David Jensen and John Peel present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 6 October 1983. Featuring Freeez, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, David Grant, The Alarm, New Order and Culture Club.Source: BBC 4
1978 - Big Hits
The Story Of 1978
1979 may be the most diverse year ever for acts on Top of the Pops, with disco at its peak and new wave, 2 Tone, reggae, rock, folk and electro records all making the top five.
The Story Of 1981
The Story Of 1985
1985 sees the 'Big Four' of 80's Pop - Spandau, Wham, Culture Club and the Durans - have a relatively quiet year which ushers in a new generation of Pop talent. ...
The Story Of 1986
How did the decline of the young guns of the early 80s, the advent of house, the big bang in the money markets and political fatigue on the left make their mark - or not - on th ...
Big Hits 1987
As BBC Four's weekly repeats of Top of the Pops reach 1987, we celebrate this high watermark of hits with some classic TOTP performances from this spectacular year. The pro ...
Big Hits: Totp 1964 To 1975
1979 - Big Hits
Featuring the Jam, the Specials, Madness, the Selecter, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Gary Numan, Dame Edna Everage, the Ruts, Racey, the Nolans, Lene Lovich, Chic and Chas & Dave.
Steve Wright and Andy Peebles present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 20 September 1984. Featuring Bronski Beat, David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Queen, Nik Kershaw, Adam ...
Peter Powell and Gary Davies present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 17 January 1985. Featuring The Limit, Prince, Amii Stewart, Russ Abbott, Grandmaster Melle Mel a ...
Peter Powell and Dixie Peach present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 28 November 1985. Featuring David Grant and Jaki Graham, Whitney Houston, Prefab Sprout, Phil Co ...
Mike Read introduces the pop programme, featuring Duran Duran, Shakin Stevens, Phil Collins, the Who, Adam and the Ants, Toyah, Motorhead & Girlschool, Joe Dolce, Talking Heads ...
Simon Bates presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 2 July 1987 and featuring ABC, Atlantic Starr, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Black, Billy Idol, a-ha, Broken English ...
Peter Powell presents the weekly chart show, first broadcast on 20 May 1982. Includes appearances from Adam Ant, Rocky Sharpe & The Replays, Madness, ABC, Iron Maiden, Ph.D, Tig ...
John Peel and Tommy Vance present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 22 November 1984. Featuring Nick Heyward, The Human League, Billy Ocean, Murray Head, Shakin' ...
1984 - Big Hits