TV Pop Diaries
Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

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All the information in this book has been gathered from the following sources

Radio Times, TV Times, The Daily Mirror, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The New Musical Express,, BBC Top Of The Pops2 database, The University of Bournemouth TV Times Project, BBC Infax, UK press online, Kaleidoscope Music and Variety, Keith Badman’s Transmission Impossible (Record Collector),, The Tiswas website, The BBC Genome Project, Nostalgia Music TV website,  Getty Images, The Stage, Disc, Disc & Music Echo, Record Mirror, Melody Maker.

Plus special thanks to Fred Dellar, Kevin Mulrennan and contributors to The Missing Episodes and The Mausoleum Club websites.


The Mausoleum Club - a board with recollections of archive TV with news of upcoming events and re-issues.

Missing Episodes - similar to above, but divided into genres including pop music.

Popscene - a look at pop from the past with the Top of the Pops database, broken down into decades.

BBC Genome - A searchable Radio Times database.

Juke Box Jury

Oh Boy!

Thank Your Lucky Stars


Madness on TV


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