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08/06/1983

Top of the Pops: 08/06/1983

With Twisted Sister, The Imposter, Shakatak, Big Country and The Police.

26/05/1983

Top of the Pops: 26/05/1983

Featuring Big Country, Hot Chocolate, The Police, New Edition and Forrest.

19/05/1983

Top of the Pops: 19/05/1983

Featuring D Train, New Edition, David Grant, Blancmange, The Beat and Wham.

1997-2010 Closer Than Close

5. The People's History of Pop: 1997-2010 Closer Than Close

Looking at the era when technology ripped up the rule book for fans forever.

12/05/1983

Top of the Pops: 12/05/1983

With Hall & Oates, Hot Chocolate, Galaxy, The Creatures, Men at Work and Spandau Ballet.

Primal Scream: Screamadelica

Classic Albums: Primal Scream: Screamadelica

A look at the creation of Primal Scream's seminal 1991 album, Screamadelica.

28/04/1983

Top of the Pops: 28/04/1983

With Galaxy, The Creatures, Tears for Fears, Kissing the Pink and Spandau Ballet.

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Film bringing to life the paradox of the insecure yet brazen rock star Janis Joplin.

21/04/1983

Top of the Pops: 21/04/1983

With Culture Club, The Human League, Thompson Twins, Spandau Ballet and David Bowie.

Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version

Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version

Celebrating the role of the cover in pop music, and how to reinvent someone else's song.

14/04/1983

Top of the Pops: 14/04/1983

With Sweet Dreams, Eurythmics, Kissing the Pink, Sunfire, Kajagoogoo and David Bowie.

31/03/1983

Top of the Pops: 31/03/1983

With New Order, Style Council, Mari Wilson, U2, Kajagoogoo, Tracey Ullman and Duran Duran.

07/04/1983

Top of the Pops: 07/04/1983

With Dexys Midnight Runners, Culture Club, Joboxers, Twisted Sister and Michael Jackson.

Great American Rock Anthems: Turn it up to 11

Great American Rock Anthems: Turn it up to 11

Documentary celebrating the evolution of the American rock anthem from the 70s to the 90s.

Be My Baby

3. Rock 'n' Roll America: Be My Baby

How rock 'n' roll calmed down, went uptown and got spun into teen pop between '59 and '64.

23/03/1983

Top of the Pops: 23/03/1983

With Joboxers, David Bowie, Orange Juice, Altered Images, Duran Duran and David Joseph.

Alone with Chrissie Hynde

Arena: Alone with Chrissie Hynde

A thoughtful and intimate portrait of self-confessed rock chick, Chrissie Hynde.

17/03/1983

Top of the Pops: 17/03/1983

With Bananarama, Style Council, Ultravox, Joan Armatrading, Bonnie Tyler and Bucks Fizz.

03/03/1983

Top of the Pops: 03/03/1983

With OMD, Bananarama, Patti Austin and James Ingram, and Michael Jackson.

17/02/1983

Top of the Pops: 17/02/1983

With Wham, Tears for Fears, Icehouse, Musical Youth, Fun Boy Three and Kajagoogoo.

10/02/1983

Top of the Pops: 10/02/1983

With The Belle Stars, Toto, Level 42, Michael Jackson, Central Line and China Crisis.

One-Hit Wonders at the BBC

One-Hit Wonders at the BBC

With Peter Sarstedt, Trio, Phyllis Nelson, The New Radicals and other one-hit wonders.

... Sings Motown

... Sings Motown

With Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, the Flying Lizards, Kim Wilde and Robert Palmer.

03/02/1983

Top of the Pops: 03/02/1983

With Haysi Fantayzee, Indeep, Tears for Fears, U2 and Men at Work.

27/01/1983

Top of the Pops: 27/01/1983

With Level 42, The Belle Stars, Central Line, The Beatles, China Crisis, Wham! and Bauhaus

20/01/1983

Top of the Pops: 20/01/1983

With Kajagoogoo, Joe Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Melba Moore, U2 and Laura Branigan.

Later Presents... Elvis Costello in Concert

Later Presents... Elvis Costello in Concert

Jools Holland presents a live studio performance by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

In-depth profile of the chameleon-like singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

13/01/1983

Top of the Pops: 13/01/1983

With Sharon Redd, Keith Harris and Orville, The Belle Stars, John Williams and Eddy Grant.

Bowie at the BBC

Bowie at the BBC

Clips from the BBC archive giving an overview of David Bowie's career from 1964 to 2016.

1983 - Big Hits

Top of the Pops: 1983 - Big Hits

With Wham!, The Police, Culture Club, UB40, Duran Duran, The Beat, Bananarama, Elton John.

The Story of 1983

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1983

1983, and there are signs that the show is going through something of a mid-life crisis.

2016/17

23. Jools' Annual Hootenanny: 2016/17

Jools welcomes in 2017 with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and a host of artists.

23/12/1982

Top of the Pops: 23/12/1982

With The Maisonettes, David Bowie & Bing Crosby, Incantation, Shakin' Stevens and ABBA.

09/12/1982

Top of the Pops: 09/12/1982

With Shalamar, Soft Cell, Shakin Stevens, Yazoo, Junior and Lionel Richie.