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The Story of 1980

1980 saw a new generation of British pop arrive, while the show saw the TOTP orchestra laid off, the studio audience double, new sets built and a range of celebrity co-hosts.

1980 was the year that both pop music and TOTP changed. A new generation of British pop arrived with Dexy's, Adam Ant, The Human League and OMD. The show changed as the veteran TOTP orchestra was laid off, the studio audience doubled in size, new sets were built and a range of celebrity co-hosts from Elton John to Kevin Keegan to Russ Abbott arrived.

This documentary explores these dramatic changes in Top of the Pops, British pop and British society with a cast including Adam Ant, The Human League, OMD, Kevin Rowland, Coronation Street actress Sally Lindsay (who appeared with St Winifred's School Choir), Kelly Marie, Ray Dorset, Johnny Logan, The Vapors, The Piranhas and Richard Skinner.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 15 Apr 2017 00:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Matt O'Casey
Director Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer Mark Cooper

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