Obviously if you are offended by the host of this show, Jimmy Savile, then do not click the link to watch it! But Top of the Pops is not really about the host, it's about the performers, and they have done nothing wrong (fingers crossed!) and deserve to be seen and heard. And we are all free to make our own choices.
So click here if you wish to watch Top of the Pops, 3rd May 1979.
At just over 20 minutes duration, this is a relatively short edition of the show, maybe something to do with having to make room for swingometers and such like, for the May 3rd 1979 was General Election night.......
3-5-79: Presenter: Jimmy Savile
(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)
Thanks very much once again to Darnall 42 for making this available online :-)