Top of the Pops axed by BBC1

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Top of the Pops is finally being dumped from BBC1 after 40 years because of poor ratings, 12 months after a high profile relaunch of the show intended to turn around its fortunes.
The BBC chart show is being moved to BBC2 on Sunday nights from next spring, ending an association with BBC1 that goes back to the launch of the show in January 1964.

The new-look Top of the Pops on BBC2 will combine elements of the channel's existing spin-off format, Top of the Pops 2, which is presented by Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright and focuses on the show's extensive 40-year archive, appealing to an older audience.

The Sunday night show on BBC2 will also be tied in to Radio 1's Chart Show, creating what the BBC is billing as "even more of a weekly, live musical event".
 

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Oh well, the end of an era, things have changed over the years and music fans don't need to wait for the once a week slot to see their musical idols. Just a victim of satellite TV and its host of music video channels.
 

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I disagree...

I think it's the end result of 20 years of fat, suited, greedy, middle aged ponytailed 'musos' sucking the life out of the business whilst filling their pockets
with the Kids cash & turning out disposable bands that don't last the life of the
song they're ripping off. )(-red
Or is it just me ?

L
 

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LOL, seems to be the week for rants L. :D
 

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Agree 100 per cent Lancelot, its no wonder real talent finds it so hard to break through in the Music Industry when all we see and hear is "Plastic music from plastic performers." ({})
 

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Lancelot said:
I disagree...

I think it's the end result of 20 years of fat, suited, greedy, middle aged ponytailed 'musos' sucking the life out of the business whilst filling their pockets
with the Kids cash & turning out disposable bands that don't last the life of the
song they're ripping off. )(-red
Or is it just me ?

L
ROFLMAO! Why don't you just bloomin' well say what you think, and stop mincing with words?!?! :D

Well past it's sell-by date, but it has brought us some fab totty... :p
 
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