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1979-07-12

Thursday

TV

  • BBC One
    • 11.25 am Cricket: First Test England v India from Edgbaston First day 
    • 6.45 pm Holiday Report. The first of four programmes with John Carter and Norma Shepherd. The latest news of developments affecting your holiday. Resort reports from Britain and abroad. 
    • 6.55 pm Doctor Who. The Pirate Planet Pt.1 Starring Tom Baker. A four-part story by Douglas Adams The Doctor has to fight a vicious Pirate Captain and the mysterious Mentiads when a whole planet vanishes.(first shown 30.09.78)

Smash Hits

Issue: 12 - 25 July 1979, Siouxsie cover [1]

Features: Siouxsie & the Banshees, Mods (The Chords), Ruts,

Bitz: Cramps, B-52s, Richard Jobson - All Time Top 10, Fast Product,

Lyrics: Can't Stand Losing You, Good Times, Angel Eyes, Voulez Vous, Breakfast in America, Stranglehold, Playground Twist, Looking After No.1

Singles: My Sharona, Death Disco, Freedom Fighters, Kid

Albums: Live Killers

Live: dates - Simple Minds, Specials,

Centrespread: Ian Dury & the Blockheads

Back cover: screenprints ad

Ads:

Smash Hits, July 12 - 25, 1979 - p.01 Siouxsie cover

Radio

  • BBC Radio 1
    • 4.31 pm Kid Jensen including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Laurie Mayer and at 6.00 The New Album Chart [2]
    • 7.00 pm Talkabout The last in the present series of this pop current affairs programme brings together, as usual, a celebrity, an ' expert ' or two and a panel of under-20s to argue out a topical issue, under the watchful eye of Cindy Kent. 
    • 10.00 pm John Peel - Peel notes that the Public Image Limited single is at #32 in that week's singles chart, and the Siouxsie & The Banshees single is at #33. Selections from the new Joy Division LP Unknown Pleasures. Repeat of session by Agony Column.[3]

Top of the Pops

presented by Mike Read

  1. Slick – Space Bass (And Charts) (16)
  2. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Playground Twist (33)
    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist - Top Of The Pops - 1979

    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist - Top Of The Pops - 1979

  3. Thom Pace – Maybe (17) Rpt.
  4. The Beach Boys – Lady Lynda (Danced To By Legs & Co) (8)
  5. The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You (38)
  6. Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s In Love (Video) (30)
  7. Stonebridge Mcguinness – Oo-Eeh Baby (New)
  8. Janet Kay – Silly Games (2) Rpt
  9. Public Image Ltd – Death Disco (32)
    PIL - Death Disco - Top Of The Pops - 1979

    PIL - Death Disco - Top Of The Pops - 1979

  10. Supertramp – Breakfast In America (Video) (26)
  11. Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love (51)
  12. Thin Lizzy – Do Anything You Want To (Video) (14)
  13. Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (58)
    Judie Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn TOTP 12 07 1979

    Judie Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn TOTP 12 07 1979

  14. Tubeway ArmyAre ‘Friends’ Electric? (1) (rpt.)
    Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric TOTP 12 7 1979

    Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric TOTP 12 7 1979

  15. Donna Summer – Bad Girls (and credits) (22)
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