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Top of the Pops 

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.
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Series cast summary:
The Ladybirds The Ladybirds ...  Vocal Backing / ... 631 episodes, 1966-1978
Pan's People Pan's People ...  Themselves / ... 355 episodes, 1968-1976
Jimmy Savile ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 255 episodes, 1964-2006
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

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English

Release Date:

12 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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| (1 episode) | (5 episodes)

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Color (1970-2006)| Black and White (1964-1970)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, the Musicians Union later insisted the songs being lip-synced to the original single versions, were re-recorded to create more employment for musicians. During the later BBC 2 and BBC Four re-runs, and compilations, there's a notable change during a long period of the series run of the original released audio re-recordings being re-produced, with presumably BBC "session" musicians, giving the vibe of a live music performance. (This may well have meant that certain musicians that performed on the original release were re-recording the TOTP re-version). This re-recording policy later evolved to reverting back to miming to the released version, and in the final few years of the original first-run, fully live in-studio performances were the preference - as The Tube, Old Grey Whistle Test, and Later with Jools Holland were known for a non-mime fully live performance policy by then. See more »

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Referenced in Father Ted: Good Luck, Father Ted (1995) See more »

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Yellow Pearl
Written by Phil Lynott
Performed by Phil Lynott
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Top of the Pops is probably the mother of all music programs
16 April 2019 | by Petra_HuberSee all my reviews

Top of the Pops is probably the mother of all music programs. Well, keep it up.


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