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* DeadpanSnarker: Creator/JohnPeel, who was brought on to bring a hipness factor to the show in the 1980s, and spent much of his time on the show snarking about pop hits in monotone: ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''

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* DeadpanSnarker: Creator/JohnPeel, who was brought on to bring a hipness factor his indie rock cred to the show in the 1980s, and spent much of his time on the show as a presenter snarking about pop hits in monotone: hits: ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''


Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including Creator/JohnPeel, the legendary DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.

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Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including Creator/JohnPeel, the legendary indie rock DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) Creator/JohnPeel) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.



* DeadpanSnarker: [[TheLastDJ John Peel]]: ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''

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* DeadpanSnarker: [[TheLastDJ John Peel]]: Creator/JohnPeel, who was brought on to bring a hipness factor to the show in the 1980s, and spent much of his time on the show snarking about pop hits in monotone: ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''


Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including Creator/John Peel, the legendary DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.

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Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including Creator/John Peel, Creator/JohnPeel, the legendary DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.


Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including [[TheLastDJ John Peel]], the legendary DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.

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Was presented by disc jockeys from BBC Radio 1 for many years (including [[TheLastDJ John Peel]], Creator/John Peel, the legendary DJ who helped popularize PsychedelicRock, PunkRock, AlternativeRock and Indie Rock on his various radio shows) but most viewers associate the show with Creator/JimmySavile, who presented the first episode, co-hosted the last, and appeared regularly as a host for 20 years.


** They did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s, and it even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long because, as mentioned in the main description, bringing ''TOTP'' to the home of ''Bandstand'' was like selling snow to Eskimos. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, Creator/VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show.

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** They did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s, and it even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long because, as mentioned in the main description, bringing ''TOTP'' to the home of ''Bandstand'' was like selling snow to Eskimos. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, lawsuits (in an eerie coincidence, he was also accused of molesting underaged children), and combined with the cancellaton cancellation of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, Creator/VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show.


* OneLiner: John Peel. ''"And if that doesn't get to Number One, I'm gonna come and break wind in your kitchen."''

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* OneLiner: John Peel. ''"And if that doesn't get to Number One, I'm gonna come and break wind in your kitchen."''"'' Said song, Pete Wylie's "Sinful", only got to #13.


For a large part of its history, the artists performing on the show were required to lip synch their performance. Some (like Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheCure, Music/{{Nirvana}} and Music/{{Marillion}}) had fun with this, intentionally miming their vocals and instruments poorly. Music/TheSmiths, in fact, gained their first major breakthrough with their anarchic miming of their first UK Top 40 single "This Charming Man" on the show. Before the "lip sync-only" rule was removed, there were a handful of performers (namely Music/NewOrder, Music/DavidBowie and Music/JohnLennon) who performed one of their songs ("Blue Monday", "Starman" and "Instant Karma", respectively) live on the program. These performances were always a made into a big deal. Music/SuziQuatro's band really went to town on this: during a performance of "Devilgate Drive", the keyboards player left the piano and got up and danced, whilst the piano appeared to play itself. The drummer soon joined in, whilst the thunderous drum-playing continued with no obvious musician at the drum kit to provide this. Suzi herself took both hands away from her bass guitar to emphasise the point she was miming. Meanwhile three hundred clearly bored and embarrassed kids just sat there, listlessly clapping out the beat ''and still getting it wrong''.

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For a large part of its history, the artists performing on the show were required to lip synch their performance. Some (like Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheCure, Music/{{Nirvana}} and Music/{{Marillion}}) had fun with this, intentionally miming their vocals and instruments poorly. Music/TheSmiths, in fact, gained their first major breakthrough with their anarchic miming of their first UK Top 40 single "This Charming Man" on the show. Before the "lip sync-only" rule was removed, there were a handful of performers (namely Music/NewOrder, Music/DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie, Music/JohnLennon and Music/JohnLennon) Music/BillyBragg) who performed one of their songs ("Blue Monday", "Starman" and "Starman", "Instant Karma", Karma" and "Between the Wars", respectively) live on the program. These performances were always a made into a big deal. Music/SuziQuatro's band really went to town on this: during a performance of "Devilgate Drive", the keyboards player left the piano and got up and danced, whilst the piano appeared to play itself. The drummer soon joined in, whilst the thunderous drum-playing continued with no obvious musician at the drum kit to provide this. Suzi herself took both hands away from her bass guitar to emphasise the point she was miming. Meanwhile three hundred clearly bored and embarrassed kids just sat there, listlessly clapping out the beat ''and still getting it wrong''.


* TakeThat: The TOTP crew insisted that Music/{{Nirvana}} play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the show, and Kurt Cobain wasn't too fond of the focus on "Teen Spirit" already, so his CreatorBacklash mixed with an imitation of Morrissey and made one of these moments to the crew of TOTP.

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* TakeThat: The TOTP crew insisted that Music/{{Nirvana}} play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the show, and Kurt Cobain Music/KurtCobain wasn't too fond of the focus on "Teen Spirit" already, so his CreatorBacklash mixed with an imitation of Morrissey Music/{{Morrissey}} and made one of these moments to the crew of TOTP.


Not to mention various adaptations in other countries around the world (although an American adaptation flopped, perhaps because trying to sell this to the home of ''AmericanBandstand'' and Creator/{{MTV}} was the televisual equivalent of trying to sell snow to Eskimos or coal to Newcastle).

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Not to mention various adaptations in other countries around the world (although an American adaptation flopped, perhaps because trying to sell this to the home of ''AmericanBandstand'' ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' and Creator/{{MTV}} was the televisual equivalent of trying to sell snow to Eskimos or coal to Newcastle).


** They did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s, and it even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long because, as mentioned in the main description, bringing ''TOTP'' to the home of ''Bandstand'' was like selling snow to Eskimos. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show.

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** They did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s, and it even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long because, as mentioned in the main description, bringing ''TOTP'' to the home of ''Bandstand'' was like selling snow to Eskimos. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, VH1 Creator/VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show.


Not to mention various adaptations in other countries around the world (although an American adaptation flopped, perhaps because trying to sell this to the home of ''AmericanBandstand'' and {{MTV}} was the televisual equivalent of trying to sell snow to Eskimos or coal to Newcastle).

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Not to mention various adaptations in other countries around the world (although an American adaptation flopped, perhaps because trying to sell this to the home of ''AmericanBandstand'' and {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} was the televisual equivalent of trying to sell snow to Eskimos or coal to Newcastle).


Long-running music programme from Creator/TheBBC that ran from New Year's Day 1964 to July 2006. Still turns up on special occasions, such as every Christmas Day and the past two UsefulNotes/ComicRelief nights.

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Long-running music programme from Creator/TheBBC that ran from New Year's Day 1964 to July 2006. Still turns up on special occasions, such as every Christmas Day and the past two several UsefulNotes/ComicRelief nights.



For a large part of its history, the artists performing on the show were required to lip synch their performance. Some (like Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheCure, Music/{{Nirvana}} and Music/{{Marillion}}) had fun with this, intentionally miming their vocals and instruments poorly. Music/TheSmiths, in fact, gained their first major breakthrough with their anarchic miming of their first UK Top 40 single "This Charming Man" on the show. Before the "lip sync-only" rule was removed, there were a handful of performers (namely Music/NewOrder, Music/DavidBowie and Music/JohnLennon) who performed one of their songs ("Blue Monday", "Starman" and "Instant Karma", respectively) live on the program. These performances were always a made into a big deal. SuziQuatro's band really went to town on this: during a performance of "Devilgate Drive", the keyboards player left the piano and got up and danced, whilst the piano appeared to play itself. The drummer soon joined in, whilst the thunderous drum-playing continued with no obvious musician at the drum kit to provide this. Suzi herself took both hands away from her bass guitar to emphasise the point she was miming. Meanwhile three hundred clearly bored and embarrassed kids just sat there, listlessly clapping out the beat ''and still getting it wrong''.

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For a large part of its history, the artists performing on the show were required to lip synch their performance. Some (like Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheCure, Music/{{Nirvana}} and Music/{{Marillion}}) had fun with this, intentionally miming their vocals and instruments poorly. Music/TheSmiths, in fact, gained their first major breakthrough with their anarchic miming of their first UK Top 40 single "This Charming Man" on the show. Before the "lip sync-only" rule was removed, there were a handful of performers (namely Music/NewOrder, Music/DavidBowie and Music/JohnLennon) who performed one of their songs ("Blue Monday", "Starman" and "Instant Karma", respectively) live on the program. These performances were always a made into a big deal. SuziQuatro's Music/SuziQuatro's band really went to town on this: during a performance of "Devilgate Drive", the keyboards player left the piano and got up and danced, whilst the piano appeared to play itself. The drummer soon joined in, whilst the thunderous drum-playing continued with no obvious musician at the drum kit to provide this. Suzi herself took both hands away from her bass guitar to emphasise the point she was miming. Meanwhile three hundred clearly bored and embarrassed kids just sat there, listlessly clapping out the beat ''and still getting it wrong''.



Sadly, the entire original show is now trapped in the shadow of the discovery that Savile abused his position at the BBC and with various charities to become the British Isles' most prolific sex offender (although according to Operation Yewtree, the investigation into celebrity sex offences, he probably wasn't the ''only'' [=ToTP=] presenter to abuse his position this way; colleague Dave Lee Travis was tried on similar allegations, and was convicted on an indecent assault charge, although it was not directly connected to [=ToTP=]). The stories of his assaults broke to the public after his 2011 death, [[KarmaHoudini so he was never brought to judgment for his crimes]]. Not surprisingly, [[BannedEpisode his episodes are no longer seen in reruns]], and any footage used for news purposes is heavily blurred to edit out audience members to protect the identities of the victims.

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Sadly, the entire original show is now trapped in the shadow of the discovery that Savile abused his position at the BBC and with various charities to become the British Isles' most prolific sex offender (although according to Operation Yewtree, the investigation into celebrity sex offences, he probably wasn't the ''only'' [=ToTP=] presenter to abuse his position this way; colleague Dave Lee Travis was tried on similar allegations, and was convicted on an indecent assault charge, although it was not directly connected to [=ToTP=]). The stories of his assaults broke to the public after his 2011 death, [[KarmaHoudini so he was never brought to judgment for his crimes]]. Not surprisingly, [[BannedEpisode his episodes are no longer seen in reruns]], and any footage used for news news/archival purposes is heavily blurred to edit out audience members to protect out of fears that ''anyone'' in the identities of the victims.
audience was a potential victim.



** Ironically, the music people associate most with the 70s (apart form disco), appeared on the ''Test'', while most of the hits TOTP showed back then have been almost forgotten.

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** Ironically, the music people associate most with the 70s (apart form from disco), appeared on the ''Test'', while most of the hits TOTP showed back then have been almost forgotten.



* TakeThat: The TOTP crew insisted that Music/{{Nirvana}} play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the show, and Kurt wasn't too fond of the focus on "Teen Spirit" already, so his CreatorBacklash mixed with an imitation of Morrissey and made a TakeThat moment to the crew of TOTP.

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* TakeThat: The TOTP crew insisted that Music/{{Nirvana}} play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the show, and Kurt Cobain wasn't too fond of the focus on "Teen Spirit" already, so his CreatorBacklash mixed with an imitation of Morrissey and made a TakeThat moment one of these moments to the crew of TOTP.



* TransAtlanticEquivalent: ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' (in fairness, this started in the 1950s); they did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s (and even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show, and Canada also had their own equivalent, Creator/{{City}}'s ''Electric Circus''.

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did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s (and 80s, and it even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long.long because, as mentioned in the main description, bringing ''TOTP'' to the home of ''Bandstand'' was like selling snow to Eskimos. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show, and show.
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Canada also had their own equivalent, Creator/{{City}}'s ''Electric Circus''.


* DeadpanSnarker: John Peel. ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''

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* DeadpanSnarker: [[TheLastDJ John Peel. Peel]]: ''"That's one of the very best things since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow - Keith Harris and Orville."''


* ''Top of the Pops Saturday''

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* ''Top of the Pops Saturday''Saturday/Reloaded''


* TransAtlanticEquivalent: ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' (in fairness, this started in the 1950s).

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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' (in fairness, this started in the 1950s).1950s); they did try to make an American version on Creator/{{CBS}}' late-night schedule in the late 80s (and even featured performances from the UK version; it didn't last long. Producer Lou Pearlman attempted to bring the show back around 2006, but he got hit with lawsuits, and combined with the cancellaton of the UK version it didn't come to pass. However, VH1 and BBC America occasionally aired the show, and Canada also had their own equivalent, Creator/{{City}}'s ''Electric Circus''.

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