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Top of the Pops(TV show/series, 1964-2006)

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Scripted Reality in 43 seasons with 1,499 episodes

Top of the PopsRating: 3.5/5 (with 3 votes)
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The programme was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973 before being again moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm in 1996 and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day (and usually, until 1984, a second such edition a few days after Christmas), featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year. With its high viewing figures, the show became a significant part of British popular culture. Although the weekly show was cancelled in 2006, the Christmas special has continued. In recent years, end-of-year round-up editions have also been broadcast on BBC1 on or around New Year's Eve, albeit largely featuring the same acts and tracks as the Christmas Day shows. It also survives as Top of the Pops 2, which began in 1994 and features vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives. In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to sev... ()
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About Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, before being moved to Fridays in 1996, and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day, featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year. Although the weekly show was cancelled, the Christmas special has continued. It also survives as Top of the Pops 2, which began in 1994 and features vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives. In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries. Editions of the programme from the 1970s are being repeated on most Thursdays on BBC Four.


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Top of the Pops Seasons and Episodes

01/08/2006Season 43 - 30 episodes
#1 | 01/08/20068th January 2006
#2 | 01/16/200616 January 2006
#3 | 01/22/200622nd January 2006
#4 | 01/29/200629th January 2006
29th January 2006 is an episode of the tv program Top of the Pops.
#5 | 02/05/20065th February 2006
#6 | 02/13/200613th February 2006
#7 | 02/20/200620th February 2006
#9 | 03/06/20066th March 2006
#10 | 03/13/200613th March 2006
#11 | 03/19/200619th March 2006
#12 | 03/26/200626 March 2006
#13 | 04/02/20062nd April 2006
#14 | 04/09/20069th April 2006
#15 | 04/16/200616 April 2006
#16 | 04/23/200623rd April 2006
#17 | 04/30/200630th April 2006
#18 | 05/07/20067th May 2006
#19 | 05/14/200614th May 2006
#20 | 05/21/200621st May 2006
#21 | 05/28/200628th May 2006
#22 | 06/04/20064th June 2006
#23 | 06/11/200611th June 2006
#24 | 06/18/200618th June 2006
#25 | 06/25/200625th June 2006
#26 | 07/02/20062nd July 2006
#27 | 07/09/20069th July 2006
#28 | 07/16/200616th July 2006
#29 | 07/23/200623rd July 2006
#30 | 07/30/200630th July 2006
#31 | 12/25/2006December 25, 2006
01/07/2005Season 42 - 52 episodes
01/09/2004Season 41 - 64 episodes
?Season 40 - 51 episodes
01/11/2002Season 39 - 51 episodes
?Season 38 - 51 episodes
?Season 37 - 55 episodes
01/08/1999Season 36 - 51 episodes
01/09/1998Season 35 - 51 episodes
01/10/1997Season 34 - 50 episodes
01/04/1996Season 33 - 52 episodes
01/05/1995Season 32 - 47 episodes
?Season 31 - 46 episodes
01/07/1993Season 30 - 48 episodes
01/02/1992Season 29 - 50 episodes
01/03/1991Season 28 - 52 episodes
01/04/1990Season 27 - 51 episodes
01/05/1989Season 26 - 50 episodes
01/07/1988Season 25 - 52 episodes
01/01/1987Season 24 - 51 episodes
01/02/1986Season 23 - 52 episodes
01/03/1985Season 22 - 51 episodes
10/25/1984Season 21 - 2 episodes
12/24/1984Season 20 - 1 episode
04/03/1980Season 19 - 1 episode
01/15/1981Season 18 - 4 episodes
?Season 17 - 1 episode
?Season 16 - 2 episodes
01/05/1978Season 15 - 1 episode
01/06/1977Season 14 - 18 episodes
01/01/1976Season 13 - 40 episodes
01/02/1975Season 12 - 2 episodes
01/03/1974Season 11 - 1 episode
01/04/1973Season 10 - 12 episodes
01/06/1972Season 9 - 1 episode
01/07/1971Season 8 - 2 episodes
01/01/1970Season 7 - 2 episodes
01/02/1969Season 6 - 43 episodes
11/30/1967Season 5 - 47 episodes
01/05/1967Season 4 - 51 episodes
01/06/1966Season 3 - 50 episodes
01/07/1965Season 2 - 56 episodes
01/01/1964Season 1 - 54 episodes
12/31/1988Specials - 13 episodes

Additional Information

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Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 1 language: English (EN)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 01/01/1964
Last episode released on: 12/25/2006
Creator: Johnnie Stewart
Producer: Johnnie Stewart, Robin Nash, Michael Hurll
Presenter/Host: Fearne Cotton, Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn, Pete Murray, Dave Lee Travis, Alan Freeman, Noel Edmonds, Peter Powell, Jamie Theakston, David Jacobs, Mike Read, Ed Stewart, John Peel, Jayne Middlemiss, Gary Davies, Steve Wright, Stuart Henry, Verena Kerth
Executive Producer: Robin Nash, Michael Hurll, Andi Peters

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