- 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)
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
Centrespread: Ian Dury & the Blockheads
Back cover: screenprints ad
- BBC Radio 1
- 4.31 pm Kid Jensen including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Laurie Mayer and at 6.00 The New Album Chart 
- 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.
Top of the Pops
presented by Mike Read
- Slick – Space Bass (And Charts) (16)
- Siouxsie & the Banshees – Playground Twist (33)
- Thom Pace – Maybe (17) Rpt.
- The Beach Boys – Lady Lynda (Danced To By Legs & Co) (8)
- The Police – Can’t Stand Losing You (38)
- Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s In Love (Video) (30)
- Stonebridge Mcguinness – Oo-Eeh Baby (New)
- Janet Kay – Silly Games (2) Rpt
- Public Image Ltd – Death Disco (32)
- Supertramp – Breakfast In America (Video) (26)
- Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love (51)
- Thin Lizzy – Do Anything You Want To (Video) (14)
- Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (58)
- Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (1) (rpt.)
- Donna Summer – Bad Girls (and credits) (22)