1000th episode of Top of the Pops

This week 35 years ago in 1983, BBC 1 aired the 1000th edition of Top of the Pops. For the last few years BBC4 have been showing re-runs of select editions but have decided not to show the 1000th episode because it features both Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter. Here is a rundown of what was shown:

It was introduced by various Radio 1 DJs including Mike Read, Mike Smith, Richard Skinner, Paul Gambaccini, Gary Davies, Pat Sharp, Jimmy Savile, and featured many live acts as well as archive clips.

The acts and songs included:

Thompson Twins – We Are Detective

Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination

The Beat – Can’t Get Used To Losing You

The Dave Clark Five – Bits & Pieces (clip)

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Little Children (clip)

The Supremes – Baby Love (clip)

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (clip)

Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud (clip)

Bee Gees – Massachusetts (clip)

Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend the Night Together (clip)

Beatles – All You Need Is Love (clip)

Cliff Richard – All My Love (clip)

Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn (clip)

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help from My Friends (clip)

Status Quo – Pictures of Matchstick Men (clip)

The Move – Fire Brigade (clip)

Cilla Black – Surround Yourself with Sorrow (clip)

Beatles – All You Need Is Love (clip)

Heaven 17 – Temptation

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (clip)

Rod Stewart – Maggie May (clip)

Elton John – Your Song (clip)

T. Rex – Get It On (clip)

David Bowie – Starman (clip)

Gary Glitter – I’m The Leader of The Gang (I Am) (clip)

Abba – Waterloo (clip)

Queen – Killer Queen (clip)

10cc – I’m Not In Love (clip)

Boomtown Rats – Looking After Number One (clip)

Blondie – Picture This (clip)

The Police – Spirits In The Material World (clip)

Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes (clip)

Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know? (clip)

New Edition – Candy Girl

Blancmange – Blind Vision

Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed

Spandau Ballet – True – the number one that week

Men At Work – Overkill – over the end credits.

There were a brief interviews with: Bill Wyman, Clare Grogan (Altered Images), Cilla Black, Steve Strange, John Deacon & Roger Taylor (Queen), Chas & Dave, David Jacobs, Gary Numan, Gary Glitter, Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar), Kim Wilde, Bucks Fizz and Sandie Shaw.

There were a few messages from the stars including Lionel Richie, Meat Loaf and Rod Stewart and a brief broadcast from Jonathan King in New York.

The only acts who was on the first show and was also in the current top 30 that week was Cliff Richard – the song was True Love Ways.

The show was also broadcast simultaneously on Radio 1.

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