1979: They may have been the first punk singles band but the Damned weren't entrusted with a TOTP slot for two and a half years. Everyone dressed down as always, the good Captain especially. Sparks meanwhile hadn't been on since autumn 1975, in which time Ron hadn't got any less disturbing. Similarly, including the last bit, the Shadows, who'd continue to fly in the face of pop nostalgia convention by appearing on the show for a few years yet.
1984: A Rhythm Pals show but not much of it about, save for disco soul contender Terri Wells and her high maintenance quiff.