Source: BBC 4
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.
1985 - Big Hits
Celebrating the big hits of 1985 with a selection of iconic Top of the Pops performances spanning the genres, from pure pop to power ballads, from Hi-NRG to hip-hop, to R&B and ...
1978 - Big Hits
The Story Of 1984
Peter Powell presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast on 5 November 1981. Includes appearances from the Dukes, Jets, ABC, Modern Romance, the Police, Rush, Julio Igle ...
Simon Bates presents another edition of the weekly pop chart including performances from Darts, Dollar, UK Subs, the Three Degrees, the Sugarhill Gang, Storm, Motorhead, Mariann ...
Peter Powell introduces the pop programme, featuring Sharon Redd, Bucks Fizz, Colin Blunstone & Dave Stewart, Toyah, the Who, Phil Collins, Shakin Stevens, Visage, Roxy Music an ...
Simon Bates introduces the pop programme, featuring the Evasions, Randy Crawford, Depeche Mode, Elaine Paige, Kirsty MacColl and Gillan, and a dance performance from Legs & Co.
Peter Powell and Simon Bates present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 25 June 1987 and featuring Chris Rea, Bruce Willis, Pet Shop Boys, Terence Trent D'Arby, Pr ...
Peter Powell and Andy Peebles present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 8 September 1983. Featuring Heaven 17, JoBoxers, Ryan Paris, Paul Young, Status Quo, Peabo Brys ...
Mike Read and Janice Long present another edition of the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 28 July 1983. Featuring KC and the Sunshine Band, Elvis Costello and the Attract ...
Peter Powell presents the pop chart show, first broadcast on 7th January 1982. Includes appearances from Alton Edwards, Mobiles, Shakatak, the Human League, Jon & Vangelis, Meat ...
Peter Powell and Gary Davies present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 19 April 1984. Featuring The Special AKA, Thompson Twins, Blancmange, Queen, Nik Kershaw, Orches ...