- UK General Election.
- TV: BBC One 10.55 - Decision '79: Callaghan or Thatcher?
- The polling booths have closed. The count is under way. The candidates prepare themselves for victory, or defeat. In the Results Studio, David Dimbleby and Robin Day welcome you to a night of political drama as your votes add up to the kind of government you have chosen for the eighties.
Top of the Pops
presented by JS
- (15) GONZALEZ – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (and charts)
- (28) The Undertones– Jimmy Jimmy
- (19) ABBA – Does Your Mother Know (footage from Snowtime Special: Abba In Switzerland 16-4-79)(3) M – Pop Muzik
- (22) THE DICKIES – Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)
- (21) PEACHES & HERB – Reunited (danced to by Legs & Co)
- (27) The Police– Roxanne
- (30) Mike Oldfield – Guilty
- (1) ART GARFUNKEL – Bright Eyes (video)
- (5) WINGS – Goodnight Tonight (and credits)
Issue: 3-16 May 1979, Billy Idol cover 
Features: Gimmicks, Mickie Most (by D. Hepworth),
Lyrics: Knock On Wood, Pop Muzik, Does Your Mother Know, I'm an Upstart,
Bitz, Billy Idol, Amii Stewart, M, The Damned, Bowie, JJ Burnel (Stranglers),
Singles: Say When, Boys Keep Swingin', Jimmy Jimmy, Does Your Mother Know?
Albums: Second Hand daylight, Music For Airports, Manifesto.
Live: Roxy Music, XTC, Undertones, Mike Oldfield, The Jam, members, Status Quo
Centrespread: Village People.
Back cover: Squeeze