We also have something extra-special uploaded for us by Steve Burgess, who worked on this show as a broadcast engineer. It is a gallery talkback recording he made "while I was busy "colour-balancing" the six cameras during the live transmission. The recording runs from a couple of minutes before on-air so you can feel the tension build as Tomorrow's World's titles end and BBC1 continuity prepare to take studio TC3 live to the nation!"
He has uploaded it all as an mp3 file here at Soundcloud
Also a big thanks to Crystal Coates for putting together this week's entire Top 40 on Mixcloud
Sure, I can do it live, I'm not a kid any more you know....
4-3-82: Presenter: David Jensen
(2) TONI BASIL – Mickey
Toni gets the show off to an unfeasibly energetic start with a new routine and outfit for her only top ten hit which was now at its peak in the charts.
(35) GARY NUMAN – Music For Chameleons
A very dapper Gary Numan shows what a smoothie he has turned into with this number which peaked at 19 in the charts.
(14) MADNESS – Cardiac Arrest (video)
On the buses now with Madness but they couldn't conduct this tune any higher than number 14.
(39) GOOMBAY DANCE BAND – Seven Tears
A soon to be number one. And edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(40) IMAGINATION – Just An Illusion
Became the band's biggest hit when it peaked at number 2. Also being saved for later by BBC4.
(US 11) LITTLE RIVER BAND – Take It Easy On Me (video)
(US 4) THE CARS – Shake It Up (video)
(US 1) J. GEILS BAND – Centerfold (video)
Jonathan King's American segment is edited out once again.
(26) THE JETS – Love Makes The World Go Round
I make this the third time on the show now for this song still edging its way up to number 21.
(30) ABBA – Head Over Heels (video)
The second single from their number one album The Visitors, peaking at number 25 this ended a run of 18 consecutive top ten hits for Abba, which also included 8 number ones.
(13) ADAM & THE ANTS – Deutscher Girls
The Zoo girls slip into their shortest lederhosen for this high kicking, thigh slapping routine. This was not a new song, but one of the very first the band recorded back in 1978. It got no higher than 13 and was the final top 30 hit before Adam left the ants.
(15) ABC – Poison Arrow
Rapidly whizzing towards the top ten.
(1) TIGHT FIT – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The girls are in serious jungle outfits tonight and we also have a gorilla as well as a couple of lions. The first of a three week run at number one.
(23) ROBERT PALMER – Some Guys Have All The Luck (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Working its way to number 16.
It's March 11th next with Simon Bates.