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BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..

#1 Post by y3potential » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:57 pm

As some of you will be aware, BBC4 have been re-running original Top of the Pops episodes from the 1970s onwards and are now at Oct 1985. Enter Tennant and Lowe... Yes, some of these performances are on the Ultimate DVD, but there are others that slipped through the net (notably the Opportunities performance with Neil in the rather fetching white gloves and sun hat combo...) If anyone here can capture these upcoming performances and make them available somehow... :dance: :wink:
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#2 Post by fac23 » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm

Didn't know of that performance. Thanks for the heads up. Nice gloves :) Has Chris ever been seen this active on a TV stage again?

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#3 Post by y3potential » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:19 pm

fac23 wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm
Didn't know of that performance. Thanks for the heads up. Nice gloves :) Has Chris ever been seen this active on a TV stage again?

I very much doubt it...
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#4 Post by jasminewok » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:20 pm

When is it on?

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#5 Post by y3potential » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:28 pm

jasminewok wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:20 pm
When is it on?

BBC4 re-runs are currently at early October 1985 and normally on Thursday evenings or weekends... So I'm guessing PSBs first appearance (West End girls) will be in the next week or so... As I said, some of their appearances are already on Ultimate but there are others that weren't..
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#6 Post by Drico One » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:34 pm

My understanding is you won't see any West End Girls TOTP performances because they've all been "Smithed".

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#7 Post by Pod » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:05 pm

y3potential wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:57 pm
As some of you will be aware, BBC4 have been re-running original Top of the Pops episodes from the 1970s onwards and are now at Oct 1985. Enter Tennant and Lowe... Yes, some of these performances are on the Ultimate DVD, but there are others that slipped through the net (notably the Opportunities performance with Neil in the rather fetching white gloves and sun hat combo...) If anyone here can capture these upcoming performances and make them available somehow... :dance: :wink:
I’ll keep an eye out for that.
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#8 Post by y3potential » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:15 pm

Drico One wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:34 pm
My understanding is you won't see any West End Girls TOTP performances because they've all been "Smithed".

Drico.
What is/was Mike Smith's problem, Drico..? Not all PSB's performances were introduced by him so some will slip through (If they are not Savilled, of course..!! :shock: )
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#9 Post by Pod » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:33 pm

y3potential wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:15 pm
Drico One wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:34 pm
My understanding is you won't see any West End Girls TOTP performances because they've all been "Smithed".

Drico.
What is/was Mike Smith's problem, Drico..? Not all PSB's performances were introduced by him so some will slip through (If they are not Savilled, of course..!! :shock: )
The line is - “While he was alive, Mike Smith decided not to sign the licence extension that would allow the BBC to repeat the Top of the Pops episodes that he presented. Since his passing, the BBC is continuing to respect his wishes.”
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#10 Post by Pod » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:50 pm

For those who want a laugh at Chris’s ‘drumming’:

https://youtu.be/inNMaUDRKNw
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#11 Post by y3potential » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 12:31 am

Pod wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:50 pm
For those who want a laugh at Chris’s ‘drumming’:

https://youtu.be/inNMaUDRKNw
This is exactly my point regarding these upcoming TOTP's appearances. Of course some of the appearances will already be available on the Ultimate DVD, but examples like this Opportunities performance deserve to be seen in remastered form.. :wink:
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#12 Post by Tom Angel » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 8:01 am

Chris does look totally cool - and didn't someone say how impressed they were by Chris' drum programming on opportunities?
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#13 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 5:42 pm

Won’t see Chris drumming like that until the Pandemonium tour some 23 years later
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#14 Post by stussyboy » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 6:59 pm

You can see why this never made the Ultimate DVD!
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#15 Post by canveyboy » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 8:34 pm

Yes, all 3 of PSB performances of West End girls will not be shown as all episodes were co-presented by Mike Smith. Their debut performance when it reached no.23, then 2 weeks later when it climbed to no.5 then 2 weeks later when it reaches no.1.

Always on my mind will also never be seen again as their debut at no.4 was presented by Smith and the whole of the Xmas 87 episode won’t be shown as Smith co-presented :(

Mike Smith decided not to sign a ‘licence extention’ clearance form thereby refusing the BBC permission to broadcast any episode which he appears in.

Many people have also harassed Mike Smith’s widow on Twitter regarding this and she has had to point out that the decision is nothing to do with her and that the BBC are simply respecting his wishes.

Approx 20 episodes are missing from 1985, 18 for 1986 and about the same for 1987.

A real shame as us fans are missing out on so much music!
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