Top of the Pops

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, except for a short period on Fridays in late 1974, before being again 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 (and usually, until 1984, a second such edition a few days after Christmas), featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC One (1964 - now)
Schedule: Weekends (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Variety
Genres: Music

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New Year 2018

Episode 2018-12-29; Dec 29, 2018

Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo kick off the New Year celebrations early with a bumper selection box of the best tracks from the last 12 months.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2018-12-29: New Year 2018Dec 29, 2018
2018-12-25: Christmas 2018Dec 25, 2018
2017-12-31: New Year SpecialDec 31, 2017
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