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Tyne Tees Jazz Night 12.00 - 12.30 am

Muddy Waters


Monday 5th May 1980 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Multi Coloured Music Show 5:00 - 5:50 pm

Cliff Richard - Carrie

The Boomtown Rats - Someone’s Looking at You

Dr Hook - When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman

Dollar - Love’s Got a Hold of My Mind

The Police - So Lonely, Walking on the Moon

Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

Godley & Crème - An Englishman In New York

Sad Café - Everyday Hurts

Gary Niman - Cars

Barbara Dixon - Caravan

Suzi Quatro - She’s In Love With You

Blondie - Union City Blue

10cc - 125

The Selecter - On My Radio

The Revillos - Motorbike Beat

Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel

Darts - Reet Petite

Queen - Save Me

BBC1 The Little and Large Hoilday Special 6.30 - 7.10 pm

Foxy Feeling

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 6th May 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Jules and The Polar Bears - Good Reason, Fate

The Pat Travers Band - Crash and Burn, Statesboro Blues (promo clip)

Willie Niles - Across The River (Filmfinders clip)

The Movies - Have Another Body, India

Eric Clapton - After Midnight (Filmfinders clip)

Granada Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Garth Hewitt

Berni Flint

Just The Job

Nutshell

Bryn Howarth

Richie Pitts

Revelation

Scottish Celebrity Concert: Paul Williams

Westward / Channel / Southern George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 7th May 1980

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

The Three Degrees

Westward / Channel Celebrity Concert: Roger Whittaker


Thursday 8th May 1980

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

NB Executive Producer Robin Nash takes a chance of two new bands outside of the top forty, The Human League and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

Hosted by Peter Powell

Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Human League - Rock N Roll part two

Johnny Logan - What’s Another Year (live) (NB Logan came to blows with OMD backstage)

Prelude - Platinum Blonde

Michael Jackson - She’s Out Of My Life (promo clip)

Matchbox - Midnite Dynamos

Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again (Legs & Co dance routine)

Jona Lewie (with Kirty MacColl) - You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties (NB the host gets the title wrong)

The Cockney Rejects - The Greatest Cockney Rip Off (repeat 24th April 1980)

Boney M - My Friend Jack (promo clip)

The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys (repeat 17th April 1980)

OMD - Messages

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (repeat 1st May 1980)

Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It (playout record)


Friday 9th May 1980

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)

Yorkshire Miss Great Britain 1980 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Tony Monopoly

Judges include Iris Williams


Saturday 10th May 1980

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 5.50 - 6.20 pm

The New Seekers

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.20 - 9.05 pm

Val Doonican

Harry Secombe

Tyne Tees Jazz Night 12.00 - 12.30 am

content unknown

Sunday11th May 1080

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Stephane Grappelli


Monday 12th May 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm

Bad Manners - Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu

Smokie - Take Good Care Of My Baby

The New Seekers - Tell Me

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 13th May 1980

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Fern Kinney

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

NB Janis Ian may have been scheduled to appear

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Fingerprintz - Ringing Tone, Radiation

The Monochrome Set - B.I.D. Spells Bid, 405 Lines, The Lighter Side of Dating

Wishbone Ash - Helpless, Blowing Free (Civic Hall, Guildford)

The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (from The Great Rock N Roll Swindle movie)

The Jags - Last Picture Show (Filmfinders clip)

New Musik - On Islands (Filmfinders clip)

Thames Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

content unknown

Channel / Westward George Hamilton IV


Thursday 15th May 1980

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

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)

Roxy Music - Over You

Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To Love (repeat 1st May 1980)

Mystic Merlin - Just Can’t Give You Up (Legs & Co dance routine)

Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It

Four Bucketeers - The Bucket Of Water Song (re-recording)

Whitesnake - A Fool For Your Loving (promo clip)

The Nolans - Don't Make Waves (live vocal with the TOTP orchestra)

The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom (repeat 1st May 1980)

Kate Bush - Breathing (promo clip)

Peter Gabriel - No Self Control

Narada Michael Walden - I Should Have Loved You (promo clip)

Johnny Logan - What’s Another Year number one (live vocal with the TOTP orchestra) Logan is given a birthday cake at the end of the song

MASH - Suicide Is Painless (playout record)

BBC1 Max Boyce 8.25 - 9.00 pm

Max Boyce

A J Webber

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Alan Price

Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators

Southern Celebrity Concert: Sergio Mendes 11.05 pm - 12.05 am


Friday 16th May 1980

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:30 pm

The Marlboro International Festival

Frank Ifield

Stella Parton

Colleen Peterson

Shaji Tabuchi

Ronnie Prophet

The Glaser Brothers

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)


Saturday 17th May 1980

BBC1 Rolf On Saturday OK? 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Darts

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Marti Webb

Woody Herman

HTV Entertainers: Tony Monopoly


Sunday 18th May 1980

BBC2 Brubeck 10.15 - 11.10 pm

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Annie Ross

ITV Come Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill

LWT The South Bank Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Rock Movies including The Great Rock N Roll Swindle, Rude Boy

ATV Pat Boone in Concert 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Monday 19th May 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm

Martha & The Muffins - Saigon

The Chords - Something’s Missing

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays - Teenager In Love

BBC2 Rhythm On Two: Barbara Dickson 9:00 – 9:30 pm (repeat)

Barbara Dickson

Harvey Andrews

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

HTV Twist In The Tale 11.45 pm - 12.40 am

Rick Nelson

Southern George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 20th May 1980

BBC2 Hollywood Nights 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Olivia Newton-John special with Andy Gibb, Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Karen Carpenter, Elton John

Thames Pop Gospel 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Hosted by Garth Hewitt, Berni Flint

Nutshell

Larry Hogan

John Pantry

Anglia / Channel George Hamilton IV

Scottish Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones


Wednesday 21st May 1980

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Janis Ian - The Other Side Of The Sun

David Gates

Thames Breakers 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Child

Thames The TV Times Top Ten Awards 8.00 - 10.00 pm

Cliff Richard, Marti Webb

HTV Musical Specials 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Little River Band


Thursday 22nd May 1980

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

Hosted by Mike Read

Lipps Inc - Funky Town (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

The Lambrettas - D-a-a-ance

Michael Jackson - She’s Out Of My Life (promo clip)

UK Subs - Teenage

Jona Lewie - You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

Karel Fialka - The Eyes Have It

The Specials - Rat Race (promo clip)

The Cockney Rejects - I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Gary Numan - We Are Glass (promo clip)

Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves

Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again

MASH - Theme From M.A.S.H.(Suicide Is Painless) (Legs & Co dance routine)

Matchbox - Midnite Dynamos

Johnny Logan - What’s Another Year number one (repeat 8th May 1980)

Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious (playout record)

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

The Blues Band at Keele University

Granada Celebration: Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt 10.30 - 11.00 pm

John Cooper Clarke special - Thirty-Six Hours, interview


Friday 23rd May 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Showaddywaddy - Always and Ever, Three Steps To Heaven

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:40 pm

Don Everly with Albert Lee

Roy Clark

Matchbox

Little Ginny

Peggy Sue & Sonny Wright

Bill Monroe

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ritz (resident group)


Saturday 24th May 1980

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Cleo Laine

James Galway

BBC2 Clambake 2.55 - 4.30 pm 1967 Elvis Presley movie

BBC2 Something Else (Skelmersdale) 6:10 - 6:50 pm (one-off)

Sad Cafe

Secret Affair

The Casino, Wigan northern soul article

BBC2 The Levin Interviews 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Stephen Sondheim

LWT The Pop Stars 5.15 - 5.30 pm (repeat)

Davy Jones

HTV Entertainers: Ralph McTell 12.00 - 12.30 am


Sunday 25th May 1980

Anglia Celebrity Concert 3.10 - 4.05 pm

Charles Aznavour

ITV Come Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Iris Willaims

ATV Blood Sweat and Tears 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 26th May 1980 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6:20 - 7:00 pm

The Boomtown Rats


Tuesday 27th May 1980

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons - The Shape I'm In, Hit and Run (Victoria, Australia)

The Roches - Hammond Song, The Clothes Line Saga

Second Vision - Ice Bells, Dancing Circle

Devo - Smart Patrol, Mr DNA (promo clips)

Krokus - Heatstroke (promo clip)

Granada Get It Together 4:15 – 4:45 pm

Hosted by Roy North, Linda Fletcher

The Kidda Band

Les McKeown

ELO

(possibly) Showaddywaddy Always and Ever

The Inmates

Thames Magpie 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Denny Laine talking about his guitar tutor book and plays Tears In Japan

Yorkshire Benny Goodman: The King Of Swing 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Wednesday 28th May 1980

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.50 pm

Alan Price - Perfect Lady, I'm Coming

Thames Breakers 4.45 - 5.15 pm (repeat)

content unknown

Thames All Kinds of Dana 9:30 – 10:00 pm

NB The show was meant to be shown last autumn, but failed to be shown due to the ITV strike

Dana and her two brothers


Thursday 29th May 1980

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

Hosted by David Jensen

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again (plays over Top 30 chart run down)

Liquid Gold - Substitute

Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It (repeat 15th May 1980)

Elton John - Little Jeannie

Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love (Legs & Co dance routine)

Don Mclean - Crying (Top Pop, Holland)

Thin Lizzy - Chinatown

Roxy Music - Over You (repeat 15th May 1980)

OMD - Messages

Jermaine Jackson - Let’s Get Serious (Top Pop, Holland)

Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody’s Hero (NB the bass player arrives on stage just in time)

Mystic Merlin - Just Can’t Give You Up (promo clip)

Lena Zavaroni - Jump Down Jimmy (live) (NB currently starring in her own BBC1 series)

MASH - Theme From M.A.S.H.(Suicide Is Painless) (Legs & Co dance routine, repeat 22nd May 1980 and clip from movie)

Lipps Inc - Funky Town (playout record)

BBC2 Something Else (repeat 24th May 1980)

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators

Barbara Dickson

HTV Cymru George Hamilton IV


Friday 30th May 1980

BBC1 Here We Go ‘Round The Mulberry Bush 10.50 pm - 12.20 am movie with Traffic, Spencer Davis Group

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Faron Young

Branda Lee

Boxcar Willie

Joe Sun

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Dory Previn - Mary C Brown and the Hollywood sign


Saturday 31st May 1980

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show 8.20 - 9.05 pm

Val Doonican

Ray Charles

Granada Fun Factory 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (first edition)

NB Made at a converted Victorian warehouse near the Coronation Street set

Elvis Costello - New Amsterdam, interview


Sunday 1st June 1980

ITV Come Sunday 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Vince Hill

LWT George Hamilton IV

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert: Sergio Mendes

ATV Pasadena Roof Orchestra 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Anglia The Sound Of...Wout Steenhuis 11.45 pm - 12.00 am


Monday 2nd June 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.20 - 4.40 pm

Dollar - The Girls Are Out To Get You

The Regents - See You Later

Liquid Gold - Substitute

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 9:00 - 9:25 pm (first of second series)

Neil Innes - Another Lonely Man, The Montana Cafe, When a cabinet minister resigns

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Granada Girl on a Motorcycle movie with Marianne Faithfull


Tuesday 3rd June 1980

BBC1 Crystal Gayle Special 10:25 - 11:15 pm

Crystal Gayle

Judy Collins

B B King

The Statler Brothers

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Hazel O'Connor - interview

Graham Parker - Endless Night (Filmfinders clip)

Devo - Girl U Want (Filmfinders clip)

The Beat - Wine and Grine, Stand Down Margaret (Filmfinders clips)

Linton Kwesi Johnson - Inglan's A Bitch, Loraine

Music Press article

Paul Gambaccini and Anne Nightingale discuss recent pop movies You Can't Stop The Music, The Wanderers, Breaking Glass

Ronnie Lane

Thames Oscar Peterson Presents 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Louis Bellson

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat)

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Westward The Entertainers: Georgie Fame 12.00 - 12.34 am

Yorkshire Little River Band

Scottish Pat Boone


Wednesday 4th June 1980

BBC1 Lena 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Nolans

Granada Breakers 4:45 - 5:15 pm

Rosetta Stone

ATV Arrival Two 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Sphinx


Thursday 5th June 1980

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

Hosted by Simon Bates

BBC1 Don McLean and Friends In Concert 11:05 - 11:55 pm

Don McLean

The Jordanaires

Elkie Brooks

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9:30 – 10:00 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Catherine Howe

Channel / Westward George Hamilton IV


Friday 6th June 1980

BBC2 Sing Country 9.10 - 9.50 pm

Janie Frickie

Barbara Fairchild

Charlie Pride

Jimmy C Newman

Granada Reports 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Toyah - Blue Meanings


Saturday 7th June 1980

BBC1 California Fever 5.25 - 6.15 pm (first episode)

US sitcom about an American pirate DJ

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Devo - interviewed by Gary Crowley

HTV Entertainers: Tony Christie 11.45 pm - 12.15 am


Sunday 8th June 1980

LWT Celebrity Concert: Al Martino 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones 11.50 pm - 12.45 am

ATV Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray – Ladies Night 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Anne Murray


Monday 9th June 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.2- 4.40 pm

B A Robertson - To Be Or Not Be

Darts - Let’s Hang On

Jona Lewie - Kitchen At Parties

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Neil Innes - Cezanne Says Anne, Love Is Getting Deeper, Keep On Rocking, UFO Shanty, Spontaneous

The Cambridge Buskers

ITV Lingalongamax 7.00 - 7.30 pm (repeat)

Max Bygraves

Thames Police Story: A Chance To Live 10:30 pm – 12:15 am

David Cassidy

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 10th June 1980

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

NB New Musik may have been scheduled to appear

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Broken Home - Run Away from Home (promo clip)

Julien Temple - interviewed about The Sex Pistols' Great Rock N Roll Swindle movie

Videodisk article - Blondie clip used to demonstrate

The Birth of The Beatles movie clip

Genesis - Afterglow (live clip)

G Force - Dancin' (promo clip)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews pop movies including Pink Floyd at Pompeii, Monterey Pop

Graham Parker - interviewed about his comic novel The Great Trouser Mystery

Steel Pulse

ITV Tell me Another 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Acker Bilk

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Goldie

Zoot Alors

Gerard Kenney


Thursday 12th June 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.10 - 7.50 (cancelled due to football earlier in the evening)

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

BBC1 Mike Yarwood Christmas Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm repeat with Johnny Mathis

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Peter Skellern


Friday 13th June 1980

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Commander Cody

Raymond Froggett

Charlie Rich

Roy Acuff

The Kendalls


Saturday 14th June 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Graham Parker and the Rumour


Sunday 15th June 1980

Granada George Hamilton IV


Monday 16th June 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Intro by Dave Jensen on the set of Top of the Pops

Neil Innes - Catchphrasse (by The Social Graces), Once Upon A Time, Amoeba Boogie, Ungawa, Down That Road

Westward The Entertainers: The Wurzels 12.05 - 12.25 pm

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 17th June 1980

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

Genesis at the Lyceum, London, 7th May 1980

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat 22nd January 1980)

Thames The Andy Williams Show 12:00 – 12:25 am

Scottish / Westward George Hamilton IV


Thursday 19th June 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.25 - 8.05 pm (cancelled)

Hosted by Simon Bates

BBC2 Jeremy Taylor 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Jeremy Taylor

Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators

Granada Celebration: Genesis In Liverpool 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Genesis at the Empire theatre, Liverpool

Turn It On Again, Duke's Travel, Duchess, Deep In The Motherlode, Behind The Lines, I Know What I Like, Dance On A Volcano, Los Endos


Friday 20th June 1980

BBC2 Sing Country 9.00 - 9.40 pm

Emmylou Haris

The Bellamy Brothers

Kitty Wells

Bobby Bare

Thames Looks Familiar 6.30 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

Sammy Davis Jr

Jules Styne

Granada Reports 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Two Tone Pinks


Saturday 21st June 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

B.A Robertson - To be or not to be

LWT Rock With Laughter 6:30 – 7:00 pm (first edition)

The Ivy League - Oh Carol, Funny How Love Can Be

Yorkshire The Entertainers: The Wurzels


Sunday 22nd June 1980

BBC1 Green Belt Live! 6:25 - 7:15 pm

Cliff Richard

After the Fire

Garth Hewitt

BBC2 Kate 10:30 - 11:15 pm (repeat, but possibly replaced with a documentary about the Tour de France)

Kate Bush special

Anglia Celebrity Concert 2.40 - 3.45 pm

Roger Whittaker

ATV Darts in Concert 11:30 pm – 12:15 am


Monday 23rd June 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Neil Innes - Children's Song, Here We Go Again, Eurovision Song Contest Man

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 24th June 1980

BBC1 Ask Aspel 5.15 - 5.40 pm

BA Robertson

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat 29th January 1980)

Scottish Celebrity Concert: Al Martino


Wednesday 25th June 1980

Thames Here Comes The Summer 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Showaddywaddy - Always and Ever

Tony Monoploy


Thursday 26th June 1980

BBC1 Top of the Pops 7.35 - 8.05 pm (cancelled)

BBC2 Dance Month 9.00 - 10.05 pm

Music by Lionel Hampton


Friday 27th June 1980

Southern Beach Party 2.25 - 4.15 pm 1963 movie with Frankie Avalon etc

Southern Opinions Unlimited 10.35 - 11.05 pm

with guest panalist John Peel


Saturday 28th June 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Moondogs - Who's gonna tell Mary

LWT Rock With Laughter 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Ivy League

Anglia Musical Special 11.20 pm - 12.20 am

Oscar Peterson

Ulster Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones


Sunday 29th June 1980

LWT 20th Century Box 2.00 - 2.30 pm (first edition)

Theme by John Foxx

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LWT Celebrity Concert - Paul Williams 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert: Roger Whittaker


Monday 30th June 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Neil Innes - Paranoia, Kenny and Liza

Westward Celebrity Concert: Engelbert Humperdinck 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

Tyne Tees Check It Out

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Tuesday 1st July 1980

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat 5th February 1980)

ITV ExtraOrdinary 4:45 – 5:15 pm

Alan Price

Thames Oscar Peterson Presents 12:00 – 12:30 am (repeat)

Oscar Peterson

Count Basie

Yorkshire Amazing Darts 12:00 – 12:30 am

Channel / Anglia George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 2nd July 1980

BBC1 The Big Time 3: Sheena Easton – Pop Singer 8:10 - 9:00 pm

With Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Dorothy Squires

BBC1 Barry Manilow part one 11:05 - 11:55 pm (repeat)

Royal Albert Hall, London

Granada The Beatles 11.40 pm - 12.00 pm (cartoon series)

Granada Live From Two 2.00 -2.45 pm

Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia - Goodbye Mr Sam, Sunset

HTV / Border George Hamilton IV


Thursday 3rd July 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.35 - 8.05 pm (cancelled)

BBC2 Sing Country Extra 9.30 - 10.15 pm

Stella Parton

Emmylou Harris

Boxcar Willie

Charlie Pride

Frank Ifield


Friday 4th July 1980

BBC1 Des O'Connor 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Iris Williams

Thames The Andy Williams Show 3:45 – 4:15 pm

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Saturday 5th July 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Modettes - Paint it Black

LWT Rock With Laughter 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Ivy League

LWT It’s A Long Way There: The Little River Band 11:15 pm – 12:15 am

HTV The Entertainers: Mac and Katie Kisson 12.15 - 12.45 pm

Westward The Entertainers: Spookey 12.00 - 12.25 am


Sunday 6th July 1980

BBC2 Peter Skellern 8:10 - 8:40 pm

LWT George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Annie Ross


Monday 7th July 1980

BBC1 The Innes Book of Records 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Neil Innes - Morning Song, Boring, Chalk and Cheese, Shangri-La, All In The Name Of Love

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 8th July 1980

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat 12th February 1980)


Wednesday 9th July 1980

BBC1 The Good Old Days 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Vince Hill

HTV Cymru Celebrity Concert: Roger Whittaker


Thursday 10th July 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.35 - 8.05 pm (cancelled)

Border George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:30 – 11:00 pm

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Southern Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones 11.05 pm - 12.05 am


Friday 11th July 1980

BBC1 Des O'Connor Tonight 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Vera Lynn

Thames Andy Williams 3:45 – 4:15 pm


Saturday 12th July 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Blues Band

Darts - Boy From New York City, Come Back My Love

Dexy's Midnight Runners - There There My Dear

LWT Rock With Laughter 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Ivy League - Let's Hang On, Big Girls Don't Cry

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Bob Geldof guest host

The Undertones - Hard Luck, My Perfect Cousin

The Pretenders - The Wait, Talk of the Town, Tattooed Love Boys

Girl - Do You Love Me (promo clip)

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

Anglia Musical Special

Anne Murray - Ladies' Night


Sunday 13th July 1980

BBC2 Peter Skellern 8.10 - 8.40 pm

LWT 20th Century Box 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Spandau Ballet - interview, live at the Scala Cinema

LWT George Hamilton IV

Grampian The Entertainers

Roger Whittaker

Anglia Celebrity Concert

Paul Williams


Monday 14th July 1980

Channel / Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Thursday 17th July 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 8.00 - 8.30 pm (cancelled)

Border George Hamilton IV

Anglia Words and Music 10.25 - 11.05 am

Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:32 – 11:00 pm

Billy Connolly guest host

Rory Gallagher - Skin Kicker, Wayward Child, Bad Penny

Dr Feelgood - Java Blues, Pretty Face

Angelic Upstarts - King Coal

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same (film clip)

Billy Connolly tries to interview John Bonham


Friday 18th July 1980

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Pearly Gates

LWT Diary of the Cannes Film Festival 9:00 – 10:00 pm

With Paul McCartney


Saturday 19th July 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 am

John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett - DK 50-80

Sector 27 - Not Ready

Ultravox - Sleepwalk

LWT Rock With Laughter 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Ivy League

HTV The Entertainers: Jeremy Taylor 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Anglia Musical Special: Blood Sweat and Tears 10.45 - 11.45 pm


Sunday 20th July 1980

BBC2 Peter Skellern 8:15 – 8:50 pm

ATV And The Bands Played On 4.00 - 4.30 pm (first of six shows)

Gerald Harper introduces series about bands in the 1930s

1: A New Kind Of Music

LWT Song By Song By Johnny Mercer 10:30 – 11:30 pm

Lena Horne


Monday 21st July 1980

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Check It Out

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Tuesday 22nd July 1980

Yorkshire Celebrity Concert: Al Martino 11:30 pm – 12:30 am


Wednesday 23rd July 1980

Granada Live from Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

George Melly – two songs


Thursday 24th July 1980

no Top Of The Pops

BBC2 Rhythm On 2: Sky part one 8:20 - 9:00 pm

Granada Send In The Girls 2.45 - 3.45 pm (repeat)

series starring Annie Ross in an acting role

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:32 – 11:00 pm

Suzi Quatro guest host

The Tourists - Strange Sky, Change My Mind

Squeeze - Pulling Mussles From The Shell, There at the Top

The Police - Regatta de Blanc (concert clip)


Saturday 26th July 1980

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Any Trouble - Second choice

John Foxx - Burning cars

The Piranhas - Tom Hark

LWT Rock With Laughter 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Ivy League Tossing And Turning

LWT Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 9:45 – 11:20 pm

Documentary about the Stephen Sondheim musical

LWT Celebrity Concert: Burt Bacharach 11:20 pm – 12:20 am

Ulster George Hamilton IV

Channel Celebrity Concert: Jack Jones

Westward Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray 11.20 pm - 12.15 am

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Bill Oddie guest host

Secret Affair - Get Ready, When The Show Is Over

Mike Oldfield - Alright Now

Ray Jackson Band - Little Town

Lindisfarne - Friday Girl

Blondie  -The Hardest Part (promo clip)


Sunday 27th July 1980

BBC2 Peter Skellern 8:10 - 8:40 pm

ATV And The Bands Played On 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Gerald Harper introduces a show abut bands in the 1930s

LWT Song by Song by Cole Porter 10.15 - 11.15 pm


Monday 28th July 1980

Scottish George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 29th July 1980

Southern Tell Me Another 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Vince Hill, Dave Lee Travis


Thursday 31st July 1980

no Top Of The Pops

BBC2 Rhythm on 2: Sky part two 8:10 - 8:40 pm

Border / Anglia George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:30 – 11:00 pm

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Anglia Words and Music 11.20 - 11.50 pm

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

Thames Looks Familiar 3.30 - 4.00 pm (repeat)

Anne Shelton

Dennis Lotis


Friday 1st August 1980

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Helen Shapiro


Saturday 2nd August 1980

BBC1 Take Me High 5.35 - 7.00 pm 1973 Cliff Richard movie

Tyne Tees London Rock N Roll 10.10 - 11.00 am

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Echo and the Bunnymen - Villiers Terrace

The Flatbackers - Pumping iron

Jona Lewie - Big shot

Channel / Westward Entertainers: Acker Bilk

Yorkshire Entertainers: Tony Monopoly 12.45 am - end


Sunday 3rd August 1980

BBC2 Peter Skellern 9:45 – 10:15 pm

Grampian Let The Music Take You 9.30 - 10.00 am

Educational programme about the origins of folk music

The Boys of the Lough

Jim Craig

ATV And The Bands Played On 4.00 - 4.30 pm

The Crooners

LWT Song By Song By Irving Berlin 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Millicent Martin - Let Yourself Go

Cheryl Kennedy - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, What'll I Do

Howard Keel - My Defences Are Down, The Girl That I Marry

David Kernan - Let Me Sing, I'm Happy


Monday 4th August 1980

Granada The Beatles (cartoon series)

Grampian (Sidney) Divine Country 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Westward / Channel / Yorkshire George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Check It Out (shown on several ITV channels 9.30 - 10.00 am)

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Tuesday 5th August 1980

BBC1 The Trouble With Girls 6.50 - 8.30 pm 1970 Elvis Presley movie

Thames Afternoon Plus 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Lulu

Southern Tell Me Another 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Dave Lee Travis

ATV Star Parade 11.34 pm - 12.35 am

The James Last orchestra

Guys n Dolls

Roger Whittaker


Wednesday 6th August 1980

BBC2 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris 8.40 - 10.15 pm movie

With Mort Shuman


Thursday 7th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10.15 - 10.35 pm (repeat 31st March 1980)

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

NB The first show in ten weeks due to the Musician Union strike and various intervening sporting events. A 'pilot' show for a re-launched TOTP was recorded on 9th July 1980 hosted by Peter Powell with guest host B A Robertson.

Hosted by Peter Powell, Elton John (wearing the same hat he wore on the Little Jeannie clip)

The Piranhas - Tom Hark (drummer is playing with two fish)

Diana Ross - Upside Down (promo clip)

Roxy Music - Oh Yeah (On The Radio)

Tom Browne - Funkin’ For Jamaica (Legs & Co dance routine, each dancer has her name on screen)

Chart 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Hot Chocolate - Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy

Chart 20 - 11

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I’m In Love (re-recording)

The Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head (concert clip)

The Gibson Brothers - Mariana (with Legs & Co in the background)

A brief look at what was going on in the chart while the show was away

Clip from The Big Time documentary about Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton - 9 To 5

Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Abba - The Winner Takes It All number one (promo clip)

George Benson - Give Me The Night (playout record and audience dancing)

Anglia Words and Music 11.20 - 11.50 am

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

Thames Meet Paul McCartney 3:45 - 4:15 pm

Interviewed by Tim Rice

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:32 – 11:00 pm

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Friday 8th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10.10 - 10.30 pm (repeat 14th April 1980)

BBC1 Des O'Connor Tonight 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Dana

Thames The Andy Williams Show 3.45 - 4.15 pm (repeat)

Thames Looks Familiar 6.30 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

Sammy Davis Jr, Jules Styne


Saturday 9th August 1980

BBC1 Summer Holiday 5.25 - 7.10 pm Cliff Richard movie

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Girlschool - Race with the Devil

Paul Jones

Hazel O'Connor

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls - Dream Sequence one

LWT / Anglia George Hamilton IV

Scottish Oscar Peterson Presents


Sunday 10th August 1980

BBC1 Kimberley Jim 1.45 - 3.05 pm 1965 Jim Reeves movie

BBC2 Peter Skellern 8.10 - 8.40 pm

ITV Let The Music Take You 11.00 - 11.30 pm

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ATV And The Bands Played On 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Big bands on radio with Roy Fox, Nat Gonella

ITV Summer Royal 7.15 - 8.15 pm

Anita Harris

Grampian The Entertainers

The Wurzels


Monday 11th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10.20 - 10.30 pm (repeat 21st April 1980)

Tyne Tees Check It Out (shown by some ITV channels 9.30 - 10.00 pm)

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Yorkshire George Hamilton IV

Tyne Tees Sounds Of...

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Tuesday 12th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop (repeat 28th April 1980)

BBC1 GI Blues 6.50 - 8.30 pm 1960 Elvis Presley movie

Westward / Anglia / Channel George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 13th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop (repeat 19th May 1980)

BBC1 The Good Old Days 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Frankie Vaughan

BBC2 Lost In The Stars 8.40 - 10.15 pm 1974 movie with Melba Moore

Thames The Big Top Variety Show 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Gladys Knight & The Pips

The Wurzels

Border Engelbert Humperdinck

Granada George Hamilton IV


Thursday 14th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop (repeat 2nd June 1980)

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:35 - 8:05 pm

Hosted by Roger Daltrey, Tommy Vance

Run down of tonight's show

Ultravox - Sleepwalk (sounds like a re-recording)

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (promo clip)

ELO - All Over The World (Legs & Co dance routine)

Mike Berry - The Sunshine Of Your Smile (live)

Chart 30 - 11

Grace Jones - Private Life

The Village People - Can’t Stop The Music (promo clip) (NB Co-host Roger Daltrey makes a sly homophobic remark)

Sue Wilkinson - You’ve Got To Be A Hustler If You Want To Get Along (NB with Don Powell from Slade)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Abba - The Winner Takes It All number one (promo clip)

Diana Ross - Upside Down (playout record)

Anglia Words and Music 11.20 - 11.50 am

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:30 – 11:00 pm

Bob Geldof


Friday 15th August 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop (repeat 9th June 1980)

Southern Runaround 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Madness


Saturday 16th August 1980

BBC1 Wonderful Life 5.20 - 7.10 pm 1964 Cliff Richard movie

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Paul Jones

The Skids - Circus Games

Teena Marie - Lonely Desire

Channel Al Martino

Ulster George Hamilton IV

LWT Dudley Moore In Concert part one 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Sunday 17th August 1980

ITV Let The Music Take You 9.30 - 10.00 pm

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LWT 20th Century Box 1.30 - 2.00 pm

New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden - interview, Phantom Of The Opera (live at the Marquee, London)

Neal Kay (heavy metal DJ)

Geoff Barton (Sounds deputy editor)

ATV And The Bands Played On 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Bands from the 1930s

LWT Song by Song by Frank Loesser 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Clarke Peters

Millicent Martin


Monday 18th August 1980

BBC1 Goodbye Columbus 9.25 -11.05 pm 1969 movie with theme by The Association

BBC2 Fan Phenomenon 7:50 - 8:10 pm repeat of schools programme

The Jam

Tyne Tees Check It Out 9.30 - 10.00 am

The Pretenders

Granada World In Action 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Singles chart rigging report

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 19th August 1980

BBC1 Blue Hawaii 6.50 - 8.30 pm 1961 Elvis Presley movie

Granada Jazz Concert 12.10 - 12.45 am


Wednesday 20th August 1980

Thames The Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The New Seekers

Grampian Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray

HTV Genesis In Concert 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

Channel George Hamilton IV


Thursday 21st August 1980

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 – 8:05 pm

Hosted by Steve Wright, Cliff Richard

Run down of tonight's show

The Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park

Sheena Easton - Modern Girl

The Jam - Start (promo clip)

Shakin’ Stevens - Marie Marie

The Clash - Bankrobber (Legs & Co dance routine)

Billy Joel - It's Still Rock N Roll To Me (promo clip)

Chart 30 - 11

Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day

The Piranhas - Tom Hark

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I’m In Love

Cliff Richard - Dreamin’

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes number one (promo clip)

ELO - All Over The World (playout record)

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:32 – 11:00 pm

Hosted by Billy Connolly

John Bonham - chat

Dr Feelgood

Rory Gallagher

Angelic Upstarts

Anglia Words and Music 11.20 - 11.50 pm

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent


Friday 22nd August 1980

Thames The Andy Williams Show 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Roger Miller

Tyne Tees Alright Now 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Mike Oldfield


Saturday 23rd August 1980

BBC1 Can’t Stop The Music - The Making Of The Movie 5:45 - 6:15 pm

Village People

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Lambrettas - Another Day Another Girl

The Revillos - Hungry For Love

The Salford Jets - She's Gonna Break Your Heart

LWT Dudley Moore In Concert part two 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Sunday 24th August 1980

Grampian Let The Music Take You 9.30 - 10.00 am

Julie Felix

ATV And The Bands Played On 5.00 - 5.30 pm

The Night The Bomb Dropped

bands from the 1930s

LWT Summer Royal 7.15 - 8.15 pm

Johnny Logan

LWT Song by Song by British Lyricists 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Georgia Brown

Bertice Reading

Grampian The Entertainers

The Frank Jennings Syndicate


Monday 25th August 1980 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Captain Beaky's World Of Words and Music 9.45 - 10.30 pm (repeat 4th April 1980)

BBC2 Dick Deadeye, Or Duty Done 8.00 - 9.15 pm movie with Linda Lewis

Yorkshire John Williams and Sky 11.10 pm - 12.10 am


Tuesday 26th August 1980

BBC1 Roustabout 6.50 - 8.30 pm 1964 Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Just A Boy’s Game 10.15 - 11.25 pm (repeat)

Play with Frankie Miller


Wednesday 27th August 1980

Granada The Best Of Marc 4:45 - 5:15 pm

Marc Bolan

Stephanie DeSykes

The Jam

Heart-Throb

Thames Big Top Variety Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Peters and Lee


Thursday 28th August 1980

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

Hosted by Peter Powell, B.A.Robertson (The Daily Mirror has the host as Simon Bates)

Run down of tonight's show

Barracudas - Summer Fun

Gary Numan - I Die:You Die (promo clip)

The Selecter - The Whisper

Mike Berry - The Sunshine Of Your Smile (live)

The Skids - Circus Games (includes an excerpt of the promo clip)

Elton John - Sartorial Eloquence

Chart 30 - 11

Sue Wilkinson - You’ve Got To Be A Hustler If You Want To Get On

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight

The Village People - Can't Stop The Music (promo clip)

Judas Priest - United

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes number one (promo clip)

The Beat - Best Friend (playout record)

Anglia Words and Music 11.20 - 11.50 am

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent

ITV Miss United Kingdom 1980 7.45 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

The Dooleys

Tyne Tees Alright Now 10:32 – 11:00 pm

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Friday 29th August 1980

Thames The Andy Williams Show 3.45 - 4.15 pm (repeat)

Tyne Tees Alright Now (shown by some ITV channel 5.15 - 5.45 pm)

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Saturday 30th August 1980

BBC1 Barry Manilow part one 11.05 pm - 12.00 am (repeat)

Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Granada Fun Factory 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (last in series)

The Barracudas - Summer Fun

The Beat - Talk About Yourself

Buzzcocks - Are Everything

The Heebeegeebees - Meaningless Songs

The Houghton Weavers - Martians Have Landed in Wigan

LWT Celebrity Concert: Neil Sedaka in Canada 11.30 pm - 12.30 am


Sunday 31st August 1980

BBC2 Poacher Sings Country 8.05 - 8.30 pm (repeat)

ITV Let The Music Take You 9.30 - 10.00 pm

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ITV Remember Jack Buchannan 4.25 - 5.30 pm

Anita Harris

ATV Summer Royal 7.15 - 8.15 pm

Bobby Crush

ATV Star Parade

The James Last Orchestra

Barry Manilow

Johnny Ray

Boney M

Nana Mouskouri

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 1st September 1980

BBC Don Lusher's World Of Music 8.05 - 9.00 pm

Nelson Riddle

Anglia Witness to Yesterday 11.50 pm - 12.20 am (repeat)

George Gershwin

Yorkshire Jazz Series 11.50 pm - 12.20 am

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Border George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 2nd September 1980

BBC1 Barry Manilow part two 11.17 pm - 12.07 am (repeat)

Live at the Royal Albert Hall


Wednesday 3rd September 1980

BBC2 Newsnight 10.55 - 11.35 pm

Stevie Wonder interviewed at EMI

Westward The Jazz Series 10.50 - 11.15 pm

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Granada The Best Of Marc 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Marc Bolan

The Bay City Rollers

Mud

Alfapha

10CC

Heart-Throb

ATV Late Night Country Music 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Charlie Pride in concert

Thames Garth Hewitt (epilogue)


Thursday 4th September 1980

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

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis, Kevin Keegan

Run down of tonight's show

Secret Affair  -Sound Of Confusion

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I’m In Love

The Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park

Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day (repeat 21st August 1980)

Chart 30 - 20

Billy Joel - It's Still Rock N Roll To Me (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 19 - 11

Hank Marvin chats with host

Cliff Richard - Dreamin’

Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (repeat 21st August 1980)

The Beat - Best Friend

hosts chat with Cliff Richard about the current chart

Randy Crawford - One Day I’ll Fly Away (live)

Chart 10 - 1

The Jam - Start number one (promo clip)

The Clash - Bankrobber (playout record)

Southern The Entertainers 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Roger Whittaker

Thames Garth Hewitt


Friday 5th September 1980

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Entertains 9:50 - 10:20 pm

Ronnie Prophet, Terri Hollowell, Shoji Tabuchi (Japanese fiddler)

Westward The Beatles 12:00 – 12:27 pm

cartoon series

LWT The Gentle Touch (first in second series)

Something Blue

Chris Hamill (aka Limahl) in acting role


Saturday 6th September 1980

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

Chris Tarrant, Sally James, John Gorman, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees

LWT Metal Mickey 5.15 - 5.45 pm (first episode)

Directed by Mickey Dolenz

LWT In Concert: Pat Boone 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

ATV Genesis In Concert 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Yorkshire The Palace Presednts 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Jack Jones


Sunday 7th September 1980

BBC1 ABBA In Concert 8:25 - 9:05 pm (Wembley, London, November 1979)

ITV Let The Music Take You 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Chorus singing

Southern Genesis In Concert 11:15 pm – 12:00 am

LWT They All Play... Ragtime 11.15 am - 12.15 am

Westward Sky In Concert 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Scottish Musical Special: Anne Murray

ATV / Grampian Sky In Concert

Ulster Musical Special: Darts

Granada George Hamilton IV


Monday 8th September 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Cleo Laine & John Dankworth

BBC2 Cleo Laine & James Galway 8.10 - 9.00 pm

With John Dankworth

Granada The Beatles 9.55 - 10.15 am cartoon series

ATV The Entertainers: Boxcar Willie 11.20 - 11.45 am

Yorkshire The Jazz Series 11.55 pm - end

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm (first in second series)

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Thames Give Us A Clue 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kenny Kynch

Grampian Divine Country

Sidney Divine


Wednesday 10th September 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan

BBC1 Where Are They Now? 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Brian Poole

BBC2 But Still We Sing 8.10 - 9.00 pm

music of the Outer Hebrides

Granada The Best of Marc 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Marc Bolan

Hawkwind

The Boomtown Rats

Jamie Wilde

Alan David

Haert-Throb

Channel Celebrity Concert: Roger Whittaker 11.40 pm - 12.35 am

ATV Country Music: Buck Owens 11.45 pm - 12.45 am


Thursday 11th September 1980

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

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Run down of tonight's show

The Skids - Circus Games (with excerpt from promo clip)

Richard Skinner presents silver and platinum awards to Diana Ross

Black Sabbath - Paranoid (concert clip)

Host presents two women from the audience with singles

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight (NB all dressed as policemen and members of the audience were seen with policeman's helmets afterwards)

Host chats to Leo Sayer

Elvis Presley - It's Only Love (Legs & Co dance routine)

Richard Skinner reads the music news

Chart 30 - 21

Shakin' Stevens - Marie Marie

Richard Skinner with more music news

Chart 20 - 11

Judas Priest - United

Splodgnessabounds - Two Little Boys

Host with Robin and Maurice Gibb

Split Enz - I Got You

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I’m In Love number one (repeat)

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (playout record and audience dancing)

Channel The Monkees 7.00 - 7.30 pm


Friday 12th September 1980

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Entertains 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Ronnie Prophet, Terri Hollowell, Family Brown


Saturday 13th September 1980

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Sunday 14th September 1980

BBC2 A Musical Railway Celebration 6.40 - 7.15 pm

The Five Penny Piece


Monday 15th September 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill at One 1.00 - 1.45 pm

The Nolans

BBC1 Step This Way: The Pleasures of Dancing 11.37 pm - 12.05 am

1: Disco

BBC2 Shirley Bassey 8:15 - 9:00 pm (repeat 29th September 1979)

Granada The Beatles 9.55 - 10.15 am (cartoon series)

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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Yorkshire The Jazz Series 12.00 - 12.30 am


Tuesday 16th September 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One 1.00- 1.45 pm

James Galway

BBC1 Play Away 4.40 - 5.15 pm

Peter Hammill - Tintagel By The Sea


Wednesday 17th September 1980

BBC1 The Best of Mike Yarwood 7.50 - 8.30 pm

The Nolans

BBC2 The Albion Band 8:15 - 9:00 pm

The Albion Band

Granada The Best of Marc 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Marc Bolan

Rosetta Stone

Thin Lizzy

Steve Gibbons

Scottish Presenting Lena Martell 10.45 - 11.10 pm

HTV Cinema Club: The Harder They Come 10.40 pm - 12.25 am 1972 movie


Thursday 18th September 1980

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

NB Mostly repeats and promo clips due to industrial action. There is no regular studio set or audience.

Hosted by Simon Bates, Olivia Newton-John

Run down of tonight's show

XTC - Generals & Majors (promo clip)

Randy Crawford - One Day I’ll Fly Away (repeat 4th September 1980)

Stevie Wonder - Masterblaster (Jammin’) (concert clip)

Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (repeat 21st August 1980)

Music news

Chart 30 - 20

The Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park (repeat 4th September 1980)

Host talks to Jonathan King who has a Rubik's Cube

Chart 19 - 11

Madness - Baggy Trousers (promo clip)

Host chats to Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)

Billy Joel - It's Still Rock N Roll To Me (promo clip)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I’m In Love number one (repeat 4th September 1980)

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (playout record with old style camera graphics)

Anglia George Hamilton IV

Southern Music Special: Oscar Peterson 11.05 pm - 12.00 am


Friday 19th September 1980

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Entertains 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Ronnie Prophet, Terri Hollowell, Colleen Peterson


Saturday 20th September 1980

BBC1 The Dukes of Hazard: Find Loretta Lynn 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Musicians kidnap a country singer

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Border Music Special: Anne Murray


Sunday 21st September 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.20 - 9.40 pm

Dana

BBC1 Art Asia 9.40 - 10.10 am

Punk group Alien Kulture

LWT Sammy and Bruce 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Sammy Davis Jr and Bruce Forsyth

LWT Ghost Story 1975 movie with Marianne Faithfull

Anglia Paul Anka: Music My Way 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

ATV Star Parade 11:15 pm – 1:15 am

Abba

Cliff Richard

The James Last Orchestra

Roger Whittaker

Southern Celebrity Concert: Charles Aznavour 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Ulster Music Special: Sky

Grampian Celebrity Concert: Al Martino


Monday 22nd September 1980

BBC2 Shirley Bassey (repeat 13th October 1979) 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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Tuesday 23rd September 1980

BBC2 The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes 10.20 - 10.45 pm

New Orleans jazz movie

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm (first in new series)

The Blue Meanies - Pop sensibility, I'm not in love with you

The Piranhas - Tom Hark


Wednesday 24th September 1980

BBC1 Where Are They Now?

Master Ernest Lough (who had recorded Oh For The Wings Odf A Dove)

BBC1 Perry Como’s Bahamas Holiday 7:40 - 8:30 pm

Perry Como

Captain and Tennille

BBC1 Parkinson 11.02 pm - 12.05 am

Olivia Newton-John

Granada The Best Of Marc 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Marc Bolan

David Bowie

Generation X

The Rods

Granada The Jazz Series 12.00 - 12.30 am

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Thursday 25th September 1980

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

Hosted by Mike Read, Russ Abbot, Leo Sayer

Run down of tonight's show

Black Slate - Amigo

Leo Sayer chats to Mike Read

Split Enz - I Got You (repeat 11th September 1980)

Leo Sayer introduces

Diana Ross - My Old Piano (promo clip)

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (Legs & Co dance routine)

Mike Read with the pop news

Chart 30 - 20

Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O (promo clip)

Chart 19 - 11

Shalamar - I Owe You One (concert clip)

Linx - You're Lying

Chart 10 - 1 (with promo clips and stills)

The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me number one (promo clip)

Change - Searchin' (playout record, audience dancing)

Anglia George Hamilton IV

Southern Musical Special: Blood Sweat and Tears 11.05 pm - 12.00 am


Friday 26th September 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Leo Sayer - Once In A While

BBC2 Ronnie Prophet Entertains 9.50 - 10.25 pm

Live from The Phantom Club of RAF Bentwaters

Ronnie Prophet, Terri Hollowell , Don Everly

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

Hosted by Tim Rice

Carlene Carter and Dave Edmunds - Baby Ride Easy


Saturday 27th September 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Cliff Richard

Showaddywaddy

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Madness


Sunday 28th September 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.25 - 9.45 am

Dana

BBC1 Music Music Music 9:30 - 10:20 pm

Carpenters’ special with Ella Fitzgerald

BBC2 Diary Of A Mad Housewife 11.05 pm - 12.45 am 1970 movie with Alice Cooper

ITV The Electric Theatre Show 12.00 - 12.30 am

Profile of composer Roy Budd


Monday 29th September 1980

BBC1 Step This Way: Rock and Roll 11.20 - 11.45 pm

BBC2 Shirley Bassey (repeat 27th October 1979)

Thames White Light 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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Thames Give Us A Clue 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kenny Everett

Anglia Genesis In Concert 11:30 pm - 12:15 am

Anglia About Anglia 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Radio Caroline article

Scottish George Hamilton IV

Yorkshire / Channel Oscar Peterson


Tuesday 30th September 1980

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Public Skool - Baby come back, Walking the rat

The Salford Jets - She's gonna break your heart

Leo Sayer - Once in a while


Wednesday 1st October 1980

BBC1 Lynda Carter Encore 7:40 - 8:30 pm

Tom Jones

Merle Haggard

Granada The Jazz Series 12.10 - 12.40 am

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ATV Late Night Country Music: Dolly Parton 12.15 - 12.45 pm


Thursday 2nd October 1980

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

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Run down of tonight's show

Gillan - Trouble

DLT introduces The London Proof car

Stevie Wonder - Masterblaster (Jammin') (concert clip with roller disco skaters in the studio)

Matchbox - When You Ask About Love

Thin Lizzy - Killer On The Loose (promo clip)

Change - Searchin’ (Legs & Co dance routine)

Music news

Chart 30 - 20

Odyssey - If You’re Looking For A Way Out (promo clip)

Chart 19 - 11

Madness - Baggy Trousers

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

DLT awards prizes to the best dancers

The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me number (promo clip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds (playout record)

Thames Telethon 7:00 pm - 3:00 am

Cliff Richard


Friday 3rd October 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.50 - 5.35 pm

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BBC2 The Family Brown Sing Country 9.50 - 10.15 pm

Live from RAF Bent-waters in Suffolk


Saturday 4th October 1980

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Gary Numan

BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - 12.15 am

Tom Lehrer

BBC2 Rock Week

Rock Around The Clock 3:15 - 4:30 pm 1955 movie

Jailhouse Rock 5:10 - 6:45 pm 1957 movie

Long Distance Information 9:20 - 10:20 pm play about Elvis fan and DJ starring Christian Harvey, written by Neville Smith

Rock Goes To College: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Oxford Poly

The Old Grey Whistle Test: John Lennon 1975 interview

NB both the above were last minute replacements for other shows

Heroes Of Rock N Roll 11:15 pm - 12:55 am hosted by Jeff Bridges

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Yorkshire The Palace Presents 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Cleo Laine


Sunday 5th October 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 am

Dana

BBC2 Rock Week

The Girl Can’t Help It 2:55 - 4:30 pm 1956 movie

Loving You 4:30 - 6:10 pm 1957 Elvis Presley movie

American Graffiti 10:45 pm - 12:40 am 1973 movie

Granada George Hamilton IV


Monday 6th October 1980

BBC2 Shirley Bassey (repeat 10th November 1979)

BBC2 Rock Week 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light

Thames White Heat 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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Tuesday 7th October 1980

BBC1 Iris 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Iris Williams

The Spinners

Vince Hill

BBC2 Rock Week

Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon 7:00 - 7:55 pm

The Kinks in America 10:02 - 10:50 pm (Providence, Rhode island)

Granada Get It Together 4:15 - 4:55 pm

The Juniors (seen listed)

Expresso - By tonight, Tango in Mono

John Hart - Toytown

Shakin’ Stevens - Marie, Marie

Showaddywaddy - Why do lovers break each others hearts

Ulster Celebrity Concert: Burt Bacharach


Wednesday 8th October 1980

BBC1 Lena’s Music 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Lena Martell

Ralph McTell

BBC1 Parkinson 10.45 - 11.45 pm

George Shearing

BBC2 Rock Week

XTC at The Manor 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Recording Towers of London at The Manor, Oxfordshire. Although Andy Partridge later recalled that this was all false as the track had already been recorded at The Townhouse and these 'sessions' was faked for the TV special

Cream The Last Concert 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Granada The Jazz Series 12.00 - 12.30 am

Annie Ross


Thursday 9th October 1980

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

Hosted by Peter Powell

Run down of tonight's show

Status Quo - What You’re Proposing

Hosts plugs the new Top of the Pops t-shirts

Diana Ross - My Old Piano (promo clip)

Host chats to Dennis Waterman

OMD - Enola Gay

Music news

Chart 30 - 19

Coffee - Casanova (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 18 - 11

Black Slate - Amigo

Host chats to Dennis Waterman

The Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together (promo clip)

Host chats to Paul Jones of The Blues Band

Linx - You're Lying (repeat 25th September 1980)

Gilbert O'Sullivan - What’s In A Kiss (live)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me number one (promo clip)

Ottowan - D.I.S.C.O. (playout record)

BBC2 Rock Week

Van Morrison at The Rainbow 7:55 - 8:50 pm (repeat May 1974)

Rainbow at Castle Donnington 10:20 - 10:50 pm (Monsters of Rock festival)

Southern Music Special: Sky 11.05 pm - 12.00 am


Friday 10th October 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.50 - 5.40 pm

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BBC2 Rock Week

The Police In The East 7:30 - 8:25 pm

Randy Newman In Ahoy 10:20 - 10:50 pm (live in 1979 with the Rotterdam Symphony)

BBC2 Friday Night, Saturday Morning 11:45 pm - 12:40 am

Hosted by Tim Rice

David Bowie interviewed in New York and excerpt from The Elephant Man

The Hollies


Saturday 11th October 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

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BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Annie Ross

BBC1 Parkinson 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Val Doonican

BBC2 Rock Week

The Old Grey Whistle Test: The Story So Far 11:30 pm - 1:35 am

350th show, beginning of tenth series

Hosted by Anne Nightingale and Bob Harris

Archive studio clips - Alice Cooper, Davie Bowie, Vinegar Joe, Roxy Music, Bill Withers, Rick Wakeman, Freddie King, Ry Cooder, Humble Pie, Tim Buckey, Little Feat, Dave Mason, Siouxsie & Banshees

On Film - John Lennon, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Still Water, Jimmy Carter, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones

Other TV clips - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (US TV), Jimi Hendrix (Lulu Show)

Abstract film clips - Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd

Promos - Cheech and Chong, Elvis Costello

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Dave Bartram & Malcolm Allured (of Showaddywaddy) interview

Rick Parfitt (of Status Quo) interview

Tyne Tees Today

Russ Field (of Showaddywaddy) interview


Sunday 12th October 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 am

Dana

LWT The Electric Theatre Show 12.00 - 12.30 pm

Roger Daltrey, Hazel O’Connor talk about their new movies


Monday 13th October 1980

BBC1 The Amazing Adventures of Morph 5.35 - 5.40 pm (first in series)

Theme by Georgie Fame

BBC2 Shirley Bassey 8.10 - 9.00 pm (repeat 24th November 1979)

Thames White Heat 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 14th October 1980

BBC1 Best Of British 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Elton John Captain Fantastic and the DJ

Interviewed by Paul Gamabccini

Bernie Taupin

BBC2 Boom Boom...Out Go The Lights 10:20 - 10:50 pm (‘alternative’ comedy special)

The Blues Band

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Rock Pile - Wrong way, & Carlene Carter Baby Ride Easy

Andy Fairweather Low - Hard Hat Boogie

Madness - Baggy Trousers (promo clip)

Thames United Kingdom Disco Dancing Championships 1980 7.30 - 8.30 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 15th October 1980

BBC1 The Goodies: Saturday Night Grease 7.10 - 7.40 pm

Thames After Noon Plus 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Cliff Richard

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Peter Straker – two songs

ATV Stardust 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Sheena Easton - Modern Girl

Peter Skellern - Hold On To Love, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

Peters & Lee - Love Will Keep us Together, Suspicious Minds, Let It Be Me

Grace Kennedy, unknown song, It's A Miracle

Border Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray


Thursday 16th October 1980

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

Hosted by Tommy Vance

Run down of tonight's show

Madness - Baggy Trousers (repeat 2nd October 1980)

Host chats to Suzi Quatro

Showaddywaddy - Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts

Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (Legs & Co dance routine, plus clips of her movies and stills)

Host chats to Michael Palin about Monty Python's Contractual Obligations Album

Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog

Music news

Host chats to Dollar who have just got engaged

Chart 30 - 21

George Benson - Love Times Love (promo clip)

Chart 20 - 11

Matchbox - When You Ask About Love

Bad Manners - Special Brew

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me number one (promo clip)

Ottowan - D.I.S.C.O (playout record)

Anglia George Hamilton IV

Ulster Good Evening Ulster

Siouxsie Sioux interview


Friday 17th October 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.50 - 5.35 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Boxcar Willie Sings Country 8.00 - 8.25 pm

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.30 pm - 12.25 am

B A Robertson


Saturday 18th October 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

Dire Straits

Johnny Logan

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

The Brotherhood of Man - I Will Survive

Johnny Logan - Too much Too Soon

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Larry Adler

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:40 pm - 1:15 am

Live at Rockpalast, Essen, West Germany

Hosted by Anne Nightingale in London, Alan Bangs in Essen

Jack Bruce interviewed by Alan Bangs

Bruce Springsteen - The River (No Nukes film clip)

Graham Parker - interviewed by Alan Bangs

The Police - live set

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 19th October 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 10.05 am

Dana

LWT Celebrity Concert 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

Engelbert Humperdinck

Westward Star Parade 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

Guys n Dolls

ATV Star Parade 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

James Last Orchestra

Boney M

Lynsey de Paul


Monday 20th October 1980

BBC2 Shirley Bassey (repeat 8th December 1979)

Thames White Heat 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 21st October 1980

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Matchbox - When you ask about love

The Moondogs - Who's gonna tell Mary, Schoolgirl crush

The Tourists - Don't say I told you so

Granada Here Comes Channel 8 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Taking a tongue-in-cheek look at TV in 1999

The Dooleys

Hot Gosspi


Wednesday 22nd October 1980

ATV Stardust 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Hollies

Elkie Brooks

Johnny Logan

Anglia Musical Special 10.35 - 11.35 pm

Sky

Thames Late Night Country Music 12.05 am - end

Dolly Parton

The Hue Corporation


Thursday 23rd October 1980

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

NB There are several new cars on the set to promote the Motor Show in Birmingham, plus glamour girls provided by the car companies

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Run down of tonight's show

Status Quo - What You’re Proposing

Gladys Knight & The Pips say hello

The Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together (promo clip)

Gilbert O'Sullivan - What’s In A Kiss (repeat 9th October 1980)

Elkie Brooks says hello

Kelly Marie (plus Tony and Pinkie as per usual) - Loving Just For Fun

Chart 30 - 20

Air Supply - All Out Of Love (promo clip)

Chart 19 - 11

Kate Bush - Army Dreamers (promo clip)

Matthew Waterhouse (new Doctor Who assistant) - says hello and plugs the Doctor Who theme single

OMD - Enola Gay (repeat 9th October 1980)

Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 10 - 1

10 George Benson - Love Times Love (promo clip)

9 The Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together (promo clip)

8 Sweet People - And The Birds Were Singing (still)

7 Odyssey - If You're Looking For A Way Out (promo clip)

6 Matchcbox - If You Ask About Love (still)

5 Madness - Baggy Trousers (promo clip)

4 Status Quo - What You're Proposing (as seen earlier)

3 The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (promo clip)

2 Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. (promo clip)

1 Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (repeat 16th October 1980)

Coffee - Casanova (playout record and audience dancing)

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Friday 24th October 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 4.40 pm

content unknown


Saturday 25th October 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.27 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

The Nick Straker Band - The Last Goodbye

BBC1 Parkinson 10.40 - 11.40 pm

Adam Faith

BBC2 Sixteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 8:05 - 8:55 pm

Don McLean

Lonnie Donegan

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Leo Kottke

Silly Wizard

Richard & Linda Thompson

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 26th October 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 pm

Dana

BBC1 Shoestring 9.05 - 10.05 pm

Eddie Shoestring has to find a sixties pop star who has suddenly become popular

ATV The Muppet Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Linda Ronstadt


Monday 27th October 1980

Thames White Heat 5.15 - 5.45 pm

content unknown

Scottish George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 28th October 1980

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

BBC2 Sixteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Silly Wizard

Lonnie Donegan

Vin Garbutt

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Inmates - So much in love, Stop it baby

The Vapors - Waiting for the weekend

TSD's dance to Modern Romance

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 29th October 1980

Granada Live From Two 2.00 - 2.45 pm

Gerrard Kenny – You’re The Best

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Sheena Easton

Hot Gossip


Thursday 30th October 1980

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

NB The audience noise is very loud in the audio mix

Hosted by Peter Powell, Colin Berry

Run down of tonight's show

Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog

Host plugs Top of the Pops t-shirts

Odyssey - If Youre Looking For A Way Out (promo clip)

Bad Manners - Special Brew (repeat 16th October 1980)

Colin Berry reads the music news

Chart 30 - 20

David Bowie - Fashion (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 19 - 11

Sheena Easton - One Man Woman (promo clip)

Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard - Suddenly (Hollywood Nights TV special clip)

Showaddywaddy - Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts (repeat 16th October 1980)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (stills and movie clips)

Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before (playout record)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Patti Boulaye

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Friday 31st October 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

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BBC1 (West) RPM 10.15 - 10.45 pm

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Saturday 1st November 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

The 100th edition

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BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Frankie Vaughan - Ragtime Piano Joe

BBC1 Parkinson 10.45 - 11.45 pm

Robin Sarstedt

BBC2 The Two Ronnies 8.05 - 8.50 pm

Elkie Brooks – Don’t Cry Out Loud

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:15 - 11:55 pm

Paul Simon in New York, interviewed by Anne Nightingale, rehearsals in SIR Studio, New York

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT Pro-Celebrity Snooker 11.45 pm - 12.30 am

Joe Brown


Sunday 2nd November 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 pm

Dana

BBC1 Cliff In London 7:15 - 8:05 pm

Cliff Richard live at The Apollo, Victoria, London

ITV Sing To The Lord 6.40 - 7.15 pm

Cindy Kent

LWT Celebrity Concert: Anne Murray 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Anglia Musical Special 11.45 pm - end

Darts


Monday 3rd November 1980

Thames White Heat 5.15 - 5.45 pm

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Westward / Channel George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 4th November 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:55 - 7:35 pm (repeat of Paul Simon special 1st November 1980)

BBC2 Sixteenth Cambridge Folk Festival 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Don McLean

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Leo Kottke

Rockin’ Dopsie and his Cajun Twisters

Diz Disley and Johnny Silva

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

After the Fire - Wild West show

Modern Romance - Modern Romance, I believe in me

XTC - Towers of London


Wednesday 5th November 1980

Thames Fanfare for Young Musicians 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Barbara Thompson

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

Freddie & The Dreamers

Hot Gossip


Thursday 6th November 1980

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

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Richard Skinner (with Bad Manners - Special Brew playing in background), preview of the show

Kool & The Gang - Celebration  (live vocal and re-recording)

Host joined by Richard Skinner

Status Quo - What You’re Proposing (repeat 9th October 1980)

Host joined by Robert Palmer

Stephanie Mills - I Never Knew Love Like This Before (promo clip)

Richard Skinner with music news

Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (movie clip)

Chart 30 - 19

Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good (live vocals)

Chart 18 - 11

Roxy Music - The Same Old Scene (Legs & Co dance routine)

UB40 - The Earth Dies Screaming (promo clip)

Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Host gives prizes for best dressed dancers

Chart 10 - 1 (promo clips and stills)

Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love number one (movie clips and stills)

BBC1 Oscar Peterson - Words and Music (first in series)

With Ella Fitzgerald

Southern Paul Anka - Music My Way 11:05 pm - 12:00 am

BBC2 Russell Harty 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan

HTV Cymru Oscar Peterson

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Friday 7th November 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

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BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

Bryan Ferry


Saturday 8th November 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 - 11.30 am

Bob Geldof

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Showaddywaddy - Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts

Dana - Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.05 - 8.50 pm

Barbara Dickson – Fallen Angel

BBC1 Parkinson 10.35 - 11.35 pm

Jonathan King

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Residents - Act of Being Polite (promo clip)

Pat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Hell Is For Children

Genesis - Please Don't Ask (Filmfinders clip)

Teardrop Explodes - Ha Ha I'm Drowning, Reward

The Doors - Break On Through (promo clip)

Nine Below Zero - Little Bit, I Can't Help Myself (live clips)

Klaus Nomi - Total Eclipse (live clip)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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LWT Pro-Celebrity Snooker 11.45 pm - 12.30 am

Joe Brown, Dave Lee Travis


Sunday 9th November 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 pm

Dana

BBC2 Electra Glide in Blue 1973 movie with Peter Cetera and Terry Kath of Chicago


Monday 10th November 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6:50 - 7:30 pm Southend (first in second series)

The Regulators

Dexy’s Midnight Runners

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Thames White Heat 5:15 - 5:45 pm

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Tuesday 11th November 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:50 - 7:30 pm (repeat 8th November 1980)

BBC2 Rhythm On Two: George Shearing 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The GB Band - When Will I Be Loved?

Marshall Doktors - The Worrying Kind

The Piranhas - I Don't Want My Body

U2 - I Will Follow (re-recording)


Wednesday 12th November 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 6.25 - 6.50 pm (repeat)

Thames Fanfare For Young Musicians 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Judge: Barbara Thompson

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Shadows

Charles Aznavour

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 13th November 1980

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

Hosted by Simon Bates

Run down of tonight's show

Iron Maiden - Women In Uniform (live)

David Bowie - Fashion (promo clip)

host chats to Ray and Dennis from Dr Hook

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Bourgie Bourgie (live)

Music news and chat with Stu Francis from Crackerjack and plugs the Top of the Pops compilation album

Chart 30 - 20

John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 19 - 11

Liquid Gold - The Night The Wine and The Roses

Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short

Abba - Super Trouper (promo clip)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Blondie - The Tide Is High number one (promo clip)

Young and Co - I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) (playout record)

BBC2 Oscar Peterson: Words and Music 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Louis Bellson

Channel The Monkees 7.00 - 7.30 pm

ITV Miss World 1980 8.00 - 10.00 pm

Anthony Newley

HTV Musical Special 11.00 - 11.55 pm

Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Friday 14th November 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.35 pm

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BBC2 Friday Night…Saturday Morning 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

The Heebee Geebees


Saturday 15th November 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

Paul Nicholas

Andrew Lloyd-Webber

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Demis Roussos - I Need You, & Basil Brush Never On Sunday

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.05 - 8.50 pm

Elkie Brooks – Paint Your Pretty Picture

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Hitmen - Eyes Open, I Still Remember It

Hazel O’Connor's Megahype - Sons and Lovers, Will You

The Beatles - Till There Was You (Washington Coliseum February 1964)

Stiff Little Fingers - Barbed Wire Love, Gotta Getaway (live on film)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews Babylon movie

Ry Cooder - Crazy 'Bout an Automobile (The Apollo, Victoria, London)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Sunday 16th November 1980

BBC1 Wake Up Sunday 9.15 - 9.35 pm

Dana

ATV The Muppet Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Melissa Manchester

ATV Benny Goodman In Concert 11.35 pm - 12.05 am


Monday 17th November 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6:55 - 7:30 pm Cardiff

The Damned

Young Marble Giants

Granada Reports 6.00 - 7.00 pm

In Focus: Bow Wow Wow

Westward / Channel George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 18th November 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.50 - 7.30 pm (repeat 15th November 1980)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (promo clip)

Nick Straker Band - Leaving on the midnight train

The Purple Hearts - My life's a jigsaw

BBC2 Russell Harty 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Grace Jones - intervew and hits the host

BBC2 Louis Bellson and the Big Band Explosion 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 19th November 1980

BBC1 Parkinson 10.55 - 11.55 pm

Wall Street Crash

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 6.35 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

Thames Fanfare for Young Musicians 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Judge: Barbara Thompson

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

Hot Gossip

ATV Late Night Country Music 12.05 - 12.35 am

Dolly Parton

Kenny Rogers

Granada The Jazz Series 12.30 am - end

George Chisholm and his Gentlemen of Jazz

Carol Kidd


Thursday 20th November 1980

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

Hosted by Dave Lee Travis

Run down of tonight's show

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (promo clip)

Diana Ross - I’m Coming Out (Legs & Co dance routine)

Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love

Chart 30 - 22

Rod Stewart - Passion (promo clip)

Chart 21 - 11

Kool & The Gang - Celebration (repeat 6th November 1980)

Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You (repeat 6th November 1980)

host plugs the Top of the Pops compilation album

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Blondie - The Tide Is High number one (promo clip)

UB40 - The Earth Dies Screaming (playout record)

BBC2 Russell Harty 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Rod Stewart interview and live in Dublin

Anglia George Hamilton IV


Friday 21st November 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.25 pm

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BBC2 Friday Night..Saturday Morning 11.35 pm - 12.30 am

Linda Hayes (American singer)


Saturday 22nd November 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

Barclay James Harvest - Life Is For Living (promo clip)

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Kelly Marie Loving Just For Fun

Darts Sh-Boom

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.10 - 8.55 pm

Barbara Dickson

BBC1 Parkinson 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Charles Aznavour

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:45 pm - 12:25 am

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Split Enz - Missing Person, Nobody Takes Me Seriously

The Q Tips - Looking For Some Action, A Man Can't Lose (What He Don't Have)

Ulravox - Vienna (City Hall, St Albans)

The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing, with Mick Jones (of The Clash) - Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Tattooed Love Boos (The Odeon, Hammersmith, London)

Martha & The Muffins - Suburban Dreams (Filmfinders clip)

Joy Division - Isolation (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Yorkshire Star Parade 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

Mireille Mathieu


Sunday 23rd November 1980

BBC1 Royal Variety Performance 7.15 - 10.00 pm

Aretha Franklin

Peggy Lee

Sheena Easton

Wall Street Crash

Cleo Laine

Sammy Davis Jr


Monday 24th November 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6:50 - 7:30 pm (Reading)

The Specials

General Accident

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight 8.10 - 9.00 pm

Marti Webb

Westward / Channel George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 25th November 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.50 - 7.30 pm (repeat 22nd November 1980)

BBC2 Russell Harty 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Kate Bush, interview and Delius promo

BBC2 Joe Ely Sings Country 10:20 - 10:50 pm (repeat)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Cheaters - Nothing ever happens on a Saturday

John Foxx - Miles Away

The Hitmen - Hold on to her

Kicks - If looks could kill

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Wednesday 26th November 1980

BBC1 Parkinson 11.15 pm - 12.10 am

Barry Manilow

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 6.35 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

Thames London Night Out 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Peters and Lee (possibly their last television appearance)

Hot Gossip

ATV Late Night Country Music 12.10 am - end

Dolly Parton

Scottish George Hamilton IV


Thursday 27th November 1980

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

Hosted by Tommy Vance

Run down of tonight's show

Showaddywaddy - Blue Moon

UB40 - Dream A Lie (promo clip)

host chats to Daryl Hall & John Oates

Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues

host chats to Bev Bevan from ELO and plugs his book about the band

ELO - Don't Walk Away (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 30 - 21

The Stray Cats - Runaway Boy

Chart 20 - 11

Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (repeat 13th November 1980)

host chats to two members of The Motels

Madness - Embarrassment (promo clip)

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Abba - Super Trouper number one (promo clip)

Young and Co - I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) (playout record)

BBC2 Russell Harty 8.30 - 9.00 pm

NB Live from Manchester with an audience of rock and roll fans

Marty Wilde

Shakin’ Stevens Marie Marie

BBC2 Oscar Peterson: Words and Music 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Count Basie

Joe Pass


Friday 28th November 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.25 pm

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BBC1 Sounds Different: Music out of Time 7:25 – 7:55 pm

Ian Carr & Nucleus

BBC1 What’s New Pussycat movie with Manfred Mann

BBC2 Friday Night... Saturday Morning 11.50 pm - 12.45 am

Hosted by Toyah Wilcox

Vivian Stanshall

Steve Strange


Saturday 29th November 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Mari Webb

Supertramp

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Liquid Gold - The Night The Wine and The Roses

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.10 - 8.55 pm

Elkie Brooks

BBC1 Parkinson 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

The Motels - Days are OK, Envy

Dire Straits – Tunnel Of Love

Bob Seger - Still The Same, Hollywood Nights (live clip)

Saxon - Hungry Years (The Rainbow, London)

The Planets - Let Me Fall (Filmfinders clip)

Echo & The Bunnymen - Stars Are Stars (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Max Boyce

Rod Stewart - not on

Elton John - filmed clip

Hank Marvin - flimed clip

Alby Donnelly from Supercharge

LWT Search For A Star 6.40 - 7.30 pm

Tuxedo Junction

Rose-Marie

Yorkshire Star Parade 11.45 pm - 12.45 am

John Denver

The Richie Family


Sunday 30th November 1980

BBC1 Marti Caine 7.15 - 8.00 pm (repeat)

Labi Siffre

The Shadows


Monday 1st December 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6.50 - 7.30 pm (Greenock)

Stiff Little Fingers

Pretty Boy Floyd

BBC2 Alan Price 10:15 - 10:45 pm (first in series)

Madeline Bell


Tuesday 2nd December 1980

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6:50 - 7:30 (repeat 29th November 1980)

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

The Freshies - I'm in love with the girl on the Virgin

Little Roosters - I need a witness

Showaddywaddy - Blue moon

Scottish George Hamilton IV

Granada The Jazz Series 12.10 - 12.40 am

George Chisholm


Wednesday 3rd December 1980

BBC1 The Innes Book of Records 6.35 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

Thames Fanfare for Young Musicians 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Barbara Thompson

ATV Late Night Country Music 12.10 am - end

Dolly Parton


Thursday 4th December 1980

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

Hosted by Peter Powell

Run down of tonight's show

Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love (repeat 20th November 1980)

Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks ('The Jazz Singer' movie clip)

host chats to Verdene and Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire

Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry

Chart 30 - 22

Kenny Rogers - Lady (Legs & Co dance routine)

Chart 21 - 17

AC/DC - Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (promo clip)

Chart 16 - 11

St.Winifred's School Choir - No One Quite Like Grandma (live)

host chats to Mike Oldfield

The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic

Chart 10 - 1 (with clips)

Abba - Super Trouper number one (promo clip)

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out (playout record)

BBC1 Blankety Blank 7.55 - 8.25 pm

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Oscar Peterson: Words and Music 10.00 - 10.45 pm


Friday 5th December 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.25 pm

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BBC2 Sounds Different: Feeling For The Sounds 7:25 - 7:35 pm

The AT’s (from Bristol)

Yorkshire Calendar Goes Pop 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Hosted by Richard Madely

Tom Robinson - interview

B A Robertson - Flight 19 (promo clip)

Showaddywaddy - Blue Moon (promo clip)

Sector 27 - Where Can We Go Tonight

Vardis - Too Many People, Let's Go (live)

Mike Howlet (record producer) - interview

OMD - Enola Gay (promo clip)

Paula Yates - talks bout her book Rock Stars In Their Underpants

STV Hear Here

Simple Minds


Saturday 6th December 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

Hazel O’Connor

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

The Drifters - Can I Take You Home Little Girl

Peter Skellern - Raining In My Heart, & Basil Brush - Top Hat White Tie and Tails

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.10 - 8.35 pm

Barbara Dickson – January February

BBC1 Parkinson 10.00 - 11.00 pm

Cliff Richard

Sammy Cahn

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

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

No Entry Band - Fantastic Counted Years (film clip)

Steve Swindells - Don't Wait On The Stairs, Fresh Blood

Zoom Lens - Running In Mazes (film clip)

Richard Digence - interview about his poetry

Nina Hagen - Sometimes, Ziggy Stardust, M.O.D.

Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze, Wild Thing (Opera House, Blackpool 1967)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Beat

LWT Search For A Star 6.40 - 7.30 pm

VHF

LWT Pro-Celebrity Snooker 11.45 pm - 12.30 am

Joe Brown

Anglia Take The Mick 11.45 pm - 12.15 am

Mick Potts and the Gateway Jazz Band


Sunday 7th December 1980

Tyne Tees Check It Out

The Jam - backstage at City Hall, Newcastle

ATV The Muppet Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Gladys Knight


Monday 8th December 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6.50 - 7.30 pm (Derry)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads

The Sect

BBC2 Des O’Connor 8.10 - 9.00 pm

The Three Degrees

BBC2 Alan Price 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Protest songs


Tuesday 9th December 1980

BBC1 / ITN News

Reports on the death of John Lennon

BBC1 Nationwide 5:55 - 7:00 pm

John Lennon tribute with Andy Peebles, Alan Price, plus clips from the 1975 The Old Grey Whistle Test interview, 24 Hours (15 December 1969), Sir Lew Grade tribute show

BBC1 Help! 1965 Beatles movie (replaces Paul Newman movie ‘Winning’)

BBC1 Play For Today: The Flipside of Dominick Hide 9.35 - 11.10 pm

Meal Ticket

BBC1 Best of British: George Shearing 11:10 – 11:45 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.50 - 7.30 pm (repeat 6th December 1980, but cancelled)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 9:00 - 9:30 pm (replaces James Last in London)

The early evening repeat was cancelled and replaced with this John Lennon tribute

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Imagine (promo clip)

Excerpts from the 1975 The Old Grey Whistle Test interview

With guests - Michael Watts, Andy Peebles, Paul Gambaccini

Intsant Karma (Top of the Pops 12th February 1970)

Slippin' and Slidin' (recording session for The Old Grey Whistle Test)

Give Peace A Chance (Montreal clip, not Amsterdam as claimed by the host)

Thames Anne Murray: Ladies Night 11:00 – 11:50 am

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

NB The Daily Mirror lists The Stray Cats and Barclay James Harvest

Buggles - Elstree

Chas and Dave - Rabbit

Split Enz - Nobody takes me seriously

Granada John Lennon 1940-1980

An hour-long documentary (replaces The Monte Carlo Show)

Westward and Channel John Lennon

Forty-minute documentary after News At Ten (replaces Westward Darts Final)

ATV Late Night Country Music: Loretta Lynn


Wednesday 10th December 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 6.40 - 7.05 pm (repeat)

BBC1 / ITN News

John Lennon coverage continues

ATV Murphy's America 11.10 am - 12.00 pm

Mike Murphy reports on the Nashville music scene

Thames Fanfare for Young Musicians 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Barbara Thompson

Thames Frankie Howerd Reveals All 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Barron Knights

Westeward John Lennon 11.15 pm - 12.00 am

ATV Late Night Country Music 11.20 pm - end

Loretta Lynn


Thursday 11th December 1980

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

Hosted by Richard Skinner

Run down of tonight's show

Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (the lyrics are displayed on the video screen)

Showaddywaddy - Blue Moon (repeat 27th November 1980)

host chats with Jermaine Jackson and is given a birthday cake from his record company

Madness - Embarrassment

Status Quo - Lies (promo clip)

Music news and host chats with Gary Numan

Matchbox - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

The Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (promo clip)

Chart 30 - 20

Queen - Flash (promo clip)

Chart 19 - 11

The Stray Cats - Runaway Boy

Chart 10 - 1

Abba - Super Trouper number one (promo clip and end credits)

John Lennon - Imagine (Sir Lew Grade tribute show clip 1975)

BBC2 Oscar Peterson: Words and Music 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Stephane Grappelli, Toots Thielmans

Granada Celebration 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Grace Jones in Liverpool, with George Melly

Grampian The Entertainers

Acker Bilk


Friday 12th December 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.25 pm

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BBC2 Friday Night... Saturday Morning 11.45 pm - 12.40 am

Sheena Easton

Westward The Beatles (cartoon series) 9.35 - 10.00 am

Yorkshire Calendar Goes Pop 5:15 - 5:45 pm

Hosted by Richard Madeley

Dollar - interview

The Inmates - Stop It Baby (promo clip)

Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law (promo clip)

Aromatic Tours - Something In My Life Is Missing, plus one (an unsigned band)

The Skids - Goodbye Civillian (promo clip)

Richard Jobson - interview

Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (The Jazz Singer movie clip)

Simon Ludgate (Record Mirror writer) - interview

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Pauline Black guest host

Body Snatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady, What's This

The Beat - Hands Off She's Mine (concert clip)

The Selecter - Three Minute Hero, They Make Me Mad, Out On The Streets, Everyday Things Are Getting Worse, Madness

Tropical Islanders Steel Band - Limber Up, Shocks of Almighty

The Specials - Too Much Too Young (concert clip)

Terry Hall (The Specials) - interview


Saturday 13th December 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.15 pm

Darts

Racey

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Lena Zavaroni

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Elkie Brooks – Lilac Wine

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:15 - 11:55 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Jon Anderson & The New Life Band - Don't Forget Nostalgia, Heart of the Matter

Fingerprintz - Bullet Proof Heart, Hide and Seek

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (promo clip)

Colin Newman - B (promo clip)

OMD - Promise (Filmfinders clip)

Blackfoot - Train Train (promo clip)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

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Sunday 14th December 1980

LWT 20th Century Box 1.30 - 2.05 pm

Jazz-Funk Music

Light of the World, Chris Hill, Lynx

Tyne Tees Check It Out

content unknown

ATV The Muppet Show 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Joan Baez


Monday 15th December 1980

BBC2 Something Else 6.35 - 7.20 pm (Coventry)

Siouxsie & The Banshees

God’s Toys

David Bowie - fan’s home movie clip

BBC2 Alan Price 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Songs of the rock n roll era

Thames Bachman Turner Overdrive 9:55 – 10:45 am (repeat)

Thames Close 12.20 am - end

Anita Harris


Tuesday 16th December 1980

BBC1 Pebble Mill 1.00 - 1.45 pm

Gary Glitter

Acker Bilk

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 6.40 - 7.20 pm (repeat 13th December 1980)

BBC2 James Last In London 9.00 - 9.30 pm (repeat)

ITV Look Who’s Talking 3.45 - 4.15 pm

The Spinners

Granada Get It Together 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Gary Glitter - What Your Mamma Don’t Know

Status Quo - Lies

Bobalouis - Go Ahead

Thames World Disco Dancing Championship 1980 7.30 - 8.30 pm (Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square)


Wednesday 17th December 1980

BBC1 Elvis Lives 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Documentary about his fans

BBC1 Parkinson 11:15 pm - 12:10 am

Kenny Everett

Bob Geldof

BBC2 Dolly Parton On Tour 7:20 - 8:10 pm

Thames Charles Aznavour 9.55 - 10.45 am (repeat)

documentary

Thames Secombe With Music 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Roy Budd

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Mickie Most guest host

The Blues Band - Flat Foot Sam, Death Letter

Gary Numan - Metal

Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I Stand Accused, Possession

Alexis Corner - High Heel Sneakers

Thames Fanfare for Young Musicians

Barbara Thompson

ATV Country Music 11.25 pm - end

Dolly Parton

Stella Parton

Lynn Anderson

Granada The Jazz Series 12.00 am - end

Ronnie Scott Quartet

Johnny Griffin

Jimmy Feighan Quartet

Thames Close with Anita Harris 12.25 am - end


Thursday 18th December 1980

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

Hosted by Simon Bates (originally listed as Peter Powell)

The Stray Cats - Runaway Boys plays in the background as the host introduces the show

The Beat - Too Nice To Talk To

St. Winifred's School Choir - There's No-One Quite Like Grandma (repeat 4th December 1980)

The Barron Knights - Never Mind The Presents

host chats to Little and Large

The Specials - Do Nothing (wearing their nicest Christmas sweaters)

host plugs the Top of the Pops compilation album

Gary Numan - This Wreckage (listed in the Daily Mirror as Barry Norman!)

Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (repeat 27th November 1980)

Chart 30 - 18

Chas & Dave - Rabbit (live vocals, some of the audience wearing rabbit heads like Donnie Darko)

Chart 17 - 11

The Nolans - Who's Gonna Rock You

Chart 10 - 3 (with clips)

Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (repeat 4th December 1980)

John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over number one (Legs & Co dance routine)

BBC2 Oscar Peterson: Words and Music 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Oscar Peterson

Victor Feldman

ATV Toyah 9.00 - 10.00 pm (shown later on some ITV channels)

Documentary

HTV Blood Sweat and Tears 11:05 pm - 12:00 am


Friday 19th December 1980

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.45 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

Yorkshire Calendar Goes Pop 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Hosted by Richard Madeley, Kelly Temple

Staus Quo - interview, Lies (promo clip)

The Pirhanas - I Don't Want My Body (promo clip)

Ultravox - Vienna (concert clip)

Darts - White Christmas (promo clip)

Music For Pleasure - Fuel To The Fire

Shakin’ Stevens - interview and attacks host Richard Madeley

Phil Bamfield (rock manager and agent) - interview

ITV The Black Abbots 7.30 - 8.00 pm

musical comedy group

Southern Cliff At Chichester 8.00 - 9.00 pm (shown later on some ITV channels)

Cliff Richard

Garth Hewitt

Network

Tyne Tees Alright Now

Phil Lynott guest host

Wild Horses - No Strings Attached, Reservation, Face Down

The Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (film clip)

Rockpile - You'll Never Get Me Up, and Carlene Carter - Baby Ride Easy

Phil Lynott and Wild Horses - Are You Ready To Rock, Rosalie

Phil Lynott - Solo in Soho


Saturday 20th December 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Rolf at Christmas 5.05 - 5.40 pm

Darts

BBC1 The Little and Large Show 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Sheena Easton

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:45 - 11:25 pm

Hosted by Anne Nightingale

Sniff N The Tears - Driver's Seat, Steal My Heart

U2 - Electric Co (live clip)

Paul Gambaccini & David Hepworth - review new rock books

Gary Numan - Remind Me To Smile (live clip)

Japan – Swing, My New Career

The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (promo clip)

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The Barron Knights

LWT Close 12.40 am - end

Anita Harris

Tyne Tees Saturday Shake-Up Xmas Special

Paul Flash Band


Sunday 21st December 1980

ATV Guitar 12.00 - 1.00 pm

Mason Williams

Anglia Unforgettable Christmas 1.00 - 1.30 pm

The Bootleg Beatles

The Barron Knights

LWT To Russia With Elton 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Documentary with Elton John in the USSR, May 1979

LWT Night Of A Hundred Stars 7:15 - 9:45 pm

Joe Brown

Lulu

Showaddywaddy

Marti Webb

Don Lang

Vera Lynn


Monday 22nd December 1980

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4.40 - 5.05 pm

Darts - White Christmas

Shakin’ Stevens - Shooting Gallery

Showadddywaddy - Blue Moon

BBC2 Alan Price 9:00 - 9:30 pm

Alan Price

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

BBC2 Arena 10:15 - 11:15 pm

Dire Straits

Thames Pufnstuff (1970 movie)

Cass Eliott as Witch Hazel

Thames Unforgettable Christmas 11.25 - 11.55 am (shown yesterday on Anglia)

The Morton Music Machine - Sleigh Ride medley

The Barron Knights - Never Mind The Presents (promo clip), Oh Miami

The Morton Music Machine - What God Really Looks Like

The Bootleg Beatles - From Me To You

The Morton Music Machine - Mary's Boy Child

Thames Pufnstuff 2.30 - 4.15 pm

Cass Elliott

Southern The Monte Carlo Show 11.20 pm - 12.20 am

Petula Clark

David Soul


Tuesday 23rd December 1980

BBC1 Christmas on Nationwide 5.55 - 6.50 pm

Peter Skellern (probably involved with the Christmas carols cometition)

BBC2 Country Holiday 8.45 - 9.25 pm

Pete Seeger

George Hamilton IV

BBC2 Christmas with the Five Penny Piece 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Granada Get It Together 4.00 - 4.45 pm

The Cheaters - Gonna get myself a car, I wanna be a policeman

Matchbox - Somewhere over the rainbow

The Moondogs - Schoolgirl crush, Talking in the canteen

Thames Elvis - He Touched Their Lives 9:00 - 10:00 pm

David Frost follows the British Elvis Presley fan club as 350 of them pay a visit to his home in Memphis


Wednesday 24th December 1980 Christmas Eve

BBC1 California Fever 12.50 - 1.35 pm

Story about a rock band

BBC1 Val Doonican Years Of Christmas 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

Gilbert O’Sullivan - What's In A Kiss, & Val Doonican - Christmas Song

BBC2 Sky In Concert 7.35 - 8.15 pm

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 10:00 - 11:00 pm simulcast on Radio One

Ian Dury and the Blockheads at The Dominion, London

Thames Disney World 25th Anniversary 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Michael Jackson

The Osmonds

Thames Give Us A Clue For Christmas 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Everett

Thames London Night Out Christmas Special 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Cilla Black

Hot Gossip


Thursday 25th December 1980 Christmas Day

BBC1 Top Of the Pops ‘80 2:00 - 3:00 pm

NB There is no audience and some acts perform in a corner of the studio

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Peter Powell

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

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno

Blondie - Atomic (promo clip)

Paul McCartney - Coming Up (promo clip)

Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (Legs & Co dance routine)

Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (promo clip)

Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face (live)

The Police - Don’t Stand So Close (TOTP film of band on ski slopes)

Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful (live)

Johnny Logan - What's Another Year

Abba - Super Trouper (promo clip)

Lipps Inc - Funky Town (Legs & Co dance routine)

Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say (live vocal)

Sheena Easton - Nine To Five

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

St.Winifred's School Choir - There's No-One Quite Like Grandma number one (repeat 4th December 1980)

BBC1 Mike Yarwood Christmas Show 8:05 - 8:45 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

Yorkshire A Merry Morning 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Guys N Dolls

Southern A Christmas Runaround 11.10 - 11.40 pm

Madness - One Step Beyond and chat with Suggs


Friday 26th December 1980 Boxing Day

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It 6.05 - 6.45 pm

B A Robertson

BBC1 The Two Ronnies 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Barbara Dickson

BBC1 Boxing Night at the Mill 11.10 pm - 12.10 am

Wall Street Crash

Thames Christmas Star Games 12.00 - 1.00 pm

Lynsey de Paul

LWT An Audience With Dame Edna Everage 10:15 - 11:15 pm (the first ‘audience with’ show)

Suzi Quatro in audience


Saturday 27th December 1980

BBC1 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 9.30 am - 12.12 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Emu’s Magical Music Show 4:05 - 4:40 pm

Showaddywaddy - Blue Moon

BBC1 Basil’s Christmas Cruise 5.05 - 5.40 pm

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Legs and Co dance routine

BBC2 Sky In Concert 7.50 - 8.30 pm

ATV Tiswas 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Possibly Adam Ant

Westward The Entertainers: The Nolan Sisters 11.30 - 11.55 pm


Sunday 28th December 1980

BBC1 Perry Como’s Christmas Special 2.25 - 3.15 pm

LWT Song By Song by Noel Coward 10.15 - 11.30 pm

Cleo Laine


Monday 29th December 1980

BBC2 Captain Beakey’s World of Words and Music 7:40 - 8:20 pm

Volume 2 with Peter Skellern, Petula Clark

Thames Unforgettable New Year 11.25 - 11.55 am

The Barron Knights

Tyne Tees Celebrity Concert

Roberta Flack


Tuesday 30th December 1980

BBC2 The Innes Book of Records 6.55 - 7.20 pm (repeat)

BBC2 Showadywaddyshow 7:40 – 8:20 pm

Showadywaddy

Kiki Dee

Thames Thunderbirds Are Go 10.25 am - 12.00 pm 1966 movie with Cliff Richard and The Shadows

Granada There Goes 1980 7:00 - 8:00 pm

The Rockin’ Berries

Liquid Gold

Johnny Logan

Granada Live From Two (not broadcast)

Ian Dury

ITV The Chieftains in Thomond (not broadcast)


Wednesday 31st December 1980

BBC1 The Birth of The Beatles 8:10 - 9:50 pm

Biopic of The Beatles up until 1963

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 12:01 - 1:30 am

Introduced by Anne Nightingale

Spoof OGWT title sequence from Not the Nine O'Clock News

The Specials - Too Much Too Young

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Cosmic Surfer (live clip)

The Skids - Working for the Yankee Dollar

Aldo Reserve - Some Get Away (Filmfinders clip)

Cozy Powell - The Loner

Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons - The Shape I'm In (live clip)

Selecter - Missing Words

John Cooper-Clarke - Beezley Street

April Wine - Before the Dawn

Toyah - Dance

The Clash - White Riot (live clip)

The Damned - I Just Can't Be Happy Today

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (promo clip)

ZZ Top - I Thank You

Fischer Z - Crazy Girl (Filmfinders clip)

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (film clip)

The Roches - The Clothes Line Saga

Eberhard Schoener - Codeword Elvis (West Germany TV)

Public Image Limited - Careering

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (live clip)

Thames The Kenny Everett New Year’s Daze Show 11:50 pm - 12:20 am

David Essex – Heart On My Sleeve, in sketches

Hot Gossip – All Stood Still


Also This Year

BBC1 Delia Smith cookery show

Kate Bush

Thames Today

Paul McCartney - interviewed by Nicky Horne

Southern Day By Day

Paul McCartney - interview at Heaver Castle, Waterfalls promo, Wings live in Eastbourne 79

ATV The Muppet Show

Deborah Harry

Thames This Is Your Life: Joe Loss

Elvis Costello and Ross McManus

ITV Elvis Costello - Get Happy TV ad

ATV Tiswas

The Pretenders - The Bucket Of Water Song

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Show

Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart

STV Hear Here

a series of pop shows

Tyne Tees Check It Out

Basczax - Egotherapy

The Toy Dolls - She Goes To Fino's (with John Peel in the audience), one other

Return Ticket - The Ballad of Crazy Joe

Erogenous Zones - Modern Woman

Genes - One Of Us Won't Sleep Tonight

ITV Woolworth's December

Rod Stewart in advert

ITV (Yorkshire/ Tyne Tees area)

Paul McCartney - McCartney II TV advert

Thames Video The Million Pound Battle

Five minute filler with Mike Mansfield taping an Electric Light Orchestra promo video

Thames Magpie (cApril)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno