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Top of the Pops 

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.
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Series cast summary:
The Ladybirds The Ladybirds ...  Vocal Backing / ... 631 episodes, 1966-1978
Pan's People Pan's People ...  Themselves / ... 355 episodes, 1968-1976
Jimmy Savile ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 255 episodes, 1964-2006
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

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Music

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (1 episode) | (5 episodes)

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Color:

Color (1970-2006)| Black and White (1964-1970)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When this programme was created in 1964 its producers chose to have the performers lip sync, rather than sing, their songs. The British Broadcasting Corporation openly stated in its promotion of the show that the performers would lip sync rather than sing. The reason the producers chose to have the performers lip sync, rather than sing, their songs is that they thought lip syncing would be more ethical and honest, as the show promoted the records, and therefore the audience members and the viewers had the right to know exactly how the records sounded. See more »

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Referenced in ITV Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Whole Lotta Love
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham
Performed by CCS
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All it is is music performances and a chart rundown
19 October 2003 | by GreatwhitewhaleSee all my reviews

I tend to switch over when someone rubbish plays. But when someone good plays, I watch. I find the presenters quite annoying, they need comedians like Johnny Vegas not Fearne Cotton! And it's such a BBC programme, it bigs up Lame Academy!


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