Monday March 10th ITV, 11.39 am: Making a Living - a small group of young adults interrogate Ronald Gregory, Chief Constable of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police. Another fascinating snapshot of early 1980s Britain and its social attitudes. Gregory seems quite reasonable and progressive until the subject of corporal punishment comes up, but the differences in opinion set up a genuinely interesting, robust discussion of crime, punishment and youth/police relations. ITV, 7 pm: The Kenny Everett Video Show, Series 3 Episode 4: an especially zany episode, featuring: Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees Dusty Springfield I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Bed’s Too Big Without You The Police Working Day and Night Michael Jackson (via Hot Gossip) Also, I don’t know if it’s just me, but Kenny’s ‘naughty bits’ seem to be getting naughtier. Amazing to think they put this out at 7 pm and marketed it to kids BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Blake’s 7 - Ultraworld - a middling episode with silly-looking aliens (three Brian Enos all painted blue) but surprisingly good effects and plenty of decent characterisation for the regulars. The huge pulsating brain at the core of the story provides much nightmare fuel for the 8-year-old me (and, in 1989, the title of The Orb’s debut single). There’s a brilliant, in-depth piece about the episode (and its lighting design) here. Tuesday March 11th A full day’s work, writing The Story of Nelson - Part Four in my History book while bringing my first English book to a close with War of the Worlds and The Micronauts in: Supersilver. Wednesday March 12th I begin my second English book with a piece of Copy Writing. Thursday March 13th Star Wars Weekly No 108 Doctor Who Weekly No 23 Spectacular Spider-Man Weekly No 367 Incredible Hulk Weekly No 55 Frantic No 2: the second edition of Marvel’s satirical monthly magazine, featuring a parody of Star Trek called Star Tripe and another funny message on the back page. Look-in No 12: Mork & Mindy are on the cover, promoting a new comic strip to tie in with its second series. But it seems a bit late, since the series started back in January. There’s also an article about The Buggles and an ad for The Knack’s new album which doesn’t seem entirely appropriate for a children’s magazine. BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Top of the Pops - presented by Steve Wright, with: Love Patrol The Dooleys Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners (via Legs & Co) My World Secret Affair Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold Turning Japanese The Vapors Happy House Siouxsie and the Banshees Cuba Gibson Brothers Turn It On Again Genesis Friday March 14th BBC 2, 6 pm: Monkey - Monkey Meets the Demon Digger - the last episode of the first series (at least according to the BBC in 1980). Monkey will return in October. UK cinema release of Steve Martin & Carl Reiner’s The Jerk (according to IMDB). Here’s a trailer. Saturday March 15th 2000 AD Prog 157 ITV, 9.45 pm: Tales of the Unexpected - Galloping Foxley. I saw this at the time of transmission and it genuinely shocked me. Made me eternally glad I was never sent to boarding school. Sunday March 16th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Going Underground The Jam No 55: Bear Cage The Stranglers No 61: Geno Dexy’s Midnight Runners No 66: Wheels of Steel Saxon UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Tears and Laughter Johnny Mathis No 11: Glass Houses Billy Joel No 64: On Through the Night Def Leppard
Monday March 10th - Sunday March 16th, 1980
TERM 2: Week 9
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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
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
Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
Underpass John Foxx
Judge Death Jan 19, 1980
TERM 3 (Apr - Jul 1980)
Monday March 10th - Sunday March 16th, 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
TERM 2: Week 9
BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Top of the Pops - presented by Steve Wright, with: Love Patrol The Dooleys Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners (via Legs & Co) My World Secret Affair Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold Turning Japanese The Vapors Happy House Siouxsie and the Banshees Cuba Gibson Brothers Turn It On Again Genesis Friday March 14th BBC 2, 6 pm: Monkey - Monkey Meets the Demon Digger
Monday March 10th ITV, 11.39 am: Making a Living - a small group of young adults interrogate Ronald Gregory, Chief Constable of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police. Another fascinating snapshot of early 1980s Britain and its social attitudes. Gregory seems quite reasonable and progressive until the subject of corporal punishment comes up, but the differences in opinion set up a genuinely interesting, robust discussion of crime, punishment and youth/police relations.
ITV, 7 pm: The Kenny Everett Video Show, Series 3 Episode 4: an especially zany episode, featuring: Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees Dusty Springfield I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Bed’s Too Big Without You The Police Working Day and Night Michael Jackson (via Hot Gossip) Also, I don’t know if it’s just me, but Kenny’s ‘naughty bits’ seem to be getting naughtier. Amazing to think they put this out at 7 pm and marketed it to kids
BBC 1, 7.20 pm: Blake’s 7 - Ultraworld - a middling episode with silly-looking aliens (three Brian Enos all painted blue) but surprisingly good effects and plenty of decent characterisation for the regulars. The huge pulsating brain at the core of the story provides much nightmare fuel for the 8-year- old me (and, in 1989, the title of The Orb’s debut single). There’s a brilliant, in-depth piece about the episode (and its lighting design) here. Tuesday March 11th A full day’s work, writing The Story of Nelson - Part Four in my History book while bringing my first English book to a close with War of the Worlds and The Micronauts in: Supersilver. Wednesday March 12th I begin my second English book with a piece of Copy Writing.
Sunday March 16th UK SINGLES CHART No 1: Going Underground The jam No 55: Bear Cage The Stranglers No 61: Geno Dexy’s Midnight Runners No 66: Wheels of Steel Saxon UK ALBUMS CHART No 1: Tears and Laughter Johnny Mathis No 11: Glass Houses Billy Joel No 64: On Through the Night Def Leppard
Thursday March 13th Star Wars Weekly No 108 Doctor Who Weekly No 23 Spectacular Spider-Man Weekly No 367 Incredible Hulk Weekly No 55 Frantic No 2: the second edition of Marvel’s satirical monthly magazine, featuring a parody of Star Trek called Star Tripe and another funny message on the back page. Look-in No 12: Mork & Mindy are on the cover, promoting a new comic strip to tie in with its second series. But it seems a bit late, since the series started back in January. There’s also an article about The Buggles and an ad for The Knack’s new album which doesn’t seem entirely appropriate for a children’s magazine.
UK cinema release of Steve Martin & Carl Reiner’s The Jerk (according to IMDB). Here’s a trailer. Saturday March 15th 2000 AD Prog 157 ITV, 9.45 pm: Tales of the Unexpected - Galloping Foxley. I saw this at the time of transmission and it genuinely shocked me. Made me eternally glad I was never sent to boarding school.
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