Monday December 10th Eddie Kidd performs a death-defying 80 ft motor cycle jump over the River Blackwater in Maldon, Essex. Tuesday December 11th Rhodesia reverts to British rule temporarily until democratic elections can be held. This ends 14 years of illegal white minority rule under PM Ian Smith. All of which and more is discussed on ITV’s News at Ten, including: imminent coal redundancies in Wales the end of a Shell lorry-driver’s strike that’s apparently been happening (but not Esso drivers, who are continuing with their overtime ban) possible hike of oil prices by around 30% at next week’s OPEC summit (which would make Britain’s North Sea oil very profitable but also bring on “a world recession and widespread unemployment”) - Iran and Libya are especially keen to do this gold reaches a record price of $447.50 per ounce the US trying to increase economic pressure on Iran in an attempt to free the hostages at the embassy in Tehran - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is on a tour of Europe trying to drum up support for a total trade embargo a terrorist group in Italy called Prima Linea invades the Business School at Turin University and kneecaps ten students and teachers in front of 200 others “because they were studying to become bosses” The Target book Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation is published. Madness appear on The Old Grey Whistle Test, performing Night Boat to Cairo and Bed and Breakfast Man. Thursday December 13th Doctor Who Weekly No 10 Star Wars Weekly No 95 Top of the Pops - presented by Mike Read, with music from Fiddler’s Dram, The Tourists and The Beat. Saturday December 15th Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden - Part Four BBC Continuity The Professionals: Servant of Two Masters (last ep of Series 3) 2000 AD Prog 144 - featuring the brilliantly-titled Judge Dredd strip Christmas Comes to Des O’Connor Block According to this site, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released in UK cinemas on December 15th. But I might not have seen it until the spring of 1980. At least, I think that’s when the Weetabix cards were doing the rounds. Sunday December 16th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd No 67: Sara Fleetwood Mac No 72: 7 Teen The Regents No 73: I’m in the Mood for Dancing The Nolan Sisters UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Greatest Hits Rod Stewart No 9: London Calling The Clash
Monday December 10th - Sunday December 16th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 14
TERM 1 (Sept - Dec 1979) Week 0 (Aug 25 - Sep 2, 1979) Week 1 (Sep 3 - Sep 9, 1979) Week 2 (Sep 10 - Sep 16, 1979) Week 3 (Sep 17 - Sep 23, 1979) Week 4 (Sep 24 - Sep 30, 1979) Week 5 (Oct 1 - Oct 7, 1979) Week 6 (Oct 8 - Oct 14, 1979) Week 7 (Oct 15 - Oct 21, 1979) Half Term (Oct 22 - Oct 28, 1979) Week 8 (Oct 29 - Nov 4, 1979) Week 9 (Nov 5 - Nov 11, 1979) Week 10 (Nov 12 - Nov 18, 1979) Week 11 (Nov 19 - Nov 25, 1979) Week 12 (Nov 26 - Dec 2, 1979) Week 13 (Dec 3 - Dec 9, 1979) Week 14 (Dec 10 - Dec 16, 1979) Week 15 (Dec 17 - Dec 23, 1979) Christmas (Dec 24 - Dec 30, 1979) New Year’s Eve (Dec 31, 1979)
TERM 1 IN LINK FORM
Cars Gary Numan
ITV Returns Oct 24,1979
The Path of Least Resistance The Human League
Iran Hostage Crisis Nov 4, 1979
Life of Brian Debate Nov 9, 1979
Tuesday December 11th Rhodesia reverts to British rule temporarily until democratic elections can be held. This ends 14 years of illegal white minority rule under PM Ian Smith. All of which and more is discussed on ITV’s News at Ten, including: imminent coal redundancies in Wales the end of a Shell lorry-driver’s strike that’s apparently been happening (but not Esso drivers, who are continuing with their overtime ban) possible hike of oil prices by around 30% at next week’s OPEC summit (which would make Britain’s North Sea oil very profitable but also bring on “a world recession and widespread unemployment”) - Iran and Libya are especially keen to do this gold reaches a record price of $447.50 per ounce the US trying to increase economic pressure on Iran in an attempt to free the hostages at the embassy in Tehran - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is on a tour of Europe trying to drum up support for a total trade embargo a terrorist group in Italy called Prima Linea invades the Business School at Turin University and kneecaps ten students and teachers in front of 200 others “because they were studying to become bosses”
Monday December 10th - Sunday December 16th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 14
Sunday December 16th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd No 67: Sara Fleetwood Mac No 72: 7 Teen The Regents No 73: I’m in the Mood for Dancing The Nolan Sisters UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Greatest Hits Rod Stewart No 9: London Calling The Clash
Saturday December 15th Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden - Part Four BBC Continuity The Professionals: Servant of Two Masters (last ep of Series 3) 2000 AD Prog 144 - featuring the brilliantly-titled Judge Dredd strip Christmas Comes to Des O’Connor Block According to this site, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released in UK cinemas on December 15th. But I might not have seen it until the spring of 1980. At least, I think that’s when the Weetabix cards were doing the rounds.
Monday December 10th Eddie Kidd performs a death-defying 80 ft motor cycle jump over the River Blackwater in Maldon, Essex.
Thursday December 13th Doctor Who Weekly No 10 Star Wars Weekly No 95 Top of the Pops - presented by Mike Read, with music from Fiddler’s Dram, The Tourists and The Beat.
TERM 1 IN LINK FORM
Destiny of the Daleks Sep 1, 1979
Cars Gary Numan
ITV Returns Oct 24,1979
Iran Hostage Crisis Nov 4, 1979
Life of Brian Debate Nov 9, 1979
The Target book Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation is published. Madness appear on The Old Grey Whistle Test, performing Night Boat to Cairo and Bed and Breakfast Man.