So what did naughty old ITV try to tempt us away with tonight? This ~ 6.35 Crossroads 7.00 The Bionic Woman 8.00 Robin's Nest 8.30 TV Eye 9.00 World Figure Skating Championships 10.00 News At Ten
But on the good old Beeb we had ~ 6.20 Nationwide 6.55 Tomorrow's World 7.20 Top of the Pops 7.55 Blankety Blank 8.30 Potter 9.00 News 9.25 World Figure Skating Champs
(Not the best of nights if you weren't so keen on ice-skating) but all we want to watch is:
15-3-79: Presenter: Peter Powell
(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)
The Players Association ~ turn the music up over the credits on this week's show, presented by the (slightly calmed down a bit compared to what he was like back in 1977) Peter Powell.
The Jam ~ with what sounded a bit like a prototype Going Underground - they were still waiting for that elusive breakthrough top ten hit - it was not to be with Strange Town though, which peaked at 15.
Lene Lovich ~ A new in the studio performance from Lene this week. This would have been a brilliant sight to behold around Halloween time, with all the green witchy effects going on!
Toto ~ with the first of their 4 UK top 40 hits. Three members of this line-up went on to play on Michael Jackson's Thriller LP.
The Cars ~ Featuring former Modern Lovers drummer David Robinson on, er, drums, this was the second of The Cars' four UK top 40 hits.
Chic ~ with a song almost tailor made for a Legs & Co wedding dress disco routine. In the 1980's Chic guitarist Nile Rogers would go on to produce huge hits for the likes of Madonna, David Bowie and Duran Duran.
Thin Lizzie ~ were edited out of the 7.30 show but we have previously seen the performance.
Violinski ~ featuring ELO's Mik Kaminski on violin, ex ELO bassist Mike de Albuquerque and nothing to do with ELO as far as a I know keyboardist John Marcangelo, who also wrote this catchy little tune. Apparently, Terry Wogan seriously considered covering this as a follow up to Floral Dance, but no one could come up with any lyrics!
The Skids ~ edited out of the 7.30 show, but again a previously aired performance.
Herbie Hancock ~ the vocoder King does his thing on another top 20 hit.
Black Lace ~ here's the reason why the show was on a Friday last week, it's the Smokie soundalike/lookalike Song for Europe winners. This was no Save Your Kisses for Me though, and came 7th in Eurovision. A few years later they recorded a tune that probably would have won it......
Gloria Gayner ~ the Bee Gees couldn't survive at number one any longer, as Gloria skated past them to the top spot this week.
Next week we sadly have to skip an excellent looking show hosted by DLT, featuring Squeeze and Kate Bush in the studio, and instead move onto the 29th March edition hosted by Mike Read.