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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.


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.


23. Jools' Annual Hootenanny: 2016/17

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


Top of the Pops: 23/12/1982

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


Top of the Pops: 09/12/1982

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

The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven

The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven

Film celebrating the Everly Brothers, arguably the world's greatest ever harmony duo.

David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey

David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey

David Walliams hosts a special night of entertainment from Dame Shirley Bassey.


Top of the Pops: 02/12/1982

With Dexy's Midnight Runners, Human League, Whitesnake, Duran Duran and The Jam.


Top of the Pops: 18/11/1982

With Modern Romance, Duran Duran, Blancmange, Wham, Eddy Grant and Tears for Fears.


Top of the Pops: 11/11/1982

With Blue Zoo, Clannad, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Grant and Zoo.


Top of the Pops: 28/10/1982

With Raw Silk, Blue Zoo, Culture Club, Dionne Warwick, Melba Moore and Tears for Fears.


Top of the Pops: 21/10/1982

With The Piranhas, Toyah, Imagination, Kool and the Gang, Bauhaus and Spandau Ballet.


Top of the Pops: 16/09/1982

With Mari Wilson, Simple Minds, Shakatak, The Jam, Adam Ant and Survivor.


Top of the Pops: 09/09/1982

With Evelyn King, Gillan, Dire Straits, Survivor, David Christie and Shakin' Stevens.

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Film following Gary Numan on a one-way trip to crack America and break into Hollywood.

1986-1996 All Together Now

4. The People's History of Pop: 1986-1996 All Together Now

Celebrating the decade 1986-1996 when music had the power to unite fans like never before.


Top of the Pops: 19/08/1982

Includes Modern Romance, Haircut 100, Captain Sensible, Kids from Fame and Soft Cell.

The Move

Pop Go the Sixties: Series 1, The Move

A colourful nugget of pop mined from the BBC's archive, featuring Birmingham's The Move.

Paul Simon: Graceland

Classic Albums: Paul Simon: Graceland

How Paul Simon's Graceland made a huge impact with its blend of rock and African rhythms.


Top of the Pops: 15/07/1982

With Hot Chocolate, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Cliff Richard, David Essex, Japan and Visage.

Petula Clark Live in Berlin

Petula Clark Live in Berlin

Petula performs hits like Downtown and songs from her album From Now On.


Top of the Pops: 08/07/1982

With Captain Sensible, Bananarama, Imagination, Irene Cara, Odyssey and Bucks Fizz.


Top of the Pops: 01/07/1982

With Natasha, Captain Sensible, Visage, Queen, Midge Ure, The Jam and Dollar.

Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972

Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972

Early TV appearances by Pink Floyd, including Astronomy Domine with Syd Barrett.


Top of the Pops: 17/06/1982

With Roxy Music, Echo & the Bunnymen, Duran Duran, ABC, Bow Wow Wow, Queen and Adam Ant.

Southern Rock at the BBC

Southern Rock at the BBC

With Delaney & Bonnie, Black Oak Arkansas, the Charlie Daniels Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Sweet Home Alabama: The Southern Rock Saga

Sweet Home Alabama: The Southern Rock Saga

How the 1970s rebel rock bands of the American Deep South rose up and conquered the world.


Top of the Pops: 03/06/1982

With Junior, Charlene, ABC, Fun Boy Three, Echo & the Bunnymen, Adam Ant and Madness.


Top of the Pops: 20/05/1982

With Adam Ant, Madness, ABC, Iron Maiden, Ph.D, Tight Fit, Nicole and Patrice Rushen.


Top of the Pops: 27/05/1982

With Debbie Harry, Genesis, Japan, Soft Cell, Duran Duran and Madness.


Top of the Pops: 29/04/1982

With Nicole, Hot Chocolate, Yazoo, Monsoon, Simple Minds and Spandau Ballet.

The Wailers: Catch a Fire

Classic Albums: The Wailers: Catch a Fire

The 1973 Wailers album Catch a Fire brought international recognition to Bob Marley.