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23 May 2009, 19:31 #1

JANUARY 1978:

5-1-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(22) ODYSSEY – Native New Yorker (and charts)
(NEW) EDDIE & THE HOTRODS – Quit This Town
(19) JULIE COVINGTON – Only Women Bleed (video)
(NEW) LONG TALL ERNIE & THE SHAKERS – Do You Remember
(13) DAVID SOUL – Let’s Have A Quiet Night In (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) THE BABYS – Isn’t It Time
(28) TERRY WOGAN – The Floral Dance
(NEW) TONIGHT – Drummer Man
(23) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Jamming (video)
(NEW) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Figaro
(1) WINGS – Mull Of Kintyre (video)
(18) ALTHIA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking (and credits)

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12-1-78: No show due to a BBC strike
>> had this edition been recorded, the host would have been Noel Edmonds.


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19-1-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(21) HEATWAVE – The Groove Line (and charts)
(NEW) NAZARETH – Gone Dead Train
(8) ODYSSEY – Native New Yorker
(NEW) SMOKIE – For A Few Dollars More
(14) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Figaro
(29) THE IMPERIALS – Who’s Gonna Love Me (video)
(27) SCOTT FITZGERALD & YVONNE KEELEY – If I Had Words
(NEW) THE SWEET – Love Is Like Oxygen
(2) ALTHIA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) RADIO STARS – Nervous Wreck
(1) WINGS – Mull Of Kintyre (video)
(26) WAR – Galaxy (and credits)

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26-1-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(3) DONNA SUMMER – Love’s Unkind (and charts)
(29) RICH KIDS – Rich Kids
(2) ALTHIA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking
(30) GORDON GILTRAP – Heartsong ®
(8) BILL WITHERS – Lovely Day (danced to by Legs & Co)
(21) TERRY WOGAN – The Floral Dance
(11) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Jamming (video)
(NEW) YELLOW DOG – Just One More Night
(22) BACCARA – Sorry I’m A Lady
(NEW) GALLAGHER & LYLE – Showdown
(1) WINGS – Mull Of Kintyre (video)
(16) T-CONNECTION – On Fire (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:34 #2

FEBRUARY 1978:

2-2-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(17) THE IMPERIALS – Who’s Gonna Love Me (and charts)
(20) DARTS – Come Back My Love
(4) SCOTT FITZGERALD & YVONNE KEELEY – If I Had Words
(21) THE SWEET – Love Is Like Oxygen ®
(12) HEATWAVE – The Groove Line (danced to by Legs & Co)
(18) ROD STEWART – Hot Legs (video)
(3) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Figaro
(28) SMOKIE – For A Few Dollars More
(26) ROSE ROYCE – Wishing On A Star (video)
(42) THE ADVERTS – No Time To Be 21
(1) ALTHIA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking ®
(10) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (and credits)

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9-2-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(21) GORDON GILTRAP – Heartsong (and charts)
(15) TONIGHT – Drummer Man
(8) BACCARA – Sorry I’m A Lady ®
(NEW) DAVID CASTLE – Ten To Eight
(2) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (danced to by Legs & Co)
(16) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Mr. Blue Sky (video)
(NEW) LULU – Your Love Is Everywhere
(26) YELLOW DOG – Just One More Night
(NEW) DUSTY SPRINGFIELD – A Love Like Yours
(22) THE STRANGLERS – Five Minutes (video)
(1) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Figaro
(24) RICH KIDS – Rich Kids (and credits)

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16-2-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(19) STARGARD – Theme Song From ‘Which Way Is Up’ (and charts)
(30) TOM ROBINSON BAND – Don’t Take No For An Answer
(27) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights
(4) DARTS – Come Back My Love ®
(6) ROSE ROYCE – Wishing On A Star (danced to by Legs & Co)
(26) BILLY JOEL – Just The Way You Are (video)
(9) THE SWEET – Love Is Like Oxygen ®
(NEW) ELKIE BROOKS – Lilac Wine
(18) THE BEE GEES – Stayin’ Alive (video)
(43) MAGAZINE – Shot By Both Sides
(1) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (video)
(5) ROD STEWART – Hot Legs (and credits)

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23-2-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(26) EARTH, WIND & FIRE – Fantasy (and charts)
(33) BLONDIE – Denis
(6) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Mr. Blue Sky (video)
(18) FREE – All Right Now (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) THE REAL THING – Whenever You Want My Love
(11) THE STRANGLERS – Five Minutes (video)
(NEW) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – Walk In Love
(9) YELLOW DOG – Just One More Night ®
(29) ERUPTION – I Can’t Stand The Rain (footage from Musikladen 3-12-77)
(45) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs
(1) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (video)
(14) TONIGHT – Drummer Man (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:38 #3

MARCH 1978:

2-3-78: Presenter: Noel Edmonds

(17) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Is This Love (and charts)
(2) DARTS – Come Back My Love
(16) SAMANTHA SANG – Emotions (video)
(18) TOM ROBINSON BAND – Don’t Take No For An Answer ®
(5) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights
(NEW) NICK LOWE – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
(25) RITA COOLIDGE – Words (video)
(21) EARTH, WIND & FIRE – Fantasy (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) ANDY WILLIAMS – Sad
(1) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (video)
(14) GERRY RAFFERTY – Baker Street (and credits)

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9-3-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(11) FREE – All Right Now (and charts)
(49) GENERATION X – Ready Steady Go
(22) ELKIE BROOKS – Lilac Wine
(27) HOT CHOCOLATE – Every 1’s A Winner (video)
(43) TINA CHARLES – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
(18) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs ®
(5) BLONDIE – Denis (video)
(21) ANDY CAMERON – Ally’s Tartan Army
(7) ERUPTION – I Can’t Stand The Rain (danced to by Legs & Co)
(38) THE JAM – News Of The World
(1) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights ®
(24) NOTTINGHAM FOREST & PAPER LACE – We’ve Got The Whole World In Our Hands (and credits)

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16-3-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(29) THE REAL THING – Whenever You Want My Love (and charts)
(42) SUZI QUATRO – If You Can’t Give Me Love
(6) GERRY RAFFERTY – Baker Street (video)
(11) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Is This Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(37) DAN HILL – Sometimes When We Touch
(14) EARTH, WIND & FIRE – Fantasy (video)
(31) ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
(26) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – Walk In Love ®
(49) THE VIBRATORS – Automatic Lover
(1) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights ®
(19) DONNA SUMMER – Rumour Has It (and credits)

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23-3-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(28) TINA CHARLES – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (and charts)
(25) SHOWADDYWADDY – I Wonder Why
(45) DAVID ESSEX – Stay With Me Baby
(5) ERUPTION – I Can’t Stand The Rain (clip of Musik Laden)
(49) DR. HOOK – More Like The Movies
(2) BLONDIE – Denis (video)
(3) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs
(19) DONNA SUMMER – Rumour Has It (danced to by Legs & Co)
(22) GENESIS – Follow You Follow Me (video)
(18) THE REAL THING – Whenever You Want My Love
(1) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights
(14) HOT CHOCOLATE – Every 1’s A Winner (and credits)

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30-3-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(3) GERRY RAFFERTY – Baker Street (and charts)
(NEW) MUD – Cut Across Shorty
(28) TINA CHARLES – I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
(17) ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea ®
(49) RICHARD MYHILL – It Takes Two To Tango
(29) TAVARES – The Ghost Of Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(26) DAN HILL – Sometimes When We Touch ®
(10) SUZI QUATRO – If You Can’t Give Me Love
(6) ANDY CAMERON – Ally’s Tartan Army ®
(NEW) DON WILLIAMS – I’ve Got A Winner In You
(1) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights ®
(9) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Is This Love (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:40 #4

APRIL 1978:

6-4-78: Presenter: Noel Edmonds

(8) GENESIS – Follow You Follow Me (and charts)
(NEW) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – She’s So Modern
(16) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – Walk In Love ®
(12) HOT CHOCOLATE – Every 1’s A Winner (video)
(11) ANDREW GOLD – Never Let Her Slip Away (danced to by Legs & Co)
(44) SQUEEZE – Take Me I’m Yours
(13) WINGS – With A Little Luck (video)
(5) SHOWADDYWADDY – I Wonder Why
(NEW) THE STYLISTICS – Wonder Woman
(30) SHEILA B. DEVOTION – Singin’ In The Rain Part 1 (video)
(NEW) ANDY GIBB – Shadow Dancing
(NEW) CO-CO – The Bad Old Days
(1) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs
(2) BLONDIE – Denis (and credits)

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13-4-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(14) THE BEE GEES – Night Fever (and charts)
(NEW) CHILD – When You Walk In The Room
(10) JOHNNY MATHIS & DENIECE WILLIAMS – Too Much Too Little Too Late
(24) CHIC – Everybody Dance (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) ALAN PRICE – Just For You
(4) SUZI QUATRO – If You Can’t Give Me Love ®
(3) GERRY RAFFERTY – Baker Street (video)
(NEW) DEE D. JACKSON – Automatic Lover
(26) RICHARD MYHILL – It Takes Two To Tango
(NEW) BONNIE TYLER – Here Am I
(17) DR. HOOK – More Like The Movies ®
(41) GENE FARROW – Move Your Body (with Legs & Co)
(7) GENESIS – Follow You Follow Me (video)
(49) RAFFAELLA CARRA – Do It Do It Again
(1) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs ®
(29) MICHAEL ZAGER BAND – Let’s All Chant (and credits)

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20-4-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(28) RAYDIO – Jack And Jill (and charts)
(22) SQUEEZE – Take Me I’m Yours
(13) DAN HILL – Sometimes When We Touch ®
(2) THE BEE GEES – Night Fever (danced to by Legs & Co)
(5) WINGS – With A Little Luck (video)
(NEW) BRYAN FERRY – What Goes On
(11) SHEILA B. DEVOTION – Singin’ In The Rain Part 1 (footage from TopPop 7-1-78)
(46) GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR – Hey Lord, Don’t Ask Me Questions
(6) ANDREW GOLD – Never Let Her Slip Away (video)
(19) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – She’s So Modern
(NEW) DEMIS ROUSSOS – Life In The City
(20) MICHAEL ZAGER BAND – Let’s All Chant (danced to by Legs & Co)
(42) RICHARD DENTON & MARTIN COOK – Theme From ‘Hong Kong Beat’ (video)
(39) CO-CO – The Bad Old Days
(1) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs ®
(35) ELTON JOHN – Ego (and credits)

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27-4-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(13) DEE D. JACKSON – Automatic Lover (and charts)
(NEW) STEVE GIBBONS BAND – Eddy Vortex
(25) RAFFAELLA CARRA – Do It Do It Again
(NEW) FOREIGNER – Feels Like The First Time
(5) JOHNNY MATHIS & DENIECE WILLIAMS – Too Much Too Little Too Late ®
(12) CHIC – Everybody Dance (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(NEW) JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS – New England
(21) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon
(NEW) TWIGGY – Falling Angel
(22) RAYDIO – Jack And Jill (video)
(NEW) BUZZCOCKS – I Don’t Mind
(27) PATTI SMITH GROUP– Because The Night (danced to by Legs & Co)
(17) RICHARD MYHILL – It Takes Two To Tango ®
(NEW) YVONNE ELLIMAN – If I Can’t Have You
(1) THE BEE GEES – Night Fever (video)
(NEW) IZHAR COHEN & THE ALPHA-BETA – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:43 #5

MAY 1978:

4-5-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(27) THE STRANGLERS – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy (and charts)
(NEW) THE DOOLEYS – Don’t Take It Lying Down
(28) RUBY WINTERS – Come To Me (video)
(NEW) TONIGHT – Money That’s Your Problem
(29) DONNA SUMMER – Back In Love Again (danced to by Legs & Co)
(5) ANDREW GOLD – Never Let Her Slip Away (video)
(44) HI-TENSION – Hi Tension
(25) RICHARD DENTON & MARTIN COOK – Theme From ‘Hong Kong Beat’ (video)
(6) DEE D. JACKSON – Automatic Lover
(30) DARTS – The Boy From New York City
(13) CO-CO – The Bad Old Days ®
(15) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – She’s So Modern ®
(24) JOHN PAUL YOUNG – Love Is In The Air
(10) MICHAEL ZAGER BAND – Let’s All Chant (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(NEW) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – On A Little Street In Singapore
(1) THE BEE GEES – Night Fever (video)
(19) SQUEEZE – Take Me I’m Yours (and credits)

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11-5-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(17) RAFFAELLA CARRA – Do It Do It Again (and charts)
(45) THIN LIZZY – Rosalie
(3) JOHNNY MATHIS & DENIECE WILLIAMS – Too Much Too Little Too Late ®
(35) IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS – What A Waste
(28) TAVARES – More Than A Woman (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Davy’s On The Road Again
(27) IZHAR COHEN & THE ALPHA-BETA – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (video)
(53) SHAM 69 – Angels With Dirty Faces
(21) YVONNE ELLIMAN – If I Can’t Have You ®
(NEW) GOLDIE – Making Up Again
(19) BLONDIE – (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear (video)
(60) GUYS ‘N’ DOLLS – Only Loving Does It
(7) PATTI SMITH GROUP– Because The Night (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(36) TOM ROBINSON BAND – Up Against The Wall
(1) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon ®
(26) X-RAY SPEX – The Day The World Turned Dayglo (and credits)

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18-5-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(16) ROSE ROYCE – It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’ (and charts)
(69) SMOKIE – Oh Carol
(3) DARTS – The Boy From New York City ®
(8) JOHN PAUL YOUNG – Love Is In The Air (danced to by Legs & Co)
(33) PLASTIC BERTRAND – Ça Plane Pour Moi
(15) RUBY WINTERS – Come To Me (video)
(22) HI-TENSION – Hi Tension ®
(45) GUY MARKS – Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
(11) RAYDIO – Jack And Jill (video)
(NEW) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Beautiful Lover
(18) THE STRANGLERS – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
(NEW) ELKIE BROOKS – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
(23) X-RAY SPEX – The Day The World Turned Dayglo
(1) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon ®
(12) RAFFAELLA CARRA – Do It Do It Again (and credits)

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25-5-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(4) YVONNE ELLIMAN – If I Can’t Have You (and charts)
(NEW) THE REAL THING – Let’s Go Disco
(10) BLONDIE – (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear (video)
(NEW) HEATWAVE – Mind Blowing Decisions
(21) IZHAR COHEN & THE ALPHA-BETA – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (video)
(51) JAMES GALWAY – Annie’s Song
(29) THIN LIZZY – Rosalie ®
(7) TAVARES – More Than A Woman (video)
(NEW) BLACK SABBATH – Never Say Die
(23) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (danced to by Legs & Co)
(14) IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS – What A Waste ®
(NEW) CILLA BLACK – Silly Boy
(24) SHAM 69 – Angels With Dirty Faces
(1) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon ®
(25) ROD STEWART feat. THE SCOTTISH WORLD CUP SQUAD ’78 – Ole Ola (Mulher Brasileira) (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:46 #6

JUNE 1978:

1-6-78: No show due to World Cup 1978

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8-6-78: Presenter: Noel Edmonds

(2) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (and charts)
(13) MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Davy’s On The Road Again
(18) DAVID SOUL – It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes (video)
(10) PLASTIC BERTRAND – Ça Plane Pour Moi (with Legs & Co)
(56) LINDISFARNE – Run For Home
(23) THE ROLLING STONES – Miss You (video)
(27) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Beautiful Lover ®
(24) GOLDIE – Making Up Again
(NEW) MAXINE NIGHTINGALE – (Bringing Out) The Girl In Me
(30) GUY MARKS – Loving You Has Made Me Bananas ®
(51) AC/DC – Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
(1) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon ®
(25) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (and credits)

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15-6-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(23) MARSHALL HAIN – Dancing In The City (and charts)
(60) ROKOTTO – Funk Theory
(30) KATE BUSH – The Man With The Child In His Eyes (video)
(24) ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – Pump It Up
(7) JAMES GALWAY – Annie’s Song
(5) SMOKIE – Oh Carol ®
(10) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (danced to by Legs & Co)
(54) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Like Clockwork
(20) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – On A Little Street In Singapore ®
(28) THE MOTORS – Airport
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(29) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (and credits)

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22-6-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(7) GOLDIE – Making Up Again (and charts)
(21) BLACK SABBATH – Never Say Die
(72) SHOWADDYWADDY – A Little Bit Of Soap
(19) MARSHALL HAIN – Dancing In The City (danced to by Legs & Co)
(61) DAVID COVERDALE’S WHITESNAKE – Bloody Mary
(22) HEATWAVE – Mind Blowing Decisions
(15) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Beautiful Lover
(43) SAN JOSÉ & RODRIGUEZ ARGENTINA – Argentine Melody
(20) THIN LIZZY – Rosalie
(37) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Satisfy My Soul
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(12) DAVID SOUL – It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes (and credits)

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29-6-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(24) A TASTE OF HONEY – Boogie Oogie Oogie (and charts)
(61) J.A.L.N. BAND – Get Up
(3) JAMES GALWAY – Annie’s Song
(13) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Like Clockwork ®
(5) THE MOTORS – Airport
(2) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (video)
(29) LINDISFARNE – Run For Home
(NEW) PATTI BOULAYE – Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do
(18) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (video)
(7) KATE BUSH – The Man With The Child In His Eyes (danced to by Legs & Co)
(28) AC/DC – Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation ®
(NEW) JIM RAFFERTY – Never Let Another Good Day Go By
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(22) THE O’JAYS – Used Ta Be My Girl (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:49 #7

JULY 1978:

6-7-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(2) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (and charts)
(NEW) BUZZCOCKS – Love You More
(5) MARSHALL HAIN – Dancing In The City (video)
(11) SHOWADDYWADDY – A Little Bit Of Soap
(22) A TASTE OF HONEY – Boogie Oogie Oogie (danced to by Legs & Co)
(24) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Wild West Hero (video)
(14) SAN JOSÉ & RODRIGUEZ ARGENTINA – Argentine Melody
(25) CLOUT – Substitute (video)
(64) STEEL PULSE – Prodigal Son
(59) CITY BOY – 5-7-0-5
(68) JUSTIN HAYWARD – Forever Autumn
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(29) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Satisy My Soul (and credits)

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13-7-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(26) SATURDAY NIGHT BAND – Come On Dance Dance (and charts)
(6) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Like Clockwork ®
(NEW) SUZI QUATRO – The Race Is On
(29) ANDREW GOLD – How Can This Be Love (video)
(13) THE O’JAYS – Used Ta Be My Girl (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) STEVE VOICE – On The Shelf
(23) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Satisfy My Soul ®
(63) RENAISSANCE – Northern Lights
(2) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(12) LINDISFARNE – Run For Home ®
(30) VOYAGE – From East To West (video)
(NEW) RACEY – Baby It’s You
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(16) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (and credits)

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20-7-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(30) GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – Come Back And Finish What You Started (and charts)
(NEW) SHAM 69 – If The Kids Are United
(10) A TASTE OF HONEY – Boogie Oogie Oogie (video)
(25) JUSTIN HAYWARD – Forever Autumn
(16) SATURDAY NIGHT BAND – Come On Dance Dance (danced to by Legs & Co)
(60) THE NEW SEEKERS – Anthem (One Day In Every Week)
(23) CITY BOY – 5-7-0-5 ®
(7) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Wild West Hero (video)
(4) CLOUT – Substitute (video)
(38) RAYDIO – Is This A Love Thing
(3) MARSHALL HAIN – Dancing In The City (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(73) CHILD – It’s Only Make Believe
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(5) SHOWADDYWADDY – A Little Bit Of Soap (and credits)

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27-7-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(24) ELVIS PRESLEY – Don’t Be Cruel (and charts)
(NEW) JIMMY JAMES & THE VAGABONDS – I Can’t Stop Dancing To The Beat
(12) JACKSON BROWNE – Stay (video)
(26) GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – Come Back And Finish What You Started (danced to by Legs & Co)
(54) YELLOW DOG – Wait Until Midnight
(13) VOYAGE – From East To West (video)
(28) RENAISSANCE – Northern Lights
(2) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (video)
(19) ANDREW GOLD – How Can This Be Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) PLASTIC BERTRAND – Sha La La La Lee
(10) LINDISFARNE – Run For Home ®
(NEW) KANDIDATE – Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(6) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Like Clockwork (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:52 #8

AUGUST 1978:

3-8-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(30) CERRONE – Supernature (and charts)
(9) CITY BOY – 5-7-0-5
(52) DARTS – It’s Raining
(25) X-RAY SPEX – Identity (video)
(29) THE NEW SEEKERS – Anthem (One Day In Every Week)
(28) THE WHO – Who Are You (video)
(71) GENE FARROW – Don’t Stop Now (danced to by Legs & Co)
(13) SHAM 69 – If The Kids Are United
(NEW) THE REAL THING – Rainin’ Through My Sunshine
(2) CLOUT – Substitute (video)
(27) CHILD – It’s Only Make Believe
(5) A TASTE OF HONEY – Boogie Oogie Oogie (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(70) THE LURKERS – I Don’t Need To Tell Her
(11) JUSTIN HAYWARD – Forever Autumn ®
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(14) JOE WALSH – Life’s Been Good (and credits)

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10-8-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(16) VOYAGE – From East To West (and charts)
(64) THE REZILLOS – Top Of The Pops
(30) FOREIGNER – Cold As Ice (video)
(41) HI-TENSION – British Hustle
(21) BOB DYLAN – Baby Stop Crying (danced to by Legs & Co)
(27) RAYDIO – Is This A Love Thing (video)
(11) RENAISSANCE – Northern Lights
(37) JILTED JOHN – Jilted John
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(5) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (and credits)

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17-8-78: Presenter: Noel Edmonds

(5) BONEY M – Brown Girl In The Ring (and charts)
(27) THE STRANGLERS – Walk On By
(6) JUSTIN HAYWARD – Forever Autumn
(11) CERRONE – Super Nature (danced to by Legs & Co)
(14) CHILD – It’s Only Make Believe
(4) DARTS – It’s Raining ®
(18) 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
(20) THE WHO – Who Are You (video)
(21) THE NEW SEEKERS – Anthem (One Day In Every Week)
(NEW) MR. BIG – Senora
(1) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (danced to by Legs & Co)
(8) CITY BOY – 5-7-0-5 (and credits)

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24-8-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(25) ANDY GIBB – Everlasting Love (and charts)
(53) BILBO – She’s Gonna Win
(12) DAVID ESSEX – Oh What A Circus (video)
(61) BLONDIE – Picture This
(10) JILTED JOHN – Jilted John
(31) THE MOTORS – Forget About You
(24) FOREIGNER – Cold As Ice (video)
(27) HI-TENSION – British Hustle
(4) BONEY M – Brown Girl In The Ring (danced to by Legs & Co)
(32) THE JAM – David Watts
(1) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (video)
(26) THE REZILLOS – Top Of The Pops (and credits)

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31-8-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(27) HERBIE HANCOCK – I Thought It Was You (and charts)
(62) THE DOOLEYS – A Rose Has To Die
(25) SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Hong Kong Garden (video)
(4) 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday ®
(54) KLARK KENT – Don’t Care
(19) ANDY GIBB – Everlasting Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(33) EXILE – Kiss You All Over
(24) THE REZILLOS – Top Of The Pops
(2) DARTS – It’s Raining ®
(NEW) CLIFF RICHARD – Please Remember Me
(1) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (video)
(17) HI-TENSION – British Hustle (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:55 #9

SEPTEMBER 1978:

7-9-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(24) FRANKIE VALLI – Grease (and charts)
(26) THE JAM – David Watts
(NEW) LEO SAYER – I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)
(2) BONEY M – Brown Girl In The Ring (video)
(13) THE MOTORS – Forget About You
(65) DEE D. JACKSON – Meteor Man
(5) DAVID ESSEX – Oh What A Circus (video)
(25) HERBIE HANCOCK – I Thought It Was You (danced to by Legs & Co)
(30) SYLVESTER – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (video)
(NEW) MANHATTAN TRANSFER – Where Did Our Love Go
(9) HI-TENSION – British Hustle ®
(50) ARTHUR MULLARD & HYLDA BAKER – You’re The One That I Want
(1) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (video)
(29) CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR – Galaxy Of Love (and credits)

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14-9-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(21) ABBA – Summer Night City (and charts)
(NEW) DR. FEELGOOD – Down At The Doctors
(2) 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday ®
(NEW) TINA CHARLES – Making All The Right Moves
(14) STATUS QUO – Again And Again (video)
(10) EXILE – Kiss You All Over (danced to by Legs & Co)
(19) FRANKIE VALLI – Grease (video)
(NEW) TOM ROBINSON BAND – Too Good To Be True
(13) BLONDIE – Picture This (video)
(75) MOTÖRHEAD – Louie Louie
(25) THE DOOLEYS – A Rose Has To Die
(6) JILTED JOHN – Jilted John
(1) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (video)
(7) SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Hong Kong Garden (and credits)

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21-9-78: Presenter: Paul Burnett

(15) THE MOTORS – Forget About You (and charts)
(49) BUZZCOCKS – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
(11) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(NEW) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Middle Of The Night
(25) THE JAM – David Watts
(29) LEO SAYER – I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)
(7) ABBA – Summer Night City (video)
(NEW) STEPHEN BISHOP – Looking For The Right One
(20) SYLVESTER – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (danced to by Legs & Co)
(3) DAVID ESSEX – Oh What A Circus (video)
(NEW) THE THREE DEGREES – Giving Up, Giving In
(1) 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday ®
(17) ROSE ROYCE – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (and credits)

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28-9-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(27) THIRD WORLD – Now That We’ve Found Love (and charts)
(NEW) LINDISFARNE – Juke Box Gypsy
(4) ROSE ROYCE – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
(NEW) FRANKIE MILLER – Darlin’
(29) CRYSTAL GAYLE – Talking In Your Sleep (video)
(59) THE RAMONES – Don’t Come Close
(12) BLONDIE – Picture This (video)
(NEW) SUGAR CANE – Montego Bay
(13) THE DOOLEYS – A Rose Has To Die ®
(54) SMOKIE – Mexican Girl
(3) FRANKIE VALLI – Grease (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) CHRIS REA – Fool (If You Think It’s Over)
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(28) THE JACKSONS – Blame It On The Boogie (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 19:57 #10

OCTOBER 1978:

5-10-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(5) ABBA – Summer Night City (and charts)
(32) MICK JACKSON – Blame It On The Boogie
(6) DEAN FRIEDMAN – Lucky Stars (video)
(18) THIRD WORLD – Now That We’ve Found Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(30) BUZZCOCKS – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) ®
(NEW) ELAINE PAIGE – Don’t Walk Away Till I Touch You
(9) BONEY M – Rasputin (video)
(NEW) MARSHALL HAIN – Coming Home
(NEW) SHAM 69 – Hurry Up Harry
(7) LEO SAYER – I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try) ®
(NEW) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(17) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sweet Talkin’ Woman (and credits)

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12-10-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(8) JOHN TRAVOLTA – Sandy (and charts)
(64) OLYMPIC RUNNERS – Get It While You Can
(20) SMOKIE – Mexican Girl ®
(13) THE JACKSONS – Blame It On The Boogie (danced to by Legs & Co)
(2) ROSE ROYCE – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore ®
(36) JONATHAN KING – One For You, One For Me
(27) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – Dippety Day (video)
(NEW) THE BISHOPS – I Want Candy
(14) CRYSTAL GAYLE – Talking In Your Sleep (danced to by Legs & Co)
(7) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sweet Talkin’ Woman (video)
(NEW) PETER SKELLERN feat. THE GRIMETHORPE COLLIER BAND – Love Is The Sweetest Thing
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(29) DONNA SUMMER – MacArthur Park (and credits)

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19-10-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(9) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap (and charts)
(NEW) SHOWADDYWADDY – Pretty Little Angel Eyes
(2) BONEY M – Rasputin (video)
(4) JOHN TRAVOLTA – Sandy (danced to by Legs & Co)
(27) THE ROLLING STONES – Respectable (video)
(59) COLORADO – California Dreaming
(16) BUZZCOCKS – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) ®
(28) FRANKIE MILLER – Darlin’
(29) THE THREE DEGREES – Giving Up, Giving In ®
(17) SHAM 69 – Hurry Up Harry
(12) DONNA SUMMER – MacArthur Park (danced to by Legs & Co)
(25) THE JAM – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(21) PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – Public Image (and credits)

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26-10-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(22) THE O’JAYS – Brandy (and charts)
(63) ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – Radio Radio
(30) CHRIS REA – Fool (If You Think It’s Over) ®
(6) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sweet Talkin’ Woman (danced to by Legs & Co)
(13) PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – Public Image (video)
(29) JONATHAN KING – One For You, One For Me
(7) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap ®
(NEW) DOLLAR – Shooting Star
(9) THE JACKSONS – Blame It On The Boogie (video)
(73) CITY BOY – What A Night
(28) DAN HARTMAN – Instant Replay (danced to by Legs & Co)
(38) THE UNDERTONES – Teenage Kicks
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(18) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – Dippety Day (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 20:02 #11

NOVEMBER 1978:

2-11-78: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(24) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Hopelessly Devoted To You (and charts)
(53) THE SKIDS – The Saints Are Coming
(13) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – Dippety Day (video)
(30) ELTON JOHN – Part Time Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
(21) QUEEN – Fat Bottomed Girls (video)
(NEW) ELKIE BROOKS – Don’t Cry Out Loud
(28) SHOWADDYWADDY – Pretty Little Angel Eyes
(14) THE THREE DEGREES – Giving Up, Giving In ®
(NEW) NICK GILDER – Hot Child In The City
(5) DONNA SUMMER – MacArthur Park (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(68) STREETBAND – Toast
(11) FRANKIE MILLER – Darlin’ ®
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(10) SHAM 69 – Hurry Up Harry (and credits)

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9-11-78: Presenter: Mike Read

(27) BLONDIE – Hanging On The Telephone (and charts)
(NEW) DANDY – Disco Dancer
(28) PATRICK JUVET – I Love America (video)
(4) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Hopelessly Devoted To You (danced to by Legs & Co)
(2) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap ®
(45) DARTS – Don’t Let It Fade Away
(10) THE CARS – My Best Friend’s Girl (video)
(NEW) LIQUID GOLD – Anyway You Do It
(74) CHAS & DAVE – Strummin’
(17) DAN HARTMAN – Instant Replay (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(34) X-RAY SPEX – Germ Free Adolescence
(1) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (video)
(8) THE JACKSONS – Blame It On The Boogie (and credits)
>> Mike Read makes his TOTP debut.

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16-11-78: Presenter: David Jensen

(12) THE THREE DEGREES – Giving Up, Giving In (and charts)
(NEW) BUZZCOCKS – Promises
(24) ELTON JOHN – Part Time Love (video)
(7) SHOWADDYWADDY – Pretty Little Angel Eyes ®
(29) ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – Radio Radio ®
(23) HEATWAVE – Always And Forever
(18) BLONDIE – Hanging On The Telephone (video)
(70) DEAN FRIEDMAN – Lydia
(25) STREETBAND – Toast ®
(13) QUEEN – Fat Bottomed Girls (video)
(NEW) CHILD – Still The One
(1) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap
(14) ROD STEWART – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (and credits)

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23-11-78: Presenter: Mike Read

(24) MUSIQUE – In The Bush (and charts)
(64) RACEY – Lay Your Love On Me
(2) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Hopelessly Devoted To You (video)
(30) DOLLAR – Shooting Star ®
(29) SYLVESTER – Dance (Disco Heat) (danced to by Legs & Co)
(28) ELKIE BROOKS – Don’t Cry Out Loud ®
(4) ROD STEWART – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (video)
(NEW) EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – All I Want Is You
(25) SARAH BRIGHTMAN & HOT GOSSIP – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper (video)
(19) X-RAY SPEX – Germ Free Adolescence ®
(NEW) DAVID ESSEX – Goodbye First Love
(1) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Rat Trap ®
(23) CHIC – Le Freak (and credits)

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30-11-78: Presenter: Peter Powell

(25) VILLAGE PEOPLE – Y.M.C.A. (and charts)
(43) THE REZILLOS – Destination Venus
(7) BONEY M – Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord
(16) ELTON JOHN – Part Time Love (video)
(18) CHIC – Le Freak (danced to by Legs & Co)
(11) HEATWAVE – Always And Forever ®
(28) BUZZCOCKS – Promises ®
(50) LEO SAYER – Raining In My Heart
(5) BLONDIE – Hanging On The Telephone (video)
(19) THE BARRON KNIGHTS – A Taste Of Aggro
(20) DARTS – Don’t Let It Fade Away
(45) MANKIND – Dr. Who
(1) ROD STEWART – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (video)
(14) THE BEE GEES – Too Much Heaven (and credits)
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23 May 2009, 20:06 #12

DECEMBER 1978:

7-12-78: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(17) MUSIQUE – In The Bush (and charts)
(73) RACHEL SWEET – B-A-B-Y
(12) VILLAGE PEOPLE – Y.M.C.A. (video)
(43) GERARD KENNY – New York, New York
(3) THE BEE GEES – Too Much Heaven (danced to by Legs & Co)
(NEW) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – A Little More Love
(26) DOLLAR – Shooting Star
(23) JOHN TRAVOLTA – Greased Lightning (video)
(51) SALLY OLDFIELD – Mirrors
(24) RACEY – Lay Your Love On Me
(6) SARAH BRIGHTMAN & HOT GOSSIP – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
(NEW) THE GOODIES – A Man’s Best Friend Is His Duck
(1) BONEY M – Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord ®
(25) BARBRA STREISAND & NEIL DIAMOND – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (and credits)

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14-12-78: Presenter: Tony Blackburn

(28) EARTH, WIND & FIRE – September (and charts)
(55) ROCKY SHARPE & THE REPLAYS – Rama Lama Ding Dong
(25) HOT CHOCOLATE – I’ll Put You Together Again (video)
(23) BUZZCOCKS – Promises ®
(12) ELKIE BROOKS – Don’t Cry Out Loud
(27) MANKIND – Dr. Who
(18) DARTS – Don’t Let It Fade Away ®
(4) THE BARRON KNIGHTS – A Taste Of Aggro
(30) IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (video)
(8) BARBRA STREISAND & NEIL DIAMOND – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (danced to by Legs & Co)
(7) CHIC – Le Freak (video)
(22) ELTON JOHN – Song For Guy
(1) BONEY M – Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord
(9) HEATWAVE – Always And Forever (and credits)

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21-12-78: No show due to a BBC strike

>> this programme was due to be recorded on Tuesday 19th December
1978, but was cancelled due to strike action. Due to appear were the
Boomtown Rats, Darts, Brotherhood Of Man and Brian & Michael. Legs and
Co would have performed routines to "Brown Girl In The Ring" by Boney M,
and "Love’s Unkind" by Donna Summer.


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25-12-78: Presenter: Noel Edmonds

(-) DARTS – The Boy From New York City
(-) BONEY M – Rasputin
(53) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Summer Nights (danced to by Legs & Co)
(-) WINGS – Mull Of Kintyre (video)
(-) BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – Figaro
(-) FATHER ABRAHAM & THE SMURFS – The Smurf Song (video)
(-) THE BEE GEES – Night Fever (video)
(-) BRIAN & MICHAEL – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs
(-) BRIGHOUSE & RASTRICK BRASS BAND – The Floral Dance ®
(-) KATE BUSH – Wuthering Heights (video)
(-) SHOWADDYWADDY – I Wonder Why
(57) BONEY M – Rivers Of Babylon ®
(-) THE COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady (danced to by Legs & Co)
(-) ABBA – Take A Chance On Me (video)
(-) ROSE ROYCE – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (video)
(-) JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – You’re The One That I Want (video)
(1) BONEY M – Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord ®
(-) JAMES GALWAY – Annie’s Song (and credits)
>> After presenting 72 editions, Noel Edmonds makes his last regular
appearance on TOTP.
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15 Jan 2010, 20:12 #13

A couple of amendments made to December, with thanks again to Glam King!!
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30 Jun 2010, 16:38 #14

Strangely I remember the strike hit show of 12-1-78, in its place they showed a year old to the day episode of TOTP - i.e. which was the one presented by David Hamilton - but it faded up half way through SIDESHOW by Barry Biggs, the second song in the show.

At the time, it excited me because to me in those pre-VHS days it was exciting to see some 'old' performances i.e. one year old!!, and I was intrigued as to why the show started in the middle of a song. (I assume now it was all down to the time-slot!)
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15 Dec 2010, 16:48 #15

On 23/03/1978 at no.19 Donna Summer "Rumour Has It" was danced to by Legs & Co.
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