First Computer Generated Titles:
1986-1988

After nearly 6 years "Yellow Pearl" was placed into the Top of the Pops archive, as a new era dawned. April 1986 saw Top of the Pops get it's first computer generated opening titles. And of course, to go with it, a new signature tune, "The Wizard" by Paul Hardcastle, of 99999 19 fame.


Opening Title Sequence



Presentation

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1983-1986


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1989-1991


Appearances

FIRST

03/04/1986


LAST

Christmas Day 1988


Trivia

THEMETUNE

The Wizzard
Paul Hardcastle



Opening Title Sequence

Opening Title Sequence Screenshot 1
Opening Title Sequence Screenshot 2
Opening Title Sequence Screenshot 3
Opening Title Sequence Screenshot 4


On-screen Graphics

Presenter Caption Graphics Example 1
Performance Caption Graphics Example 1
Single Chart Rundown Graphics Example 1
End Credits Graphics Example 1