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Whole lotta leave

Katy Searle | 17:15 UK time, Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Who didn't bop the night away with Pan's People and Legs & Co?

So secret was the recording of the last Top of the Pops that even BBC News was stopped from filming the rehearsal.

Determined to mark the end of an era and remember our youth, we were not to be diverted. Despite our reporter being promptly shown the door as he tried to sneak a preview, we persisted. True - it was only being filmed 100 yards from our office, but whatever pop rock sensation they had hidden in there, the nation would have to wait...

Luckily Sir Jimmy Savile wasn't so shy. With medallion and hairy chest, he reminded the nation that he was there for the first show, and he was going to make it for the last.


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