What an odd episode of TOTP there - I certianly have never seen it. Did kenny everett never present TOTP all that much at all?
One thing that has me scratching my head a bit though is the TOTP set. It looks even more minimal and a lot smaller even than normal and in this TOTP episode it is highlighted still further during 10cc's performace. Was this unusual set the result of a strike or was it some sort of "try-out" to make the show look a bit different?
It has been circulating among collectors for years (mine too has the Slade performance replaced by dancers as far as I can recall - see comment!).
I think this may have been the time of Don Powell's terrible car crash?
Don Powell's accident was on 04/07/1973.
The actual performance of Slade was substituted by the PVL (per-pro) vendor prior to the sale of the digitally-transferred version of this tape as he felt he could raise extra money. It was later sold separately.