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Seasons:
1 | 2 | unknown
Release Date:
12 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.
Awards:
1 win See more »
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Cast

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Pan's People ... Themselves / ... (214 episodes, 1966-1976)
Lulu Cartwright ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co / ... (150 episodes, 1976-1979)
Legs & Co ... Themselves - Gill, Lulu, Patti, Pauline, Rosemary, Sue / ... (144 episodes, 1976-1979)
Rosie Hetherington ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (137 episodes, 1976-1979)
The Ladybirds ... Vocal Backing (115 episodes, 1968-1978)
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Series Directed by
Stanley Appel (38 episodes, 1976-1978)
Phil Bishop (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
David G. Hillier (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Marcus Plantin (5 episodes, 1978)
Ian Hamilton (2 episodes, 1979)
Phil Heyes (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Van Someren (2 episodes, 2012)

Chris Cowey (unknown episodes)
Arch Dyson (unknown episodes)
Tony Gregory (unknown episodes)
Jason Harper (unknown episodes)
Keith Hobelman (unknown episodes)
Stuart McDonald (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Robin Nash .... producer / executive producer (108 episodes, 1973-1980)
Edward Simpson .... assistant producer (71 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jess Eldridge .... entertainment producer (54 episodes, 2004-2005)
Brian Whitehouse .... producer (28 episodes, 1976-1988)
Phil Bishop .... producer / associate producer (22 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jeff Simpson .... producer (11 episodes, 2003)
David G. Hillier .... producer (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Stanley Appel .... producer / assistant producer (8 episodes, 1976-1994)
Johnnie Stewart .... producer (7 episodes, 1964-1976)
Mark Cooper .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2005-2012)
Brian Penders .... producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Sally Wood .... producer (2 episodes, 2004-2009)
Arianna Maniscalco .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephanie Mcwhinnie .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)

Michael Hurll .... producer (unknown episodes, 1980-1987)
Paul Ciani .... producer (unknown episodes, 1988-1991)
Ric Blaxill .... producer (unknown episodes, 1994-1997)
Chris Cowey .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1997-2003)
Andi Peters .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2003-2005)
Raymond Hernandez Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Martin Baker (50 episodes, 2003-2005)
John Sillitto (2 episodes, 1978-1993)
Perry Bellisario (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joseph Tims (2 episodes, 2009)

Nick Carroll (unknown episodes)
Gary Hewson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Graeme Story (21 episodes, 1977)
Roger Cann (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Berk (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bryan Ellis (10 episodes, 1976)
Graeme Thomson (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Phil Roberson (10 episodes, 1978)
Pamela Lambooy (8 episodes, 1976)
Eric Walmsley (8 episodes, 1977)
Andrew Howe-Davies (8 episodes, 1978)
Malcolm Thornton (8 episodes, 1979)
Tony Burrough (7 episodes, 1978)
Jim Hatchard (6 episodes, 1976)
Graham Thomson (4 episodes, 1977)
Austin Ruddy (4 episodes, 1978)

Simon Kimmel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Milton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Philip Bryce (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Lynda Woodfield (19 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jan Wright (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Verity Lewis (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
L. Rowland-Warne (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dorinda Rea (14 episodes, 1976)
Nicholas Rocker (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dee Robson (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robin Stubbs (3 episodes, 1977)
David Bamber (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Vicky Singer .... production manager (1 episode, 2009)
Joanne Housden .... production manager (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Joanna Ball .... graphic design (1 episode, 1977)

Tony Fisher .... graphic designer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Gregory Millar .... graphic designer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Bob Warans .... production buyer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Deane .... sound (84 episodes, 1987-2001)
Alan Machin .... sound (45 episodes, 1976-1979)
Tony Philpot .... sound (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Keith Gunn .... sound (31 episodes, 1976-1979)
Lance Andrews .... sound (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laurie Taylor .... sound (7 episodes, 1979)
Richard Chamberlain .... sound (5 episodes, 1968-1978)
Tim Shapiro .... monitor mixer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Dave Lee .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Gary Clarke .... sound (unknown episodes)
Tony Revell .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 1985)

Keith Edwards .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Richard Broadhurst .... electronic effects (1 episode, 1979)
Dave Chapman .... electronic effects (1 episode, 1979)
Adam Dampier .... insert graphics (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Millar .... lighting designer / lighting (184 episodes, 1967-1977)
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (26 episodes, 1990-2002)
Fred Wright .... lighting (19 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard Stevenson .... jimmy jib operator (15 episodes, 2006)
John Farr .... lighting (10 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robbie Robinson .... lighting (9 episodes, 1976)
Ron Bristow .... lighting (9 episodes, 1979)
James Purdie .... lighting (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Dixon .... lighting (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ken MacGregor .... lighting (5 episodes, 1976)
Brian Clemett .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Bird .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977)
Peter Booth .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977)
Terry Wild .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977)
George Summers .... lighting (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
John Summers .... lighting (4 episodes, 1976)
Henry Barber .... lighting (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harry Bradley .... lighting (4 episodes, 1978)
Norman Brierley .... lighting (4 episodes, 1978)
Duncan Brown .... lighting (4 episodes, 1978)
John Carter .... lighting (4 episodes, 1978)
Mike Jefferies .... lighting (4 episodes, 1978)
Don Babbage .... lighting (4 episodes, 1979)
Warwick Fielding .... lighting (3 episodes, 1976)
Lance Wood .... lighting (3 episodes, 1977)
David Hare .... lighting (3 episodes, 1978)
Peter Wesson .... lighting (3 episodes, 1978)

Adrian Homeshaw .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Darryl Noad .... lighting director (unknown episodes, 2004)
Dave Box .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Nigel Saunders .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Gage .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979)

Priscilla Hoadley .... vision mixer (unknown episodes, 1990)
Simon Sanders .... vision mixer (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Johnny Pearson .... musical director / orchestra director (163 episodes, 1968-1979)
Derek Warne .... musical associate / musical director (163 episodes, 1973-1979)
 
Series Other crew
Flick Colby .... choreography (162 episodes, 1973-1979)
Clare Lucas .... production coordinator (100 episodes, 1999-2001)
Seth Adam Cohen .... studio coordinator (100 episodes, 2000-2002)
Helen Turpin .... runner (38 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steve Whitehead .... studio resource manager (36 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Perrottet .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Chaz Johnson .... floor assistant (11 episodes, 2006-2008)
Gavin Birkett .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1964-1977)
Daniel Klarfeld .... floor assistant (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Cole .... resources manager (4 episodes, 2005)
Claire Jenkinson .... production (3 episodes, 1979)
Donald Clive .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Linda Beadle .... production (2 episodes, 1979)
Lesley Coulburn .... production (2 episodes, 1979)
Annie Ogden .... production (2 episodes, 1979)
Geoff Walmsley .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1979)
Natricia Bernard .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Ed Sharpe .... floor manager (unknown episodes, 2004)
Karen Betteridge .... production security (unknown episodes)
Jon Lambe .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Tom Macklin .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Paul Thackray .... studio resources manager (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | UK:60 min (1 episode) | 35 min (5 episodes)
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Color:
Color (1970-2006) | Black and White (1964-1970)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When BBC director Bruce Gowers's short film of Queen performing "Bohemian Rhapsody" aired during a 1974 episode of the TV series, it created a milestone when the pop music video was effectively born.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Good Old Days, 31 October 2003
Author: robert-jalberg7 from Stoke-on-Trent

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.

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