Monday September 17th BBC 1 screens a documentary called The Last Concorde, following the team at Filton as they finish the last British-made concorde plane. And on BBC 2: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 2 Thursday September 20th Fairburn School pupils have a nice day out at Clarke Hall, a 17th century house near Wakefield. My first bona fide school trip at Fairburn School. Read all about it here (complete with cute photos of kids in fancy dress). Star Wars Weekly No 83: features an ad for Mr Bellamy’s Amazing Liquorice Novelties and another for a new set of Star Wars toys (including the cantina, which Gran had kindly bought for me in Blackpool the previous month). The new range of figures this year includes Greedo, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Walrus Man, R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid and Luke Skywalker in X- Wing Pilot Outfit. Eventually I would own them all, before tiring of them and giving them away in 1984 to someone I’d only just met. This infuriated my Dad no end. But that hasn’t happened yet. Top of the Pops Presented by Mike Read, with turns by Sad Cafe, Madness, Kate Bush, The Tourists and Gary Numan, with Legs & Co dancing to a track by ELO. Friday September 21st English 1 begins with Clarke Hall. A Harrier jump jet crashes into several houses in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, killing two men and a young boy. Saturday September 22nd 2000 AD Prog 132 BBC Continuity Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks - Part Four - most memorable for introducing me to the concept of Scissors Paper Stone (which apparently can’t be played by robots). Sunday September 23rd UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Message in a Bottle The Police No 7: Dreaming Blondie No 45: Charade Skids No 50: One Day at a Time Lena Martell No 58: Mittageisen / Love in a Void Siouxsie and the Banshees No 72: Sumahama The Beach Boys UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Oceans of Fantasy Boney M No 8: The Adventures of the Hersham Boys Sham 69 No 25: Off the Wall Michael Jackson Meanwhile on BBC 1, we are treated to the last episode of Series 7 of The Onedin Line. I mention this primarily because I remember it being my Mum’s favourite TV programme. It’s not the last one ever though. We have to wait another year for that. And you can see the full show here.
Monday September 17th - Sunday September 23rd, 1979
TERM 1: Week 3
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
Destiny of the Daleks Sep 1, 1979
Life of Brian Debate Nov 9, 1979
Monday September 17th BBC 1 screens a documentary called The Last Concorde, following the team at Filton as they finish the last British-made concorde plane. And on BBC 2: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 2 Thursday September 20th Star Wars Weekly No 83: features an ad for Mr Bellamy’s Amazing Liquorice Novelties and another for a new set of Star Wars toys (including the cantina, which Gran had kindly bought for me in Blackpool the previous month). The new range of figures this year includes Greedo, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Walrus Man, R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid and Luke Skywalker in X- Wing Pilot Outfit. Eventually I would own them all, before tiring of them and giving them away in 1984 to someone I’d only just met. This infuriated my Dad no end. But that hasn’t happened yet.
Monday September 17th - Sunday September 23rd, 1979
TERM 1: Week 3
Sunday September 23rd UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Message in a Bottle The Police No 7: Dreaming Blondie No 45: Charade Skids No 50: One Day at a Time Lena Martell No 58: Mittageisen / Love in a Void Siouxsie and the Banshees No 72: Sumahama The Beach Boys UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Oceans of Fantasy Boney M No 8: The Adventures of the Hersham Boys Sham 69 No 25: Off the Wall Michael Jackson Meanwhile on BBC 1, we are treated to the last episode of Series 7 of The Onedin Line. I mention this primarily because I remember it being my Mum’s favourite TV programme. It’s not the last one ever though. We have to wait another year for that. And you can see the full show here.
Saturday September 22nd 2000 AD Prog 132 BBC Continuity Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks - Part Four - most memorable for introducing me to the concept of Scissors Paper Stone (which apparently can’t be played by robots).
Friday September 21st English 1 begins with Clarke Hall. A Harrier jump jet crashes into several houses in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, killing two men and a young boy.
Fairburn School pupils have a nice day out at Clarke Hall, a 17th century house near Wakefield. My first bona fide school trip at Fairburn School. Read all about it here (complete with cute photos of kids in fancy dress). Top of the Pops Presented by Mike Read, with turns by Sad Cafe, Madness, Kate Bush, The Tourists and Gary Numan, with Legs & Co dancing to a track by ELO.
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