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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.


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.


Top of the Pops: 17/03/1983

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


Top of the Pops: 03/03/1983

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


Top of the Pops: 17/02/1983

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


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.


Top of the Pops: 03/02/1983

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


Top of the Pops: 27/01/1983

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


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.


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.