Sunday, November 16, 2008

Top of the Pops To Return in 2009?

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Top of the Pops could be making a return to the BBC according to media stories in the Telegraph and Times. The programme was axed after 42 years in March 2006 as reported on 'robmacca's entertainment news'. The decision to end the popular music programme caused an outcry, with Oasis singer Noel Gallagher being one of many who have called for it's return. The BBC have now confirmed that there will be two special shows - one on Christmas Day and one on New Years Eve, presented by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, but deny any plans for a return to a weekly TOTP.

X Factor judge, Simon Cowell even offered to buy the rights to show TOTP on ITV, but was turned down by the BBC. The corporation may yet bring back a Christmas TOTP this year, leaving the door open for the show to return to our screens during 2009.

While TV has evolved and Top of the Tops could no longer command 14m viewers like it did at it's peak in the 1970's, it is believed the iconic music programme could cater for the YouTube generation. Exclusive videos could easily be shared through popular websites.

1 comment:

  1. Top of the pops is came back in Italy on Rai Due


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