Episode Guide

Here you will find information on every episode of Top of the Pops broadcast, from 1964 to 2016.

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Episode Decade Guide


The 1960s

A legend is born. The decade it all began, the swinging sixties.


The 1970s

Colour TV. Television Centre. Highest ever viewing figures, and a 'Whole Lotta Love'.


The 1980s

Cassettes. CDs. Shoulderpads. Neon, and a non-stop party atmosphere.


The 1990s

Live performances, and the rise of brit pop, girl groups, & boy bands.


The 2000s

Digital downloads, spin off shows, and the beginning of the end...


The 2010s

Gone but never forgotton, as the Christmas specials continue.


The 2020s

Over a decade since the show's cancellation, the annual festive specials continue.

Episode Collections

Take a look at some of our Top of the Pops episode collections, episodes carefully selected from the archive shelf.


Christmas Specials

Take a look back at all of the festive Top of the Pops Christmas specials that have aired since 1964.


Landmark Editions

Take a look back at some of the landmark Top of the Pops episodes, from the 500th to the 2000th edition.

Episode Performances

Check out some of the most iconic Top of the Pops performances that remain in the archive.


Available to Watch

Check out all the watchable Top of the Pops performances on YouTube.