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Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (2013)

TV Movie | 49 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary looking at Top Of the Pops' changing musical direction in 1978, when pop singles were slowly being replaced in the chart by disco, punk and New Wave. It looks the show's treatment of particularly punk and New Wave acts, and New...See moreDocumentary looking at Top Of the Pops' changing musical direction in 1978, when pop singles were slowly being replaced in the chart by disco, punk and New Wave. It looks the show's treatment of particularly punk and New Wave acts, and New Wave performers in general swallowing their pride and appearing on TotP, a show which was still seen mainly as Light Entertainment. Written by mrdario64 See less
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Jan 4, 2013 (United Kingdom)

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6.6 / 10 | 8 votes