The show is hosted by Jimmy Savile so obviously do not click the link if you wish to avoid him.
Neil has also put this show on WeTransfer ~
How tattyfilarious to be on Top of the Pops!
10/12/81 (hosted by Jimmy Savile)
(35) Showaddywaddy – “Footsteps”
The Waddys get the show underway with their penultimate chart hit, which peaked at 31. Was this their last ever time on the show?
(7) Madness – “It Must Be Love” (video)
Rounding off a run of nine consecutive top ten hits when it peaked at number 4.
(26) Dollar – “Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)”
Became the duo's first top ten hit for two years when it reached number 4. Liking the Cinderella look!
(-) Ken Dodd – “Hold My Hand”
Here to promote his new tv series with what became his final chart hit (to date!) when it made number 44. Well, it was nearly Christmas.
(9) Adam & The Ants – “Ant Rap” (video)
Amazing celebrity packed video from the Ants for what was in fact the final top ten hit for the group before Adam went solo. It made it to number 3.
(24) Bucks Fizz – “The Land Of Make Believe”
What a totally brilliant song and perfectly timed for Christmas ~ and loving those outfits! Made it to number one of course.
(28) The Police – “Spirits In The Material World”
The Police return to the Top of the Pops studio for the first time in over two years to perform the third single in quick succession from their number one album Ghost in the Machine. This song made it to number 12.
(11) Abba – “One Of Us” (video)
Taken from their magnificently dark final studio album, The Visitors, this was, incredibly, Abba's final ever top ten hit peaking at number 3.
(1) The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me” (video)
Phil Oakey didn't think this was good enough to release as a single. Now here it was with its first of four weeks at number one, outselling all other singles released in 1981, and all other singles the band ever released.
(-) Philip Lynott – “Yellow Pearl” (audience dancing/credits)
We play out of this terrific edition with members of Zoo giving it some to the new theme tune, which made it to number 14.
So, tonight on BBC4 then we will see December 17th 1981.