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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 »
User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 1775)
Pan's People ... Themselves / ... (214 episodes, 1966-1976)
Legs & Co ... Themselves - Gill, Lulu, Patti, Pauline, Rosemary, Sue / ... (185 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lulu Cartwright ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co / ... (183 episodes, 1976-1980)
Rosie Hetherington ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (171 episodes, 1976-1980)
Patti Hammond ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (118 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gillian Clarke ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (117 episodes, 1977-1980)
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)
Michael Hurll (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Phil Heyes (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Van Someren (2 episodes, 2012)
Arch Dyson (1 episode, 1991)

Chris Cowey (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 (136 episodes, 1973-1980)
Edward Simpson .... assistant producer (71 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jess Eldridge .... entertainment producer (54 episodes, 2004-2005)
Phil Bishop .... producer / associate producer (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Whitehouse .... producer (29 episodes, 1976-1988)
Johnnie Stewart .... producer (13 episodes, 1964-1976)
David G. Hillier .... producer (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jeff Simpson .... producer (11 episodes, 2003)
Stanley Appel .... producer / assistant producer (9 episodes, 1976-1994)
Colin Charman .... producer (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Hughes .... producer (5 episodes, 1980)
Michael Hurll .... producer (4 episodes, 1980-1987)
Mark Cooper .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2005-2012)
Rick Gardner .... producer (3 episodes, 1980)
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)

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)
Humphrey Jaeger (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Pamela Lambooy (8 episodes, 1976)
Eric Walmsley (8 episodes, 1977)
Andrew Howe-Davies (8 episodes, 1978)
Graham Lough (8 episodes, 1979)
Malcolm Thornton (8 episodes, 1979)
Janet Budden (8 episodes, 1980)
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
L. Rowland-Warne (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Philip Bryce (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jan Wright (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lynda Woodfield (19 episodes, 1977-1979)
Verity Lewis (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dorinda Rea (14 episodes, 1976)
Nicholas Rocker (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dee Robson (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Prue Handley (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robin Stubbs (3 episodes, 1977)
David Bamber (3 episodes, 1978)
Ann Lubas (3 episodes, 1980)
Rosemary Cheshire (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Andrew Dixon .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Helena Usiskin .... graphics designer (2 episodes, 1980)
Joan Williams .... stills photographer (2 episodes, 1980)

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)
Tony Philpot .... sound (48 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alan Machin .... sound (47 episodes, 1976-1980)
Keith Gunn .... sound (32 episodes, 1976-1979)
Lance Andrews .... sound (27 episodes, 1978-1980)
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
Dave Jervis .... electronic effects / video effects (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dave Chapman .... electronic effects / video effects (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Roy Adcock .... video effects / electronic effects (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Trevor Hawkins .... video effects / electronic effects (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Roger Austin .... electronic effects (2 episodes, 1979)
 
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)
John Farr .... lighting (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard Stevenson .... jimmy jib operator (15 episodes, 2006)
Eric Wallis .... lighting (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
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)
Don Babbage .... lighting (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Alan Horne .... lighting (7 episodes, 1980)
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)
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
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Chris Gage .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Angela Wilson .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1979)
Peter Francis .... video tape editor (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 (201 episodes, 1968-1980)
Derek Warne .... musical associate / musical director (198 episodes, 1973-1980)
Led Zeppelin .... title music / composer: theme tune (40 episodes, 1976-2001)
Ben Chapman .... title music (29 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Other crew
Flick Colby .... choreography (197 episodes, 1973-1980)
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)
Steve Morris .... production (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Libby Martin .... production (17 episodes, 1980)
Bob Wild .... floor manager (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dave Perrottet .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Hilary Bennett .... production (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Linda Beadle .... production (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Annie Ogden .... production (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Chaz Johnson .... floor assistant (11 episodes, 2006-2008)
Gavin Birkett .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1964-1977)
Deborah Hall .... production (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Geoff Walmsley .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Daniel Klarfeld .... floor assistant (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lesley Coulburn .... production (6 episodes, 1979)
Bill Cole .... resources manager (4 episodes, 2005)
Tony Ravenscraig .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Claire Jenkinson .... production (3 episodes, 1979)
Diana Sedgwick .... production (3 episodes, 1979)
Donald Clive .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Andrew Dixon .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
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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Language:
Color:
Color (1970-2006) | Black and White (1964-1970)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lynsey de Paul was one of the guests appearing on the 10th anniversary program in 1974.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Countdown" (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whole Lotta LoveSee more »

FAQ

When did the latest episode ever air?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
bottom of the pops, 17 June 2006
Author: mufdivtwo from United Kingdom

i was born in 1967 so i can remember watching top of the pops from the early seventies to its peak which was the early 1980s. beyond that i think it has gone downhill which is a shame because it is our longest running show in great Britain and to watch it in 2006 is so disappointing. the presenters for a start don't fit bring back Reggie Yates! he is cool and his face fits! and Ferne cotton is OK but the rest! get rid! i think totps best era was in the middle 60's IE 1966-1969 and then from 1970-1971

after that in my opinion it had lost its appeal and by the way, the BBC shouldn't have wiped all those 60s editions of totps. time has shown that people like to re watch the old black and white editions. plus there was so many good groups and singers around in those days!

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