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Top Of The Pops

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Television Show
Host (Incomplete)
Jimmy Savile (1964–1984)
David Jensen (1976–1984)
Mike Read (1978–1989)
Simon Bates (1979–1988)
Steve Wright (1980–1989)
John Peel (1981–1987)
Janice Long (1982–1988)
Filmed BBC Television Centre, London, UK
(Other locations also used)
Years Active 1 January 1964 – 30 July 2006 (Weekly format)
Associated Acts The Smiths, Morrissey
Official Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00704hg

History

Top Of The Pops (common acronym TOTP) is a British popular music television programme, broadcast on the BBC from 1964 to present.
It's format follows the UK singles chart top 40, of which the current positions are announced throughout the show.
Most of the broadcasts were from BBC Television Centre, located in west London, England.
It's presenters were BBC Radio One DJ's for most of it's run, including Janice Long and John Peel.
The show was broadcast weekly until viewing figures began to fall in the early 2000's, and after moving from BBC1 to BBC2, the decision was made to axe the regular show in 2006 .
Since then only occasional 'specials' have been made, such as the Christmas Day TOTP, which is still running.

The Smiths Appearances

1983

24 November: This Charming Man Video:This Charming Man (TOTP, 24 Nov 1983)

1984

26 January: What Difference Does It Make? Video:What Difference Does It Make? (TOTP, 26 Jan 1984)

9 February: What Difference Does It Make?
Video:What Difference Does It Make? (TOTP, 9 Feb 1984)

26 April: The Smiths & Sandie Shaw, Hand In Glove
Video:Hand In Glove, The Smiths & Sandie Shaw, TOTP, April 26, 1984

31 May: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Video:Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (TOTP, 31 May 1984)

14 June: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Video:Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (TOTP, 14 June 1984)

30 August: William, It Was Really Nothing
Video:William It Was Really Nothing (TOTP, 30 Aug 1984)

1985

14 February: How Soon Is Now?
Video:How Soon Is Now (TOTP, 14 Feb 1985)

10 October: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Video:The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (TOTP, 10 Oct 1985)

1987

5 February: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Video:Shoplifters Of The World Unite (TOTP, 5 Feb 1987)

23 April: Sheila Take A Bow Video:Sheila Take A Bow (TOTP, 13 April 1987)

Morrissey Appearances

1988

9 June Everyday Is Like Sunday
Video:Everyday Is Like Sunday (TOTP, 9 June 1988)

1989

9 February The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Video:The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (TOTP, 1989)

1990

3 May November Spawned A Monster
Video:November Spawned A Monster (TOTP, 3 May 1990)

1991

8 August Pregnant For The Last Time
Video:Pregnant For the Last Time (TOTP, 1991)

10 October My Love Life
Video:My Love Life (TOTP, 1991)

1992

7 May We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
Video:We Hate It When Our Friends Become Succesful (TOTP, 1992)

1994

3 March The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Video:The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (TOTP, 1994)

1997

1 August Alma Matters
Video:Alma Matters (TOTP, 1997)

19 September Roy's Keen
Video:Roy's Keen (TOTP, Sep 1997)

2004

10 May Irish Blood, English Heart
Video:Irish Blood, English Heart (TOTP, 10 May 2004)

23 July First Of The Gang To Die
Video:First of the Gang to Die (TOTP, 2004)

Associated Performers

The The, The Beat-en Generation
Electronic, Disappointed(Electronic)



Opening Titles Video 1983-1986

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