Monday October 1st Nigeria terminates military rule and establishes the Second Nigerian Republic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 4 English: Old Houses Tuesday October 2nd We play football against the nearby Burton Salmon Primary School in the morning. This may well have been my first proper soccer match at Fairburn. They place me on the substitute bench for the first half of the match and in defence for the second half. I soon gain a reputation amongst my peers as a “good defender”. This is despite not having any football boots. Later that day, I write about the match in Fairburn v Burton Salmon. West Yorkshire Police launch a £1m campaign to “flush out the Yorkshire Ripper.” Someone once told me this involved sending policemen around schools to frighten children into confessing. The Specials appear on The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC 2 according to this list. At the very least, they play A Message to You, Rudy. Wednesday October 3rd Seven anti-racist campaigners are arrested after storming the pitch to disrupt a rugby match between Devon and the South African Barbarians Thursday October 4th Top of the Pops - this week presented by Kid Jensen. At the time of writing, there’s no full show available, but there’s a set list here and you can see these highlights: Making Plans For Nigel XTC Point of View Matumbi Every Day Hurts Sad Cafe Slap and Tickle Squeeze Them Heavy People Kate Bush (as interpreted by Legs & Co) Back of My Hand The Jags Meanwhile, on BBC 2, Angela Rippon presents the news. Among other headlines, former Prime Minister James Callaghan speaks out about some of the decisions taken at the Labour Party Conference, warning against a “polarisation of extreme right and extreme left.” An end is also brought to an Engineers’ Strike, thanks to a settlement involving better pay, better hours and more holidays. There’s some great footage of striking workers at a plastics factory letting down tyres and flinging debris in the path of lorries. Rippon also amusingly pronounces ‘plastic’ as ‘plahstic,’ which always makes me feel warm inside. Star Wars Weekly No 85 Friday October 5th The 7th and final series of Sykes begins with an episode called The Drop Out Saturday October 6th Doctor Who: City of Death - Part Two features this extraordinary scene. 2000 AD Prog 134: the front cover announces it has won the Eagle Award for Best British Comic, with Judge Dredd winning Best British Character BBC 2: Youth show Something Else is broadcast from Birmingham this week, with appearances from The Specials and Linton Kwesi Johnson. You can see the full episode here. Johnson also currently features in a film, Dread Beat and Blood: here’s an extract. Watch in full here. Sunday October 7th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Message in a Bottle The Police No 36: The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle Sex Pistols & Tenpole Tudor No 51: My Forbidden Lover Chic No 64: On My Radio The Selecter UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Eat to the Beat Blondie No 39: 154 Wire At some point in October 1979, The Human League release their first album, Reproduction. It does not chart until its re-release in 1981. But they do play a couple of tracks from it on the telly in November.
Monday October 1st - Sunday October 7th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 5
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
Destiny of the Daleks Sep 1, 1979
Cars Gary Numan
ITV Returns Oct 24,1979
Monday October 1st Nigeria terminates military rule and establishes the Second Nigerian Republic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 4 English: Old Houses
Monday October 1st - Sunday October 7th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 5
At some point in October 1979, The Human League release their first album, Reproduction. It does not chart until its re-release in 1981. But they do play a couple of tracks from it on the telly in November.
Sunday October 7th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Message in a Bottle The Police No 36: The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle Sex Pistols & Tenpole Tudor No 51: My Forbidden Lover Chic No 64: On My Radio The Selecter UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Eat to the Beat Blondie No 39: 154 Wire
Friday October 5th The 7th and final series of Sykes begins with an episode called The Drop Out Saturday October 6th Doctor Who: City of Death - Part Two features this extraordinary scene. 2000 AD Prog 134: the front cover announces it has won the Eagle Award for Best British Comic, with Judge Dredd winning Best British Character BBC 2: Youth show Something Else is broadcast from Birmingham this week, with appearances from The Specials and Linton Kwesi Johnson. You can see the full episode here. Johnson also currently features in a film, Dread Beat and Blood: here’s an extract. Watch in full here.
Thursday October 4th Top of the Pops - this week presented by Kid Jensen. At the time of writing, there’s no full show available, but there’s a set list here and you can see these highlights: Making Plans For Nigel XTC Point of View Matumbi Every Day Hurts Sad Cafe Slap and Tickle Squeeze Them Heavy People Kate Bush (as interpreted by Legs & Co) Back of My Hand The Jags Meanwhile, on BBC 2, Angela Rippon presents the news. Among other headlines, former Prime Minister James Callaghan speaks out about some of the decisions taken at the Labour Party Conference, warning against a “polarisation of extreme right and extreme left.” An end is also brought to an Engineers’ Strike, thanks to a settlement involving better pay, better hours and more holidays. There’s some great footage of striking workers at a plastics factory letting down tyres and flinging debris in the path of lorries. Rippon also amusingly pronounces ‘plastic’ as ‘plahstic,’ which always makes me feel warm inside. Star Wars Weekly No 85
Wednesday October 3rd Seven anti-racist campaigners are arrested after storming the pitch to disrupt a rugby match between Devon and the South African Barbarians
West Yorkshire Police launch a £1m campaign to “flush out the Yorkshire Ripper.” Someone once told me this involved sending policemen around schools to frighten children into confessing. The Specials appear on The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC 2 according to this list. At the very least, they play A Message to You, Rudy.
Tuesday October 2nd We play football against the nearby Burton Salmon Primary School in the morning. This may well have been my first proper soccer match at Fairburn. They place me on the substitute bench for the first half of the match and in defence for the second half. I soon gain a reputation amongst my peers as a “good defender”. This is despite not having any football boots. Later that day, I write about the match in Fairburn v Burton Salmon.
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