Monday April 7th - Sunday April 13th, 1980
TERM 2: Easter - Week 2
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Monday April 7th EASTER MONDAY The US severs diplomatic relations with Iran (in connection with the ongoing hostage crisis) and orders that all Iranian diplomats and officials leave the country by midnight tomorrow. President Carter also imposes economic sanctions, prohibiting exports to Iran and seizing Iranian Government assets. No Kenny Everett tonight - presumably because it’s Easter Monday and they’ve decided to show a load of holiday rubbish instead - but the series will return for one final episode next week. BBC 2, 9.10 pm: Not The Nine O’Clock News - Series 2, Episode 2 features this sketch Wednesday April 9th ITV, 10 pm: ITN News at Ten (plus adverts) Iranian diplomats leave the US following President Carter’s expulsion order Meanwhile, the former Shah is recovering after a spleen operation in Cairo Iranian planes battle Iraqi planes on the border between the two countries - an early skirmish in what might turn out to be a lengthy war A Belgian typist at the NATO headquarters in Brussels has defected to East Germany, apparently out of disgust at NATO’s plans for nuclear missiles One police constable is killed and three more wounded in an ambush by the Provisional IRA Avon & Somerset police say they have arrested over 100 people in connection with the riot in St Pauls last week Lancia recalls hundreds of its cars due to a high volume of rust in their engine mountings Thursday April 10th Spain and the UK sign the Lisbon Agreement in an attempt to resolve their differences over Gibraltar, though the land border between Gibraltar and Spain, which has been closed since 1969, will not reopen until the end of 1982. Look-in No 16: Pretenders cover and feature, with an article about three new comedies starting this weekend on ITV. Star Wars Weekly No 112 Incredible Hulk Weekly No 59 Spectacular Spider-Man Weekly No 371 Doctor Who Weekly No 27 Frantic No 3 Starburst No 21 - now published the second Thursday every month, according to checklists like this one BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Top of the Pops - presented by Simon Bates, with: My Perfect Cousin The Undertones Sexy Eyes Dr Hook (via Legs & Co) Wheels of Steel Saxon Toccata Sky Happy House Siouxsie and the Banshees My Oh My Sad Cafe Let’s Do Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers Clean Clean The Buggles BBC 1, 8.30 pm: The Real Thing - The Memory Lingers On: “James Burke looks at why your memory is you and everything around you” ITV, 8.30 pm: TV Eye - St Pauls riots: a discussion about last week’s disturbances in Bristol Friday April 11th ITV, 7.30 pm: Cannon & Ball return for a second series of half-hour shows. This week’s special guest is Diana Dors. You can see the full show here. ITV, 9 pm: the first ever episode of The Gentle Touch starring Jill Gascoine. The full episode can be seen here. Saturday April 12th 2000 AD Prog 161 - with an excellent cover by Brian Bolland and an ad on the back page for Wall’s ice creams: The Black Hole was the one I wanted most but I don’t remember ever finding one; Funny Feet were everywhere but not my cup of tea; but the Magic Monster Lolly was the biggest treat - not necessarily for the lolly itself but the wrapper, on which a monster’s face would slowly appear as it gradually got warmer. ITV, 6 pm: Russ Abbot’s Madhouse: the first ever episode, though it’s really just a repackaging of Freddie Starr’s Variety Madhouse from the previous year, but without Freddie Starr. I remember thinking this was a shame at the time, because Freddie Starr had seemed genuinely mad, and I liked mad people. But Russ Abbot was good too, so I watched this with great enthusiasm. When I was eight. ITV, 7.30 pm: Mixed Blessings: Series 3 of the sitcom about an interracial couple which, as you might imagine, was quite a novelty back then. ITV, 10 pm: Tales of the Unexpected - Taste ABC News: After weeks of pressure from the Carter administration, the United States Olympic Committee formally votes not to send a team to the summer games in Moscow. Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing released in UK cinemas, according to IMDB (but The Guardian claims it was released in August). Sunday April 13th Last day of the Easter holiday. UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners No 51: Staring at the Rude Boys The Ruts No 62: Coming Up Paul McCartney No 70: The Groove Rodney Franklin UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Duke Genesis No 4: British Steel Judas Priest No 44: Snap Crackle and Bop John Cooper Clarke
TERM 2 (Jan - Apr 1980) New Year (Jan 1 - Jan 6, 1980) Week 1 (Jan 7 - Jan 13, 1980) Week 2 (Jan 14 - Jan 20, 1980) Week 3 (Jan 21 - Jan 27, 1980) Week 4 (Jan 28 - Feb 3, 1980) Week 5 (Feb 4 - Feb 10, 1980) Week 6 (Feb 11 - Feb 17, 1980) Half Term (Feb 18 - Feb 24, 1980) Week 7 (Feb 25 - Mar 2, 1980) Week 8 (Mar 3 - Mar 9, 1980) Week 9 (Mar 10 - Mar 16, 1980) Week 10 (Mar 17 - Mar 23, 1980) Week 11 (Mar 24 - Mar 30, 1980) Easter 1 (Mar 31 - Apr 6, 1980) Easter 2 (Apr 7 - Apr 13, 1980)
TERM 2 IN LINK FORM
TERM 1 (Sep - Dec 1979)
Hi-de-Hi! Jan 1, 1980
Steelworkers Strike Jan 2, 1980
St Pauls Riots Apr 2, 1980
State of the Union Jan 23, 1980
My Girl Madness
Blake’s 7 Returns Jan 7, 1980
Barbara Woodhouse Jan 7, 1980
Grange Hill Roof Death Feb 25, 1980
Atomic Blondie
Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins
Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
Underpass John Foxx
Judge Death Jan 19, 1980
TERM 3 (Apr - Jul 1980)
Monday April 7th - Sunday April 13th, 1980
Hi-de-Hi! Jan 1, 1980
Steel Strike Jan 2, 1980
St Pauls Riots Apr 2, 1980
Judge Death Jan 19, 1980
My Girl Madness
Blake’s 7 Returns Jan 7, 1980
Barbara Woodhouse Jan 7, 1980
Grange Hill Roof Death Feb 25, 1980
Underpass John Foxx
Mugabe Elected Mar 4, 1980
Atomic Blondie
Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins
TERM 2 IN LINK FORM
State of the Union Jan 23, 1980
To be continued…
TERM 2: Easter 2
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Monday April 7th EASTER MONDAY The US severs diplomatic relations with Iran (in connection with the ongoing hostage crisis) and orders that all Iranian diplomats and officials leave the country by midnight tomorrow. President Carter also imposes economic sanctions, prohibiting exports to Iran and seizing Iranian Government assets. No Kenny Everett tonight - presumably because it’s Easter Monday and they’ve decided to show a load of holiday rubbish instead - but the series will return for one final episode next week. BBC 2, 9.10 pm: Not The Nine O’Clock News - Series 2, Episode 2 features this sketch
Wednesday April 9th ITV, 10 pm: ITN News at Ten (plus adverts) Iranian diplomats leave the US following President Carter’s expulsion order Meanwhile, the former Shah is recovering after a spleen operation in Cairo Iranian planes battle Iraqi planes on the border between the two countries - an early skirmish in what might turn out to be a lengthy war A Belgian typist at the NATO headquarters in Brussels has defected to East Germany, apparently out of disgust at NATO’s plans for nuclear missiles One police constable is killed and three more wounded in an ambush by the Provisional IRA Avon & Somerset police say they have arrested over 100 people in connection with the riot in St Pauls last week Lancia recalls hundreds of its cars due to a high volume of rust in their engine mountings
Thursday April 10th Spain and the UK sign the Lisbon Agreement in an attempt to resolve their differences over Gibraltar, though the land border between Gibraltar and Spain, which has been closed since 1969, will not reopen until the end of 1982.
Look-in No 16: Pretenders cover and feature, with an article about three new comedies starting this weekend on ITV.
Star Wars Weekly No 112 Incredible Hulk Weekly No 59 Spectacular Spider-Man Weekly No 371 Doctor Who Weekly No 27 Frantic No 3 Starburst No 21 - now published the second Thursday every month, according to checklists like this one BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Top of the Pops - presented by Simon Bates, with: My Perfect Cousin The Undertones Sexy Eyes Dr Hook (via Legs & Co) Wheels of Steel Saxon Toccata Sky Happy House Siouxsie and the Banshees My Oh My Sad Cafe Let’s Do Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers Clean Clean The Buggles BBC 1, 8.30 pm: The Real Thing - The Memory Lingers On: “James Burke looks at why your memory is you and everything around you” ITV, 8.30 pm: TV Eye - St Pauls riots: a discussion about last week’s disturbances in Bristol
Friday April 11th ITV, 7.30 pm: Cannon & Ball return for a second series of half-hour shows. This week’s special guest is Diana Dors. You can see the full show here. ITV, 9 pm: the first ever episode of The Gentle Touch starring Jill Gascoine. The full episode can be seen here.
Saturday April 12th 2000 AD Prog 161 - with an excellent cover by Brian Bolland and an ad on the back page for Wall’s ice creams: The Black Hole was the one I wanted most but I don’t remember ever finding one; Funny Feet were everywhere but not my cup of tea; but the Magic Monster Lolly was the biggest treat - not necessarily for the lolly itself but the wrapper, on which a monster’s face would slowly appear as it gradually got warmer.
ITV, 6 pm: Russ Abbot’s Madhouse: the first ever episode, though it’s really just a repackaging of Freddie Starr’s Variety Madhouse from the previous year, but without Freddie Starr. I remember thinking this was a shame at the time, because Freddie Starr had seemed genuinely mad, and I liked mad people. But Russ Abbot was good too, so I watched this with great enthusiasm. When I was eight. ITV, 7.30 pm: Mixed Blessings: Series 3 of the sitcom about an interracial couple which, as you might imagine, was quite a novelty back then. ITV, 10 pm: Tales of the Unexpected - Taste
ABC News: After weeks of pressure from the Carter administration, the United States Olympic Committee formally votes not to send a team to the summer games in Moscow. Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing released in UK cinemas, according to IMDB (but The Guardian claims it was released in August).
Sunday April 13th Last day of the Easter holiday. UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners No 51: Staring at the Rude Boys The Ruts No 62: Coming Up Paul McCartney No 70: The Groove Rodney Franklin UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Duke Genesis No 4: British Steel Judas Priest No 44: Snap Crackle and Bop John Cooper Clarke