Top of the Pops 57 years old

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, before being moved to Fridays in 1996, and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day, featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year. Although the weekly show was cancelled, the Christmas special has continued. It also survives as Top of the Pops 2, which began in 1994 and features vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives. In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries. Editions of the programme from the 1970s are being repeated on most Thursdays on BBC Four.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Shakira She was 13 , now 44 years old
Ashlee Simpson She was 20 , now 37 years old
Rufus Hound He was 15 , now 42 years old
LeAnn Rimes She was 18 , now 39 years old
Reggie Yates He was 19 , now 38 years old
Ronan Keating He was 13 , now 44 years old
David Baddiel He was 0 , now 57 years old
Nadine Coyle She was 21 , now 36 years old
Rod Stewart He was 18 , now 76 years old
Sarah Harding She was 17 , now 39 years old
Lisa Snowdon She was 8 , now 49 years old
Charlotte Church She was 22 , now 35 years old
Holly Valance She was 19 , now 38 years old
Jeff Beck He was 19 , now 77 years old
Nena She was 3 , now 61 years old
Lily Allen She was 21 , now 36 years old
Daniel Bedingfield He was 15 , now 41 years old
Liz Bonnin She was 12 , now 45 years old
Barry Gibb He was 17 , now 75 years old
Beyoncé She was 17 , now 40 years old
Steve Winwood He was 15 , now 73 years old
Jean Michel Jarre He was 15 , now 73 years old
Micky Dolenz He was 18 , now 76 years old
Midge Ure He was 10 , now 68 years old
Eric Burdon He was 22 , now 80 years old
Gladys Knight She was 19 , now 77 years old
Chris Isaak He was 7 , now 65 years old
Adina Howard She was 10 , now 46 years old
Tracy Chapman She was 0 , now 57 years old
Nelly Furtado She was 14 , now 42 years old
Cher She was 17 , now 75 years old
Burt Bacharach He was 35 , now 93 years old
Vanessa-Mae She was 14 , now 42 years old as Herself
Mary J. Blige She was 7 , now 50 years old
Chris Martin He was 13 , now 44 years old
Peter Tork He was 21 , 77 years old when he died
Jimmy Nail He was 9 , now 67 years old
Donovan He was 17 , now 75 years old
Leona Lewis She was 21 , now 36 years old
Rick Parfitt He was 15 , 68 years old when he died as Himself
Rick Astley He was 2 , now 55 years old
Shakin' Stevens He was 15 , now 73 years old
Cilla Black She was 20 , 72 years old when she died
Lisa Stansfield She was 2 , now 55 years old as Herself
Stevie Wonder He was 13 , now 71 years old
Bruce Springsteen He was 14 , now 72 years old
Cliff Richard He was 23 , now 81 years old
Marianne Faithfull She was 17 , now 74 years old
Phil Collins He was 12 , now 70 years old
Diana Ross She was 19 , now 77 years old

Crew

Name Job title
Top of the Pops poster
Top of the Pops (57 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1964-01-01
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 1810