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Top of the Pops: 18/11/1982

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


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: 14/10/1982

With Mari Wilson, Tears for Fears and Barry Manilow.


Top of the Pops: 23/09/1982

With David Christie, Culture Club, Depeche Mode, Musical Youth, Survivor and Evelyn King.

Irish Rock at the BBC

Irish Rock at the BBC

Some of the finest Irish rock offerings from the early 70s to the present day.


Top of the Pops: 20/06/1985

Featuring Sting, Fine Young Cannibals, China Crisis and Harold Faltermeyer.

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

The story of Irish rock through the different musical traditions of Belfast and Dublin.

Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story

Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story

Documentary about Northen Irish pop-punk band The Undertones.


Top of the Pops: 13/06/1985

Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Billy Ocean, Sister Sledge and Marillion.


Top of the Pops: 12/08/1982

Includes Toto Coelo, Yazoo, The Associates, Haysi Fantayzee, Wavelength and Fun Boy Three.


Top of the Pops: 05/08/1982

Includes appearances by Madness, Junior, Brat, Belle Stars and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.


Top of the Pops: 29/07/1982

With Dexys Midnight Runners, Hot Chocolate, The Firm, David Essex, Yazoo, Paul McCartney.


Top of the Pops: 06/06/1985

With Kool and The Gang, Propaganda, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Paul Hardcastle.


Top of the Pops: 30/05/1985

With Animotion, Billy Ocean, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Paul Hardcastle.


Top of the Pops: 22/07/1982

With The Belle Stars, Madness, Bananarama, Junior, The Stranglers, Dollar and Irene Cara.


Top of the Pops: 15/07/1982

With Hot Chocolate, Dexys Midnight Runners, Cliff Richard, David Essex, Japan and Visage.


Top of the Pops: 08/07/1982

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


Top of the Pops: 17/06/1982

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


Top of the Pops: 23/05/1985

With Go West, Katrina & The Waves, Marillion, The Power Station and Depeche Mode.


Top of the Pops: 16/05/1985

With Kim Wilde, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Jimmy Nail, Debarge, Phyllis Nelson and Divine.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

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


Top of the Pops: 29/04/1982

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


Top of the Pops: 22/04/1982

With Pigbag, Elton John, Kim Wilde, Haircut 100 and Shakin' Stevens.


Top of the Pops: 15/04/1982

With Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, Bucks Fizz, Dollar, Shakatak, Bardo and Roxy Music.

For One Night Only

The Old Grey Whistle Test: For One Night Only

Live three-hour event filmed at BBC TVC as a tribute to the show and presenter Bob Harris.


Top of the Pops: 08/04/1982

Includes appearances from Haircut 100, Chas & Dave, Boomtown Rats and Elton John.


Top of the Pops: 01/04/1982

With Motorhead, Imagination, Roxy Music, Status Quo, Goombay Dance Band and Shakatak.


Top of the Pops: 11/03/1982

With Bow Wow Wow, Depeche Mode, Julio Iglesias, Haircut 100, the Associates and Tight Fit.


Top of the Pops: 11/04/1985

With Tears for Fears, The Rah Band, Dream Academy, King and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins.

Love Songs at the BBC: A Valentine's Day Special

Love Songs at the BBC: A Valentine's Day Special

With Celine Dion, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, Jason and Kylie, 10cc and Lionel Richie.


Top of the Pops: 04/04/1985

With Glenn Frey, Phyllis Nelson, The Cool Notes, and Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins.

Rock N Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman

Rock N Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman

The untold story of the forgotten 'guns for hire' that changed musical history.


Top of the Pops: 07/03/1985

With Shakin' Stevens, Madonna, Jermaine Jackson and Dead Or Alive.


Top of the Pops: 26/11/1981

With Kim Wilde, Jets, Toyah, Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Cliff Richard.


Top of the Pops: 19/11/1981

With Modern Romance, The Pretenders, Fun Boy Three, ABC, Trevor Walters and Julio Iglesias