Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops (1964)

  • Genre: News
  • Creator: Johnnie Stewart
  • First Air Date: 1964-01-01
  • Last Air Date: 2006-12-25
  • Total Seasons: 43
  • Total Episodes: 1810
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
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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.

  • Keywords: music tv program
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    Top of the Pops Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2019-12-25
    14 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1964-01-01
    54 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1965-01-07
    56 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1966-01-06
    50 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1967-01-05
    51 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1968-01-04
    47 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1969-01-02
    43 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1970-01-01
    2 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1971-01-07
    52 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1972-01-06
    1 Episodes

    Season 10

    First Air Date: 1973-01-04
    51 Episodes

    Season 11

    First Air Date: 1974-01-03
    1 Episodes

    Season 12

    First Air Date: 1975-01-02
    2 Episodes

    Season 13

    First Air Date: 1976-01-01
    54 Episodes

    Season 14

    First Air Date: 1977-01-06
    52 Episodes

    Season 15

    First Air Date: 1978-01-05
    4 Episodes

    Season 16

    First Air Date: 1979-01-04
    15 Episodes

    Season 17

    First Air Date: 1980-01-03
    2 Episodes

    Season 18

    First Air Date: 1981-01-01
    4 Episodes

    Season 19

    First Air Date: 1982-01-07
    52 Episodes

    Season 20

    First Air Date: 1983-01-06
    52 Episodes

    Season 21

    First Air Date: 1984-01-05
    53 Episodes

    Season 22

    First Air Date: 1985-01-03
    51 Episodes

    Season 23

    First Air Date: 1986-01-02
    52 Episodes

    Season 24

    First Air Date: 1987-01-01
    53 Episodes

    Season 25

    First Air Date: 1988-01-07
    52 Episodes

    Season 26

    First Air Date: 1989-01-05
    52 Episodes

    Season 27

    First Air Date: 1990-01-04
    51 Episodes

    Season 28

    First Air Date: 1991-01-03
    52 Episodes

    Season 29

    First Air Date: 1992-01-02
    50 Episodes

    Season 30

    First Air Date: 1993-01-07
    48 Episodes

    Season 31

    First Air Date: 1994-01-06
    46 Episodes

    Season 32

    First Air Date: 1995-01-05
    47 Episodes

    Season 33

    First Air Date: 1996-01-04
    52 Episodes

    Season 34

    First Air Date: 1997-01-10
    50 Episodes

    Season 35

    First Air Date: 1998-01-09
    51 Episodes

    Season 36

    First Air Date: 1999-01-08
    51 Episodes

    Season 37

    First Air Date: 2000-01-07
    55 Episodes

    Season 38

    First Air Date:
    51 Episodes

    Season 39

    First Air Date: 2002-01-11
    51 Episodes

    Season 40

    First Air Date:
    51 Episodes

    Season 41

    First Air Date: 2004-01-09
    64 Episodes

    Season 42

    First Air Date: 2005-01-07
    52 Episodes

    Season 43

    First Air Date: 2006-01-08
    30 Episodes

    Top of the Pops Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1994Episode 1Episode 190 min
    Season 1994Episode 2Episode 290 min
    Season 1994Episode 3Episode 390 min
    Season 1994Episode 4Episode 490 min
    Season 1994Episode 5Episode 590 min
    Season 1994Episode 6Episode 690 min
    Season 1994Episode 7Episode 790 min
    Season 1994Episode 8Top of the Pops from 197990 min
    Season 1994Episode 9Top of the Pops from 1973 and 198490 min
    Season 1994Episode 10Top of the Pops from 1979 and 198290 min
    Season 1994Episode 11Top of the Pops from 1976 and 198390 min
    Season 1994Episode 12Top of the Pops from 198790 min
    Season 1994Episode 13Episode 1390 min
    Season 1994Episode 14A special end-of-year edition90 min
    Season 1997Episode 1Elvis - Always on Our Minds90 min
    Season 1998Episode 1Bee Gees special90 min
    Season 1998Episode 2Rolling Stones90 min
    Season 1998Episode 3Christmas Music90 min
    Season 1998Episode 4Glam Rock special90 min
    Season 1999Episode 1150th edition of the show90 min
    Season 1999Episode 2David Bowie90 min
    Season 1999Episode 3Shania Twain Special90 min
    Season 1999Episode 4TOTP 2 Presents the 90s90 min
    Season 2000Episode 1Bon Jovi Special90 min
    Season 2000Episode 2ABBA Special90 min
    Season 2000Episode 3Seventies Special90 min
    Season 2000Episode 4John Lennon special90 min
    Season 2000Episode 5Status Quo90 min
    Season 2001Episode 1Space Odyssey90 min
    Season 2001Episode 2Boy Bands Special90 min
    Season 2001Episode 3Valentine's Day special90 min
    Season 2001Episode 4Episode 490 min
    Season 2001Episode 5Billy Joel special90 min
    Season 2001Episode 6Episode 690 min
    Season 2001Episode 7Episode 790 min
    Season 2001Episode 8Lionel Richie special90 min
    Season 2001Episode 9Red Nose edition90 min
    Season 2001Episode 10St Patrick's Day Special90 min
    Season 2001Episode 11Episode 1190 min
    Season 2001Episode 12Episode 1290 min
    Season 2001Episode 13Bee Gees90 min
    Season 2001Episode 16Bruce Springsteen90 min
    Season 2001Episode 18Eurovision Song Contest edition90 min
    Season 2001Episode 19Paul McCartney60 min
    Season 2001Episode 36Elton John90 min
    Season 2001Episode 37Roxy Music90 min
    Season 2002Episode 170s Special90 min
    Season 2002Episode 2Oasis90 min
    Season 2002Episode 3Then and Now90 min
    Season 2002Episode 4Reggae special90 min
    Season 2002Episode 5Shania Twain special90 min
    Season 2002Episode 6Celine Dion special90 min
    Season 2003Episode 1Red Hot Chili Peppers special90 min
    Season 2003Episode 2Dionne Warwick special90 min
    Season 2003Episode 26The Beatles60 min
    Season 2003Episode 27Sheryl Crow special90 min
    Season 2003Episode 28Fleetwood Mac and James Brown90 min
    Season 2003Episode 29David Bowie Special90 min
    Season 2005Episode 1Christmas Special90 min
    Season 2006Episode 130th September60 min
    Season 2006Episode 27th October60 min
    Season 2006Episode 314th October60 min
    Season 2006Episode 421st October60 min
    Season 2006Episode 528th October60 min
    Season 2006Episode 64th November60 min
    Season 2006Episode 711th November60 min
    Season 2006Episode 818th November60 min
    Season 2006Episode 925th November60 min
    Season 2006Episode 102nd December60 min
    Season 2006Episode 119th December60 min
    Season 2006Episode 1219th December60 min
    Season 2007Episode 1Eurovision60 min
    Season 2007Episode 2Boogie Fever A TOTP2 Disco Special60 min
    Season 2007Episode 3Police Special60 min
    Season 2007Episode 4Halloween Special60 min
    Season 2007Episode 5Country Jukebox60 min
    Season 2007Episode 6Christmas Special60 min
    Season 2008Episode 1TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 2TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 3TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 4TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 5TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 6TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 7TOTP2 at Christmas60 min
    Season 2008Episode 8Christmas Special60 min
    Season 2008Episode 9Xmas 197860 min
    Season 2009Episode 1Christmas 200960 min
    Season 2010Episode 1TOTP2 Goes Latin60 min
    Season 2010Episode 280s Special60 min
    Season 2010Episode 3Wham! Special60 min
    Season 2010Episode 4Duran Duran Special60 min
    Season 2010Episode 5John Lennon Special60 min
    Season 2010Episode 6Rolling Stones60 min
    Season 2010Episode 7School Days60 min
    Season 2010Episode 8Christmas 201060 min
    Season 2011Episode 1Christmas 201160 min
    Season 2012Episode 1The 60s: Episode 160 min
    Season 2012Episode 2The 60s: Episode 260 min
    Season 2012Episode 3The 60s Episode 360 min
    Season 2012Episode 4Boybands60 min
    Season 2012Episode 5Girl Bands90 min
    Season 2012Episode 6Pop Stars90 min
    Season 2012Episode 20Christmas 201260 min
    Season 2012Episode 21Summertime Special60 min
    Season 2013Episode 1Status Quo60 min
    Season 2013Episode 2Christmas 201360 min
    Season 2014Episode 1Presents the 90s60 min
    Season 2014Episode 2Genesis Special60 min
    Season 2014Episode 3Christmas 201460 min
    Season 2015Episode 1FA Cup Special60 min
    Season 2015Episode 2Christmas 201560 min
    Season 2016Episode 1Christmas Hits90 min
    Season 2017Episode 1TOTP2 Xmas 201790 min
    Season 2018Episode 1New Year's Eve Special70 min
    • Peter Powell

    • Alan Freeman

    • Gary Davies

    • Hanna Verboom

    • Jackie Brambles

    • Liz Bonnin

    • Lisa Snowdon

    • Pete Murray

    • Richard Bacon

    • Steve Wright

    • Tommy Vance

    • Tony Dortie