Landmark Editions

Here you will find all the landmark editions of Top of the Pops. From the 100th, 500th, 1000th and 2000th episodes.


01/01/1964

The first ever episode of the world's most popular music show. A new look at Britain's best-selling tracks, artists, and news from the Top 20.
Dusty Springfield opens the debut episode, with other performances from Dave Clark Five, The Hollies and The Beatles. Introduced by Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman.


25/11/1965

A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 20, including a look back over the past 99 episodes of Top of the Pops, as the show celebrates it's 100th edition. Including performances from P.J. Proby, Sandie Shaw, The Hollies, and The Seekers. Introduced by David Jacobs.


09/11/1967

The 200th edition of the famous chart show. A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 20. Including performances from The Kinks, Val Doonican, and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


23/10/1969

300th edition of the show. A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 20. Including performances from Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, and The Archies. Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


11/11/1971

400th edition of the chart show. A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 30. Including performances from John Kongos, The Move, and Cilla Black. Introduced by Jimmy Savile & Tony Blackburn.


04/10/1973

An extra special edition of Top of the Pops to celebrate it's 500th edition, featuring this week's chart successes and surprise guest appearances from the international world of pop. Including performances from The Osmonds, Cliff Richard, Dawn Feat. Tony Orlando, and The Jackson 5. Introduced by Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn, Noel Edmonds & Kenny Everett.


10 Years of Top of the Pops

Jimmy Savile looks back over the last ten years of Top of the Pops and introduces artists on film and in the studio.


09/07/1981

A special live edition of the chart show, celebrating the 900th episode. A look at Britain's best-selling discs, artists, and news from the Top 40. Including performances from The Supremes, The Dave Clark Five, Randy Crawford, and Tom Tom Club. Introduced by Jimmy Savile, Alan Freeman, David Jacobs, & Pete Murray.


05/05/1983

Britain's longest running pop music show celebrates its 1,000th edition. Since its first transmission on 1st January 1964, Top of the Pops has provided a weekly programme reflecting the bands and artists in the current hit parade. Included in this special edition are video clips and personalities from the past 19 years, plus a look at the top pop records from in the charts. Including performances from The Human League, Thompson Twins, Spandau Ballet, and Heaven 17.


20th Anniversary Special

A special live edition celebrating 20 years of Top of the Pops. John Peel and David Jensen take a look back at the last 19 years of hits, and take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks from this week's Top 40. Including performances from Rod Stewart, Procol Harum, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Peter Sarstedt, Frank Kelly, and The Flying Pickets.


25 Years of Top of the Pops

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.


12/11/1992

Mark Franklin introduces performances, videos, and pre-chart exclusives by some of the top artists in the charts for the 1500th edition of Top of the Pops. Including performances from The Supremes, Michael Bolton, Vanessa Paradis, Ambassadors Of Funk Feat. M.c. Mario, and Charles & Eddie.


30th Anniversary Special

Smashie and Nicey (Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse) celebrate the 30th anniversary of Top of the Pops, and pay tribute to this triumphant survivor from the days when the Beatles topped the chart with I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Three poptastic decades surrender their fab sounds, their hits, and their haircuts, for our nostalgic enjoyment - from the Moptops to Take That, from the Stones to Madonna.


13/09/2002

Jamie Theakston and Sarah Cawood introduce the 2000th edition of the fast-moving music show, featuring live performances, the latest videos, a countdown of the top 20, and Britain's best selling single of the week. Including performances from N-trance, Tom Jones & Wyclef Jean, Jurgen Vries, Appleton, and Atomic Kitten.


The Final Countdown

The Rolling Stones get the show started, as they did 42 years ago, with archive footage of The Last Time. Spice Girls, Sonny and Cher, Wham!, Madonna, Take That, Beyonce and Coldplay are among highlights as the show bows out for the last time. Hosts include Sir Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn, Janice Long, Mike Read, Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn, Pat Sharp, Sarah Cawood, Rufus Hound and Reggie Yates.