Reviewed by Chris
Arnsby. Richard Skinner: "We are live tonight from Television Centre.
In the studio Eugene Wilde, Billy Ocean, stars all of them."Simon Bates: "And we also have a new number one
tonight. [looks at watch] It's exactly what? Twenty minutes past seven tonight.
Here's never ending song Limahl. The lady with Limahl over here happens to be
called Mandy and she's a Spurs supporter. She sings quite well though."
 Limahl: Never Ending Story. The effort of
speaking and checking the time appears to make Simon Bates throw a cog in his
brain. Richard Skinner throws several knowing looks to camera as Bates rambles
through what can only be described as a never ending intro.
Meanwhile, Wikipedia credits Beth Anderson and not Mandy as
the female vocalist on this song. Why would Simon Bates lie about that?
Regardless of who is, or isn't singing, Limahl and [finger
quotes gesture] Mandy have been placed on a circular rostrum with alternating
black and white stripes around the edge. It looks like a garden trampoline and
I keep expecting Mandy and Limahl to start bouncing and doing pikes and tuck
jumps. Obviously this doesn't happen.
During the musical break the pair start slow dancing in a
way that gets whoops of approval from the audience, but possibly not from
Producer Stanley Appel in the studio gallery.
Finally, although I bear no personal ill will to Limahl I
hope he doesn't appear on Top of the Pops again. I find his name very
fiddly and irritating to type. Although it's not as bad as Kajagoogoo.