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

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 1857)
Lulu Cartwright ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co / ... (237 episodes, 1976-1981)
Legs & Co ... Themselves - Gill, Lulu, Patti, Pauline, Rosemary, Sue / ... (232 episodes, 1976-1981)
Rosie Hetherington ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (222 episodes, 1976-1981)
Pan's People ... Themselves / ... (214 episodes, 1966-1976)
Gillian Clarke ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (167 episodes, 1977-1981)
Patti Hammond ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co (167 episodes, 1977-1981)
Sue Menhenick ... Herself - Member of Legs & Co / ... (120 episodes, 1975-1981)
The Ladybirds ... Vocal Backing (116 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)
Gordon Elsbury (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Marcus Plantin (5 episodes, 1978)
Geoff Posner (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Bishop (5 episodes, 1981)
Michael Hurll (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ian Hamilton (2 episodes, 1979)
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 (143 episodes, 1973-1981)
Edward Simpson .... assistant producer (71 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jess Eldridge .... entertainment producer (54 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Hurll .... executive producer / producer (51 episodes, 1980-1987)
Phil Bishop .... producer / associate producer (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
Brian Whitehouse .... producer (29 episodes, 1976-1988)
Stanley Appel .... producer / assistant producer (25 episodes, 1975-1994)
Johnnie Stewart .... producer (16 episodes, 1964-1976)
David G. Hillier .... producer (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jeff Simpson .... producer (11 episodes, 2003)
Colin Charman .... producer (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Hughes .... producer (5 episodes, 1980)
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)
Tony Burrough (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
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)
Andy Dimond (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Janet Budden (8 episodes, 1980)
Paul Trerise (7 episodes, 1981)
Jim Hatchard (6 episodes, 1976)
Gary Pritchard (6 episodes, 1980)
John Coles (5 episodes, 1981)
Graham Thomson (4 episodes, 1977)
Austin Ruddy (4 episodes, 1978)
John Holland (4 episodes, 1980)
Philip Lindley (4 episodes, 1981)
Kenneth Lawson (3 episodes, 1964)
Tom Yardley-Jones (3 episodes, 1980)
Dacre Punt (3 episodes, 1981)
Geoff Powell (2 episodes, 1981)

Simon Kimmel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Milton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
L. Rowland-Warne (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jan Wright (28 episodes, 1978-1981)
Philip Bryce (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Lynda Woodfield (23 episodes, 1977-1981)
Dorinda Rea (18 episodes, 1976-1981)
Verity Lewis (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Nicholas Rocker (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ann Lubas (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jackie Southern (10 episodes, 1981)
Dee Robson (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Prue Handley (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Laura Ergis (5 episodes, 1980)
Robin Stubbs (3 episodes, 1977)
David Bamber (3 episodes, 1978)
Rosemary Cheshire (2 episodes, 1979)
Pip Bryce (2 episodes, 1981)
Pat Fisher (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kezia De Winne .... make-up (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Production Management
Gordon Elsbury .... production manager (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Bishop .... production manager (8 episodes, 1981)
Andrew Dixon .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Robert Hignett .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Geoff Posner .... production manager (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
Marc Ortmans .... graphic designer (29 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Clarke .... stills photographer (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joan Williams .... stills photographer (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Mike Cullen .... stills photographer / photographer (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Helena Usiskin .... graphics designer / graphic designer (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Iain Greenway .... graphic designer / graphic design (10 episodes, 1981)
Peter Lane .... stills photographer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

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 (60 episodes, 1976-1981)
Tony Philpot .... sound (60 episodes, 1977-1981)
Keith Gunn .... sound (36 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lance Andrews .... sound (35 episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Barville .... sound (11 episodes, 1981)
Laurie Taylor .... sound (8 episodes, 1975-1979)
Richard Chamberlain .... sound (5 episodes, 1968-1978)
Rodney Wilkins .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 1973)
Len Shorey .... sound (2 episodes, 1980)
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
Mike Kelt .... visual effects (22 episodes, 1981)
Dave Chapman .... video effects / electronic effects (19 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dave Jervis .... video effects / electronic effects (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Nick Moore .... video effects (9 episodes, 1981)
Robin Lobb .... video effects (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Roy Adcock .... video effects / electronic effects (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Alan Rixon .... video effects (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Trevor Hawkins .... video effects / electronic effects (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Roger Austin .... electronic effects (2 episodes, 1979)
Brian Eastell .... video effects (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Geoff Thonger .... video effects (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Roger Francis .... video effects (2 episodes, 1980)
Roger Perkins .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Millar .... lighting designer / lighting (186 episodes, 1967-1981)
John Farr .... lighting (26 episodes, 1977-1981)
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (26 episodes, 1990-2002)
Ron Bristow .... lighting (22 episodes, 1979-1981)
Fred Wright .... lighting (19 episodes, 1977-1979)
Henry Barber .... lighting (15 episodes, 1977-1981)
Richard Stevenson .... jimmy jib operator (15 episodes, 2006)
Eric Wallis .... lighting (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Don Babbage .... lighting (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robbie Robinson .... lighting (9 episodes, 1976)
James Purdie .... lighting (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Dixon .... lighting (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alan Horne .... lighting (7 episodes, 1980)
Peter Booth .... lighting (6 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ron Green .... senior cameraman (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ken MacGregor .... lighting (5 episodes, 1976)
Brian Clemett .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Bird .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977)
Terry Wild .... lighting (5 episodes, 1977)
George Summers .... lighting (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
John Summers .... lighting (4 episodes, 1976)
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)
Dickie Higham .... lighting (4 episodes, 1981)
Bert Postlethwaite .... lighting (4 episodes, 1981)
Warwick Fielding .... lighting (3 episodes, 1976)
Lance Wood .... lighting (3 episodes, 1977)
David Hare .... lighting (3 episodes, 1978)
Peter Wesson .... lighting (3 episodes, 1978)
Ron Peverall .... senior cameraman (3 episodes, 1981)
Roger Fenna .... senior cameraman (2 episodes, 1981)

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 (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
Chris Gage .... vision mixer (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (14 episodes, 1981)
Angela Wilson .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 (213 episodes, 1968-1981)
Derek Warne .... musical associate / musical director (209 episodes, 1973-1981)
Led Zeppelin .... title music / composer: theme tune (40 episodes, 1976-2001)
Ben Chapman .... title music (29 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kieran Kiely .... musician (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Other crew
Flick Colby .... choreography / dance director / ... (246 episodes, 1973-1981)
Clare Lucas .... production coordinator (100 episodes, 1999-2001)
Seth Adam Cohen .... studio coordinator (100 episodes, 2000-2002)
Libby Martin .... production (43 episodes, 1980-1981)
Helen Turpin .... runner (38 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tony Redston .... floor manager (37 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Whitehead .... studio resource manager (36 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barrie Martin .... production (32 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Morris .... production (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Annie Ogden .... production / floor manager (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Wild .... floor manager (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
Hilary Bennett .... production (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dave Perrottet .... production assistant (14 episodes, 1978-1980)
Geoff Walmsley .... floor manager (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jennifer Hopwood .... production (12 episodes, 1981)
Linda Beadle .... production (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Clive Gulliver .... technical manager (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Charmaine McCormack .... production (11 episodes, 1981)
Chaz Johnson .... floor assistant (11 episodes, 2006-2008)
Lesley Coulburn .... production (10 episodes, 1979-1981)
Derek Martin .... technical manager (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gavin Birkett .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1964-1977)
Deborah Hall .... production (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Wendy Hatch .... production (9 episodes, 1980)
Priscilla Hoadley .... production (9 episodes, 1980)
Yvonne Robinson .... production (9 episodes, 1981)
Daniel Klarfeld .... floor assistant (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Judy Evans .... production (6 episodes, 1981)
Roy Gould .... production (6 episodes, 1981)
Tony Ravenscraig .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mike Chislett .... technical manager (5 episodes, 1981)
Doreen Pigram .... production (5 episodes, 1981)
Errol Ryan .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Riley .... production (4 episodes, 1980)
Norman Brierley .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1981)
Mark Lyons .... production (4 episodes, 1981)
Lance Wood .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1981)
Bill Cole .... resources manager (4 episodes, 2005)
Claire Jenkinson .... production (3 episodes, 1979)
Diana Sedgwick .... production (3 episodes, 1979)
Gordon Elsbury .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1980)
Clive Leighton .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1981)
Donald Clive .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Terry Brett .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Andrew Dixon .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Mary Gardner .... production (2 episodes, 1980)
Ray Hider .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1981)
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:
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Trivia:
Lynsey de Paul was one of the guests appearing on the 10th anniversary program in 1974.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stoned (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yellow PearlSee more »

FAQ

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14 out of 14 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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