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Top of the Pops (TV Series 1964–2012) Poster

(1964–2012)

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Version of 

Countdown (1974) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Top of the Pops (1998) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country

Remade as 

Top of the Pops (1987) (TV Series)

Spin-off 

Top of the Pops 2 (1994) (TV Series)
Top of the Pops Saturday (2003) (TV Series)
Top of the Pops: Reloaded (2005) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Boys Night In (1973) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Terry.
The Goodies: Superstar (1973) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (1983) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Play at Home (1984) (TV Movie)
Cool It: Episode #1.3 (1985) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Phil Cool
Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.6 (1987) (TV Episode)
Has been replaced by Top of the Riches by the end of this episode
The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.1 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Ben Elton
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Nice Guy Eddie says "I don't follow that Top of the Pops shit".
The Day Today: Stretchcast (1994) (TV Episode)
A segment on the show's sub-title is "Top of the Whops" which is spoofing this show's title.
The Man from Auntie: Episode #2.3 (1994) (TV Episode)
Ben talks about when Tomorrow's World was on just before Top of the Pops
Sliders: Prince of Wails (1995) (TV Episode)
Rembrandt mentions appearing on the show.
Father Ted: Good Luck, Father Ted (1995) (TV Episode)
After their TV has been smashed into pieces, Dougal holds the screen over his face and says "Hello, Father Dougal McGuire here and welcome to this week's Top of the Pops!"
TFI Friday: Episode #1.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the opening sketch.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) (TV Episode)
The segment about motorway service stations is called "Top of the Stops".
500 Bus Stops (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
Spice World (1997)
In the Red (1998) (TV Series)
Cwmaman Feel the Noize (1998) (Video)
Mentioned by Eddy.
Hunting Venus (1999) (TV Movie)
When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000)
As Louis goes through Jimmy's list of achievements, Jimmy says that he presented this for 20 years.
EastEnders: Episode dated 22 August 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Martin recorded Top of the Pops for Ethel which she has watched. Ethel says she loved every minute of it.
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Fat Slags (2004)
The Fat Slags perform on this show
Footballers' Wives: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Lucy mentions the show to Amber.
Favouritism: Boy George's Queerest TV Moments (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned
Stoned (2005)
"They're recording Top of the Pops tonight"
Favouritism: Zippy and George's Puppet Legends (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Whatever Happened to the Gender Benders? (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Screenwipe: Episode #1.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Brief mention regarding a presenter.
Comedy Connections: Shooting Stars (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Best Ever Spitting Image (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Great British Sunday (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name in the closing captions
Bring Back... Fame (2008) (TV Movie)
Justin wears a Top of the Pops T-Shirt
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Hottest Stars on the Planet (2009) (TV Episode)
A photo of Robbie Williams from his appearance on Top of the Pops is shown when he is the subject of a segment.
Mark Lawson Talks to...: Noel Gallagher (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Noel.
The Thick of It: Episode #4.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
A hack asks Nicola if she is "top of the chops."
Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced throughout
Arena: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (2012) (TV Episode)
Promo shown
The Voice UK: Blind Auditions 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kym Mazelle.
That Music Show: 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.

Featured in 

Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (1991) (TV Movie)
Clips
TV Hell (1992) (TV Special)
The Smiths: The Complete Picture (1992) (Video)
performance clips
BBC Look North: Episode dated 9 April 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
A clip of Shed Seven performing on Top of the Pops is shown.
Bostock's Cup (1999) (TV Movie)
Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) (TV Episode)
The 100 Greatest TV Ads (2000) (TV Special)
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (2000) (TV Special)
I Love a 1970's Christmas (2000) (TV Movie)
Goodbye 2000 (2000) (TV Movie)
Wingspan (2001) (TV Movie)
I Love Christmas (2001) (TV Movie)
I Love Muppets (2002) (TV Special)
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002) (Video)
performance clip
The Real Tony Blackburn (2002) (TV Movie)
Best of Bowie (2002) (Video)
performance clip
Liquid Assets: Kylie's Millions (2003) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Human League: The Very Best of (2003) (Video)
performance clips
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon (2003) (Video)
performance clip
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)
performance clip
Oasis: Definitely Maybe (2004) (Video)
performance clip
Favouritism: Boy George's Queerest TV Moments (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Favouritism: Zippy and George's Puppet Legends (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Whatever Happened to the Gender Benders? (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
High Hopes: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (2005) (TV Episode)
seen on television set
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips
Screenwipe: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Screenwipe: Episode #1.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Comedy Connections: Shooting Stars (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (2006) (TV Movie)
archive footage
The Story of Light Entertainment: Radio Stars (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips featured and discussed
The Story of Light Entertainment: Pop and Easy Listening (2006) (TV Episode)
The history of this series
Jackie Magazine: A Girl's Best Friend (2007) (TV Movie)
Shown on a television screen
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
clip of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing
If It Ain't Stiff (2007) (TV Movie)
Clip(s) and referenced throughout
The Great British Sunday (2008) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The Cult of...: Howards' Way (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown
TV's Believe It or Not (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Heroes Unmasked: The Music of Heroes (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown
Newswipe: Episode #1.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
...Sings The Beatles (2009) (TV Movie)
archive footage
The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 7 July 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest John Lydon.
Breakfast: Episode dated 24 November 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Martin Fry.
Breakfast: Episode dated 18 January 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest David Byrne!
Reggae Britannia (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips Featured
Breakfast: Episode dated 26 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce rock legends Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Breakfast: Episode dated 27 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to highlight the career of Frankie Valli.
Breakfast: Episode dated 22 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to highlight the career of Stevie Nicks.
Breakfast: Episode dated 23 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guests Ronnie Wood, Mick Hucknall and Kenny Jones.
Breakfast: Episode dated 1 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce singer and musician Midge Ure.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.137 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest panelist Suzi Quatro!
Breakfast: Episode dated 8 August 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Randy Crawford!
Breakfast: Episode dated 31 August 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Sheila Ferguson!
Breakfast: Episode dated 2 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Gary Numan!
Breakfast: Episode dated 9 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Nick Lowe.
Breakfast: Episode dated 14 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce singer August Darnell.
TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 (2012) (TV Movie)
Subject of film and clips featured
Tales of Television Centre (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
When Disco Ruled the World (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips and discuss
Clive Dunn: A Tribute (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
I Am Divine (2013)
Clips featured.
The Voice UK: Blind Auditions 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown and credited

Spoofed in 

The Benny Hill Show: Top of the Tops (1971) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Top of the Tops".
The Goodies: Superstar (1973) (TV Episode)
Spoof Top of the Pops with maximum age restrictions on screaming girls and heavily armed security
The Benny Hill Show: Tex Cymbal: Golden Boy (1975) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Tex Cymbal: Golden Boy" sketch.
The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.3 (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Top of the Stupid old Gits
Top Gear: Top Gear of the Pops (2007) (TV Episode)
Name taken from show, spoofs the show's format

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