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: as Radio 2

: Simon Bates

with The Golden Hour Part 1: 1977
Punk Rock and New Wave exploded on to the scene: The Sex Pistols' contract with EMI ended, but undeterred, 'God Save The Queen' made it to No 2. It wasn't all safety pins and bondage trousers though - Jonathan Richman's style was rooted in teen-beat pop and his 'Egyptian Reggae' with The Modern Lovers reached No 9 in December. Elvis Costello was 'Watching the Detectives' whilst the Christmas No 1 was 'Mull of Kintyre'. Romance was still in evidence in the shape of David Soul and the Bee Gees, who asked How Deep is Your Love?
1977 was the year Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Marc Bolan died. Red Rum won the Grand National for the third time; Brezhnev received the UN peace medal: the Laker Skytrain took off for New York and the Muppet Show became a near cult.


Presenter: Simon Bates

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

: Simon Bates

with The Golden Hour
Part 2: this day through the years

: Peter Powell

including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Peter Mavne


Unknown: Peter Mavne

: Rock Films 80

Another chance to hear Steve Wright looking at the best of the year's music films and talking to some of the people involved.


Unknown: Steve Wright

: Mike Read

: John Peel

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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