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Top of the Pops: The Story of 1981 (2016)

A look at the Top of the Pops show in 1981 when it embraced 80's 'New Pop' with a new theme tune and titles and, as Legs and Co leave, invite a swathe of club kids and cheerleaders in to ... See full summary »

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Matt O'Casey

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Mel Giedroyc ... Narrator
John Taylor ... Himself - Duran Duran
Nick Rhodes ... Himself - Duran Duran
Sheryl Garratt Sheryl Garratt ... Herself - NME Writer, 1981
Mike Read Mike Read ... Himself - TOTP Presenter
David Gahan ... Himself - Depeche Mode (as Dave Gahan)
Simon Draper Simon Draper ... Himself - MD Virgin Records, 1981
Richard Skinner Richard Skinner ... Himself - TOTP Presenter
Susanne Sulley Susanne Sulley ... Herself - The Human League (as Susan Ann Sulley)
Joanne Catherall Joanne Catherall ... Herself - The Human League
Phil Oakey Phil Oakey ... Himself - The Human League
Midge Ure ... Himself - Ultravox
Marc Ortmans Marc Ortmans ... Himself - Graphic Designer
David Grant David Grant ... Himself - Linx
Leee John Leee John ... Himself - Imagination
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A look at the Top of the Pops show in 1981 when it embraced 80's 'New Pop' with a new theme tune and titles and, as Legs and Co leave, invite a swathe of club kids and cheerleaders in to create a permanent 80s party atmosphere. Britain is torn between rioting, unemployment and the royal wedding, a mood captured in the Specials' Ghost Town, which the band perform on Top of the Pops, and then promptly split up in their dressing room at Television Centre. Written by mrdario64

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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