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Top of the Pops, Thursday, 19.30, 23.30, BBC4

We must bring you grave news, as while now Smitty has gone you may have assumed we’d get an uninterrupted run, we’d not considered inept eighties technology and hence we’re seemingly skipping an episode as they failed to record the live broadcast correctly at the time and so on the mastertape huge swathes of it are rendered inaudible. And yes, this is the cue to suggest that might improve Nicky Campbell’s links. As it only appears to exist in full on VHS it looks like we’re not getting it, though unless you’re a big fan of The Pasadenas it’s no great loss, to be honest. It does mean that we’ve got Peter Powell for three of the last four shows on BBC4, enjoying something of a renaissance before his imminent departure, tonight with hip-hop of both the credible and incredible variety.

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  1. richardpd

    September 26, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I assume the Radio 1 stereo simulcasts were not recorded.

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