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15/10/81 (hosted David Jensen)
(44) Gary Glitter – “And Then She Kissed Me”
We all knew this one was going to be edited out, even from the late night repeats, due to Mr Glitter currently being in prison. The song peaked at 39.
(5) Toyah – “Thunder In The Mountains” (video)
It's the Godley & Crème directed video this time with the sunrise hair. The song went up one more place to number 4.
(36) B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell – “Hold Me”
This energetic PJ Proby cover became the final top 30 for B.A and the only top 20 hit for Maggie when it peaked at number 11.
(16) Altered Images – “Happy Birthday” (rpt from 01/10/81)
till rising towards number 2. And edited out of tonight's 7.30pm broadcast.
(2) The Tweets – “Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)”
And so to the final full Legs & Co routine and perhaps understandably they seemed a little subdued, although the choice of song probably didn't help much either. We will see them on one more show on BBC4, the October 29th edition.
(3) Godley & Crème – “Under Your Thumb” (rpt from 17/09/81)
Now at its peak. And edited from the 7.30pm showing.
(41) The Exploited – “Dead Cities”
Became their biggest hit at number 31. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(31) Squeeze – “Labelled With Love”
The third and by far the most successful single taken from their top 20 album East Side Story, and also their final top ten hit when it peaked at number 4.
(25) The Creatures – “Mad Eyed Screamer” (rpt from 01/10/81)
This repeat performance helped the song up one more chart place.
(10) Bad Manners – “Walking In The Sunshine”
A studio performance of the song this time, now at its chart peak.
(1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – “It’s My Party”
The first of four weeks at number one with this Lesley Gore cover for the Johnnyless duo.
(48) This Year’s Blonde – “Platinum Pop” (+ credits????)
For the second time in recent weeks we get a studio band to play us out, together with Blondie & Co cheerleading the audience ~ but it seems someone had forgotten to turn on the credits machine. This Blondie medley peaked at 46.
The next edition, the 22nd October 1981, is hosted by Jimmy Savile, so won't be shown on BBC4. Instead we will see October the 29th with Simon Bates.