25 Years of Top of the Pops

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Broadcast on the eve of the 25th anniversary of what has become the world's longest-running regular chart show. Including performances from Manfred Mann, Sandie Shaw, Cliff Richard, David Essex, Lulu, Wet Wet Wet, Status Quo, Shakin' Stevens, The Pet Shop Boys, and interviews with a few surprise guests. Introduced by past and present Radio 1 DJs, including Jimmy Savile, Mike Read and Paul Gambaccini.


Last Broadcast

31st Dec 1988
17:20


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Performances Featured

Chart #

Hippy Hippy Shake
The Swinging Blue Jeans
Studio Performance

OLD

Mighty Quinn
Manfred Mann
Studio Performance

OLD

A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Procol Harum
Studio Performance

OLD

Bits & Pieces
The Dave Clark Five
Studio Performance

OLD

Lola
The Kinks
Studio Performance

OLD

House Of The Rising Sun
The Animals
Studio Performance

OLD

I Can’t Let Go
The Hollies
Studio Performance

OLD

Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys
Studio Performance

OLD

Silence Is Golden
The Tremeloes
Studio Performance

OLD

Merry Xmas Everybody
Slade
Studio Performance

OLD

I Love You Love Me Love
Gary Glitter
Studio Performance

OLD

Going Underground
The Jam
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t Stand So Close To Me ‘86
The Police
Studio Performance

OLD

Stand & Deliver
Adam & The Ants
Studio Performance

OLD

Two Tribes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Studio Performance

OLD

Is There Something I Should Know?
Duran Duran
Studio Performance

OLD

Ymca
Village People
Music Video

OLD

Under The Moon Of Love
Showaddywaddy
Studio Performance

OLD

All Right Now
Free
Studio Performance

OLD

Fire
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Studio Performance

OLD

Ernie (the Fastest Milkman In The West)
Benny Hill
Music Video

OLD

The Streak
Ray Stevens
Studio Performance

OLD

Y Viva Espana
Sylvia
Studio Performance

OLD

Tiger Feet
Mud
Studio Performance

OLD

Long Live Love
Sandie Shaw
Studio Performance

OLD

Anyone Who Had A Heart
Cilla Black
Studio Performance

OLD

Like A Virgin
Madonna
Studio Performance

OLD

A Little More Love
Olivia Newton-john
Studio Performance

OLD

Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Studio Performance

OLD

Son Of A Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield
Studio Performance

OLD

Shout
Lulu
Studio Performance

OLD

So You Win Again
Hot Chocolate
Studio Performance

OLD

Hot Love
T-Rex
Studio Performance

OLD

Virginia Plain
Roxy Music
Studio Performance

OLD

Blame It On The Boogie
The Jacksons
Music Video

OLD

Waterloo
ABBA
Studio Performance

OLD

Pretty Vacant
Sex Pistols
Studio Performance

OLD

Mr Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra
Studio Performance

OLD

Annie’s Song
John Denver
Studio Performance

OLD

There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
St Winifred’s School Choir
Studio Performance

OLD

Seasons In The Sun
Terry Jacks
Music Video

OLD

Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You
Glenn Medeiros
Studio Performance

OLD

Release Me
Engelbert Humperdinck
Studio Performance

OLD

Jumping Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones
Music Video

OLD

The Last Time
The Rolling Stones
Studio Performance

OLD

Brown Sugar
The Rolling Stones
Studio Performance

OLD

Let’s Spend The Night Together
The Rolling Stones
Studio Performance

OLD

Bye Bye Baby
Bay City Rollers
Studio Performance

OLD

Puppy Love
Donny Osmond
Studio Performance

OLD

Too Shy
Kajagoogoo
Studio Performance

OLD

The Sun Always Shines On Tv
A-ha
Studio Performance

OLD

When Will I Be Famous?
Bros
Studio Performance

OLD

Gonna Make You A Star
David Essex
Studio Performance

OLD

Massachusetts
The Bee Gees
Studio Performance

OLD

Albatross
Fleetwood Mac
Studio Performance

OLD

Our House
Madness
Studio Performance

OLD

I’m A Believer
The Monkees
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t Make My Baby Blue
The Shadows
Studio Performance

OLD

When Will I See You Again?
The Three Degrees
Studio Performance

OLD

Denis
Blondie
Studio Performance

OLD

My Generation
The Who
Studio Performance

OLD

Sultans Of Swing
Dire Straits
Studio Performance

OLD

Midnight Train To Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Studio Performance

OLD

Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Music Video

OLD

Imagine
John Lennon
Music Video

OLD

I Got You Babe
Sonny & Cher
Studio Performance

OLD

Pride (in The Name Of Love
U2
Studio Performance

OLD

Vienna
Ultravox
Studio Performance

OLD

I Don’t Like Mondays
The Boomtown Rats
Studio Performance

OLD

We Don’t Talk Anymore
Cliff Richard
Studio Performance

OLD

Maggie May
Rod Stewart
Studio Performance

OLD

Daniel
Elton John
Studio Performance

OLD

Starman
David Bowie
Studio Performance

OLD

You Can’t Hurry Love
Phil Collins
Studio Performance

OLD

I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
Music Video

OLD

I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
Music Video

OLD

Hello
Lionel Richie
Music Video

OLD

Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Music Video

OLD

Born In The Usa
Bruce Springsteen
Music Video

OLD

Oh Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Music Video

OLD

Delilah
Tom Jones
Studio Performance

OLD

Ebony & Ivory
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Music Video

OLD

The Wonder Of You
Elvis Presley
Music Video

OLD

This Ole House
Shakin’ Stevens
Studio Performance

OLD

American Pie
Don Mclean
Music Video

OLD

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
The Righteous Brothers
Studio Performance

OLD

I’m Not In Love
10cc
Music Video

OLD

Baby Love
The Supremes
Studio Performance

OLD

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
Studio Performance

OLD

Careless Whisper
George Michael
Music Video

OLD

Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Band Aid
Studio Performance

OLD

Come On Eileen
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Studio Performance

OLD

You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart
Eurythmics
Studio Performance

OLD

Wake Me Up Before You Go-go
Wham!
Studio Performance

OLD

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
Culture Club
Studio Performance

OLD

Turn It On Again
Genesis
Studio Performance

OLD

Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Soft Cell
Music Video

OLD

True
Spandau Ballet
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t You Want Me
The Human League
Studio Performance

OLD

Just Can’t Get Enough
Depeche Mode
Studio Performance

OLD

Daytripper
The Beatles
Music Video

OLD

Hello Goodbye
The Beatles
Music Video

OLD

We Can Work It Out
The Beatles
Music Video

OLD

Hey Jude
The Beatles
Music Video

OLD

Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Status Quo
Studio Performance

OLD

Rockin’ All Over The World
Status Quo
Studio Performance

OLD

Presentation

Unknown Top of the Pops opening title sequence

Sorry, we are unsure which Top of the Pops opening title was used for this episode.


Trivia

25th Anniversary edition.


Credits

PresenterJimmy Savile
PresenterDavid Jacobs
PresenterPete Murray
PresenterAlan Freeman
PresenterKenny Everett
PresenterDavid Jensen
PresenterTony Blackburn
PresenterDavid Hamilton
PresenterPeter Powell
PresenterPaul Gambaccini
PresenterSimon Bates
PresenterMark Goodier
PresenterMike Read
ProducerPaul Ciani
SoundMartin Deane
LightingRod Litherland
DesignDavid Hitchcock

Showings

31st December 1988
17:20

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