The Belle Stars: Sign Of The Times. Pat Sharp gives Sign Of The Times a definitive article and an extra chart position. Still, it's a great song so I don't care. Thanks to The Belle Stars appearance in last week's Top 10 Video Show this is probably the first non-number one song to be played three weeks in a row on Top of the Pops. The opening shot of the performance is striking because someone -presumably Designer Graham Lough- has rigged the projection screen at the back of the set to display a coloured Moiré pattern (you might remember seeing one in Star Trek as part of Doctor Spock's science station). The entire picture is just a big close-up of Stella Barker and a shifting coloured background. It looks great but it's a surprisingly low technology effect.
 Thompson Twins: Love On Your Side. I spent ages wondering what "sentimental roses," were and how they differed from regular ones. I still don't know. (John – And would anyone actually give “hard headed roses”?)
 Toto: Africa. On film. This is the Toto song where the keyboard goes "dah, dah, dah, da-da, dah, dah." Not to be confused with Hold The Line their earlier song where the guitar goes,"daaah, dah, dah, dah, dah." (John- Its also the only song ever written to use the comparison “As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti”)
 Central Line: Nature Boy. Central Line are back, still rockin' the twixt Blake's 7 and Robin of Sherwood look. Also back is the fancy Central Line graphic used at the end of the band's previous appearance on 27/1/1983.
 Men At Work: Down Under. Still on film.
 Jailhouse Rock: Elvis Presley. Wondering why this song is back in the charts? It looks like the film Jailhouse Rock was released on VHS and Betamax (natch) in 1983. Top of the Pops closes with the studio audience jitterbugging away, and it looks like Pat Sharp and Janice Long stay and join in. John Bishop is credited as Director this week.