1982 Episode Guide

A peak in British 'new 80s pop' as Wham!, ABC, and Culture Club make sensational first appearances


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Monthly Episode Guide

07/01/1982

A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Foreigner, Rick Springfield, Alton Edwards, and The Mobiles. Introduced by Peter Powell.


14/01/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Elkie Brooks, Altered Images, Kool & The Gang, and Brown Sauce. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


21/01/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Jon & Vangelis, The Mobiles, Meat Loaf, and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Introduced by David Jensen.


29/01/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Olivia Newton-john, The Stranglers, The Rolling Stones, and Daryl Hall & John Oates. Introduced by Simon Bates.


04/02/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Soft Cell, Shakatak, and Xtc. Introduced by John Peel.


11/02/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Stranglers, Adrian Gurvitz, Depeche Mode, and Modern Romance. Introduced by Tommy Vance.


18/02/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from George Benson, Abc, Robert Palmer, and Toni Basil. Introduced by Mike Read.


25/02/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from J. Geils Band, Bow Wow Wow, The Associates, and Adrian Gurvitz. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


04/03/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Gary Numan, Goombay Dance Band, Little River Band, and J. Geils Band. Introduced by David Jensen.


11/03/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Bananarama & Fun Boy Three, Pluto, Haircut 100, and Adrian Gurvitz. Introduced by Simon Bates.


18/03/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Abc, Imagination, Goombay Dance Band, and Gary Numan. Introduced by Steve Wright & Richard Skinner.


25/03/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Julio Iglesias, Foster & Allen, The Nolans, and Pluto. Introduced by Peter Powell & Garth Crooks.


01/04/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Imagination, Classix Nouveaux, Leo Sayer, and Champagne D’orange. Introduced by John Peel.


08/04/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Bucks Fizz, The Boomtown Rats, Shalamar, and Foster & Allen. Introduced by Simon Bates.


15/04/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Roxy Music, Dollar, Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Introduced by David Jensen.


22/04/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Bananarama & Fun Boy Three, England World Cup Squad, Haircut 100, and David Bowie. Introduced by Peter Powell.


29/04/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Bardo, Yazoo, Nicole, and Monsoon. Introduced by Richard Skinner.


06/05/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Depeche Mode, Phd, Tottenham Hotspur F.a. Cup Final Squad, and Scottish World Cup Squad. Introduced by Simon Bates.


13/05/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Yazoo, Fun Boy Three, Hot Chocolate, and Spandau Ballet. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


20/05/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Madness, Phd, Junior, and Tight Fit. Introduced by Peter Powell.


27/05/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Blondie, Duran Duran, Madness, and Fun Boy Three. Introduced by John Peel.


03/06/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Adam Ant, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Charlene, and Junior. Introduced by David Jensen.


10/06/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Soft Cell, Asia, Rick Springfield, and Diana Ross. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


17/06/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including a look at the No.1 records of the week in Sweden, Finland and Italy. With performances from Abc, Bow Wow Wow, Charlene, and The Human League. Introduced by Simon Bates.


24/06/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Steve Miller Band, Odyssey, Captain Sensible, and Bucks Fizz. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


01/07/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Jam, Dollar, Midge Ure, and Natasha. Introduced by John Peel.


08/07/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Irene Cara, Ac/dc, Survivor, and The Human League. Introduced by David Jensen.


15/07/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Paul Mccartney, Yazoo, Japan, and Leo Sayer. Introduced by Peter Powell.


22/07/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Madness, The Brat, Junior, and Dollar. Introduced by Simon Bates.


29/07/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Yazoo, Cliff Richard, The Firm, and David Essex. Introduced by Mike Read.


05/08/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Junior, The Motels, Survivor, and Donna Summer. Introduced by David Jensen.


12/08/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Yazoo, The Associates, Haysi Fantayzee, and Kool & The Gang. Introduced by John Peel.


19/08/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Survivor, The Kids From Fame, Talk Talk, and Duran Duran. Introduced by David Jensen.


26/08/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Shakin’ Stevens, Boystown Gang, Rocker’s Revenge, and Toto Coelo. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


02/09/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Captain Sensible, and Showaddywaddy. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


09/09/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Dire Straits, Natasha, John Mellencamp, and Gillan. Introduced by Peter Powell.


16/09/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Jam, Ub40, Abc, and Adam Ant. Introduced by Simon Bates.


23/09/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Fat Larry’s Band, Shalamar, Musical Youth, and Chicago. Introduced by John Peel.


30/09/1982

A special edition of the show, celebrating 15 years of Radio 1. Including performances from Ultravox, Adam Ant, Roxy Music, and Musical Youth. Introduced by the Radio 1 DJs.


07/10/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Chicago, Bauhaus, Spandau Ballet, and The Animals. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


14/10/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-john, Men At Work, and The Pinkees. Introduced by John Peel.


21/10/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Kids From Fame, Toyah, Bauhaus, and Sharon Redd. Introduced by Peter Powell.


28/10/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Melba Moore, and Culture Club. Introduced by Simon Bates.


04/11/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Diana Ross, John Cougar, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Kool & The Gang. Introduced by Mike Smith.


11/11/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Michael Mcdonald, and A Flock Of Seagulls. Introduced by David Jensen.


18/11/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Daryl Hall & John Oates, Duran Duran, Blancmange, and Wham!. Introduced by John Peel.


25/11/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Musical Youth, Ultravox, Supertramp, and A Flock Of Seagulls. Introduced by Dave Lee Travis.


02/12/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Human League, Bucks Fizz, Modern Romance, and The Jam. Introduced by Peter Powell.


09/12/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from RenÉe & Renato, Shakin’ Stevens, Lionel Richie, and David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth. Introduced by Simon Bates.


16/12/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from Phil Collins, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, and David Essex. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


23/12/1982

A look at the best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth, Shakin’ Stevens, Abba, and RenÉe & Renato. Introduced by David Jensen.


Christmas 1982 - Part 1

The Radio 1 DJs present their favourite hits of 1982, and a review of 1982's number one records for this special Christmas Day edition. Including performances from Shakin’ Stevens, Kraftwerk, The Jam, and Goombay Dance Band.


Christmas 1982 - Part 2

A live end-of-the-year edition hosted by Jimmy Savile, with more hits of 1982. Jonathan King also takes a look back at the American No 1s of 1982. Including performances from Bardo, John Cougar, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and The Belle Stars.



Year in Review

1982 marked the peak of British 'new 80s pop' as Wham!, ABC, and Culture Club make sensational appearances, and Shalamar's Jeffrey Daniel premieres the moonwalk on British TV. Dexy's new Irish sound tops the summer charts for four weeks with Come on Eileen, while their follow-up single Jackie Wilson Says leads to a notorious moment in TOTP history. 1982 saw performances from the likes of ABC, Culture Club, Wham!, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Shalamar, Pigbag, Foster and Allen, Shakatak, and Bucks Fizz.

Wham! make their TOTP debut in November 1982.
John Peel make a triumphant return and regularly presents TOTP from February 1982.