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Top of the Pops: Pet Shop Boys, Sunday, 21.30, BBC4

It’s Radio 2’s big concert in Hyde Park today, rather transparently staged to get more use out of the stage set up for Proms in the Park but good fun for all that, the station’s eclectic music policy ensuring an intriguing bill including Status Quo and the ‘rams, and headlined by the Pet Shop Boys. BBC4 are taking that live as well, and it’ll be fab, and they’re following that with this repeat which would initially appear to be an old TOTP2 but it is, in fact, a programme first shown on BBC Choice as part of their Chill on Choice strand in 1998. Given it’s just a compilation of their Pops appearances, you would assume it would be easier to make a new one than dig this one out – and of course it’s older than every single clip in it was when they made it – but here it is, and they’re always worth seeing again.

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