It was the 29th November 1981 and the venue was the City Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Massed Choirs were back to entertain. Felling Male Voice Choir were joined by the choirs from Backworth, Hetton Lyons and Lemington.
Jack Charlton was again the compere.
The concert was broadcast on New Years Day 1982 and was adjudged best local broadcast out of an entry of 350 programmes.