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Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (2015)

TV Movie | 58 min | Documentary

This documentary explores the changes that took place on Top of the Pops in 1980, a year that both pop music and TOTP changed. A new generation of British pop arrived and the veteran TOTP orchestra was laid off, resulting in a Musician's ...See moreThis documentary explores the changes that took place on Top of the Pops in 1980, a year that both pop music and TOTP changed. A new generation of British pop arrived and the veteran TOTP orchestra was laid off, resulting in a Musician's Union strike that took the program off the air for nine weeks. A new producer also introduced a series of celebrity guest co-presenters and doubled the studio audience. Featuring many interviews with stars, and the music of the time. Written by mrdario64 See less
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Mel Giedroyc
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Suggs
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Shaun Tilley
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Howard Smith
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Johnny Logan
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Richard Skinner
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6.8 / 10 | 5 votes