BBC locals celebrate Top of the Pops at 50
A weekly series for BBC local radio will mark the forthcoming 50th anniversary of Top of the Pops, introduced by Shaun Tilley.
Top of the Pops Playback will feature familiar names from the music business, former presenters and members of the TOTP dance troupes to remember classic editions of the programme.
Guests already confirmed include David Cassidy, The Osmonds, Tony Blackburn, Simon Bates, Johnnie Walker, Pans People, Legs & Co plus Pete Murray and David Jacobs, the two surviving members of the original presenting team.
First to broadcast the programme will be BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, starting on Sunday July 14th. Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Holly Johnson and former host Kid Jensen will join Shaun on the debut show.