Presented by Chris Arnsby. John Peel: “Hello and welcome to Top of the Pops. No bad language in this programme I'm pleased to say.” Janice Long: “In the studio tonight we've got Curiosity Killed The Cat, we have got The Smiths, and over here at number eleven it's the wonderful Blow Monkeys and It Doesn't Have To Be This Way.”
 The Blow Monkeys: It Doesn't Have to be This Way. Wave goodbye to John Peel. His presenting run began in 1982 and it ends here. Well, not quite. They'll get him back once in 1995 although that's more as a pretext to get him on This Is Your Life. I'm not sure about the source of Peel's bad language crack. I assumed it was Eastenders, the programme was still dealing with the fallout of Den and Angie's merry festive divorce, but the Eastenders wiki-page (there's an Eastenders Wikipedia) doesn't have a record of any complaints until November 1987 when Eastenders broadcast British television's first gay kiss. Which was of course a major scandal because it featured a fully clothed man kissing another fully clothed man on the forehead. Swoons. What we need are more stolid, salt-of-the-earth yeomen types, like the lead singer of The Blow Monkeys. Who is looking super with his blow-dried flick of a fringe and skinny polo neck top, with... what's THIS? RUSSIAN WRITING ON THE FRONT!! BBC COMMIES CORRUPTING OUR KIDS.