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Labelle, Chic and Rose Royce

6. Sounds of the Seventies: Shorts, Labelle, Chic and Rose Royce

Labelle's Lady Marmalade, Chic's Le Freak and Rose Royce's Love Don't Live Here Any More.

22/09/1983

Top of the Pops: 22/09/1983

Simon Bates and Mike Read present David Bowie, Howard Jones and Hot Chocolate.

08/09/1983

Top of the Pops: 08/09/1983

With Heaven 17, JoBoxers, Ryan Paris, Paul Young, Status Quo, UB40 and Level 42.

01/09/1983

Top of the Pops: 01/09/1983

Featuring Modern Romance, Madness, Genesis, Big Country, Stray Cats and UB40.

1980 - Big Hits

Top of the Pops: 1980 - Big Hits

With Madness, Adam Ant, The Pretenders, Spandau Ballet, OMD, Motorhead and many more.

The Story of 1980

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980

1980 saw a new generation of British pop, while TOTP underwent many changes.

11/08/1983

Top of the Pops: 11/08/1983

With performances by David Grant, Level 42 and Depeche Mode.

28/07/1983

Top of the Pops: 28/07/1983

With KC and the Sunshine Band, Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Bananarama.

Alone with Chrissie Hynde

Arena: Alone with Chrissie Hynde

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

Psychedelic Britannia

Psychedelic Britannia

A visionary period in British music history, when a handful of dreamers reimagined pop.

14/07/1983

Top of the Pops: 14/07/1983

With Paul Young, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Heaven 17 and Bananarama.

30/06/1983

Top of the Pops: 30/06/1983

With Shalamar, Nick Heyward, Paul Young, Tom Robinson, Bucks Fizz and Rod Stewart.

07/07/1983

Top of the Pops: 07/07/1983

With Roman Holliday, Freeez, The Cure, Funk Masters and Jimmy the Hoover.

1978 - Big Hits

Top of the Pops: 1978 - Big Hits

Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Kate Bush, Boney M, Bob Marley, 10cc, ELO and more.

The Story of 1978

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978

How Top of the Pops turned the credibility corner and showed punk and new wave bands.

Big in America: British Hits in the USA

Big in America: British Hits in the USA

Including Coldplay, A Flock of Seagulls, Bush, Black Sabbath, Supertramp and The Cure.

Sweet Little Sixteen

1. Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen

In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a new rhythm-driven fusion music.

Blondie: One Way or Another

Blondie: One Way or Another

Documentary about New York band Blondie, with performance footage and interviews.

Chuck Berry in Concert

Chuck Berry in Concert

Legendary rock 'n' roller Chuck Berry performs at the BBC Television Theatre in 1972.

23/06/1983

Top of the Pops: 23/06/1983

With Freeez, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Shakatak, Mike Oldfield, H20 and The Police.

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 30

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 30

Roy Orbison performs with guests such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello.

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.