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1981


Thursday 1st January 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops '80 7:10 - 7:55 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis, Tommy Vance

Abba The Winner Takes It All (Promo)

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

Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You (Legs & Co)

Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It (Repeat)

Jam Going Underground

Status Quo What You’re Proposing

Stevie Wonder Masterblaster (Jammin’) (Promo)

Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. (Promo)

Madness - Baggy Trousers

UB40 - Food For Thought

Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love

The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (Video)

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

BBC2 Joyce Grenfell 1910 - 1979

Tribute show with Cleo Laine

BBC2 Genesis At The Lyceum 10:50 - 11:30 pm

Thames The Helen Reddy Show 11:35 pm - 12:25 am

Grampian The Lena Martell Show 10:20 – 10:50 pm

Tyne Tees Paul Anka: Music My Way 11:35 pm – 12:10 am

In Monte Carlo


Friday 2nd January 1981

LWT Russ Abbot And His Very Own Show 7:45 - 8:30 pm

Billie Jo Spears

Berni Flint


Saturday 3rd January 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

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BBC1 Heroes Of Rock N Roll 10:35 pm - 12:10 am (repeat)

BBC2 Arena: Chelsea Hotel 10:20 - 11:15 pm

Nico, Jobraith

ATV Tiswas

The Stray Cats

ITV Search For A Star

Venus and Mars (pop group)

Border Alright Now 10:00 – 10:30 am

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Yorkshire 3-2-1

Alvin Stardust


Sunday 4th January 1981

BBC1 Kate 10:55 - 11:40 pm (repeat)

Kate Bush with Peter Gabriel

ITV Rock For Kampuchea 11:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Queen

The Clash

The Pretenders

Wings

The Specials

Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Rockpile With Robert Plant

Ian Dury & The Blockheads

The Who

Rockestra

Ulster Ulster Entertains

The Chieftains

Dana


Monday 5th January 1981

BBC2 Something Else (Hammersmith)

Adam & The Ants - Killer In The Home, Ant Music

Linx

BBC2 Gilbert O’Sullivan 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Barbara Dickson

Thames The Monte Carlo Show

Cher


Tuesday 6th January 1981

BBC1 The Crystal Gayle Show Repeat

BB King

Judy Collins

The Statler Brothers

BBC2 Jake Thackray And Songs 10:15 – 10:50 pm

Richard & Linda Thompson

Thames Unforgettable! 3:45 – 4:15

Host: Alan Freeman

Dave Berry, The Swinging Blue Jeans


Wednesday 7th January 1981

BBC1 Nationwide

Includes Nominations For The British Rock N Pop Awards

BBC2 Sixteen Up: Fair Cop? 6:05 - 6:30 pm (first edition)

John Cooper-Clarke


Thursday 8th January 1981

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

Host: Richard Skinner

No theme

Racey - Runaround Sue

Adam & The Ants - Ant Music (repeat 11th December 1980)

The Look - I Am The Beat

Barry Manilow - Lonely Together (Legs & Co)

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love theme)

The Beat - Too Nice To Talk To

Sad Cafe - I’m In Love Again

Matchbox - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (repeat 11th December 1980)

Charts 19 - 11

Chas & Dave - Rabbit (repeat 18th December 1980)

The Specials - Do Nothing (repeat 18th December 1980)

The Nolans - Who’s Gonna Rock You (repeat 18th December 1980)

Bad Manners - Lorraine (Buster Bloodvessel dressed as Henry VIII)

Charts 10 - 1 (using promo clips)

John Lennon - Imagine number one (promo clip)

Queen - Flash (playout record end credits)

Thames The Jim Davidson Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Chas & Dave

Scottish On The Road With Duke Ellington 11:30 pm – 12:25 am

Anglia I Am The Blues 11:20 pm – 12:20 am


Friday 9th January 1981

BBC1 Peter Skellern 10:15 - 10:45 pm (repeat)


Saturday 10th January 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Adam Ant

BBC1 Parkinson

Suzi Quatro

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

John Martyn & Phil Collins - Sweet Little Mystery, Looking On

John Otway - The Green Green Grass of Home (live clip)

The Skids - Hurry On Boys, Incident In Algiers

The Joe Jackson Band - One To One, Beat Crazy (The Apollo, Manchester)

The Jack Bruce Band - Hit and Run (Filmfinders clip)

Visage - Visage (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas

Matchbox

Phil Collins

ITV Search For A Star

Quill (rock band)


Sunday 11th January 1981

BBC1 16 Up (repeat 7 January 1981)


Monday 12th January 1981

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

The Q-Tips At Hatfield Polytechnic

BBC2 Barry Manilow 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Live At Wembley, Part One

Thames The Monte Carlo Show

Neil Sedaka


Tuesday 13th January 1981

BBC2 Jake Thakray And Songs

Ralph McTell

Thames Unforgettable

The Merseybeats, Jigsaw


Wednesday 14th January 1981

Granada Live From Two

Bryan Ferry, Sandie Shaw, Paul Jones, Mickie Most, Paul Rafferty

The Hot Jazz Duo

Anglia Alright Now 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Thames Where’s Jack (1968 movie) Theme sung by Mary Hopkin


Thursday 15th January 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Susan Fassbender Twilight Cafe

Gary Numan This Wreckage (Repeat)

Light Of The World I Shot The Sheriff

Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet

Stevie Wonder I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (Legs & Co)

Phil Collins In The Air Tonight

UFO Lonely Hearts

Mac Davis It's Hard To Be Humble (Promo)

Ultravox Vienna

Queen Flash (Promo)

John Lennon Imagine (Promo)

Yarborough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music (Playout)

Thames Afternoon Plus

Alan Price

Anglia Willie Dixon 11:15 pm – 12:15 am

Southern Jazz The Inimitable Art

documentary


Friday 16th January 1981

BBC1 Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show 7:20 - 7:55 pm (first edition)

Hosts: Rik Mayall, Rob Rohner

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Granada Once Upon A Time

children's stories read by Nark Wynter


Saturday 17th January 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

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BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It

Madness

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

Adam & The Ants - Ant Invasion, Killer In The Home

Huang Chung - Baby I'm Human (Filmfinders clip)

Angel City - No Secrets, Shadow Boxer (promo clip)

Paul Gambaccini reviews movie Times Square

The Flatbackers - Pumping Iron (Filmfinders clip)

The Reluctant Stereotypes - Nightmares - MOD

The Specials - Enjoy Yourself (promo clip)

ATV Tiswas

The Look

LWT Search for a Star

Gordon Haskell


Sunday 18th January 1981

BBC2 The Red Arrows

Five Minute Documentary With Music By Sky

LWT 20th Century Box (repeat)

Spandau Ballet

LWT Oscar Peterson 11:30 pm – 12:30 am

Ray Charles


Monday 19th January 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:00 - 7:40 pm

UB40 At Keele University

BBC2 Barry Manilow

Live At Wembley, part two

Thames The Monte Carlo Show

Petula Clark

ATV Today

Bryan Ferry interview


Tuesday 20th January 1981

BBC2 Harty

Hot Gossip (with two new members)

BBC2 Jake Thakray And Songs

Maddy Prior Band

Thames Unforgettable

Billy J Kramer

Craig Douglas


Wednesday 21st January 1981

BBC1 Parkinson

Bette Midler

ATV Starburst

Petula Clark

Mud

ITV Honky Tonk Heroes 9:00 - 10:00 pm (first episode)

Drama set in British Country and Western Bar, written By Ray Connolly

Yorkshire The Lena Martell Show 11:30 pm – 12:00 am


Thursday 22nd January 1981

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

Host: Peter Powell

The Look - I Am The Beat

John Lennon Imagine (Promo)

XTC Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me)

Adam & The Ants Antmusic (Repeat)

Blondie Rapture (Promo)

Racey Runaround Sue (Repeat)

Bad Manners Lorraine (Repeat)

Honey Bane Turn Me On Turn Me Off

Yarborough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music (Legs & Co)

Spandau Ballet The Freeze

Visage Fade To Grey (Promo)


Friday 23rd January 1981

BBC1 Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

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Thames Once Upon A Time (Children’s Stories)

As read by Mark Wynter

ATV Frank Sinatra: A Tribute 11:05 pm – 1:00 am


Saturday 24th January 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Quick

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 12:00 - 12:40 am

Mike Oldfield (Rockpop, Dortmund, 19 December 1980)

Roxy Music (Rock Pop, Dortmund)

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons (Sydney)

ATV Tiswas

The Specials


Sunday 25th January 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Debbie Harry


Monday 26th January 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:00 - 7:40 pm

The Motels

BBC2 Grace Kennedy 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Gerard Kenny

Border The Sound of...

Vince Hill


Tuesday 27th January 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One

Grace Kennedy

BBC2 Jake Thackray And Songs

Alex Glasgow

Thames Unforgettable

Frank Ifield

Marty Wilde

Yorkshire The Entertainers: Elkie Brooks 11:30 pm – 1:00 am


Wednesday 28th January 1981

BBC2 Sixteen Up

Report on the death of Malcolm Owen of The Ruts

Thames Starburst

Ray Ellington


Thursday 29th January 1981

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

Host: Tommy Vance

NB The Daily Mirror have Dire Straits as appearing

Diana Ross Its My Turn (Legs & Co)

John Lennon Imagine (Promo)

John Lennon Woman (Promo)

Stranglers Thrown Away

Ultravox Vienna (Repeat)

Gap Band Burn Rubber On Me (Promo)

Madness The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven (Promo)

Phil Collins In The Air Tonight (Repeat)

Sheila Hylton The Bed's Too Big Without You

Slade We'll Bring The House Down

Susan Fassbender Twilight Cafe

Thames The Jim Davidson Show

Chas & Dave


Friday 30th January 1981

BBC1 Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

Hosts - Rob Rohner, Paula Yates, Martin Bergman

Gen X - Dancing With Myself

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

Harry Chapin

Southern The Pirhanas 10:35 – 11:05 pm

Documentary about their American tour


Saturday 31st January 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

The Skids

BBC2 Arena: Today Carlshalton Beeches…Tomorrow Croydon 10:45 - 11:20 pm

John Peel Documentary

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 12:00 - 12:40 am

Dire Straits (Rock Pop, Dortmund)

Talking Heads (Rock Pop, Dortmund)

ATV Tiswas

The Pretenders

Elaine Paige

ITV The Bing Crosby International Golf Tournament

Pat Boone


Sunday 1st February 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Johnny Cash


Monday 2nd February 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

NB This show was scheduled to be John Martyn At Chelsea College but was cancelled

The Skids At Chelsea College

BBC2 Grace Kennedy

ITV It's A Musical World

Elkie Brooks


Tuesday 3rd February 1981

BBC2 Jake Thackray And Songs

Shusha

BBC2 Russell Harty

David Essex

Thames Unforgettable

Don Lang

Marmalade

ITV The Ballyskillen Opera House

The Bachelors


Wednesday 4th February 1981

BBC1 Variety Club Awards 7:25 - 8:15 pm

Hazel O’Connor (best film actress)

BBC1 Captain Beaky World Of Words And Music (repeat)

Petula Clark

ATV Starburst 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Billy J Kramer And The New Dakotas

The Merseybeats

Dave Berry

Don Mclean

Granada Live From Two

DJ Show: David Jacobs, Tony Blackburn, Mike Read, John Peel

Harry Chapin W.O.L.D

Paul Rafferty Man Behind The Scene

Spookey There's Cyclone


Thursday 5th February 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Simon Bates

Cliff Richard A Little In Love (Promo)

John Lennon Woman (Promo)

XTC Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (Repeat)

Blondie Rapture (Promo)

Rainbow I Surrender (Promo)

Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet (Repeat)

Fred Wedlock Oldest Swinger In Town

Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup Your Face

Passions I’m In Love With A German Film Star

Spandau Ballet The Freeze (Repeat)

Stray Cats Rock This Town

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

Live At The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Thames The Jim Davidson Show

Sue Wilkinson – You’ve Got To Be A Hustler


Friday 6th February 1981

BBC1 Peter Skellern 10:15 - 10:45 pm

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

Graham Fellows

BBC2 Friday Night…Saturday Morning

Baby Grand


Saturday 7th February 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

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

Freeze - Mariposa

Russ Ballard - Rock N Roll Lover, I Will Be There

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Midnight Special, Proud Mary (Royal Albert Hall, London)

Glenn Baker - interviewed by Anne Nightingale and David Hepworth about his book on the Australian music scene

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit and Run (Melbourne)

The Jags - Sound of Goodbye (Filmfinders clip)

The DB's - I'm In Love (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas

Honey Baine

Fred Wedlock

Joe Dolce

LWT Punchlines!

Lulu

Yorkshire 3-2-1

The Wurzels


Sunday 8th February 1981

LWT Star Parade

The Bellamy Brothers

Mirriele Matthieu

ITV The Monte Carlo Show

Neil Sedaka

The Hudson Brothers


Monday 9th February 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 7:00 - 7:40 pm

The Roches At Loughborough University

BBC2 Grace Kennedy

Marvin Hamlisch


Tuesday 10th February 1981

BBC2 Jake Thackray And Songs

Pete Scott


Thursday 12th February 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Richard Skinner

Freeez Southern Freeez

John Lennon Woman (Promo)

Ultravox Vienna (Promo)

Barbara Jones Just When I Needed You Most

Beggar & Co (Somebody) Help Me Out

Coast To Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck

Gillan Mutually Assured Destruction

Kelly Marie Hot Love

George Benson What’s On Your Mind (Legs & Co)

Pretenders Message Of Love

Slade Well Bring The House Down (Repeat)

Thames The Jim Davidson Show

Linda Lewis

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

Live At The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Scottish Mike Oldfield In Concert 10:30 – 11:00 pm


Friday 13th February 1981

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show 7:20 - 7:55 pm

The Passions - German Film Star

BBC1 Peter Skellern 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Granada Clapperboard

Pop Stars Turned Actors


Saturday 14th February 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

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BBC1 The Best Of Yarwood

The Nolan Sisters

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Michael Des Barres - Someone Somewhere In The Night, (I'm Not A) Bullfighter

Midnight Flyer with Maggie Bell - Sweet Loving Woman, Rough Trade

Paul Gambaccini & Anne Nightingale review Dance Craze movie

The Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom (from Dance Craze movie)

Camel - Lies, City Life (promo clips)

Trevor Rabin - She's Easy (Filmfinders clip)

The Sound - Hour of Need (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas

Slade (Noddy and Dave) - interview

ITV Duets For Piano And Voice 11:30 pm – 12:35 am (Made By RTE, Ireland)

Tony Hatch And Jackie Trent

Granada Blood Sweat And Tears


Sunday 15th February 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Buddy Rich

LWT Star Parade: 11:30 pm - 12:30 am

James Last

John Denver

The Richie Family


Monday 16th February 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

B A Robertson At Preston Polytechnic

BBC2 …Won’t Change Places

Marti Webb special

ITV Monday Matinee: The Last of the Secret Agents?

Nancy Sinatra


Tuesday 17th February 1981

BBC2 Maggie 6:15 - 6:40 pm (first episode)

Theme By B A Robertson

BBC2 Harty

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas West End musical special

Thames Unforgettable (not listed in Daily Mirror)

The Fortunes

The Foundations


Thursday 19th February 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Adam & The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier

Fred Wedlock Oldest Swinger In Town

Headgirl (Motorhead / Girlschool) Please Don't Touch

Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup Your Face (Repeat)

Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime (Legs & Co)

Rainbow I Surrender (Promo)

Stray Cats Rock This Town

Teardrop Explodes Reward

Toyah Its A Mystery

Visage Fade To Grey (Promo)

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show


Friday 20th February 1981

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show 7:25 – 8:00 pm

Nash The Slash

BBC2 Playhouse: Bobby Wants To Meet Me 9:30 - 10:25 pm

Play about Bob Dylan fan at music paper who gets the chance to meet his idol backstage at Earl’s Court in 1978


Saturday 21st February 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

XTC

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It

Shakin’ Stevens

BBC1 Parkinson

Marvin Hamlisch

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

Jeff Beck - El Becko (Filmfinders clip)

Grand Prix - A Day In The Life (Filmfinders clip)

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

999 - Feelin’ Alright With The Crew (The Lyceum, London)

The Spliff Radio Show - Gravy, Stoned Airlines, Deep In The City

John Cougar - Hot Night in a Cold Town, Cheap Shot

ATV Tiswas

Chas and Dave


Sunday 22nd February 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Paul Simon


Monday 23rd February 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:30 - 7:05 pm

Gillan At Oxford Polytechnic

BBC2 Grace Kennedy 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Granada Darts In Concert 12:00 – 12:45 am


Tuesday 24th February 1981

Thames Unforgettable

The Marvelettes

Vanity Fair


Wednesday 25th February 1981

BBC1 Nationwide 5:55 - 7:05 pm

The British Rock N Pop Awards

Hosts: Dave Lee Travis, Sue Lawley (The New Theatre, London)

Hot Chocolate

Madness

Adam & The Ants

Hazel O’Connor

Yoko Ono (On Phone)

David Bowie – Wins Award


Thursday 26th February 1981

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

Host: Peter Powell

Kim Wilde - Kids In America

Status Quo Something Bout You Baby I Like

The Passions - German Film Star (Repeat)

Joe Dolce - Shaddup Your Face (Promo)

Freeez Southern Freeez (Repeat)

Kiki Dee Star

Roxy Music Jealous Guy (Promo)

Ultravox Vienna (Promo)

Beggar & Co (Somebody) Help Me Out (Repeat)

Coast To Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck (Repeat)

Kelly Marie Hot Love

Madness The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven

BBC2 The Mike Harding Show

Yorkshire George Hamilton IV


Friday 27th February 1981

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

Hosts: Rob Rohrer, Jackie Speckley

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Saturday 28th February 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Shakin’ Stevens

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It

Adam & The Ants

BBC1 Little And Large

The Stray Cats

BBC1 Parkinson (300th show)

Wall Street Crash

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Naked Lunch - La Femme (Filmfinders clip)

U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow

Garland Jeffrey & The Rumour - 96 Tears, We The People

April Wine - Just Between You and Me (promo clip)

BLT - In The Money (Filmfinders clip)

Jeff Beck - interview

Illustration - Tidal Flow (Filmfinders clip)

Iron Maiden - Wrath Child (The Rainbow, London)

Granada Oscar Peterson In Concert

ATV Tiswas

Sheena Easton (participates in 'Beat The Benny')

Jake Thackray


Sunday 1st March 1981

LWT Star Parade

Guys n Dolls

Roger Whittaker


Monday 2nd March 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College 6:35 - 7:15 pm

John Martyn At Sterling University

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Andy Fairweather Low

ATV Rockstage 11:15 am - 12:10 am (first edition)

NB The show is also broadcast in stereo on some ILR stations. Different ITV stations show different shows to ATV

Compilation of forthcoming shows


Wednesday 4th March 1981

Granada Live From Two

Clodagh Rodgers


Thursday 5th March 1981

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

Host: Mike Read

no theme

Duran Duran - Planet Earth

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (promo)

Adam & The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier (repeat 19th February 1981)

Toyah - It's A Mystery (repeat 19th February 1981)

Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House (with Legs and Co in background)

Headgirl (Motorhead / Girlschool) - Please Don't Touch (repeat 19th February 1981)

Phil Collins - I Missed Again

Kool & The Gang - Jones Vs Jones (Legs & Co)

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Teardrop Explodes - Reward (promo clip)

Charts 20 - 11

The Who - You Better You Bet (live vocal)

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips, TOTP clips or stills)

Joe Dolce Music Theatre - Shaddup Your Face number one (repeat 5th February 1981)

Coast To Coast - The Hucklebuck (audience dancing and end credits)


Friday 6th March 1981

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

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Granada Live From Two

Miles Copeland Talks About Spying


Saturday 7th March 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Eric Stewart (10cc)

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (Live In Buxted)

Spandau Bellet - Confused (Filmfinders clip)

Randy Meisner - Deep Inside My Heart (film clip)

Pretty Boy Floyd - Take Me I'm Yours (Filmfinders clip)

Carl Green & The Scene - Wham

The DB’s - Cycles Per Second, PH Factor, Big Brown Eyes

Rupert Hine & THe Menace - Surface Tension, Another Stranger

BBC1 Parkinson 9:45 - 10:45 pm

Pete Townshend

ATV Tiswas 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Roger Daltrey, Kenney Jones


Sunday 8th March 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Mac Davis

LWT Star Parade

James Last Special

Cliff Richard

Abba

Nana Mouskouri

Roger Whittaker


Monday 9th March 1981

BBC2 Rock Goes To College

Siouxsie & The Banshees At Warwick University

BBC2 Marti

Billy Preston, Hope, & Marti Caine With You I’m Born Again

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

Andy Fairweather-Low

ATV Rockstage

Sad Café (Theatre Royal, Nottingham)


Wednesday 11th March 1981

BBC1 A Song For Europe ‘81

Choosing the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest from eight songs

Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up

ATV Vic Damone In Concert

ATV Starburst

The Drifters

Amii Stewart

Gerard Kenny


Thursday 12th March 1981

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

Host: Tommy Vance

NB This is a collection of promos and repeats due to industrial action with the host appearing in front of the TOTP logo.

NB The Daily Mirror has The Polecats as appearing

Freeez Southern Freeez (Repeat)

Status Quo Something Bout You Baby I Like (Repeat)

Kiki Dee Star (Repeat)

Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime (Legs & Co) (Repeat)

Roxy Music Jealous Guy (Promo)

Beggar & Co (Somebody) Help Me Out (Repeat)

Coast To Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck (Repeat)

Kelly Marie Hot Love (Repeat)

Kim Wilde Kids In America (Promo)

Landscape Einstein A Go-Go (Promo)

Linx Intuition (Promo)

Teardrop Explodes Reward (Repeat)

BBC2 Sky at Westminster Abbey


Friday 13th March 1981

BBC1 Abba In Concert 8:05 - 8:50 pm (repeat)

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

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Saturday 14th March 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Sad Cafe

BBC1 The Little and Large Show

Crystal Gayle

BBC1 Mississippi Days And Southern Nights 11:25 pm - 12:15 am

Glen Campbell

Tanya Tucker

Rita Coolidge

John Hartford

BBC1 Parkinson

Petula Clark

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road, Quarter To Three (No Nukes Clip), Bob Harris Interview 1975

Paul Gambaccini wears a radation suit to review No Nukes movie

Human Sexual Response - Guardian Angel, Dolls

Nine Below Zero - Stone Fox Chase, Don't Point Your Finger at the Guitar Man, Three Times Enough, One Way Street

The Cuban Heels - Walk on Water (Filmfinders clip)

ATV Tiswas

Toyah Wilcox

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Anne Murray

Rod McKeun

Yorkshire 3-2-1

Berni Flint


Sunday 15th March 1981

BBC2 Made 1972 Movie With Roy Harper

ATV The Muppet Show

Shirley Bassey

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 16th March 1981

BBC2 Marti Caine 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Leo Sayer

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

Andy Fairweather Low

Granada What’s On

Elvis Costello - Shot With His Own Gun

ATV Rockstage

Average White Band (Theatre Royal, Nottingham)


Tuesday 17th March 1981

BBC1 Omnibus 10:40 - 11:38 pm

Stevie Wonder: Innervisions


Wednesday 18th March 1981

ATV Starburst

Leo Sayer

Granada Live From Two

Miles Copeland Talks About Spying


Thursday 19th March 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

Stevie Wonder Lately (Legs & Co)

The Who You Better You Bet (repeat)

Roxy Music Jealous Guy (Promo)

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up

Duran Duran Planet Earth

Phil Collins I Missed Again (repeat)

Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House (Promo)

Sharon Redd Can You Handle It

Toyah Its A Mystery

Visage Mind Of A Toy (Promo)


Friday 20th March 1981

BBC1 Cliff In London 8:15 - 8:50 pm

Live at the Apollo, Victoria, 1980

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

One of the presenters is Graham Fellows (Jilted John / John Shuttleworth)

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Saturday 21st March 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

BA Robertson

The Look

BBC1 The Little and Large Show

Shakin’ Stevens

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 10:15 - 11:00 pm

Joni Mitchell - Edited Highlights from Shadows And Light

ATV Tiswas

Status Quo

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Kris Kristoffreson


Sunday 22nd March 1981

BBC2 Blow Up Movie with The Yardbirds


Monday 23rd March 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Peggy Lee

BBC2 Marti Caine

Kiki Dee

The Korgis

Thames A Royal Gala - A Palace Reopens 10:30 - 11:30 pm

NB The Palace Theatre, Manchester

10Ccc with the Halle Orchestra

ATV Rockstage

Elkie Brooks


Wednesday 25th March 1981

BBC1 George Burns In Nashvile??? 11:20 pm - 12:10 am (broadcast cancelled)

Loretta Lynn

The Gatlin Brothers


Thursday 26th March 1981

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

Host: Richard Skinner

no theme

The Polecats - John I’m Only Dancing (with Legs and Co in background)

Kim Wilde - Kids In America (promo clip)

Graham Bonnett - Night Games

Hazel O'Connor - D-Days (starts off in audience in overcoat, hat and wig) audience pogoing

Tony Capstick - Capstick Comes Home (live)

Gillan - New Orleans

Linx - Intuition (promo clip)

Lene Lovich - New Toy (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards)

Bad Manners - Just A Feeling

Charts 30 - 20 (with Whole Lotta Love)

The Whispers - Its A Love Thing (Legs & Co)

Charts 19 - 11

Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go (promo clip)

Charts 10 -1 (with promo clips, stills etc)

Shakin’ Stevens - This Ole House number one (repeat 5th March 1981)

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up (playout record audience dancing, end credits)


Friday 27th March 1981

BBC1 Barry Manilow World Tour 1981 8:00 - 8:50 pm

Wembley, January 1981

ITV The Extraordinary People Show

The Nolans


Saturday 28th March 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Squeeze - Is That Love, plus one other

The Tourists

The Teardrop Explodes

BBC1 Parkinson (repeat)

Cliff Richard

Sammy Cahn

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Live From Rockpalast, Essen, West Germany

The Who 9:35 - 10:40 pm

The Grateful Dead - 11:55 pm - 1:30 am

ATV Tiswas

NB the final show with Lenny Henry, Chris Tarrant, Bob Carolgees, John Gorman

The Barron Knights

HTV The Monte Carlo Show

David Essex

Helen Reddy

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Sacha Distel

Granada Paul Anka Music - My Way


Sunday 29th March 1981

BBC2 Oh Lucky Man, movie with Alan Price

LWT Star Parade

Boney M

Lynsey DePaul


Monday 30th March 1981

BBC2 Marti

Tony Christie

Wall Street Crash

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

Andy Fairweather Low

ATV Rockstage

Squeeze


Tuesday 31st March 1981

BBC1 (Midlands) Look! Hear! 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Host: Toyah Wilcox

Weapon Of Peace, The Hawks

BBC2 Hooked! (fishing show)

Frankie Vaughan


Thursday 2nd April 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Simon Bates

Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Repeat)

Stevie Wonder Lately (Promo)

Lena Zavaroni Roses & Rainbows

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up (Repeat)

Children Of Tansley School My Mum Is One In A Million

Jacksons Can You Feel It (Legs & Co)

Light Of The World Time

Liquid Gold Don't Panic

Shakin Stevens This Ole House

Spandau Ballet Musclebound

Stiff Little Fingers Just Fade Away

Sugar Minott Good Thing Going

BBC2 Jazz On A Bright Summer’s Day

West 58 Street Stompers


Friday 3rd April 1981

BBC1 Barry Manilow World Tour 1981 part two


Saturday 4th April 1981

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest 1981

UK Entry and winner: Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 11:55 pm - 12:40 am

Fischer Z - The Writer, Berlin

Roger Taylor (Queen) - interview

Wings - Soily (Rockshow movie)

Whitesnake - Don't Break My Heart Again (The Rainbow, London)

David Hepworth - music news

Spirit - Turn to the Right (Filmfinders clip)

Stiff Little Fingers - Silver Lining (Filmfinders clip)

The Selecter - Washed Up and Left For Dead, Celebrate the Bullet

BBC2 Arena: Did You Miss Me…? 11:00 - 11:35 pm

Gary Glitter Documentary

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Charles Aznavour


Sunday 5th April 1981

BBC1 George Burns In Nashville??? (See 25 March 1981)

BBC2 International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Glen Campbell

LWT Star Parade

James Last

Barry Manilow

Boney M

Johnny Ray


Monday 6th April 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

B.A. Robertson Saint Saens

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up

Coast to Coast Do the Hucklebuck

BBC2 Marti Caine

Showaddywaddy

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

Andy Fairweather Low – Wide Eyed And Legless

ATV Rockstage

Girlschool

Motorhead


Tuesday 7th April 1981

BBC2 Billie Jo Spears 9:00 - 9:45 pm

The Hillsiders


Wednesday 8th April 1981

BBC1 Lena

Lena Zavaroni

Lulu

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 9th April 1981

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

Host: Mike Read

no theme

Linx - Intuition

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

Saxon - And The Bands Played On

Keith Marshall - Only Crying

David Bowie - Up The Hill Backwards (Legs & Co)

Rosemary from Legs and Co 21st birthday

Graham Bonnett - Night Games (repeat 26th March 1981)

Public Image Ltd - Flowers Of Romance

Eddy Grant - Can’t Get Enough Of You

Gillan - New Orleans (repeat 26th March 1981)

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

The Whispers - It's A Love Thing (promo clip)

Charts 20 - 11

Hazel O'Connor - D-Days (repeat 26th March 1981)

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips, stills etc)

Shakin’ Stevens - This Ole House number one (repeat 5th March 1981, end credits)

BBC2 Wall Street Crash

concert


Saturday 11th April 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Vic Damone

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

B A Robertson interviewed by Jenny Hanley (Robertson keeps taunting Hanley with “your turn” after answering questions)

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 10:15 - 10:55 pm

The Gang Of Four - He’d Send In The Army, To Hell With Poverty

Phil Lynott - Ode to a Black Man, Somebody Else's Dream

Gary US Bonds - Jole Blon (Filmfinders clip)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews Union City and Idol Maker movies

Roger Taylor - Good Times Are Now (promo clip)

David Hepworth - music news


Sunday 12th April 1981

ATV The Muppet Show

Judy Collns


Monday 13th April 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Matchbox Babes in the Wood

Dave Edmunds Almost Saturday Night

Duran Duran Planet Earth

BBC2 Marti Caine

Judie Tzuke

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

Andy Fairweather Low

ATV Rockstage

Joe Jackson

Martha & The Muffins


Tuesday 14th April 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Vic Damone

BBC1 Look! Hear!

The Reluctant Stereotypes

BBC2 Gladys Knight & The Pips 9:00 - 9:35 pm part one

At The New London Theatre

Granada Moondogs Matinee (first edition)

NB Producer Muriel Young had a tough job understanding their Northern Irish accents, so much so that they are told not to say too much between songs. "Those rich brogues helped us reach that decision. I often tell them to speak English which gets a laugh”

The Moondogs

The Pretenders

Slade


Wednesday 15th April 1981

BBC1 Nationwide 5:55 - 6:45 pm

Includes The TSB Rock School Finals

BBC1 Lena

Lena Zavaroni

Sheeba – Horoscopes

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 16th April 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Bad Manners - Just A Feeling

Spandau Ballet - Musclebound (Promo)

Girlschool – Hit 'N' Run

Sugar Minnot - Good Thing Going

Department S - Is Vic There

The Beat - Drowning

Whitesnake - Don't Break My Heart Again (Promo)

UK Subs - Keep On Runnin' (Til You Burn)

Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai (Legs & Co)

The Cure - Primary

The Nolans - Attention To Me (Repeat)

Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up (Repeat)

The Jacksons - Can You Feel It (promo playout)

BBC1 Frankie & Johnny 1967 Elvis Presley movie

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette 7:30 - 8:00 pm (first edition)

NB Put opposite Top of the Pops, it died a death. Anna Dawson plays Karla in a live action version of Captain Kremmen

B A Robertson – Sad Songs

David Essex - sketch


Friday 17th April 1981 Good Friday

BBC1 Swap Shop Star Awards 1981 4:40 - 5:40 pm

Adam & The Ants

Thames ABBA Words And Music 5:10 - 5:45 pm

Concert footage and conversation


Saturday 18th April 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Music Show

Anne Murray

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 10:25 - 11:15 pm

The Shadows

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 12:40 - 1:25 am

The Scars - All About You, Leave Me In Autumn

David Hepworth - music news

Joe Walsh - Bones (Filmfinders clip)

Lounge Lizards - Conquest of Rar (Filmfinders clip)

Krokus - Rock City (The Apollo, Hammersmith, London)

Rockpile with Robert Plant - Little Sister (Concert for Kampuchea concert)

Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders - Alright, Whammy, Bottle Up and Go

LWT Children’s Royal Variety Show 6:10 - 8:00 pm

Adam & The Ants

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Rod McKeun


Monday 20th April 1981 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Paradise Hawaiian Style 1965 Elvis Presley Movie

BBC1 Kenny Rogers Easter By The Sea 10:50 - 11:40 pm

Kenny Rogers

BBC2 Say It With Baby Grand

BBC2 Pam Ayres Egg-Stravaganza

The Albion Band

BBC2 Harty

Compilation With Rod Stewart In Belfast, Shakin’ Stevens

LWT Shirley McLaine At The Lido

Tom Jones

ATV Rockstage

OMD, Lene Lovich


Tuesday 21st April 1981

BBC1 The Big Time: Sheena Easton, The Making Of A Star

Sheena Easton Update

BBC2 Gladys Knight & The Pips Part Two 9:00 - 9:35 pm

Granada Moondogs Matinee 4:20 - 4:45 pm

Roger Daltrey

Chas & Dave


Wednesday 22nd April 1981

BBC1 Lena 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Lena Zavaroni

Kiki Dee


Thursday 23rd April 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Level 42 - Love Games

Freeez Flying High

Eddy Grant Can’t Get Enough Of You (Repeat)

Barry Manilow Bermuda Triangle (Legs & Co)

Roger Taylor Future Management

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up (Repeat)

Gillan New Orleans (Repeat)

Keith Marshall Only Crying (Repeat)

Matchbox Babes In The Wood

Starsound Stars On 45 (Legs & Co) (& Credits)

Saxon And The Bands Played On (Repeat)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette

The Pretenders – Louie Louie

Kate Bush – in sketch

Cliff Richard – in sketch

Hot Gossip dance to - Muscle Bound


Saturday 25th April 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show

Marti Webb – I’ve Been In Love Too Long

BBC1 Saturday Night at the Mill

Petula Clark meets the real Maria Von Trapp

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 12:15 - 1:00 am

NB A French special

Liitle Bob Story - She's My Heartbreaker, Switchblade Julie

Herve Muller - interviewed about the current music scene in France

Jean Luc-Ponty - Solo (promo clip)

Jean Michel Jarre - Equinox Part 5 (Filmfinders clip)

Telephone - Au Coeur de la Nuit, Argent Trop Cher

Charlelie Couture - La Ballade du Mois 'd'Aout

Trust - Antisocial (live in Paris)


Sunday 26th April 1981

ATV The Monte Carlo Show

Demis Roussos


Monday 27th April 1981

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

The Look Three Steps Away

Shakin Stevens You Drive Me Crazy

Bad Manners Just a Feeling

BBC2 The Nolans 9:00 – 9:35 pm

ATV Rockstage

The Lambrettas


Tuesday 28th April 1981

Granada Moondogs Matinee

The Searchers - Needles And Pins, Another Night

Godley & Crème - Wide Boy (promo)

BBC2 Don Williams In Concert 9:00 - 9:45 pm

The New Theatre, London


Wednesday 29th April 1981

BBC1 Lena

Lena Zavaroni

Gilbert O’Sullivan - Can't Get Enough Of You


Thursday 30th April 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up (Promo)

Department S Is Vic There (Repeat)

Ennio Morricone Chi Mai (Promo)

Human League The Sound Of The Crowd

Quincy Jones Ai No Corrida (Legs & Co)

Madness Grey Day (Promo)

Sheena Easton When He Shines (live vocal)

Spandau Ballet Musclebound (Repeat)

Teardrop Explodes Treason

Ten Pole Tudor Swords Of A Thousand Men

The Beat All Out To Get You

Thin Lizzy Are You Ready

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette

Hot Chocolate – I’m Losing You


Saturday 2nd May 1981

BBC1 Val Doonican Music Show 8:20 - 9:05 pm

Glen Campbell

Billie Jo Spears

BBC1 Diana Ross 10:10 - 11:00

Live At The Forum, Los Angeles, With Michael Jackson

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show

Anne Murray

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Cleo Laine


Sunday 3rd May 1981

Granada On The Road: 25 Today! 5:30 - 6:00 pm

NB also seen as Remember This (25 Years Of Light Entertainment)

The Beatles – Cavern Clip 1962, Ken Dodd Clip Etc

The Animals

Peter Sellers (several takes of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ From The Music Of Lennon & McCartney)

Mick Jagger

Gene Vincent

Jerry Lee Lewis

The Rolling Stones

Dusty Springfield

Little Richard

Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Monday 4th May 1981 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Multi Coloured Music Show 5:55 - 6:45 pm

Roxy Music

The Stray Cats

Adam & The Ants

The Police

Status Quo

Dire Straits

The Pretenders

BBC2 The Nolans (repeat)

ATV Rockstage

Madness

The Modetts


Tuesday 5th May 1981

BBC2 Crystal Gayle 9:00 - 9:45 pm

The New London Theatre

Donovan

BBC2 Boom Boom Out Go The Lights 9:45 - 10:15 pm

Dexy’s Midnight Runners

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 12:45 am

Paul Brady - Busted Loose, Crazy Dreams

Naughty Culture - Someday Sunday (101 Club Battersea, London)

Rose Tattoo - Bad Boy for Love (promo clip)

David Hepworth - news desk

Iam Gomm - Man on a Mountain (Filmfinders clip)

Jim Capaldi & The Contenders - Let The Thunder Cry, Favella Music

Granada Moondogs Matinee

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Wednesday 6th May 1981

BBC1 Lena

Lena Zavaroni

Nana Mouskouri


Thursday 7th May 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

NB This edition is a live broadcast as the Bank Holiday earlier in the week meant that the charts arrived a day late and the producers wouldn’t have the chance to produce and record a regular show on Wednesday for transmission the following day

Host: Peter Powell

Adam & The Ants Stand and Deliver (Promo)

Eddy Grant Can’t Get Enough Of You

The Nolans Attention To Me

Chas & Dave & Tottenham F.C. Ossie’s Dream

Keith Marshall Only Crying

Kim Wilde Chequered Love

Starsound Stars On 45 (Legs & Co)

Reo Speedwagon Keep On Loving You (Promo)

Shakin’ Stevens You Drive Me Crazy

The Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut (Promo)

The Undertones It’s Gonna Happen

Thames Afternoon Plus

The Drifters

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette

Cliff Richard – Move It, Take Another Look


Friday 8th May 1981

BBC2 A World of Jazz

The Stan Getz Quartet

The Mel Lewis Big Band

The Latin Percussion Jazz Ensemble


Saturday 9th May 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show

Kevin Johnson

Cleo Laine

LWT Cannon And Ball 7:40 - 8:10 pm

Lulu


Monday 11th May 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Small Ads Small Ads

Keith Marshall Only Crying

The Beat All Out To Get You

BBC1 Alan Price 11:05 - 11:40 pm

Madeline Bell

ATV Rockstage

Any Trouble

Matchbox


Tuesday 12th May 1981

BBC1 Pete Sayers Entertains

Frank Ifield

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

The Plastics - Peace, Diamond Head

Brian Eno & David Byrne - America is Waiting

Holly & The Italians - Youth Coup, Rock Against Romance

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul (TOTP), No Woman No Cry (The Rainbow, London)

Adam and the Ants - Dog Eat Dog (The Apollo, Manchester)

David Hepworth - news report about the death of Bob Marley

Marianne Faithfull - What Have They Done To The Rain, As Tears Go By (Shindig 1965)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews The Monster Club movie

Granada Moondogs Matinee

The Boomtown Rats

Suzi Quatro


Wednesday 13th May 1981

BBC1 Lena

Lena Zavaroni

Anne Murray


Thursday 14th May 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 6:55 - 7:15 pm

NB Only twenty minutes long due to the FA Cup Final replay

The show was originally scheduled for 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Host: Tommy Vance

no theme

Thin Lizzy - Are You Ready?

Sheena Easton - When He Shines (repeat 30th April 1981)

Department S - Is Vic There? (probably a re-recording)

Charts 30 - 20 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (promo clip)

Charts 19 - 10

Ten Pole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men (with Legs and Co in background)

Charts 9 - 1 (with promo clips etc)

Adam & The Ants - Stand and Deliver number one (promo clip and end credits)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette 9:30 - 10:00 pm

NB Shifted to a later time slot due to the FA Cup Final replay

Chas and Dave – sketches, Poor Old Mister Woogie

Elton John - sketch


Friday 15th May 1981

BBC2 World of Jazz

Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand Group

Granada Get It Together (repeat)

The Piranhas

The Blue Meanies

Richie Close and Band


Saturday 16th May 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show

Ray Charles

The Chieftains

BBC1 Saturday Night At The Mill 11:25 pm - 12:15 am

Bill Wyman

LWT Cannon & Ball

Alan Price

LWT The Monte Carlo Show

Glen Campbell


Sunday 17th May 1981

ATV The Muppet Show (repeat)

Petula Clark


Monday 18th May 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Toyah

BBC1 Alan Price 11:05 - 11:40 pm

Protest songs from the sixties

ATV Rockstage

The Stranglers

Hazel O’Connor


Tuesday 19th May 1981

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

A Texas special

Billy Preston - Satisfaction (Shindig), That's The Way God Planned It (in concert 1970's)

Christopher Cross - Sailing (promo clip)

Johnny Winter - Messin' With The Kd (live in 1979)

Delbert McClinton - Jealous Kid (Filmfinders clip)

Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover, Who Were You Thinking Of, It Was Fun While It Lasted

Joe 'King' Carasco - Don't Bug Me (City University, London)

Joe Ely - Hard Livin', I Keep Gettin' Paid The Same, Musta Notta Gotta Lotta

Granada Moondogs Matinee

Rockpile

David Bowie


Thursday 21st May 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Adam & The Ants Stand and Deliver (Promo)

Chas & Dave & Tottenham F.C. Ossie’s Dream (Repeat)

Duran Duran Careless Memories

Human League The Sound Of The Crowd

Kim Wilde Chequered Love (Promo)

Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut (Legs & Co)

Shakin’ Stevens You Drive Me Crazy

Smokey Robinson Being With You (Promo)

Teardrop Explodes Treason (Repeat)

The Beat All Out To Get You (Repeat)

Toyah I Wanna Be Free

Undertones Its Gonna Happen

Lionel Richie (promo)

Thames The Kenny Everett Video Cassette

Dire Straits – Skate Away

ATV Here and Now!

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth


Friday 22nd May 1981

BBC2 World of Jazz

Clips of the Montreux Jazz Festival

Naoya Matsuoka Big Band, Monty Alexander Trio, George Coleman Octet

Granada Get It Together

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Saturday 23rd May 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show

Lena Zavaroni

LWT The Cannon and Ball Show

Ritz

LWT In Concert Special

Mel Torme and Della Reese


Sunday 24th May 1981

ATV The Monte Carlo Show

Anthony Newley


Monday 25th May 1981 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Rod Stewart 10:30 - 11:35 pm

Live At The Forum, Los Angeles

Thames Loretta Lynn 11:30 pm - 12:25 am

ATV Brenda Lee In Concert


Tuesday 26th May 1981

BBC2 Pete Sayers Entertains

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

The Clarke / Duke Project In Concert At BBC TV Theatre

Granada Moondogs Matinee

The Moondogs

Elton John

ATV Crossroads

NB It’s about this time that a recording studio is attached to the Motel, leading to a visit by pop singer Kate Loring (Kate Robbins). She records the song ‘More Than In Love’ and is a hit on an ATV owned record company.


Wednesday 27th May 1981

BBC1 Alan Prince 10:15 - 10:45 pm

NB In Manchester


Thursday 28th May 1981

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

Host: Simon Bates

no theme

The Polecats - Rockabilly Guy

Champaign - How ‘Bout Us (promo clip)

UB40 - Don't Let It Pass You By

Ten Pole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men (repeat 30th April 1981)

Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles (clips from the movie)

Enigma - Ain’ No Stopping (Legs & Co)

Hazel O'Connor - Will You

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Coast To Coast - Let's Jump The Broomstick

Charts 20 - 11

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (promo clip)

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips etc)

Adam & The Ants - Stand and Deliver number one (promo clip)

George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (audience dancing with end credits)


Friday 29th May 1981

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight

Marti Webb

BBC2 A World Of Jazz

Bill Evans Trio

Mingus Dynasty

Betty Carter

Granada Get It Together (repeat)

content unknown


Saturday 30th May 1981

BBC2 Val Doonican Show

Rita Coolidge

Wall Street Crash

“Toots” Theilemans


Sunday 30th June 1981

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 1st June 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

999 Obsessed

Paul Shane with Ruth Madoc Hi-de-Hi (Holiday Rock)

Suzi Quatro Lipstick


Tuesday 2nd June 1981

BBC2 Pete Sayers Entertains

Pete Rowan

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

Adam & The Ants - You’re So Physical (Apollo, Manchester)

The Eurythmics - Belinda, Never Gonna Cry Again

The Beat - Get A Job (in recording studio)

Real To Real - Not The One (Filmfinders clip)

Nick Mason - interview

Shakin’ Pyramids - Take A Trip (Busking at Piccadilly Circus)

John Cooper-Clarke - It Man, Post War Glamour Girls

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz 4:20 - 4:45 pm (first edition)

Chas and Dave

Kiki Dee

Showaddywaddy

Adam and the Ants


Wednesday 3rd June 1981

BBC1 Showaddywaddy 7:30 - 8:10 pm (repeat)

Kiki Dee

BBC1 Alan Price 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Georgie Fame

Granada The Video Entertainers 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Alan Price

Lisa Stansfield

Poacher

Tammy Cline


Thursday 4th June 1981

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

Host: Richard Skinner

no theme

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound

Shakin Stevens - You Drive Me Crazy (repeat 21st May 1981)

Kate Robbins & Beyond - More Than In Love

Squeeze - Is That Love

Imagination - Body Talk

The Jam - Funeral Pyre (promo clip)

Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life (Legs & Co)

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Toyah - I Wanna Be Free (promo clip)

Charts 20 - 11

Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips and stills)

Adam & The Ants - Stand and Deliver number one (promo clip "new full version" according to the host)

Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots (audience dancing and end credits)


Friday 5th June 1981

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight

Grace Kennedy

BBC2 A World of Jazz

Clips from the Montreux Jazz Festival

Mel Lewi, Big Band, Dexter Gordon with Hampton Hawes and Kenny Clarke, Champion Jack Dupree

Granada Get It Together (repeat)


Saturday 9th June 1981

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show

Pat Boone


Sunday 10th June 1981

ATV The Muppets (repeat)

Leo Sayer

LWT George Hamilton IV (repeat)


Monday 8th June 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Showaddawaddy Multiplication

The Dooleys Taken at the Flood

Tenpole Tudor Swords of a Thousand Men


Tuesday 9th June 1981

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test 11:35 pm - 21:15 am

Jack Bruce and friends Including David Sancious, Clem Clemson, Billy Cobham at University of Surrey

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Lynsey DePaul

Jona Lewie


Wednesday 10th June 1981

BBC1 Back To The Egg 7:45 - 8:15 pm

Wings Special

NB It takes the BBC two years to show this 1979 special

Granada The Video Entertainers

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Jade


Thursday 11th June 1981

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Hazel O'Connor Will You

Randy Crawford You Might Need Somebody (live)

Ultravox All Stood Still

Bucks Fizz Piece Of The Action

Coast To Coast Jump The Broomstick

Elaine Paige Memory (live, appears to be on a aircraft runway in a TV studio)

Enigma Ain’ No Stopping Us Now

Landscape Norman Bates

Smokey Robinson Being With You (Promo)

ITV Here Today

Fred Wedlock


Friday 12th June 1981

BBC1 Des O’Connor Tonight (repeat)

The Three Degrees

BBC2 A World of Jazz

Clips from the Montreux Jazz Festival

Art Blakey Drum Summit, Guy Lafitte and Bill Coleman, Klaus Doldinger, Passport

Granada Get It Together


Sunday 14th June 1981

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 15th June 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop

Polecats Rockabilly Guy

Fassbender-Russell Stay

Coast to Coast Lets Jump the Broomstick


Tuesday 16th June 1981

BBC1 Ask Aspel

Toyah

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

Stiff Little Fingers - Piccadilly Circus, Silver Lining (Queen's University, Belfast, 'Bout You, BBC NI)

The Tubes - Succi Girl (Japan)

Jim Steinman - Interviewed by David Hepworth, Life And Death And An American Guitar

Spirit - Hand Guns, Turn To The Right

TV Smith’s Explorers – Have Fun, The Perfect Life

The Psychedelic Furs - Dumb Waiter (promo clip)

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz 4:20 - 4:45 pm

David Essex

Hot Gossip

Kim Wilde


Wednesday 17th June 1981

BBC1 The Music Of Wall Street Crash (repeat)

Granada Live From Two

Two Members Of Sky – Tuba Smarties

Granada The Video Entertainers

Elaine Paige

Tammy Cline

Madeline Bell


Thursday 18th June 1981

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

Host: Peter Powell

no theme

Linx - Throw Away The Key

Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy (repeat 4th June 1981)

Odyssey - Going Back To My Roots

Kool & The Gang - Take It To The Top (Legs & Co) NB a lot of whooping noises from the audience

Champaign - How 'Bout Us (promo clip)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound (repeat 4th June 1981)

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

The Specials - Ghost Town (promo clip)

Charts 20 - 11

Imagination - Body Talk

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips, TOTP clips and stills)

Smokey Robinson - Being With You number one (promo clip and end credits)

Granada Celebration 10:30 - 11:00 pm

New Order (debut TV Appearance)


Friday 19th June 1981

Granada Get It Together (repeat)

The Vapours

The Inmates


Sunday 21st June 1981

ITV Royal Progress

Garth Hewett

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

Rhythm & Blues - The Blues Band, Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero

LWT George Hamilton IV


Monday 22nd June 1981

ITV Now For Nookie

Clodagh Rodgers


Tuesday 23rd June 1981

No Old Grey Whistle Test

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Chas and Dave

Linda Nolan

Suzi Quatro


Wednesday 24th June 1981

BBC2 Let The Music Talk 8:05 - 9:00 pm

Alex Pascall Talks To Eddy Grant, The Real Thing

Granada The Video Entertainers

Patti Boulaye

Eve Graham


Thursday 25th June 1981

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

Host: Simon Bates

No theme

Gillan - No Laughing In Heaven

Elaine Paige - Memory (repeat 11th June 1981)

Kirsty MacColl - There’ A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (Billy Bremner from Rockpile on guitar)

Evasions - Wikka Wrap

Charts 30 - 21 (with Whole Lotta Love)

Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody (repeat 11th June 1981)

Charts 20 - 11

Depeche Mode - New Life

Charts 10 - 1 (with promo clips, TOTP clips and stills)

Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life number one (Legs & Co)

Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz (audience dancing and end credits)

BBC1 A Love Letter To Jack Benny 9:25 - 10:25 pm

Frank Sinatra


Friday 26th June 1981

Granada Get It Together (repeat)


Saturday 27th June 1982

LWT In Concert Special: Engelbert Humperdinck

ATV Murphy’s America

Rod Stewart, Pat Boone talk about Hollywood


Sunday 28th June 1981

LWT George Hamilton IV


Tuesday 30th June 1981

BBC2 Ain’t Many Angels 7:35 - 8:30 pm repeat

Musical By Ken Howard And Alan Blakley

No Old Grey Whistle Test

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Toyah Wilcox

Rick Wakeman

Southern Day By Day 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The Tubes Interviewed By Chris Peacock


Wednesday 1st July 1981

BBC1 Three Of A Kind (first edition)

Toni Basil

Granada The Video Entertainers

Tony Christie

The Dooleys

ATV It’s A Musical World

Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent

Barbara Dickson


Thursday 2nd July 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Specials Ghost Town

Rainbow Can’t Happen Here (Promo)

Bad Manners Can Can

Barry Biggs Wide Awake In A Dream

Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life (Legs & Co) (& Credits)

Quincy Jones Razzamatazz (Legs & Co)

Linx Throw Away The Key

Third World Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) (Promo)


Friday 3rd July 1981

BBC1 Grace Kennedy (repeat of BBC2 show)

Granada Get It Together (repeat)


Saturday 4th July 1981

BBC1 Pop Quiz 6:15 - 6:45 pm (first edition)

Panel: Roger Taylor (captain), Suzi Quatro & Cozy Powell vs Paul Jones (captain), Chris Neil & David Grant

LWT In Concert Special - Aretha Franklin 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Yorkshire The Monte Carlo Show

Kris Kristofferson


Sunday 5th July 1981

Yorkshire In Concert

Mike Oldfield


Monday 6th July 1981

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 - 9:50 pm

Tammy Wynette

Marty Robbins


Tuesday 7th July 1981

BBC1 Goin’ Coconuts 7:25 - 9:00 pm

Donny & Marie Osmond

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

Don Lusher, Laurie Holloway, Kai Winding

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

Duran Duran – Anyone Out There

Live Wire - Child's Eye, Sleep (promo clip)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - A Thing About You (Filmfinders clip)

Billy Squire - The Stroke (promo clip)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews This Is Elvis movie, Elvis and Frank Sinatra TV clip

Richard Strange - The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange, Hearts and Minds, Premonition

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Madness - clip from Take It Or Leave It movie

Toni Basil

Ying Tong John - Bop

Thames The Jim Davidson (repeat)

The Joe Fenton Four (reggae band)


Wednesday 8th July 1981

BBC1 Three Of A Kind 8:30 - 9:00 pm (first edition in comedy series)

Amii Stewart

Granada The Video Entertainers

Poacher


Thursday 9th July 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 7:55 pm

NB The 900th edition

Hosts: Jimmy Savile, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray

NB The first edition with the new opening credits and Yellow Pearl theme by Midge Ure and Phil Lynott

The Specials - Ghost Town

Billy.J.Kramer & The Dakotas Little Children (Repeat)

Kirsty Maccoll There’s A Guy Works Down The Chipshop....

Rolling Stones The Last Time (Repeat)

Supremes Baby Love (Repeat)

The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand (film Clip)

The Beatles Twist & Shout (film clip)

Imagination Body Talk

Randy Crawford You Might Need Somebody

Bob Marley & The Wailers No Woman No Cry (Promo)

Dave Clark 5 Bits & Pieces (Repeat)

Tom Tom Club Wordy Rapping Hood (Legs & Co)

M Pop Musik (Repeat)

Motorhead Motorhead (live clip)


Friday 10th July 1981

BBC1 Grace Kennedy (repeat of BBC2 show)

Marvin Hamlisch

BBC1 Chance To Sit Down

Drama about ballet with Cherry Gillespie, ex-Pan’s People

BBC1 Satchmo

Louis Armstrong tribute

Granada Get It Together (repeat)

The Nick Straker Band

The Purple Hearts

The Boomtown Rats

Richie Close and Band

Tyne Tees Razzamatazz (repeat)

Chas and Dave

Kiki Dee

Showaddywaddy


Saturday 11th July 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer 9:30 - 10:55 am (first edition)

Host: Peter Powell

Kiki Dee

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel: Tim Rice (Captain), Clem Burke, Billy Currie vs Rick Wakeman (Captain), Mike Berry, John Peel

LWT Guitar 11:30 pm - 12:30 am

Mason Williams

ATV Murphy’s America

Tammy Wynette, Ray Stevens talk about country music


Sunday 14th July 1981

ATV The Muppet Show (repeat)

Alice Cooper


Monday 15th July 1981

BBC2 Sing Country 9:00 – 9:50 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Carl Perkins

Frank Ifield

Tyne Tees Razzamatazz (repeat)

Adam & The Ants, Chas and Dave, Kiki Dee, Showaddywaddy

ITV Time For Nookie

Lulu


Tuesday 14th July 1981

BBC2 Old Grey Whistle Test

Joe Jackson Band - Jumpin’ Jive (Poole)

The Au Pairs - Set Up, Armagh

Slow Children - Staring at the Ceiling (Filmfinders clip)

David Hepworth reviews recent rock books

The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do (Filmfinders clip)

Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Dragging My Heart Around (promo clip)

Joy Division - Transmission (OGWT 1979)

Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy, People Who Died

Thames White Light

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Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Kate Bush

Bucks Fizz

The Heartbeats


Wednesday 15th July 1981

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special 6:55 - 7:30 pm

Sheena Easton (as a part of a For Your Eyes Only special feature)

Granada The Video Entertainers

Madeline Bell

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Elaine Paige


Thursday 16th July 1981

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

Host: Peter Powell

Specials Ghost Town (Promo)

Kate Bush Sat In Your Lap (Promo)

Bad Manners Can Can (Repeat)

Depeche Mode New Life

Dexy's Midnight Runners Show Me

Jacksons Walk Right Now (Legs & Co)

Saxon Never Surrender

Spandau Ballet Chant No.1

Third World Dancing On The Floor (Promo)

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Hazel O’Connor


Friday 17th July 1981

BBC1 Grace Kennedy (repeat of BBC2 show)

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Rita Coolidge


Saturday 18th July 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer 9:30 - 10:52 am

The Jam - Boy About Town, Pretty Green, Funeral Pyre

BBC1 Pop Quiz 6:35 - 7:05 pm

Panel: Jake Burns (Captain), Robert Plant & Dave Edmunds Vs Bev Bevan (Captain), Helen Shapiro & Graham Gouldman.

ATV Let’s Rock 11:35 pm - 12:05 am

NB Jack Good tells the Daily Mirror "I'd love to do the Six-Five Special anniversary in February," "It'll be twenty-five years since we went on the air. It was my first show. I'd love to do something really exciting to celebrate."

Prod: Jack Good

Lulu

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

Shakin’ Stevens

Billy ‘GBH’ Hartnell


Sunday 19th July 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

Revolution in Rock

John Lydon, The Police play live, Andy Summers, The Belle Stars, Charlie Gillett, Joe Strummer, Chris Hill, Terry Hall, Phil Oakey, Elvis Costello plays live


Monday 20th July 1981

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Marion Montgomery and Laurie Holloway

BBC2 Sing Country

Jimmy C Newman


Tuesday 21st July 1981

BBC1 Ask Aspel

Paul Nicholas

ATV Years Of Lightning: 1963 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Clips of The Beatles, The Searchers

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Shakin’ Stevens

The Shakin’ Pyramids


Wednesday 22nd July 1981

BBC1 Three Of A Kind

Hank Marvin

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Alan J Lerner


Thursday 23rd July 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Richard Skinner

Abba Lay All Your Love On Me (Legs & Co)

The Specials Ghost Town (Repeat)

Gidea Park Beach Boy Gold

Reo Speedwagon Take It On The Run (promo)

Shakin’ Stevens Green Door

Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only (promo)

Tight Fit Back To The Sixties

The Vapors Jimmy Jones

Visage Visage (promo)

Starsound Stars On 45 Vol.2 (play out disc / Legs & Co)

BBC1 The Good Old Days

Vince Hill

BBC2 The Six-Fifty Five Special

Paul Jones

Shakin’ Stevens


Friday 24th July 1981

BBC1 Grace Kennedy (repeat of BBC2 show)


Saturday 25th July 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer

Guest Presenter: Pauline Black (The Selecter)

Spandau Ballet

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Jonathan King (Captain), Noddy Holder & Syd Little Vs Roy Wood (Captain), Pauline Black & Eddie Large

BBC1 Summertime Special

Bucks Fizz

LWT Russ Abbot’s Saturday Madhouse

The Three Degrees

ATV Let’s Rock

Lulu

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

Shakin’ Stevens


Sunday 26th July 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

The Rise of the Independents

Safari Records, Stiff Records, Cherry Red, Spartan Records

The Belle Stars, The Extroverts, John Lydon, Orange Juice, Toyah, Graham Lewis (Wire)


Monday 27th July 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:15 - 10:35 am (repeat)

BBC1 Sing Country

Johnny Cash and June Carter


Tuesday 28th July 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:15 - 10:35 am (repeat)

Dave Edmunds, Duran Duran

BBC1 News

Mike Oldfield Royal Wedding anthem

BBC2 Vic Damone Says ‘Make Someone Happy’

NB A Six Fifty-Five special

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

The Tony Evans Big Band

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazz

Chas & Dave

Ray Jackson

Madness (Promo)

No Dice (Promo)

Thames Diana Ross Special 11:00 - 11:35 pm

Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas


Wednesday 29th July 1981 Public Holiday (Royal Wedding)

BBC2 A Musical Railway Celebration

The Five Penny Piece

BBC2 A Stylish Affair (Six Fifty-Five Special)

Mike McGear

BBC2 Louis Armstrong Anniversary Concert

ITV Saturday Night Fever 7:15 - 9:30 pm


Thursday 30th July 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:15 - 10:35 am

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Steve Wright

Bill Wyman - Je Suis Un Rock Star (Altered Lyrics)

Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday (Promo)

Depeche Mode New Life

Duran Duran Girls On Film

Kim Wilde Water On Glass

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked On Classics (Legs & Co)

Shakin Stevens Green Door (Repeat)

Spandau Ballet Chant No.1 (Promo)

Undertones Julie Ocean

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Chris Deburgh, B A Robertson


Friday 31st July 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:15 - 10:35 am

The Beat, Keith Marshall

BBC1 Grace Kennedy (repeat of BBC2 series)

BBC2 Fundamental Frolics 9:00 - 10:15 pm

MENCAP Benefit Show

Elvis Costello – Gloomy Sunday

Jon Anderson

Neil Innes

Alan Price

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 1st August 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer

David Essex

The Nolans

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Russ Ballard (captain), Chas Hodges & Errol Brown Vs Paul Gambaccini (Captain), Lynsey De Paul & Alvin Stardust

BBC1 Summertime Special

Dollar

BBC1 My Kind Of Music 10:50 - 11:20 pm

Lulu

Shakin’ Stevens

ATV Let’s Rock

Lulu

Shakin’ Stevens

Joe Brown


Sunday 2nd August 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

The rise of record producers

Martin Rushent, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, George Martin. Charlie Gillett, Suzi Quatro, Mickie Most, John Lydon, Nigel Gray, Phil Oakey (Human League), Vangelis

LWT The Palace Presents 11:40 pm - 12:40 am

Host: Jack Jones (all editions)

Roger Miller


Monday 3rd August 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:10 – 10:30 am (repeat)

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

George Melly, Kenny Baker, Ronnie Scott

BBC2 Peggy Lee Entertains

NB Recorded at Pebble Mill, Birmingham

Tyne Tees Razzamatazz (repeat)

Suzi Quatro, Chas and Dave


Tuesday 4th August 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 10:15 – 10:35 am (repeat)

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Ralph Mctell

BBC2 Rhythm on 2 (repeat)

George Shearing

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazzz

Darts

Kirsty MacColl

ATV Years Of Lightning: 1967 (Shown On Thames)

Paul Mccartney, Mick Jagger

ATV Years Of Lightning: 1970


Wednesday 5th August 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 9:40 – 10:00 am (repeat)

BBC1 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Georgie Fame & Annie Ross

Thames The Big Top Special

Pat Boone

Showaddywaddy


Thursday 6th August 1981

BBC1 Looking Good, Feeling Fit

Kate Bush (in a dance studio)

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Jimmy Savile

Dexy's Midnight Runners Show Me

Gidea Park Beachboy Gold

Human League Love Action

Lobo Caribbean Disco Show (Legs & Co)

Reo Speedwagon Take It On The Run (Promo)

Shakin’ Stevens Green Door (Promo)

Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only (Promo)

Ten Pole Tudor Wunderbar

Tight Fit Back To The Sixties (Promo)


Friday 7th August 1981

BBC1 Humphrey Littleton and His Band

LWT George Hamilton IV


Saturday 8th August 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer

Guest Host: Suzi Quatro

Duran Duran

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Philip Lynott (Captain), Paul Nicholas & Gary Tibbs vs Chas Chandler (Captain), Hazel O'connor & Nicky Tesco

BBC1 Summertime Special

Shakin’ Stevens

ATV Let’s Rock 11:35 pm - 12:05 am

Lulu

Alvin Stardust

Shakin' Stevens'

Freddie Fingers Lee

Billy GBH Hartman

Bogdan

Den Hegarty


Sunday 9th August 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

Lover’s Rock

Carol Thompson, Bernadette Cheer, Leonard Ching boss of Ital Records, Sugar Minott, Donna Roadman and Lorna Pier


Monday 10th August 1981

BBC2 Anne Murray And Her Music 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Ralpn McTell


Tuesday 11th August 1981

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

NB New Orleans Jazz Special

Dr John

The Chris Barber Band

BBC2 Elvis Lives Repeat 8:35 - 9:25 pm

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazzz

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Thames The Jim Davidson Show

The Dooleys


Wednesday 12th August 1981

BBC1 Marti Caine 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Billy Preston

BBC1 A Little Night Music 11:10 - 11:40 pm

John Martyn

BBC2 Stiff Little Fingers and U2 10:10 - 10:45 pm

Live At Queen’s University, Belfast

Thames The Big Top Variety Show

Joe Brown

Sacha Distel


Thursday 13th August 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Simon Bates

Royal Philharmonic Orch With Louis Clark Hooked On Classics (Promo)

Soft Cell Tainted Love

Aneka Japanese Boy

Bill Wyman (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (repeat)

Duran Duran Girls On Film

ELO Hold On Tight (promo)

Kim Wilde Water On Glass (repeat)

Startrax Startrax Club Disco (Legs & Co)

Shakin’ Stevens Green Door


Friday 14th August 1981

BBC1 The Monkees

BBC1 Barbara Dickson And Her Band


Saturday 15th August 1981

BBC1 Get Set For Summer

Shakin’ Stevens

Hazel O’Connor

BBC1 Speedway Elvis Presley movie

BBC1 Summertime Special

The Nolans

BBC1 My Kind Of Music

Gilbert O’Sullivan - Can't Get Enough Of You, Why Pretend

ATV Let’s Rock

Lulu

Den Heggarty

Joe Brown

Alvin Stardust

LWT The Palace Presents

Host: Jack Jones


Sunday 16th August 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

Rockabilly

With Dave Edmunds, The Shakin' Pyramids, The Cyclones

ITV Elvis - He Touched Their Lives 3:00 - 4:00 pm


Monday 17th August 1981

BBC2 Iris Williams 9:00 - 9:45 pm

Gerard Kenny

George Shearing


Tuesday 18th August 1981

BBC2 Six Fifty-Five Special

The Hee Bee Gee Bees

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazzz


Wednesday 19th August 1981

BBC1 Marti Caine (repeat)

The Korgis

Kiki Dee

BBC1 A Little Night Music 11:10 - 11:40 pm

Richard & Linda Thompson

Thames The Big Top Variety Show

David Essex

Bucks Fizz


Thursday 20th August 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Dave Lee Travis

NB The Daily Mirror had REO Speedwagon as appearing. Michael Hurll admits to the Daily Mirror that he was dreading The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra getting to number one as they would have to make a live appearance and he wouldn’t know how to stage them in the studio

Randy Crawford Rainy Night In Georgia (Legs & Co)

Siouxsie & The Banshees Arabian Nights (Promo)

Enigma I Love Music

Human League Love Action (promo)

Lobo The Caribbean Disco Show

Shakin’ Stevens Green Door (repeat)

Ten Pole Tudor Wunderbar

U2 Fire

UB40 One In Ten

BBC2 Folk 9:00 - 9:30 pm

17th Cambridge Folk Festival

John Sebastian

The Chieftains

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Friday 21st August 1981

BBC1 The Model Shop 1969 movie with Spirit

BBC1 The Monkees (repeat)

BBC1 Tom Paxton 10:15 - 10:45 pm

BBC2 The Six Fifty-Five Special

Stutz Bearcats

Kevin Peek (of Sky who also composed the show’s theme tune)


Saturday 22nd August 1981

BBC1 The Monkees

BBC1 Summertime Special

Joe Brown

Kate Robbins

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Dave Gilmour (Captain), Midge Ure & Ian Gillan vs Phil Collins (Captain), Elkie Brooks & Barry Mason

ATV Let’s Rock

Lulu

Joe Brown

Shakin’ Stevens

The Cats

The Bopettes

Alvin Stardust

Shakin’ Stevens


Sunday 23rd August 1981

LWT 20th Century Box

Box Goes East  (Essex)

Depeche Mode, Naked Lunch, Mickey Jupp, Chris Hill (DJ and record label boss)

LWT My Way 6:55 - 7:15 pm

Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens)


Monday 24th August 1981

BBC1 Toyah At The Rainbow 6:50 - 7:20 pm


Tuesday 25th August 1981

Tyne-Tees Razzamatazzz

Chas and Dave

Adam Ant


Wednesday 26th August 1981

BBC1 Marti Caine

Showaddywaddy

Joe (South African singing group)

BBC1 A Little Night Music

The Blues Band


Thursday 27th August 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:25 - 8:00 pm

Host: Richard Skinner

Genesis Abacab

Cliff Richard Wired For Sound (Promo)

Rolling Stones Start Me (Promo)

Nolans Chemistry

Soft Cell Tainted Love

Ultravox The Thin Wall

Aneka Japanese Boy

ELO Hold On Tight (Legs & Co)

Startrax Startrax Club Disco

BBC2 Folk

Donovan

The Roches


Friday 28th August 1981

BBC1 The Five Penny Piece (repeat)


Saturday 29th August 1981

BBC1 The Monkees

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Tim Rice (Captain), B.A. Robertson & Toyah Wilcox Vs Paul Jones (Captain), Hank Marvin & Bill Wyman

BBC1 Summertime Special

Lulu

Showaddywaddy

BBC1 My Kind Of Music

Alan Price

BBC2 If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium movie with Donovan


Sunday 30th August 1981

BBC1 To The Count Of Basie

Count Basie tribute

Annie Ross

LWT 20th Century Box

Pop videos with Visage (Steve Strange, Chris Cross), Pete Townshend


Monday 31st August 1981 Bank Holiday

BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It

Bucks Fizz

BBC2 Iris Williams

Gerard Kenny


Tuesday 1st September 1981

Granada Get It Together (first in new series)

Cliff Richard

Thames Frankie Howard Strikes Again 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Neil Innes


Wednesday 2nd September 1981

BBC1 Marti Caine (repeat)

Judie Tzuke


Thursday 3rd September 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:15 - 7:55 pm

Host: Peter Powell

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

John Foxx Europe - After The Rain

Bucks Fizz One Of Those Nights

Dollar Hand Held In Black & White

Gary Numan Shes Got Claws

Pointer Sisters Slowhand (Legs & Co)

Modern Romance Everybody Salsa

OMD Souvenir

Teardrop Explodes Passionate Friend

UB40 One In Ten (repeat)

Funkapolitan As Time Goes By (playout disc)

BBC2 Folk

Cambridge Folk Festival

The Macalmans

Steeleye Span

Jake Thackray


Saturday 5th September 1981

BBC1 Summertime Special

Barbara Dickson

The Dooleys

BBC1 My Kind Of Music

Barbara Dickson

Colin Blunstone

ATV Tiswas 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (first in new series with new presenters)

Host: Sally James, Den Heggarty, Gordon Astley, Fogwell Flax

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Sunday 6th September 1981

BBC1 Gary Numan Farewell Show 4:25 - 5:05 pm

Live at Wembley Arena


Monday 7th September 1981

BBC1 A Little Night Music

Davey Graham

Tyne Tees Razzamatazz (repeat)

Thames The Monte Carlo Show

David Essex

Helen Reddy


Tuesday 8th September 1981

Granada Get It Together

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Thames Frankie Howard Strikes Again

Neil Innes


Thursday 10th September 1981

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Cliff Richard Wired For Sound (Promo)

The Hollies (with Graham Nash) Holliedaze

Rolling Stones Start Me Up (Promo)

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (Promo)

Alvin Stardust Pretend

Imagination In & Out Of Love (Repeat)

Randy Crawford Rainy Night In Georgia (Promo)

Soft Cell Tainted Love (Repeat)

Ottawan Hands Up Give Me Your Heart (Legs & Co)

Linx So This Is Romance

BBC2 Folk

John Cooper-Clarke

Fred Wedlock


Friday 11th September 1981

Southern Candy movie with Ringo Starr


Saturday 12th September 1981

BBC1 The Monkees

BBC1 Summertime Special

Dana

ATV Tiswas

Rick Wakeman

Ultravox

Chas and Dave


Sunday 13th September 1981

BBC1 Did You Miss Me (repeat of Arena show)

Gary Glitter

LWT The Palace Presents

Host: Jack Jones


Monday 14th September 1981

BBC1 A Little Night Music 11:25 - 11:55 pm

The M Factor With Robin Scott

BBC2 Dolly Parton On Tour 9:00 - 9:50 pm

ITV Come Taste The Wine

Anita Harris, The Wurzels


Tuesday 15th September 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Kiki Dee

Granada Get It Together

Chas and Dave

Thames Frankie Howerd Strikes Again

Neil Innes


Wednesday 16th September 1981

Granada Live From Two

Barry Mason two Songs

Thames The Andy Williams Show (repeat)


Thursday 17th September 1981

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

Host: Steve Wright

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (Promo)

Beggar & Co Mule (Chant No.2)

Bucks Fizz One Of Those Nights (repeat)

Gidea Park Seasons Of Gold

Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb

Hi Gloss You’ll Never Know (Legs & Co)

OMD Souvenir (repeat)

Pointer Sisters Slowhand (promo)

Sheena Easton Just Another Broken Heart

Teardrop Explodes Passionate Friend (repeat)

Tweets Birdie Song

BBC2 Schools Prom

Ronnie Scott

BBC2 Folk

Dave Van Ronk

Ossian

Derek Brimstone


Friday 18th September 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Steeleye Span


Saturday 19th September 1981

ATV Tiswas

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Sunday 20th September 1981

BBC1 Rolf’s Here Ok? 6:01 - 6:40 pm

The Polecats


Tuesday 22nd September 1981

Granada Get It Together

Alvin Stardust

The Polecats

Thames Frankie Howard Strikes Again

Neil Innes


Wednesday 23rd September 1981

Thames The Andy Williams Show (repeat)

Henry Mancini


Thursday 24th September 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill At One

Donovan

BBC1 Top Of The Pops7:20 - 8:00 pm

Host: Simon Bates

Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough

Japan - Quiet Life

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love (Legs & Co)

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (Promo)

Alvin Stardust Pretend (Repeat)

Imagination In & Out Of Love

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Its My Party

Heaven 17 Play To Win

Linx So This Is Romance (repeat)

Madness Shut Up (promo)

Police Invisible Sun (promo)

Slade Lock Up Your Daughters

BBC2 Scene: Food, Food, Glorious Food (schools programme)

Kate Bush

Thames Thanks A Million…And More!

NB A Thames Telethon update show

The Drifters


Friday 25th September 1981

BBC2 Something Else 6:55 - 7:40 pm (Newcastle)(first in third series)

Angelic Upstarts

Tygers of Pan Tang

BBC2 Songs of Europe 8:15 – 9:25 pm

A Eurovision Song Contest special with clips from Dana, Abba, Sandie Shaw etc

BBC2 World’s End (first of thirteen)

Theme By Alan Price


Saturday 26th September 1981

BBC1 The Monkees (repeat)

ATV Tiswas

Toyah Wilcox


Sunday 27th September 1981

BBC1 Rolf’s Here OK?

Coast To Coast


Monday 28th September 1981

BBC1 A Little Night Music

Neil Ardley & Barbara Thompson

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight

Lena Zavaroni

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records (first of second series)

Kenny Everett

Thames The Monte Carlo Show

Dionne Warwick


Tuesday 29th September 1981

Granada Get It Together 4:20 - 4:45 pm

Adam & The Ants

The Black Cats

Thames Frankie Howard Strikes Again

Neil Innes


Thursday 1st October 1981

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

Host: Mike Read

Altered Images - Happy Birthday

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (Promo)

Bad Manners Walking In The Sunshine (promo)

Creatures Mad Eyed Screamer

Dollar Hand Held In Black & White

Gidea Park Seasons Of Gold

Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb

Ottawan Hands Up Give Me Your Heart (Legs & Co)

Sheena Easton Just Another Broken Heart

Teardrop Explodes Passionate Friend

Toyah Thunder In The Mountains

Tweets Birdie Song (with Legs & Co)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

Futurama Rock 80, The Queen’s Hall, Leeds

Classix Nouveaux - Soldier

Acrobats Of Desire - Queen of the Wake

The League Of Gentlemen - Dislocated

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

The Not Sensibles - Death to Disco

Vice Versa (With Martin Fry) - Democratic Dancebeat

Hazel O’Connor & The Megahype - Zoo Glasss Houses


Friday 2nd October 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

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BBC2 Something Else (made by Paul Weller)

The Jam

The Questions

Dolly Mixture

Thames White Light

content unknown


Saturday 3rd October 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop (first in new series)

BA Robertson

ATV Tiswas

Bad Manners

Human League

ATV Portrait of a Legend: Olivia Newton-John


Sunday 4th October 1981

BBC2 Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters

Dolly Parton

LWT The Palace Presents

Lou Rawls

Vikki Carr

Eddie Fisher


Monday 5th October 1981

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

John Cooper-Clarke


Tuesday 6th October 1981

Granada Get It Together

Top Secret

Thames Frankie Howard Strikes Again

Neil Innes


Wednesday 7th October 1981

Granada Live From Two

Eddi & Sunshine – Another Tear Falls


Thursday 8th October 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Elvis Costello & The Attractions A Good Year For The Roses (Promo)

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (Promo)

Barry Manilow Let’s Hang On (Promo)

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin It’s My Party (repeat)

Depeche Mode I Just Can’t Get Enough (repeat)

Human League Open Your Heart

Japan Quiet Life (repeat)

Madness Shut Up

Shakin’ Stevens Its Raining

Slade Lock Up Your Daughters (repeat)

Tight Fit Back To The Sixties Part 2

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle 11:35 pm - 12:10 am

Futurama Rock 80, The Queens Hall, Leeds

The Flowers - After Dark

Boots For Dancing - Parachute

Music For Pleasure - Madness at the Mission

The Soft Boys - The Boot of my Car

Guy Jackson - Radio One

Athletico Spizz 80 - Clocks Are Big, Soldier Soldier

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles


Friday 9th October 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

The Barron Knights

BBC2 Something Else (Bristol)

The Beat

Talisman

Thames White Light

content unknown


Saturday 10th October 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Dr Hook

Toyah

BBC1 Parkinson

Andy Williams

ATV Tiswas

Sheena Easton


Sunday 11th October 1981

BBC1 Barara Mandrell

Andre Crouch

Kenny Rogers


Monday 12th October 1981

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Neil Innes

Ivor Cutler


Tuesday 13th October 1981

Granada Get It Together

content unknown


Wednesday 14th October 1981

BBC1 Happy Birthday Las Vegas

Tony Bennett, Anthony Newley, Liberace, Neil Sedaka, Wayne Newton

Thames The Andy Williams Show


Thursday 15th October 1981

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

Host: Dave Jensen

NB The Last appearance by Legs and Co

Gary Glitter And Then She Kissed Me

Squeeze Labelled With Love

Altered Images Happy Birthday (repeat)

B.A.Robertson & Maggie Bell Hold Me

Bad Manners Walking In The Sunshine

Creatures Mad Eyed Screamer

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Its My Party

Exploited Dead Cities

Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb (repeat)

Tweets The Birdie Song (Legs & Co)

This Year's Blonde Platinum Pop (playout disc)

Toyah Thunder In The Mountains (promo)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

Futurama Rock 80, The Queens Hall, Leeds

Durrutti Column - Sketch for Summer

Artery - Afterwards

The Frantic Elevators (with Mick Hucknall) - Production Prevention

Or Was He Pushed? - Pean to a T

I’m So Hollow - Touch

Blah Blah Blah - But I Loved You

Eaten Alive by Insects - John Wayne's Jacket

Altered Images - Dead Pop Stars


Friday 16th October 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 Something Else (Bangor)

The Raincoats

Fay Ray

Thames White Light 5:15 - 5:45 pm

content unknown

Granada Live From Two

Tommy Steele

The Polecats – Rock With The Caveman, Singing The Blues


Saturday 17th October 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

content unknown

ATV Tiswas

Robert Plant

Cozy Powell


Sunday 18th October 1981

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Glen Campbell

Alabama

LWT The Palace Presents

Host: Jack Jones


Monday 19th October 1981

BBC2 Des O’Connor Tonight

The Nolans

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes


Tuesday 20th October 1981

BBC2 Russel Harty

Grace Kennedy

Granada Get It Together

Kirsty MacColl

Madness

Secret Affair

Granada Live From Two

Andy Williams


Wednesday 21st October 1981

BBC1 Parkinson

George Shearing

ATV Starburst

Chas and Dave


Thursday 22nd October 1981

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Elvis Costello & The Attractions A Good Year For The Roses (Promo)

Jam Absolute Beginners

Four Tops When She Was My Girl (Promo / Zoo)

Barry Manilow Let’s Hang On (Promo)

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Its My Party (repeat)

Gillan Nightmare (promo)

Human League Open Your Heart (promo)

The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (promo)

Shakin’ Stevens It’s Raining

This Year's Blonde Platinum Pop

Granada Celebration

Fairport Convention Live


Friday 23rd October 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC1 (South East) On The Town 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Randy Edelman

BBC1 (local) Lulu 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Live At Blazers, Windsor

BBC1 (West) Radio One Goes West 10:15 - 10:45 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Something Else

Kirsty Maccoll

Dodo Vision

Thames Just For Fun 1963 movie with Bobby Vee, The Crickets Etc

Thames White Light

Ian Dury

Linx

Granada Live From Two

Andy Williams


Saturday 24th October 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Karen Carpenter

Human League

BBC1 Parkinson

Mel Torme

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

ATV Portrait of a Legend: Kris Kristofferson


Sunday 25th October 1981

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Charlie Daniels

LWT Darts In Concert (repeat)


Monday 26th October 1981

BBC2 Des O’Connor

Cleo Laine


Tuesday 27th October 1981

BBC2 The Other Music

The folk revival from 1945 to now

Steeleye Span, The Watersons, Alan Lomax


Wednesday 28th October 1981

ATV Starburst

Lonnie Donegan

Ray Ellington


Thursday 29th October 1981

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

Host: Simon Bates

Squeeze Labelled With Love

Altered Images Happy Birthday

B.A.Robertson & Maggie Bell Hold Me

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Its My Party (promo)

Haircut 100 Favourite Shirt (Boy Meets Girl)

Olivia Newton-John Physical (promo)

OMD Joan Of Arc

Rod Stewart Tonight Im Yours (promo)

The Fureys With Davey Arthur When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Trevor Walters Love Me Tonight


Friday 30th October 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 Something Else (Aberdeen)

The Delta Five

Toyah

Granada Get It Together

Gary Glitter

Thames White Light


Saturday 31st October 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Petula Clark

Shakin’ Stevens

BBC1 Parkinson

Toyah

Peter Skellern

ATV Tiswas

Gillan

LWT Johnny Carson

Sammy Davis Jr

ATV Portrait of a Legend: Andy Williams


Sunday 1st November 1981

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Hoyt Axton

Charlie Pride


Monday 2nd November 1981

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes

Vivian Stanshall


Tuesday 3rd November 1981

BBC2 Russell Harty 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Elvis Costello - Two Songs And Interview

Granada Get It Together

Toyah Wilcox

Mandy Webb


Wednesday 4th November 1981

ATV Starburst

Randy Crawford

Stutz Bear Cays


Thursday 5th November 1981

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

Host: Peter Powell

ABC Tears Are Not Enough

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin It’s My Party (repeat)

Dukes Mystery Girl

Jets Yes Tonight Josephine

Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine (promo)

Modern Romance Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey

Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (promo)

Rush Tom Sawyer (promo)

ELO Twilight (Zoo)

BBC2 Happy Endings

First of six shows written and starting Peter Skellern

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Futurama Rock 80, The Queen's Hall, Leeds

Tribesman - Kwesi Still

Blurt - Hard Down on the Joystick

Danse Society - Sink

Naked Lunch - Fade Away

Clock DVA - Four Hours

Souxsie & The Banshees - Paradise Place, Eve Black/Eve White


Friday 6th November 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 Something Else (Central London)

Depeche Mode

Orange Juice

BBC2 Newsnight

The Rolling Stones Interviewed In Orlando, Florida

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Elkie Brooks

Thames White Light

Granada Celebration

John Lennon: Dream Weaver, Creation Of The Everyman Theatre’s Musical About Lennon

LWT Johnny Carson

Sheena Easton

LWT The Palace Presents

Host: Jack Jones


Saturday 7th November 1981

BBC 1 Parkinson

Ian Dury

ATV Tiswas

The Jam interview

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

LWT Tonight With Johnny Carson

Sheena Easton


Sunday 8th November 1981

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Paul Anka

T G Shepperd

LWT The South Bank Show

Elvis Costello In Nashville


Monday 9th November 1981

BBC2 The Des O’Connor Show

Mirielle Matthieu

BBC2 The Innes Book Of Records

Neil Innes


Tuesday 10th November 1981

Granada Get It Together

Granada Live From Two

Darts


Wednesday 11th November 1981

BBC1 Parkinson

Sundance (with Mary Hopkin) - What’s Love

ATV Starburst

Pearly Gates


Thursday 12th November 1981

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

Host: Dave Lee Travis

Kool & The Gang Steppin’ Out

Ultravox The Voice

Earth Wind & Fire Lets Groove (Zoo)

Fureys & Davey Arthur When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts

Olivia Newton-John Physical (promo)

OMD Joan Of Arc (repeat)

Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (promo)

Rod Stewart Tonight Im Yours (promo)

BBC2 Russell Harty

The Tweets (The Birdie Song hit-makers)

BBC2 40 Minutes: Rocky Circus 9:30 - 10:10 pm

Gary Glitter Show At Gerry Cottle’s Circus, June 1981

Thames Miss World 1981

Helen Reddy


Friday 13th November 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

The Grumbleweeds

BBC1 Nationwide

Abbey Road article with Helen Shapiro, Kate Bush

Thames White Light

content unknown

Anglia News

Radio Caroline’s Return

Granada Live From Two

Nine Below Zero – Eleven Plus Eleven


Saturday 14th November 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

10CC

Brown Sauce With Dave Edmunds

BBC1 Parkinson

Diana Ross

Helen Reddy

ATV Tiswas

The Beat

LWT Star Parade

Billly Swan

5000 Volts


Sunday 15th November 1981

Granada Reports Action

Ian Dury

Tuesday 17th November 1981

Granada Get It Together

content unknown

Thames Give Us A Clue

Suzi Quatro


Wednesday 18th November 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Sundance (Incl Mary Hopkin) – What’s Love, Cottonfields

Granada Live From Two

Victor Spinetti Talks About John Lennon

Group From Stage Play Lennon Play Two Songs


Thursday 19th November 1981

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

Host: Steve Wright

Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Promo)

Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure (Zoo)

Soft Cell Bedsitter (Promo)

ABC Tears Are Not Enough (promo)

Fun Boy Three The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum

Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) (promo)

Modern Romance Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey

Pretenders I Go To Sleep

Trevor Walters Love Me Tonight

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

Rick Wakeman At The Hammersmith Odeon


Friday 20th November 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC1 Tommy Steele - A Handful Of Songs

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show 7:00 - 7:40 pm (first edition)

Hosts: Jackie Spreckley, Robert Elms

Japan

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Kate Bush

Thames White Light

content unknown

Granada Live From Two

Kid Creole


Saturday 21st November 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

content unknown

BBC1 Parkinson

Glen Campbell

ATV Tiswas

content unknown

LWT Tonight With Johnny Carson

Dolly Parton

Barbara Mandrell

LWT The Palace Presents

Host: Jack Jones

ATV Portrait Of A Legend: Kenny Rogers


Sunday 22nd November 1981

BBC1 See Hear

Cliff Richard

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Tennessee Ernie Ford


Monday 23rd November 1981

BBC2 Cliff! 8:10 - 9:00 pm

Documentary series about Cliff Richard

1: Rock N Roll Juvenile

Adam Faith, Marty Wilde

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

George Shearing


Tuesday 24th November 1981

BBC2 Russell Harty

The Pointer Sisters

Granada Get It Together

Showaddywaddy


Wednesday 25th November 1981

ATV Starburst

The Bootleg Beatles

Matchbox

Granada Live From Two

Miles Copeland


Thursday 26th November 1981

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

Host: Mike Read

Cliff Richard Daddy’s Home (Promo)

Earth Wind & Fire Lets Groove (Promo)

Imagination Flashback

Kool & The Gang Steppin’ Out

Ultravox The Voice (Promo)

The Jets Yes Tonight Josephine

Kim Wilde Cambodia

Toyah Good Morning Universe

BBC1 Blankety Blank

Kenny Everett

BBC1 A Love Letter To Jack Benny (repeat)

Frank Sinatra

BBC2 Happy Endings: Sleeping

Peter Skellern Musical Drama

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

First studio show with an audience

Hosts: Anne Nightingale, Paul Gambaccini, David Hepworth

Altered Images - A Day's Wait, Insect

The Sound - Sense of Purpose, New Dark Age

New York Dolls - Jet Boy (‘Memorex Lane’ Archive Clips, OGWT 1973)

David Hepworth - reviews Queen's Greatest Flix home video

King Crimson - Elephant Talk (The Venue, London)


Friday 27th November 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Cliff Richard presents Nurse of the Year award

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC1 Ned Kelly Movie With Mick Jagger

BBC2The Oxford Road Show

The Blues Band

Hot Gossip (dance troupe)

Granada Live From Two

Gary US Bonds It’s Only Love


Saturday 28th November 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Dollar

BBC1 Parkinson

Billy Eckstein

ATV Tiswas

Cliff Richard

Bucks Fizz

LWT Tonight With Johnny Carson

Dionne Warwick

Buddy Rich


Sunday 29th November 1981

BBC2 Jazz On A Bright Summer’s Day

The West 58 Street Strompers play on a paddle-steamer on a Danish lake

LWT The Royal Variety Show

The Searchers

Donovan

Adam & The Ants

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Lonnie Donegan

Alvin Stardust

Marty Wilde

Acker Bilk

Lulu


Monday 30th November 1981

BBC2 Cliff!

Cliff Richard documentary series

2: Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music?

Adam Faith, Olivia Newton-John, Pat Boone


Tuesday 1st December 1981

Granada Get It Together

Boney M

Mike Holloway

Bob Fish


Thursday 3rd December 1981

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

Host: Dave Jensen

Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Zoo)

Status Quo Rock N Roll

Soft Cell Bedsitter

Bad Manners Buona Serra

Duran Duran My Own Way

Fun Boy Three The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (repeat)

Godley & Creme Wedding Bells (promo)

Human League Don't You Want Me (promo)

Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine (promo)

BBC2 The Camera And The Song (repeat)

Ralph McTell

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

Gary US Bonds - Jole Blon, It's Only Love, This Little Girl

Foreigner - Urgent (live clip)

TV21 - This Is Zero, Ideal Way of Life

David Hepworth interviews Roy Carr about his David Bowie book includes Luv lolly TV advert

Stone The Crows - Faces (OGWT 1971)

Paul Gambaccini - reviews new rock films Rust Never Sleeps, Urgh! A Music War


Friday 4th December 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

The Belle Stars

Granada Live From Two

August Darnell (Kid Creole) Interview And Live At The Ritz, New York

Thames White Light

Bim


Saturday 5th December 1981

BBC1 Multi Coloured Swap Shop

Chas and Dave

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

Kiki Dee - Midnight Flyer

ATV Tiswas

The Jets

Duran Duran

ATV Portrait of a Legend: The Beach Boys

Southern Star Parade

The Bellamy Brothers


Sunday 6th December 1981

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Larry Gatlin

BBC1 Jock N Roll part one

B.A. Robertson hosts

Lonnie Donegan, Jackie Dennis, Alex Harvey, Billy Lawrie, Junior Campbell, Maggie Bell, Donovan, John Martyn


Monday 7th December 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Vic Damone

BBC2 Cliff

Cliff Richard documentary series

3: Travellin’ Light

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

George Shearing


Tuesday 8th December 1981

BBC2 Russell Harty

The Pointer Sisters

Granada Get It Together


Wednesday 9th December 1981

Thames London Night Out

Cilla Black

Vince Hill


Thursday 10th December 1981

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

Host: Jimmy Savile

Abba One Of Us (Promo)

Adam & The Ants Ant Rap (Promo)

Ken Dodd Hold My Hand

Showaddywaddy Footsteps

Bucks Fizz The Land Of Make Believe

Dollar Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Human League Don't You Want Me (promo)

Madness It Must Be Love (promo)

Police Spirits In The Material World

BBC2 The Camera and the Song

Ian Campbell

BBC2 Russell Harty

Gary Glitter

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test

Billy Cobham Drum Clinic


Friday 11th December 1981

BBC1 Pebble Mill

Clodagh Rogers

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

content unknown


Saturday 12th December 1981

BBC1 Swap Shop

Status Quo

BBC2 The Two Ronnies

Randy Crawford – Secret Combination

BBC1 Parkinson

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach - Interview, Wrack My Brain (promo), Singin’ The Blues

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Truk Shakly and the Texas Critters

ATV Tiswas

Showaddywaddy

Kim Wilde

LWT Tonight With Johnny Carson

Kenny Rogers


Sunday 13th December 1981

BBC2 Rhythm on 2

The Tony Evans Big Band


Monday 14th December 1981

BBC2 Cliff

Cliff Richard documentary series

4: My Kinda Life

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

UB40, The Beat

ITV A Star Is Born Movie With Kris Kristofferson


Tuesday 15th December 1981

BBC2 Russell Harty

Kenny Everett

BBC2 Georgie Fame In Concert

The Royal Exchange, Manchester

BBC2 Arena: Brixton to Barbados

Linton Kwesi Johnston: Brixton To Barbados

Granada Get It Together

Sundance (with Mary Hopkin) – What’s Love


Wednesday 16th December 1981

Thames London Night Out

Stutz Bear Cats


Thursday 17th December 1981

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

Host: Simon Bates

The Snowmen - Hokey Cokey

Cliff Richard Daddy’s Home (Repeat)

Status Quo Rock N Roll

Brown Sauce I Wanna Be A Winner (Promo)

Jon & Vangelis I’ll Find My Way Home (Zoo)

Chas & Dave Stars Over 45

Duran Duran My Own Way

Godley & Creme Wedding Bells

Human League Don't You Want Me (promo)

Rod Stewart Young Turks (promo)

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

Nils Lofgren - I Got To Pieces, Night Fades Away, Empty Heart

Burnin’ Red Ivanhoe - medley (OGWT)

David Hepworth - music video charts

Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood (promo clip)

Paul Gambaccini reviews new rock movies Heavy Metal, Christianne F

Paul Gambaccini and David Hepworth reviews new rock books


Friday 18th December 1981

BBC1 Crackerjack

content unknown

BBC2 The Oxford Road Show

The Beat

BBC2 Friday Night Saturday Morning

Malcolm McLaren

Jonathan King

Granada Live From Two

Jools Holland & His Millionaires

Thames White Light

Linx


Saturday 19th December 1981

BBC1 Swap Shop

content unknown

BBC1 The Police Monserrat 81 5:10 - 5:50 pm

The Police interviewed by Jools Holland

BBC1 Parkinson

The Bee Gees

Elaine Paige

BBC1 Fundamental Frolics (repeat 31 July 1981)

BBC2 The Young Ones 1961 Cliff Richard and The Shadows movie

ATV Tiswas

The Barron Knights

Rick Wakeman

LWT Johnny Carson Tonight

Diana Ross

LWT Star Parade

Johnnie Ray

Boney M

Yorkshire Marie Gordon Price In Concert

Tony Christie

LWT Punchlines!

Berni Flint

Iris Williams


Sunday 20th December 1981

BBC2 The Man Who Fell To Earth 1976 movie with David Bowie

Anglia Willie Dixon And The New Generation Of Chicago Blues 11:30 pm - 12:30 am


Monday 21st December 1081

LWT Nice To See You!

Marti Webb


Tuesday 22nd December 1981

BBC2 Russell Harty

Hot Gossip

Granada Get It Together

Chas and Dave

Thames White Light

Compilation show

Bow Wow Wow

Classic Nouveau

The Bureau

Thames The Jim Davidson Show

Chas and Dave

ATV Starburst

Petula Clark

ITV Alice In Wonderland

animation with Sammy Davis Jr


Wednesday 23rd December 1981

ITV Tommy Steele’s Quincy’s Quest (repeat)

Thames The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show

Alvin Stardust


Thursday 24th December 1981

BBC1 The Little and Large Show

Madness

Lulu

Stutz Bear Cats

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 6:35 - 7:15 pm

Host: David Jensen

Human League - Don’t You Want Me

Elvis Costello - Sweet Dreams

The Police - Spirits In The Material World

Abba One Of Us (Promo)

Adam & The Ants Ant Rap (Promo)

Kool & The Gang Get Down On It (Zoo)

Altered Images I Could Be Happy

Bucks Fizz The Land Of Make Believe

Dollar Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

BBC1 The Kenny Everett Television Show 7:45 - 8:15

The Police – Spirits In The Material World

BBC2 Summer Holiday Cliff Richard movie

BBC2 Christmas Eve with Pam Ayres and Fivepenny Piece

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test Christmas Special 10:00 – 11:05 pm (simulcast on Radio One)

Toyah At The Theatre Royal, London

BBC2 Russell Harty at Home

Cilla Black – Sing A Rainbow, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers


Friday 25th December 1981

BBC1 Top Of The Pops Christmas Special 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Host: Andy Peebles, Paul Burnett, Paul Gambaccini, Dave Lee Travis, Adrian Juste, Simon Bates, David Jensen, Tony Blackburn, John Peel, Steve Wright, Peter Powell, Jimmy Savile, Richard Skinner, Mike Read

Altered Images Happy Birthday

Dave Stewart Featuring Colin Blunstone What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

Depeche Mode I Just Can’t Get Enough

Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb

Human League Love Action

Kim Wilde Kids In America

Kirsty MacColl There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop

Linx Intuition

OMD Souvenir

Shakin Stevens You Drive Me Crazy

Spandau Ballet Chant No.1

Teardrop Explodes Reward

The Beat Too Nice To Talk To

Toyah Its A Mystery

Ultravox Vienna

Jacksons Can You Feel It (Zoo)

Laurie Anderson O Superman (Zoo)

BBC1 The Two Ronnies

Sheena Easton

Chas & Dave

BBC1 Christmas With The Spinners

BBC2 Country Holiday 10:30 – 11:15 pm

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth

Tammy Cline

Little Ginny

Pete Sayers

Lorne Gibson

George Hamilton IV


Saturday 26th December 1981

BBC1 The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

Bucks Fizz

BBC1 Perry Como’s French Canadian Christmas

BBC1 Barbara Mandrell

Andre Crouch

Bobby Vinton

BBC2 Sky at Westminster Abbey

BBC2 Wonderful Life Cliff Richard movie

ATV Tiswas

Toyah

Bad Manners

LWT An Audience with Dudley Moore

Shirley Bassey


Sunday 27th December 1981

BBC1 The Rock That Doesn’t Roll 10:25 - 11:00 pm

Cliff Richard At The Royal Albert Hall, London

BBC2 Olivia Newton-John Hollywood Nights (repeat)

Cliff Richard, Elton John, Tina Turner, Andy Gibb

ITV A Christmas Messiah

Kiki Dee

Paul Jones

ITV Secombe With Music

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth


Monday 28th December 1981

BBC1 Val Sings Bing

Val Doonican Bing Crosby tribute

Marti Webb

Vic Damone


Tuesday 29th December 1981

BBC1 Pop Quiz

Panel - Cliff Richard (captain), David Grant & Richard Parfitt vs Midge Ure (Captain), Paula Yates & Barry Gibb. Special guest appearance by Roy Wood

BBC1 Artemis 81 9:00 pm - 12:05 am

Play With Sting

BBC2 The Best of Dean Martin

A compilation of his sixties shows


Wednesday 30th December 1981

BBC1 Cheggers Plays Pop 4:40 - 5:10 pm

Bucks Fizz Land of Make Believe

Modern Romance Ay Ay Ay Moosey

Shakin’ Stevens Oh Julie

Special guest appearance from David Jensen


Thursday 31st December 1981

BBC1 Elvis – The Movie 1978 TV movie with Kurt Russell

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 6:00 - 6:35 pm

NB Dave Lee Travis was listed as co-host in the Daily Mirror and The Times but didn't appear

Host: Mike Read

The Number Ones Of The Year

Adam & The Ants Prince Charming (promo)

Adam & The Ants Stand and Deliver (promo)

Aneka Japanese Boy (repeat)

Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up (repeat)

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Its My Party (promo)

Human League Don't You Want Me (promo)

Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup Your Face (promo)

John Lennon Imagine (promo)

John Lennon Woman (promo)

Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine (promo)

Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life (promo)

Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (promo)

Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure (TOTP film)

Roxy Music Jealous Guy (promo)

Shakin’ Stevens Green Door (repeat)

Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House (promo)

Smokey Robinson Being With You (promo)

Soft Cell Tainted Love (repeat)

Specials Ghost Town (repeat)

BBC2 The Old Grey Whistle Test 12:05 - 1:40 am

Pick Of The Year

Bruce Springsteen Insert Quarter To Three (No Nukes)

The Residents Third Reich & Roll (Promo)

Skids An Incident In Algiers

Stiff Little Fingers Barbed Wire Love (Live Film)

Japan My New Career

Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing (Live Film)

Zoom Lens Running In Mazes (Filmfinders Clip)

Spirit Turn To The Right

Doors Break On Through (Promo Clip)

John Martyn (With Phil Collins) Sweet Little Mystery

Jack Bruce And Friends Hit & Run (Filmfinders Clip)

Teardrop Explodes Ha Ha I'm Drowning

Bob Seger Still The Same (Live Film)

Nina Hagan Ziggy Stardust

No Entry Band F.C Years (Filmfinders Clip)

Adam & The Ants Ant Invasion

John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band Instant Karma (Top Of The Pops)

Tv Smith's Explorers Perfect Life

Slow Children Staring At The Ceiling (Filmfinders Clip)

Gang Of Four He'd Send In The Army

Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Stop Dragging My Heart Around

The Selecter Celebrate The Bullet

Jimi Hendrix Wild Thing (Blackpool In 1967)

BBC1 Hi There ‘82

A Pebble Mill special hosted by the Hi De Hi cast

Andy Williams

Wall Street Crash

Thames Give Us A Clue

Lonnie Donegan

Thames London Night Out

Frankie Vaughan

Southern Day By Yesterday (Southern TV's last ever show)

The Beatles Interview 1965

Scottish The Hogmanay Show

Aneka


Also This Year

After The Fire - Granada Moondog Matinee Wild West Show

Blondie - BBC1 Nationwide Deborah Harry Interview

Elvis Costello - BBC1 Jim’ll Fix It & Glenn Tilbrook - From A Whisper To A Scream

Gerry Marsden - BBC1 Nationwide Gerry Marsden In Report About New Liverpool Bands, with OMD

Godley & Creme - BBC2 Saturday Night Sunday Morning Interview

Jethro Tull - BBC1 New Lairds Of The Isles Ian Anderson

Simple Minds / Steve Hillage - BBC1 Scotland 3-81 Tam O’Shanta

Ringo Starr - BBC 1 News Wedding To Barbara Bach, With Paul McCartney And George Harrison

10CC - ATV Moondog Matinee 5-81

Holsten adverts - with Neil Innes (at least two)