200. ON THE INSIDE (THEME FROM “PRISONER CELL BLOCK H”)- Lynne Hamilton (#3, 1989, 168,000) 80s position: 166 With production values that could make you laugh the Aussie soaps were clutched to our hearts in the 80s, beside the obvious ones “Sons & Daughters”, “Young Doctors” and “Prisoner: Cell Block H” all achieved cult status over here, and taking the theme for the latter soap and scribing words was enough to give Hamilton a top 3 hit in the summer of 1989. Mind you it took its time, the song had been a hit in Australia in 1979 when the programme was launched but the decision to show the series in the UK was taken only after “Neighbours” had been a hit and the appetite for Aussie soaps seemed insatiable. Its late night slot on ITV generated large numbers (for its time slot) and so the decision to make the single available was taken, Hamilton had to be tracked down and convinced to fly to the UK for promo but it was worth it in the end. Not bad for the singer who was once proposed to by Jimi Hendrix. TOTP 70s promo No 12" inch released.