After David Jensen left the BBC to join Capital Radio in the summer of '84, it seemed a few potential new presenting partners for Peel were tried out:
Tommy Vance for two shows, in July and November 1984, a pairing which ended after TV stepped down from TOTP duties
Richard Skinner for two shows, in August 1984 and January 1985
Janice Long, firstly in September 1984, and as it turned out, subsequently from March 1985 - and as testified in the Story of '85 documentary, Peel was only content in working alongside Janice until he gave up regular TOTP duties in early 1987
There was also a week in August 1983 when Peel was paired up with Mike Smith (echoing their involvement in the Late Late Breakfast Show).
The Top 40 Breakers, which come into play in a few episodes' time, remained a feature on the show until 1994, as part of the changes made by Ric Blaxill on taking over as producer from Stanley Appel - which also included bringing back Radio 1 DJs as presenters.
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