Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

TV Series  |   |  Music
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 343 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
a list of 141 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 174 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 03 Feb 2014
 
a list of 2081 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Top of the Pops" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

Top of the Pops (1964–2012) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Top of the Pops.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1   Unknown  
2012   2010   2009   2008   2006   2005   … See all »
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Casualty (TV Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale
Later with Jools Holland (TV Series 1992)
Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, P.J. Harvey, Paul Weller
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Eamonn Holmes, Stephen Fry
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth
Loose Women (TV Series 1999)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan
Jim'll Fix It (1975–1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Children write to Jimmy Savile asking him to make a dream come true for them on national television.

Stars: Jimmy Savile, Kim Wilde, Kristal Bain
Top of the Pops (1987–1988)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Stars: Nia Peeples, Jellybean Benítez, Michael Blakey
Countdown (TV Series 1982)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent
The Midnight Special (1972–1981)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer
Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special 1996)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Stars: Chris Evans, Pulp, Alanis Morissette
When Louis Met... Jimmy (TV Special 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile, Elizabeth Dawn
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Dion DiMucci, Duane Eddy
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Pan's People ...
 Themselves / ... (214 episodes, 1966-1976)
Legs & Co ...
 Themselves - Gill, Lulu, Patti, Pauline, Rosemary, Sue / ... (184 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lulu Cartwright ...
 Herself - Member of Legs & Co / ... (184 episodes, 1976-1980)
Rosie Hetherington ...
 Herself - Member of Legs & Co (170 episodes, 1976-1980)
Patti Hammond ...
 Herself - Member of Legs & Co (117 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gillian Clarke ...
 Herself - Member of Legs & Co (116 episodes, 1977-1980)
The Ladybirds ...
 Vocal Backing (115 episodes, 1968-1978)
Edit

Storyline

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

TOTP  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1 episode) | (5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(1970-2006)| (1964-1970)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Jimmy Savile was the shows first and longest running presenter stretching 20 years, leaving in 1984. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #4.2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Yellow Pearl
Written by Phil Lynott
Performed by Phil Lynott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The Good Old Days
31 October 2003 | by (Stoke-on-Trent) – See all my reviews

I may be only 25, but I already feel like I'm way too old for TOTP. That is a real pity because up until the early 90s it felt like this was a national institution would be stay with me forever.

I guess most people think that, but the way in which TOTP has lost its importance is startling and sad. Of course, the current state of the music charts is mainly to blame, and the fact that there are dozens of music TV channels now.

I don't know what it was like in the 60s and 70s but you can't argue with audience figures of 15-16 million, while it now gets 2 million if it's lucky.

The shows I remember in the 80s were fun, colourful and lively; where the performers and the audience were out for fun. However, it now seems cynical, trashy and monotonous. I mean who can forget when The Brat performed "Chalk Dust" with a mock tennis court and umpire judge, and then of course there was the classic "Jocky Wilson" moment with Dexy's Midnight Runners.

Perhaps because I am a 80s child and remember when the charts were interesting, i.e. songs climbed up the charts to a position which (usually) justified the song. Now anything can go straight in at number one if they have appeared in a TV programme, or it's been played in a nightclub in Ayia Napa, or features some anodyne blonde blue-eyed rubbish boy band.

Anyway, I should stop moaning and remember the good old days.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They're killing TOTP matt-mj-richardson
Filmed Live? rachy666
Season DVDs noahiemay62002-1
Will BBCAmerica ever show it again? polarloch
TOTP Xmas '78 on BBC4 Bingo66
Winter olympic special Remus_J_Lupin
Discuss Top of the Pops (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?