Well, that's buggered the USP already. At the risk of getting more people going on about how the BBC's treatment of them is some sort of joke - at least they're showing them in the first place! They didn't have to! - just noticed from the advance schedules that there's no TOTP on 5th May. There's no explicable BBC4-related reason why - a Sky At Night repeat takes its place, there's a half hour gap on the Friday had they needed it, and it's back in the Thursday 7.30 slot on the 12th. One likely reason is that the show that equivalent week was hosted by Noel Edmonds, who refused to let any of his stints be shown when UK Gold ran a cherrypicked selection of TOTPs in the mid-90s and it's possible may not have known about this run and/or that this wasn't still the case until one of his shows was re-run back on the 8th.
As for what we're likely to be missing, and if you're that interested it's one of those shows repeated on Einsfestival in Germany and archived in full on YouTube, it was the week Save Your Kisses For Me was finally dethroned, and in the studio were Mud, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow, Fox (a third and last outing for S-S-S-Single Bed, though just a repeat of the first appearance), Robin Sarstedt, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, Tina Charles, Mac & Katie Kissoon, the piss-poor JJ Barrie and Cliff Richard, as well as Ruby Flipper's debut hoofing to the Stylistics. Ruby Flipper had no big introduction, by the way, Pan's People were just there one week and gone the next and Noel's links don't provide much background - in fact there was no drama, Flick Colby and the People's management just decided that after eight years the in-house dance troupe idea needed freshening up.
Anyway, if anyone does have a better or more accurate idea about why this one's being skipped, let us know.