by Chris Arnsby. Janice Long: “Hi thank you for joining us. Welcome
to a very, very live edition of Top of the Pops. We're standing here right now,
aren't we?” John Peel: “That's right. We can say really controversial things
like bottom and they can't do anything about it.” Janice Long: “How
controversial. He just wants to be in the newspapers. At eighteen this week,
it's Mai Tai and this is Body And Soul.”
 Mai Tai: Body & Soul. Next week Top of the Pops is on the move again. The programme started 1985 in a 40 minute slot pinballing between 6.55pm, 7.20pm, and as late as 7.50pm when Paul Daniels wanted to play Odd One Out. Michael Grade dragged BBC1 kicking and screaming into the future (ie Wogan three times a week) with his February channel revamp and Top of the Pops briefly nestled between Eastenders and Tomorrow's World at 7.30pm. In April Top of the Pops and Tomorrow's World swapped places. A clever bod in Programme Planning worked out that shaving five minutes from the end of Tomorrow's World and starting Top of the Pops at 7.55pm created a variable length slot which could be telescoped from 30-40 minutes; depending on how much future news Tomorrow's World had to cover, and if you sneakily delayed the 8.30pm programme to just past the half hour. And that's how the schedule stayed until the autumn leaves start to fall.