- OMD begin tour to promote their debut album. First date at Eric's Club in Liverpool. "Being a four piece is new to us," remarks Andy McCluskey at one point.
- BBC One
- 6.55 pm Winter Olympics The latest outstanding action from the XIII Winter Olympic Games being held at Lake Placid. Introduced by David Coleman.
- 7.55 pm Top of the Pops hosted by Simon Bates 
- 10.50 pm Ballroom Champions from the Hammersmith Palais, London, with Ray Moore.
Top of the Pops
- (23) Kool & The Gang – Too Hot (over charts)
- (22) Matchbox – Buzz Buzz A Diddle It
- (5) Keith Michell – Captain Beaky
- (55) The Flying Lizards – T.V.
- (17) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – I Can’T Stand Up For Falling Down (Video)
- (12) Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Legs & Co)
- (39) Dave Edmunds – Singing The Blues
- (8) Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now (video)
- (21) The Shadows – Riders In The Sky
- (49) Marti Webb – Take That Look Off Your Face
- (45) Stiff Little Fingers – At The Edge
- (1) Kenny Rogers – Coward Of The County (Video)
- (20) The Ramones – Baby I Love You (And Credits)
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