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#167959
Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
Why didn't they ask someone who knows about music (Mark Cooper?) to helm it? Well the good news is - a BBCOne Friday night great slot for music on TV. The bad news? Crap music and nobody with any clue involved (could they have found two people with less charisma that Greg James and Dotty?). The answer is - yes; Jason Derulo; Miss No Personality who climaxed the show with MTV Unplugged converted to BBC Castrated. Oh dear. Well, it can only get better (as long as the guaranteed appalling ratings allow it a second week).
 
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#167960
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 0
The best thing for me was the set design.

Other than that we are back in Tim Kash era of Top of the Pops presenting with a lazy style Chris Cowey kind of Production.
 
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#167961
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
Looking forward to Deep Dish from Pru!
 
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#167962
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
If they do a special of BBC Castrated starring Lord Hall Hall I'll watch it.
 
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#167965
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
My friend Michael Hurll always boosted the crowd cheers to make it more exciting - was it just me or did the balance totally overwhelm Ghastly Greg and Dreary Dotty?
 
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#167967
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 0
For me Michael Hurll was the ultimate producer of Top of the Pops. I still marvel at his era. Trouble is when he left there was only one way for the show and that was downwards.
 
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#167970
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
Yes I tried to persuade Liddiment to give me TOTP instead of Rik Blaxill; instead he gave me Eurovision (which I won though it took 3 years).
 
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#167982
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago Karma: 0
Hmm quandry time as I think Ric Blaxill did a fantastic job reviving the show (He is probably my fave after Hurll).

So how did your vision of TOTP in 1994 look JK?
 
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#167985
andrew

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
The marketing for the show is shit. BBC said it's TOTP and Saturday Night Live but which version of Saturday Night Live ? Even the name is forgettable and young presenters are not always a key to everything, Bob Harris looked old OGWT but was amazing presenting it.

OGWT had a variety of music to blues, rock, metal, punk, new wave and Richard Digance.
 
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#167987
Andy

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
The BBC is spinning it as a success - 2.2 million viewers at peak time Friday on BBC1

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41780962
 
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#167991
andrew

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
2.2 million is not great.
 
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#168243
Andy

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
Dizzee Rascal managed to "accidentally" use some bad language in his rap - a bit strong for 7.35pm. You never got that on Top Of The Pops, because it was rarely live - maybe this shouldn't be either.
 
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#168255
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
After Show 2 - the team behind this are doing almost exactly the opposite of what I would do if asked to make a great new music series.
 
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#168256
robbiex

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
The fundamental problem with this programme is that it reflects modern music and modern music is crap.
 
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#168272
andrew

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
It will be axed very shortly.

BBC piss away more public money
 
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#168315
Andy

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
Ratings have dropped from 2.2 million to 1.6 million.
 
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#168320
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
I think you'll find that's 1.6 thousand.
 
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#168387
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 1 Week, 6 Days ago Karma: 49
The sad thing (like the ill conceived Bannister changes to Radio One) is that this was clearly an official BBC move to prove that Top of the Pops was a concept of the past and that music on TV does not work. It doesn't if you pick the wrong music and present it badly. Michael Grade and Bill Cotton once stopped me in the BBC Corridor and asked me why No Limits was getting nearly 6 million viewers on BBC2. I replied - because the music is great. "But it sounds just like all other music to us", they replied. "That's why you're TV executives and I'm a music person" I answered.
 
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#168432
maff

Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 1 Week, 5 Days ago  
But who is the target audience?!
 
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#168434
Re:Sounds like a BBC Friday Night fuckup 1 Week, 5 Days ago Karma: 49
I fear the answer is "as few people as possible; then we can say we tried music on TV and nobody watched it". It was the same when Guy Freeman took over ITV Music and scrapped my Record of the Year (10 million viewers) - replacing it with an Album music show (on ITV? It got 2 million viewers) which got dropped.
 
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