Monday October 29th First day back at school after the holidays. First ever episode of Only When I Laugh on ITV, starring James Bowlam, Christopher Strauli and Peter Bowles (who, with his other starring role on Sundays in To the Manor Born, seems to be enjoying a career peak). The second series of the BBC sitcom Butterflies, starring Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer, begins with an episode called Leaving. Tuesday October 30th Sapphire and Steel returns after ITV’s strike-related hiatus. Unfortunately the current run had been interrupted halfway through a story (Assignment Two - this is Part 5) and I do not know it has resumed, so I miss it. I can’t find any reliable data on whether or not the story was reshown from the beginning - some sources say it was, others provide no such certainty. Not The Nine O’Clock News: Series 1, Ep 3 begins with John Cleese on the Fawlty Towers set telling someone on the phone that the show finished last week (which it did) - interesting the effort they’re putting in to make this show seem specifically topical as opposed to just broadly topical. Wednesday October 31st English: Grezelda the Witch (the date given in the book is Tuesday 31st, but since the 31st was Halloween, I’m giving that the advantage). Quatermass - Part 2 Thursday November 1st Doctor Who Weekly No 4 Star Wars Weekly No 89 Sapphire and Steel: Assignment Two - Part 6 Top of the Pops - presented by Mike Read, with music from Thin Lizzy, Lene Lovich and Sparks. Friday November 2nd Cinema release of Quadrophenia (although this site says it was released on October 12. But I’m not changing it now.) Saturday November 3rd BBC Continuity Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit - Part Two The Professionals: Backtrack 2000 AD Prog 138 Siouxsie and the Banshees perform Love in a Void and Regal Zone on youth show Something Else. Note The Cure’s Robert Smith on guitar Sunday November 4th Several hundred radical Iranian students invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages, demanding that the United States send the former Shah back to Iran to stand trial. Forever after known as the Iran Hostage Crisis. UK SINGLES CHART No 1: One Day at a Time Lena Martell No 51: One Step Beyond Madness No 75: I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Tusk Fleetwood Mac No 10: Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants Stevie Wonder
Monday October 29th - Sunday November 4th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 8
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
ITV Returns Oct 24,1979
Iran Hostage Crisis Nov 4, 1979
Life of Brian Debate Nov 9, 1979
First ever episode of Only When I Laugh on ITV, starring James Bowlam, Christopher Strauli and Peter Bowles (who, with his other starring role on Sundays in To the Manor Born, seems to be enjoying a career peak). The second series of the BBC sitcom Butterflies, starring Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer, begins with an episode called Leaving.
Monday October 29th - Sunday November 4th, 1979
TERM 1: Week 8
Sunday November 4th Several hundred radical Iranian students invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages, demanding that the United States send the former Shah back to Iran to stand trial. Forever after known as the Iran Hostage Crisis. UK SINGLES CHART No 1: One Day at a Time Lena Martell No 51: One Step Beyond Madness No 75: I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Tusk Fleetwood Mac No 10: Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants Stevie Wonder
Saturday November 3rd BBC Continuity Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit - Part Two The Professionals: Backtrack 2000 AD Prog 138 Siouxsie and the Banshees perform Love in a Void and Regal Zone on youth show Something Else. Note The Cure’s Robert Smith on guitar
Wednesday October 31st English: Grezelda the Witch (the date given in the book is Tuesday 31st, but since the 31st was Halloween, I’m giving that the advantage). Quatermass - Part 2 Thursday November 1st Doctor Who Weekly No 4 Star Wars Weekly No 89 Sapphire and Steel: Assignment Two - Part 6 Top of the Pops - presented by Mike Read, with music from Thin Lizzy, Lene Lovich and Sparks.
Tuesday October 30th Sapphire and Steel returns after ITV’s strike-related hiatus. Unfortunately the current run had been interrupted halfway through a story (Assignment Two - this is Part 5) and I do not know it has resumed, so I miss it. I can’t find any reliable data on whether or not the story was reshown from the beginning - some sources say it was, others provide no such certainty. Not The Nine O’Clock News: Series 1, Ep 3 begins with John Cleese on the Fawlty Towers set telling someone on the phone that the show finished last week (which it did) - interesting the effort they’re putting in to make this show seem specifically topical as opposed to just broadly topical.
Friday November 2nd Cinema release of Quadrophenia (although this site says it was released on October 12. But I’m not changing it now.)
Monday October 29th First day back at school after the holidays.
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