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Top of the Pops Season 16

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Season 16, Episode 01 4th January 1979

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Jan 4, 1979
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4th January 1979 Jan 4, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (24) Paul Evans – Hello, This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) (and charts) (NEW) Generation X – King Rocker (5) Elton John – Song For Guy (18) Earth, Wind & Fire – September (danced to by Legs & Co) (6) Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (video) (21) Olivia Newton-John – A Little More Love (video) (3) Racey – Lay Your Love On Me (29) Barry White – Just The Way You Are (video) (NEW) Brotherhood Of Man – Goodbye Goodbye (1) Village People – Y.M.C.A. (video) (16) Hot Chocolate – I’ll Put You Together Again (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 02 11th January 1979

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Jan 11, 1979
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11th January 1979 Jan 11, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (14) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (and charts) (24) Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Rama Lama Ding Dong (30) Sally Oldfield – Mirrors (13) Paul Evans – Hello, This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) (video) (NEW) Bonnie Tyler – Louisiana Rain (21) Leo Sayer – Raining In My Heart (25) Mankind – Dr. Who (27) Driver 67 – Car 67 (52) The Doll – Desire Me (16) Hot Chocolate – I’ll Put You Together Again (video) (35) The Shadows – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (18) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (danced to by Legs & Co) (NEW) Steve Allan – Together We Are Beautiful (1) Village People – Y.M.C.A. (video) (29) Billy Joel – My Life (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 03 18th January 1979

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Jan 18, 1979
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18th January 1979 Jan 18, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (30) Shalamar – Take That To The Bank (and charts) (53) Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot (28) Anne Murray – You Needed Me (video) (3) Racey – Lay Your Love On Me (27) Dan Hartman – This Is It (danced to by Legs & Co) (54) Frankie Miller – When I’m Away From You (5) Olivia Newton-John – A Little More Love (2) Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (18) The Three Degrees – Woman In Love (26) Billy Joel – My Life (video) (7) Chic – Le Freak (1) Village People – Y.M.C.A. (video) (11) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 04 25th January 1979

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Jan 25, 1979
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25th January 1979 Jan 25, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (6) Blondie – Heart Of Glass (and charts) (27) Dr. Feelgood – Milk And Alcohol (26) Barry Manilow – Could It Be Magic (video) (21) Third World – Cool Meditation (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) Barry White – Just The Way You Are (video) (28) The Doll – Desire Me (25) Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancin’ (video) (44) Judas Priest – Take On The World (37) Phoebe Snow – Every Night (9) The Shadows – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (NEW) Donny & Marie Osmond – On The Shelf (1) Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (3) Earth, Wind & Fire – September (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 05 1st February 1979

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Feb 1, 1979
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1st February 1979 Feb 1, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (27) Edwin Starr – Contact (and charts) (51) Nazareth – May The Sun Shine (3) The Three Degrees – Woman In Love (37) The Members – The Sound Of The Suburbs (19) Sally Oldfield – Mirrors (39) UFO – Doctor Doctor (14) Billy Joel – My Life (video) (52) Two Man Sound – Que Tal America (28) Generation X – King Rocker (61) The Pointer Sisters – Everybody Is A Star (7) Driver 67 – Car 67 (1) Blondie – Heart Of Glass (danced to by Legs & Co) (8) ABBA – Chiquitita (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 06 8th February 1979

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Feb 8, 1979
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8th February 1979 Feb 8, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (17) Dan Hartman – This Is It (and charts) (58) Mick Jackson – Weekend (29) Rod Stewart – Ain’t Love A Bitch (video) (2) ABBA – Chiquitita (danced to by Legs & Co) (45) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Oliver’s Army (5) The Shadows – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (13) Dr. Feelgood – Milk And Alcohol (7) Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancin’ (video) (50) Darts – Get It (20) Judas Priest – Take On The World (39) The Jacksons – Destiny (1) Blondie – Heart Of Glass (video) (21) Gene Chandler – Get Down (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 07 15th February 1979

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Feb 15, 1979
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15th February 1979 Feb 15, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (7) The Bee Gees – Tragedy (and charts) (54) The Dooleys – Honey I’m Lost (11) Generation X – King Rocker (6) Edwin Starr – Contact (danced to by Legs & Co) (39) Alan Price – Baby Of Mine (30) Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing (video) (46) The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing (21) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (62) Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (3) The Three Degrees – Woman In Love (video) (50) The Skids – Into The Valley (1) Blondie – Heart Of Glass (video) (17) Third World – Cool Meditation (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 08 22nd February 1979

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Feb 22, 1979
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22nd February 1979 Feb 22, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (14) Judas Priest – Take On The World (and charts) (18) The Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force (11) Rod Stewart – Ain’t Love A Bitch (video) (2) The Bee Gees – Tragedy (danced to by Legs & Co) (5) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Oliver’s Army (12) Gene Chandler – Get Down (footage from Soul Train 20-1-79) (13) The Members – The Sound Of The Suburbs (25) Darts – Get It (22) Nazareth – May The Sun Shine (1) Blondie – Heart Of Glass (video) (15) Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 09 1st March 1979

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Mar 1, 1979
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1st March 1979 Mar 1, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (29) The Cars – Just What I Needed (and charts) (20) The Skids – Into The Valley (4) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (46) Thin Lizzy – Waiting For An Alibi (23) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ (danced to by Legs & Co) (28) Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (video) (25) Chic – I Want Your Love (40) Violinski – Clog Dance (8) Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (26) Boney M – Painter Man (video) (55) David Essex – Imperial Wizard (1) The Bee Gees – Tragedy (danced to by Legs & Co) (24) The Sex Pistols – Something Else (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 10 9th March 1979

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Mar 9, 1979
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9th March 1979 Mar 9, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (19) Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love (and charts) (46) Inner Circle – Everything Is Great (2) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Oliver’s Army (7) The Sex Pistols – Something Else (danced to by Legs & Co) (44) Buzzcocks – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (26) Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket (47) Late Show – Bristol Stomp (5) The Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force (NEW) Cliff Richard – Green Light (27) The Dooleys – Honey I’m Lost (63) Motörhead – Overkill (11) Gene Chandler – Get Down (footage from Soul Train 20-1-79) (66) Leyton Buzzards – Saturday Night (Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees) (1) The Bee Gees – Tragedy (danced to by Legs & Co) (14) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 11 15th March 1979

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Mar 15, 1979
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15th March 1979 Mar 15, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (25) The Players Association – Turn The Music Up (and charts) (30) The Jam – Strange Town (4) Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (18) Toto – Hold The Line (video) (20) The Cars – Just What I Needed (video) (7) Chic – I Want Your Love (danced to by Legs & Co) (15) Thin Lizzy – Waiting For An Alibi (26) Violinski – Clog Dance (13) The Skids – Into The Valley (19) Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love (video) (NEW) Black Lace – Mary Ann (1) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (22) Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 12 22nd March 1979

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Mar 22, 1979
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22nd March 1979 Mar 22, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (8) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ (and charts) (43) Sham 69 – Questions And Answers (23) Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (video) (20) The Players Association – Turn The Music Up (danced to by Legs & Co) (29) Buzzcocks – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (16) Village People – In The Navy (video) (15) Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket (13) Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (video) (35) Kate Bush – Wow (5) The Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force (33) Squeeze – Cool For Cats (1) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (4) The Sex Pistols – Something Else (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 13 1 February 1979

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Mar 29, 1979
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1 February 1979 Mar 29, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (6) Chic – I Want Your Love (and charts) (34) Racey – Some Girls (30) The Three Degrees – The Runner (video) (42) Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Imagination (28) Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans (danced to by Legs & Co) (60) Gonzalez – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (19) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (69) Dana – Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen (70) Showaddywaddy – Remember Then (25) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (video) (45) Kandidate – I Don’t Wanna Lose You (64) Black Lace – Mary Ann (1) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (26) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 14 29 March 1979

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Apr 5, 1979
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29 March 1979 Apr 5, 1979 Presenter: Tony BlackburnPlaylist: (24) The Sex Pistols – Silly Thing (and charts) (53) M – Pop Muzik (2) Village People – In The Navy (video) (6) Squeeze – Cool For Cats (8) Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (danced to by Legs & Co) (40) Generation X – Valley Of The Dolls (4) Chic – I Want Your Love (44) The Members – Offshore Banking Business (23) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (footage from TopPop 24-2-79) (NEW) Milk & Honey – Hallelujah (16) The Jam – Strange Town (1) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (video) (28) Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Staircase (Mystery) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 15 12th April 1979

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Apr 12, 1979
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12th April 1979 Apr 12, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (10) The Three Degrees – The Runner (and charts) (75) Light Of The World – Swingin’ (14) Kate Bush – Wow (27) Showaddywaddy – Remember Then (11) The Sex Pistols – Silly Thing (danced to by Legs & Co) (26) Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans (video) (3) Racey – Some Girls (24) Supertramp – The Logical Song (video) (20) Sham 69 – Questions And Answers (22) Kandidate – I Don’t Wanna Lose You (6) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (video) (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (25) Wings – Goodnight Tonight (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 16 19th April 1979

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Apr 19, 1979
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19th April 1979 Apr 19, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (24) Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (and charts) (NEW) Gordon Giltrap – Fear Of The Dark (5) Milk & Honey – Hallelujah (13) M – Pop Muzik (NEW) Dusty Springfield – I’m Coming Home Again (19) Wings – Goodnight Tonight (video) (4) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (danced to by Legs & Co) (27) Gonzalez – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (NEW) Child – Only You (10) The Three Degrees – The Runner (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (25) Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Staircase (Mystery) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 17 26th April 1979

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Apr 26, 1979
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26th April 1979 Apr 26, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (16) Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans (and charts) (23) Generation X – Valley Of The Dolls (7) Supertramp – The Logical Song (video) (28) Eruption – One Way Ticket (24) Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Staircase (Mystery) (video) (2) Racey – Some Girls (20) Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (footage from Snowtime Special: Disco In The Snow 9-4-79) (18) Sham 69 – Questions And Answers (19) Boney M – Hooray Hooray It’s A Holi-Holiday (footage from Snowtime Special: Disco In The Snow 9-4-79) (43) Monks – Nice Legs Shame About Her Face (21) The Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out (danced to by Legs & Co) (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (17) Showaddywaddy – Remember Then (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 18 3rd May 1979

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May 3, 1979
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3rd May 1979 May 3, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (15) Gonzalez – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (and charts) (28) The Undertones – Jimmy Jimmy (19) ABBA – Does Your Mother Know (footage from Snowtime Special: Abba In Switzerland 16-4-79) (3) M – Pop Muzik (22) The Dickies – Banana Splits (Tra La La Song) (21) Peaches & Herb – Reunited (danced to by Legs & Co) (27) The Police – Roxanne (30) Mike Oldfield – Guilty (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (5) Wings – Goodnight Tonight (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 19 10th May 1979

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May 10, 1979
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10th May 1979 May 10, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (13) The Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out (and charts) (26) The Damned – Love Song (57) Elkie Brooks – The Runaway (3) Boney M – Hooray Hooray It’s A Holi-Holiday (footage from Snowtime Special: Disco In The Snow 9-4-79) (41) The Shadows – Theme From ‘The Deer Hunter’ (Cavatina) (11) Eruption – One Way Ticket (25) Monks – Nice Legs Shame About Her Face (20) Roxy Music – Dance Away (footage from Snowtime Special: Abba In Switzerland 16-4-79) (9) Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (danced to by Legs & Co) (21) Gary Moore – Parisienne Walkways (video) (34) Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (15) David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 20 17th May 1979

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May 17, 1979
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17th May 1979 May 17, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (29) Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (and charts) (45) The Tubes – Prime Time (24) Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland (video) (10) Blondie – Sunday Girl (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) The Police – Roxanne (5) Peaches & Herb – Reunited (video) (54) XTC – Life Begins At The Hop (2) M – Pop Muzik (17) The Undertones – Jimmy Jimmy (4) ABBA – Does Your Mother Know (footage from Snowtime Special: ABBA In Switzerland 16-4-79) (53) Judas Priest – Evening Star (30) Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water (video) (56) Max Webster – Paradise Skies (1) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes (video) (7) Roxy Music – Dance Away (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 21 24th May 1979

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May 24, 1979
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24th May 1979 May 24, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (25) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (and charts) (29) The Skids – Masquerade (2) Roxy Music – Dance Away (footage from Snowtime Special: ABBA In Switzerland 16-4-79) (48) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (24) Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (danced to by Legs & Co) (44) Liner – You And Me (20) The Damned – Love Song (14) Electric Light Orchestra – Shine A Little Love (video) (33) Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight (9) David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging (video) (21) The Shadows – Theme From ‘The Deer Hunter’ (Cavatina) (34) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Accidents Will Happen (1) Blondie – Sunday Girl (footage from TopPop) (30) Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 22 31st May 1979

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May 31, 1979
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31st May 1979 May 31, 1979 Presenter: Paul BurnettPlaylist: (19) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (and charts) (41) Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger (4) Peaches & Herb – Reunited (video) (42) Chas & Dave – Gertcha (15) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (danced to by Legs & Co) (18) Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven (47) Voyager – Halfway Hotel (5) Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland (video) (50) Squeeze – Up The Junction (24) Edwin Starr – H-A-P-P-Y Radio (video) (56) Fischer-Z – The Worker (52) Hot Chocolate – Mindless Boogie (1) Blondie – Sunday Girl (footage from TopPop) (28) Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 23 7th June 1979

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Jun 7, 1979
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7th June 1979 Jun 7, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (20) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (and charts) (66) The Tourists – Blind Among The Flowers (30) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Accidents Will Happen (3) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (danced to by Legs & Co) (17) The Skids – Masquerade (50) Linda Lewis – I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You (2) Roxy Music – Dance Away (footage from Snowtime Special: ABBA In Switzerland 16-4-79) (21) Sister Sledge – We Are Family (video) (54) The Sutherland Brothers – Easy Come Easy Go (28) Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight (61) Nick Lowe – Crackin’ Up (6) Electric Light Orchestra – Shine A Little Love (video) (45) Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline (1) Blondie – Sunday Girl (footage from TopPop) (11) Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 24 14th June 1979

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Jun 14, 1979
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14th June 1979 Jun 14, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (8) Sister Sledge – We Are Family (and charts) (68) Match – Boogie Man (5) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (24) Lene Lovich – Say When (danced to by Legs & Co) (26) Gerry Rafferty – Night Owl (video) (16) Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger (10) Edwin Starr – H-A-P-P-Y Radio (video) (7) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (41) Janet Kay – Silly Games (4) Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland (video) (27) Chas & Dave – Gertcha (13) Squeeze – Up The Junction (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (30) John Williams – Cavatina (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 25 21st June 1979

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Jun 21, 1979
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21st June 1979 Jun 21, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (22) The Clash – I Fought The Law (and charts) (21) Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline (55) The Dooleys – Wanted (25) Village People – Go West (video) (63) Ruby Winters – Baby Lay Down (37) The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (24) Amii Stewart – Light My Fire (footage from Snowtime Special: Disco In The Snow 9-4-79) (NEW) Dame Edna Everage – Disco Matilda (16) Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight (57) Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (14) John Williams – Cavatina (danced to by Legs & Co) (71) Sniff ‘N’ The Tears – Driver’s Seat (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (29) Thom Pace – Maybe (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 26 28th June 1979

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Jun 28, 1979
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28th June 1979 Jun 28, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (24) Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody (and charts) (3) Squeeze – Up The Junction (19) Lene Lovich – Say When (video) (26) Thom Pace – Maybe (5) Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger (23) Janet Kay – Silly Games (29) Thin Lizzy – Do Anything You Want To (video) (37) U.K. Subs – Stranglehold (10) Gerry Rafferty – Night Owl (video) (36) Bonnie Tyler – Married Men (20) Chas & Dave – Gertcha (1) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (30) Slick – Space Bass (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 27 5th July 1979

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Jul 5, 1979
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5th July 1979 Jul 5, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (22) Chic – Good Times (and charts) (45) Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Don’t Kill It Carol (6) Amii Stewart – Light My Fire (video) (54) The Korgis – If I Had You (9) The Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody (video) (12) Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline (18) Village People – Go West (video) (21) The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (41) The Knack – My Sharona (27) The Dooleys – Wanted (30) Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (1) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (29) Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 28 12th July 1979

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Jul 12, 1979
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12th July 1979 Jul 12, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (16) Slick – Space Bass (and charts) (33) Siouxsie & The Banshees – Playground Twist (17) Thom Pace – Maybe (8) The Beach Boys – Lady Lynda (danced to by Legs & Co) (38) The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You (30) Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s In Love (video) (NEW) Stonebridge McGuinness – Oo-Eeh Baby (2) Janet Kay – Silly Games (32) Public Image Ltd – Death Disco (26) Supertramp – Breakfast In America (video) (51) Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love (14) Thin Lizzy – Do Anything You Want To (video) (58) Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (1) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (22) Donna Summer – Bad Girls (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 29 19th July 1979

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Jul 19, 1979
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19th July 1979 Jul 19, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (3) The Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody (and charts) (50) The Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now) (4) Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk (video) (22) Donna Summer – Bad Girls (danced to by Legs & Co) (42) Darts – Duke Of Earl (26) U.K. Subs – Stranglehold (38) The Pretenders – Kid (24) The Knack – My Sharona (49) Sparks – Beat The Clock (15) The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (video) (10) The Dooleys – Wanted (25) The Korgis – If I Had You (23) ABBA – Voulez-Vous (video) (1) Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (5) Chic – Good Times (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 30 26th July 1979 (800th edition)

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Jul 26, 1979
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26th July 1979 (800th edition) Jul 26, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (50) Showaddywaddy – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller (30) Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (35) Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head (27) Electric Light Orchestra – The Diary Of Horace Wimp (video) (39) The Undertones – Here Comes The Summer (10) Supertramp – Breakfast In America (video) (41) Telex – Rock Around The Clock (13) Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (danced to by Legs & Co) (23) Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (15) The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You (43) Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance (1) The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (video) (18) Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s In Love (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 31 2nd August 1979

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Aug 2, 1979
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2nd August 1979 Aug 2, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (3) The Dooleys – Wanted (and charts) (23) Sham 69 – Hersham Boys (37) Olympic Runners – The Bitch (13) The Korgis – If I Had You (5) ABBA – Voulez-Vous (video) (44) B.A. Robertson – Bang Bang (4) Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk (video) (26) Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Has Gone (danced to by Legs & Co) (10) Sparks – Beat The Clock (41) The Special Aka – Gangsters (22) Darts – Duke Of Earl (30) The Gibson Brothers – Ooh! What A Life (1) The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (video) (11) Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 32 9th August 1979

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Aug 9, 1979
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9th August 1979 Aug 9, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (6) Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) (and charts) (41) Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls (2) Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (47) The Flying Lizards – Money (29) Showaddywaddy – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller (48) Me & You feat. We The People Band – You Never Know What You’ve Got (8) Electric Light Orchestra – The Diary Of Horace Wimp (video) (23) Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance (danced to by Legs & Co) (43) The Merton Parkas – You Need Wheels (30) Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him? (44) Angelic Upstarts – Teenage Warning (18) Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (1) The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (video) (3) ABBA – Voulez-Vous (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 33 23rd August 1979

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Aug 23, 1979
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23rd August 1979 Aug 23, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (30) Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (and charts) (25) The Jam – When You’re Young (22) Boney M – Gotta Go Home (video) (13) Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him? (44) Racey – Boy Oh Boy (18) The Flying Lizards – Money (35) Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now (12) Roxy Music – Angel Eyes (video) (46) The Planets – Lines (15) Showaddywaddy – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller (27) Randy Vanwarmer – Just When I Needed You Most (danced to by Legs & Co) (17) Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance (1) Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (23) The Crusaders – Street Life (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 34 30th August 1979

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Aug 30, 1979
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30th August 1979 Aug 30, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (22) The Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (and charts) (67) Secret Affair – Time For Action (23) Dollar – Love’s Gotta Hold On Me (44) Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind (24) Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (danced to by Legs & Co) (10) The Gibson Brothers – Ooh! What A Life (20) Gary Numan – Cars (3) B.A. Robertson – Bang Bang (48) The Commodores – Sail On (6) The Special Aka – Gangsters (28) Johnny Mathis – Gone Gone Gone (with Gill from Legs & Co) (25) The Stranglers – Duchess (1) CLIFF Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (15) Boney M – Gotta Go Home (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 35 6th September 1979

S16 E35

Sep 6, 1979
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6th September 1979 Sep 6, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (26) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff (and charts) (45) The Ruts – Something That I Said (9) Randy Vanwarmer – Just When I Needed You Most (danced to by Legs & Co) (52) Madness – The Prince (4) Roxy Music – Angel Eyes (video) (7) The Crusaders – Street Life (11) Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down (video) (19) The Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (danced to by Legs & Co) (28) Racey – Boy Oh Boy (27) Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now (13) Boney M – Gotta Go Home (video) (1) Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (5) The Flying Lizards – Money (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 36 13th September 1979

S16 E36

Sep 13, 1979
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13th September 1979 Sep 13, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (17) Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (and charts) (26) Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind (24) The Commodores – Sail On (video) (23) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff (danced to by Legs & Co) (2) Gary Numan – Cars (27) Secret Affair – Time For Action (30) Gerry Rafferty – Get It Right Next Time (video) (9) Dollar – Love’s Gotta Hold On Me (32) Squeeze – Slap And Tickle (21) Johnny Mathis – Gone Gone Gone (with Gill from Legs & Co) (28) U.K. Subs – Tomorrow’s Girls (1) Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (14) The Stranglers – Duchess (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 37 20th September 1979

S16 E37

Sep 20, 1979
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20th September 1979 Sep 20, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (22) Racey – Boy Oh Boy (and charts) (51) The Starjets – War Stories (27) Kate Bush – Them Heavy People (video) (23) Madness – The Prince (4) The Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (video) (34) The Jags – Back Of My Hand (45) The Tourists – The Loneliest Man In The World (8) The Police – Message In A Bottle (video) (55) Sad Café – Every Day Hurts (26) Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone (video) (3) Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down (danced to by Legs & Co) (1) Gary Numan – Cars (video) (12) Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 38 27th September 1979

S16 E38

Sep 27, 1979
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27th September 1979 Sep 27, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (7) Blondie – Dreaming (and charts) (10) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff (48) Errol Dunkley – O.K. Fred (45) The Skids – Charade (44) The Dooleys – The Chosen Few (16) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough (video) (46) John Du Cann – Don’t Be A Dummy (31) Dave Edmunds – Queen Of Hearts (29) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) Status Quo – Whatever You Want (video) (NEW) The Nolan Sisters – Spirit Body And Soul (1) The Police – Message In A Bottle (video) (24) Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 39 4th October 1979

S16 E39

Oct 4, 1979
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4th October 1979 Oct 4, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (16) Madness – The Prince (and charts) (42) XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (2) Blondie – Dreaming (video) (54) Matumbi – Point Of View (6) Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (video) (21) Sad Café – Every Day Hurts (24) Squeeze – Slap And Tickle (11) Kate Bush – Them Heavy People (danced to by Legs & Co) (8) Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone (video) (27) The Jags – Back Of My Hand (28) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (1) The Police – Message In A Bottle (video) (12) Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 40 11th October 1979

S16 E40

Oct 11, 1979
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11th October 1979 Oct 11, 1979 Presenter: Andy PeeblesPlaylist: (15) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It (and charts) (16) The Dooleys – The Chosen Few (52) The Headboys – The Shape Of Things To Come (4) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough (danced to by Legs & Co) (51) Chic – My Forbidden Lover (26) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video) (47) Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now (27) Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia (video) (23) Errol Dunkley – O.K. Fred (54) Cats UK – Luton Airport (18) Dave Edmunds – Queen Of Hearts (NEW) Dana – I Can’t Get Over Getting Over You (1) The Police – Message In A Bottle (video) (30) Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 41 18th October 1979

S16 E41

Oct 18, 1979
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18th October 1979 Oct 18, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (25) Earth, Wind & Fire – Star (and charts) (46) Suzi Quatro – She’s In Love With You (6) Sad Café – Every Day Hurts (30) ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (video) (61) New Musik – Straight Lines (5) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (64) The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It?) (18) Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (danced to by Legs & Co) (17) The Jags – Back Of My Hand (51) The Ramblers – The Sparrow (28) XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (47) The Selecter – On My Radio (1) Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (video) (21) The Sex Pistols – Rock Around The Clock (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 42 25th October 1979

S16 E42

Oct 25, 1979
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25th October 1979 Oct 25, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (26) The Selecter – On My Radio (and charts) (41) The Specials feat. Rico – A Message To You Rudy (16) Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now (21) Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (video) (24) Cats UK – Luton Airport (15) Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia (video) (18) Chic – My Forbidden Lover (danced to by Legs & Co) (3) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video) (48) Iris Williams – He Was Beautiful (Cavatina) (The Theme From ‘The Deer Hunter’) (7) The Dooleys – The Chosen Few (NEW) Janet Brown – The Iron Lady (11) Errol Dunkley – O.K. Fred (1) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (6) ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 43 1st November 1979

S16 E43

Nov 1, 1979
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1st November 1979 Nov 1, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (3) Sad Café – Every Day Hurts (and charts) (45) Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race (26) The Ramblers – The Sparrow (50) Darts – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (29) The Jam – The Eton Rifles (46) Lene Lovich – Bird Song (16) Earth, Wind & Fire – Star (danced to by Legs & Co) (43) Thin Lizzy – Sarah (20) Suzi Quatro – She’s In Love With You (42) B.A. Robertson – Knocked It Off (1) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (8) Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 44 8th November 1979

S16 E44

Nov 8, 1979
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8th November 1979 Nov 8, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (21) Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night (and charts) (44) Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel (29) Iris Williams – He Was Beautiful (Cavatina) (The Theme From ‘The Deer Hunter’) (2) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video) (51) Madness – One Step Beyond (10) The Commodores – Still (video) (19) The Specials feat. Rico – A Message To You Rudy (3) ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (video) (50) Dan-I – Monkey Chop (26) Herb Alpert – Rise (danced to by Legs & Co) (5) Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (video) (53) Sham 69 – You’re A Better Man Than I (9) The Selecter – On My Radio (1) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (27) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 45 15th November 1979

S16 E45

Nov 15, 1979
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15th November 1979 Nov 15, 1979 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (26) Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak (But I Can’t Help Myself) (and charts) (4) The Jam – The Eton Rifles (46) Cliff Richard – Hot Shot (14) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (danced to by Legs & Co) (27) Thin Lizzy – Sarah (43) The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You (15) B.A. Robertson – Knocked It Off (11) Suzi Quatro – She’s In Love With You (41) The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin (16) Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night (video) (38) Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance (13) The Ramblers – The Sparrow (48) Showaddywaddy – A Night At Daddy Gee’s (1) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video) (24) The Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 46 22nd November 1979

S16 E46

Nov 22, 1979
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22nd November 1979 Nov 22, 1979 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (26) Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel (4) The Commodores – Still (video) (23) The Boomtown Rats – Diamond Smiles (video) (48) The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (17) Electric Light Orchestra – Confusion (video) (10) Madness – One Step Beyond (2) Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (video) (20) Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak (But I Can’t Help Myself) (video) (13) Herb Alpert – Rise (danced to by Legs & Co) (15) Gary Numan – Complex (video) (30) Dan-I – Monkey Chop (1) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video)

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Season 16, Episode 47 29th November 1979

S16 E47

Nov 29, 1979
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29th November 1979 Nov 29, 1979 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (25) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (and charts) (12) The Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (video) (5) The Police – Walking On The Moon (video) (22) The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You (36) Status Quo – Living On An Island (video) (21) Blondie – Union City Blue (video) (24) Thin Lizzy – Sarah (34) Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After (video) (23) The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin (32) The Skids – Working For The Yankee Dollar (video) (3) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (danced to by Legs & Co) (26) Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (video) (1) Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video) (14) The Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 48 6th December 1979

S16 E48

Dec 6, 1979
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6th December 1979 Dec 6, 1979 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (5) The Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (and charts) (54) Darts – Reet Petite (57) Dollar – I Wanna Hold Your Hand (36) U.K. Subs – She’s Not There (26) The Three Degrees – My Simple Heart (footage from the Basil Brush Show 1-12-79) (64) M – Moonlight And Muzak (41) The Stranglers – Don’t Bring Harry (22) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (footage from Soap Factory) (46) The Damned – I Just Can’t Be Happy Today (50) Storm – It’s My House (42) Motörhead – Bomber (48) Marianne Faithfull – The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan (1) The Police – Walking On The Moon (video) (2) Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 49 13th December 1979

S16 E49

Dec 13, 1979
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13th December 1979 Dec 13, 1979 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (23) David Bowie – John I’m Only Dancing (Again) (and charts) (26) Fiddler’s Dram – Day Trip To Bangor (Didn’t We Have A Lovely Time) (20) Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime (video) (4) The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You (21) ABBA – I Have A Dream (video) (31) The Beat – Tears Of A Clown (18) Status Quo – Living On An Island (danced to by Legs & Co) (60) The Inmates – The Walk (13) Blondie – Union City Blue (video) (63) The Barron Knights – Food For Thought (30) The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (1) Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (video) (24) Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After (and credits)

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Season 16, Episode 50 20th December 1979

S16 E50

Dec 20, 1979
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20th December 1979 Dec 20, 1979 Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.Playlist: (29) The Clash – London Calling (and charts) (47) The Greedies – A Merry Jingle (9) The Three Degrees – My Simple Heart (footage from the Basil Brush Show 1-12-79) (24) The Skids – Working For The Yankee Dollar (43) Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again (28) K.C. & The Sunshine Band – Please Don’t Go (video) (72) The Regents – 7 Teen (13) David Bowie – John I’m Only Dancing (Again) (video) (30) Mike Oldfield – Blue Peter (danced to by Legs & Co) (17) Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After (video) (73) The Nolans – I’m In The Mood For Dancing (1) Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (video) (25) Elvis Presley – Merry Christmas Baby (and credits)

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