- McCartney II, the second solo studio album by Paul McCartney is released.
- ELO release brand new single I'm Alive, first track from upcoming soundtrack album to the film Xanadu.
- BBC One 
- 1.00 pm Pebble Mill At One. In the final phase of Home Enlargement Week, Bill Eykyn looks at the finance and the decor to complete the conversion of two rundown semi-detached cottages into a desirable family residence.
- 5.10 pm In the Limelight with Lesley. Lesley Judd invites a celebrity guest to reveal all in answer to questions from an audience of 50 children. This week's guest: Gina Swainson (Miss World 1979).
- BBC Radio 1
- 5.45 Roundtable Star guest Justin Hayward lead singer and guitarist of the Moody Blues, and also their most prolific composer over an era which has spanned 13 years, and more than 30 million album sales. He is also responsible for writing the multi-million selling classic Knights in White Satin. With guest DJ Mike Read he joins Kid Jensen to review the week's new records.