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About the TV Show

Top of the Pops

music tv program

Top of the Pops

First Air Date: January 01, 1964

First Aired on    :   1964
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Johnnie Stewart
Networks    :   BBC One
Genres    :   News
Seasons/Episodes    :   1810 episodes in 43 Seasons

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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Seasons

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Season 43 (2006)

30 episodes


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Season 42 (2005)

52 episodes


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Season 41 (2004)

64 episodes


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Season 40 (1)

51 episodes


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Season 39 (2002)

51 episodes


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Season 38 (1)

51 episodes


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Season 37 (2000)

55 episodes


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Season 36 (1999)

51 episodes


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Season 35 (1998)

51 episodes


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Season 34 (1997)

50 episodes


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Season 33 (1996)

52 episodes


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Season 32 (1995)

47 episodes


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Season 31 (1994)

46 episodes


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Season 30 (1993)

48 episodes


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Season 29 (1992)

50 episodes


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Season 28 (1991)

52 episodes


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Season 27 (1990)

51 episodes


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Season 26 (1989)

52 episodes


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Season 25 (1988)

52 episodes


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Season 24 (1987)

53 episodes


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Season 23 (1986)

52 episodes


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Season 22 (1985)

51 episodes


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Season 21 (1984)

53 episodes


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Season 20 (1983)

52 episodes


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Season 19 (1982)

52 episodes


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Season 18 (1981)

4 episodes


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Season 17 (1980)

2 episodes


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Season 16 (1979)

15 episodes


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Season 15 (1978)

4 episodes


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Season 14 (1977)

52 episodes


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Season 13 (1976)

54 episodes


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Season 12 (1975)

2 episodes


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Season 11 (1974)

1 episodes


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Season 10 (1973)

51 episodes


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Season 9 (1972)

1 episodes


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Season 8 (1971)

52 episodes


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Season 7 (1970)

2 episodes


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Season 6 (1969)

43 episodes


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Season 5 (1968)

47 episodes


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Season 4 (1967)

51 episodes


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Season 3 (1966)

50 episodes


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Season 2 (1965)

56 episodes


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Season 1 (1964)

54 episodes


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Specials (1988)

15 episodes




Main Actors