A Pop Culture Scrapbook



Top of the Pops

Introduced by Kid Jensen and John Peel


TOTP (30-11) Chart Rundown 3rd March 1983

  1. Icehouse – Hey Little Girl (17)
  2. Forrest – Rock The Boat (12) (video)
  3. OMDGenetic Engineering (25)  

    OMD - Genetic Engineering (TOTP 1983)

  4. Bananarama – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (21)
  5. Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby Come To Me (18) (rpt from 17/02/83)
  6. Top 10 Video Show:
    1. The Fun Boy Three - Tunnel Of Love (10) (video clip)
    2. Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (9) (video clip)
    3. Madness - Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) (8) (video clip)
    4. Tears For Fears - Change (7) (video clip)
    5. Musical Youth - Never Gonna Give You Up (6) (video clip)
    6. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (5) (video clip)
    7. Toto - Africa (4) (video clip)
    8. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (3) (video clip)
    9. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart (2) (video clip)
  7. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (1) (video/credits)

Smash Hits

Smash Hits, March 3, 1983.jpg


  • BBC One
    • 5.05 pm Blue Peter with with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan Back from the Falklands!
    • 7.25 pm Top of the Pops. Introduced by David Jensen and John Peel.
    • 8.00 pm The Kenny Everett Television Show Tonight marks the second show in a series of eight which means it contains one sixth of the total laughs of the series. If you feel that the show had more than its allotted quota of laughs, please send the extra laughs, in a plain brown envelope, to the BBC Television Centre where they will be distributed to less fortunate shows.
    • 8.30 pm The Paras Written and presented by Glyn Worsnip. Part 1: 480 Platoon. A peculiar kind of élite is how Prince Charles, Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment, describes the Paras in the introduction to the series. The films follow 41 recruits - 480 Recruit Platoon - through 22 weeks of arguably the world's toughest military training. (watch here)

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