Heres a nice heart warming thought. I was wondering just how close we are to the half way point in Legs & Co's tenure of the TOTPs re-runs on BBC4. Well most of you know i like to mess around with numbers, so here are some for you.
Total days Legs & Co were active on TOTPs--1,833 days.
Half way point in that tenure is April 26th 1979.
So we are nearly 7 months away from that, so its still happy days for us.
So the nearest show to that date was infact on the 26th of April.
A what a excellent routine it was, The Bee Gees `Love You Inside Out`.
Yes I too find this very reassuring as the ongoing weekly reviews are great fun and there's clearly lots of great Dances to go yet. Life is good but it does spur me on to email the Beeb about the BBC4 repeats ASAP...
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
It's also encouraging to know that the half-way point is yet to be reached in the L&C tenure, even allowing for the omitted shows.
Strangely, I even find the shows of a year ago, with all those I Feel Love and Way Down routines to be so distant.
Just incidentally the figures for this on Pans People.
Their tenure on Totps lasted 2,896 days, and we find their half way point to be 14th May, 1972. The nearest show to that date is the 13th of May. With 1972 being a poor year for details on Pans dances, that particular show along with a string of others for 72 are unknown in terms of what they performed too.
in my opinion some of the best routines from 79 ,80 and 81 are still to come from legs and co ,i think the next couple of years the girls had some really good songs to dance to ,and their routines became more and more adventourous
we all know that by 1981 the writing was on the wall for legs and co ,and the dance troupes on totp in general ,but as we know zoo did perform on and off for another couple of years ,so i wonder if micheal hurll said to flick that legs and co could stay ,but only be on the show when needed ,or he said the girls have definitley got to go completely ,or it was flicks decision ,flick once said that she had insisted that she needed to do something different ,and to use men as and when it suited the song ,but i wonder truthfully if she didnt have the option ,or that she in her opinion thought it was as far as she could go routine wise using all female dancers ,i know we have talked about this before ,but did we ever find out if it was mr hurlls final decision ,or flicks to end the all female group