Trick or Treat or Top of the Pops??
28-10-82: Presenter: Simon Bates
(33) RAW SILK – Do It To The Music
Getting the cauldron bubbling tonight are three Raw Silk ladies with what became their only visit to the top 30 when they peak-a-booed at number 18.
(4) THE BEATLES – Love Me Do (video)
It got to number 17 twenty years earlier, but now number 4 was Love Me Do's new peak position.
(35) BLUE ZOO – Cry Boy Cry
The only victim of tonight's 7.30pm bloodaxe.
(29) DIONNE WARWICK – Heartbreaker
Another borrowing from the Late Late Breakfast Show here, with Dionne performing what would become her first top ten hit for 14 years, when this Bee Gees written song made it to number 2.
(6) TEARS FOR FEARS – Mad World (video)
Roland was still desperately trying to get his weird little armography dance routine to catch on, doing it all the way through this video whilst Curt desperately pressed his face against a window trying to escape! The song though went up three more places.
(21) MELBA MOORE – Love’s Comin’ At Ya ®
The Halloweeny audience disappears as we get a repeat showing of Melba from a few editions back. The song went up six more places.
(11) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video)
Eddy's up to his neck in women trouble here, though he floats off into the sunset with his girl in the end. A soon to be number one hit.
(1) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
A new studio performance tonight for their second of three weeks at number one. And such a very appropriate song title for a Halloween show!
(10) BARRY MANILOW – I Wanna Do It With You (crowd dancing) (and credits)
We end this spooky special with Barry's only flying visit to the top ten, and he went up two more places.
“But first of all, a bit of music!” Yes, Simon, because it’s TOP OF THE POPS. #TOTP pic.twitter.com/EqQgx5QLYv— BBC Four (@BBCFOUR) December 9, 2016
The next show should of course be November 4th 1982 hosted for the first time by Mike Smith, but for some bizarre and unfathomable reason it will not be shown on BBC4, so instead we will skip to the 11th with David Jensen.