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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:05 am    Post subject: Top Of The Pops 2 Cut Back Reply with quote

The BBC has scrapped weekly editions of the pop archive show Top Of The Pops 2, reducing it to six special themed episodes spread throughout the year.

A programme looking back at winners of the Eurovision song contest will be the first to use the new format in May.

The corporation has also announced six extra editions of live music showcase Later... With Jools Holland, which will now run three times a year.

Later returns to BBC Two in May for its 29th series.

"This is a fantastic vote of confidence in the show and what it does for music," said the BBC's head of music entertainment, Mark Cooper.

"Last series we introduced debuts by Mika, Just Jack, Mr Hudson and more.

"With more shows and an extra series, we look forward to bringing more magic moments the whole year round."

Top Of The Pops was the BBC's flagship music programme for 42 years, but it was axed last June after viewing figures dropped.

Clip show TOTP2 continued to be shown, with occasional live performances showcasing new music.

The programme's new format will concentrate on "occasions, events and anniversaries," said the BBC in a statement.

As well as the Eurovision special, planned programmes include a retrospective of Sting and The Police to coincide with their UK tour, and a country music show in the run-up to the Country Music Association awards in November.

BBC Online

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I bet Steve Wright isn't happy as he's been trying to promote this show since it returned.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will Steve Wright do with all the extra time off?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hit the internet in search of some more equally ridiculous 'factoids'? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC has scrapped weekly editions of the pop archive show Top Of The Pops 2, reducing it to six special themed episodes spread throughout the year.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case, can we look forward to Messrs Evans and Brand doing themed shows?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is News & current affairs? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
This is News & current affairs? Rolling Eyes


Compared to some of the stuff on the Radio 2 bulletins this is Panorama grade material.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Ernie! I despair of some of the "news" items we've had on R2 lately, many of which are "plugs" for TV or Radio progs. News? I don't think so!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
This is News & current affairs? Rolling Eyes


Compared to some of the stuff on the Radio 2 bulletins this is Panorama grade material.


and panorama isn't what it used to be...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets look on the positive side here-it's mean less airtime/coverage from that prat Steve Wright.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Lets look on the positive side here-it's mean less airtime/coverage from that prat Steve Wright.



Thats a little harsh. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
Lets look on the positive side here-it's mean less airtime/coverage from that prat Steve Wright.


Thats a little harsh. Confused

Oh I dont think so. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Top Of The Pops 2 Cut Back Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The BBC has scrapped weekly editions of the pop archive show Top Of The Pops 2, reducing it to six special themed episodes spread throughout the year.....


I didn't understand what TOTP2 was all about anyway. The repeated old stuff was alright BUT the BBC scrapped TOTP but then continued to record stuff for TOTP2 with the TOTP logo in the background. How did they decide who to record and why, who was it aimed at ?. Why setup a studio just for one or two tracks a week, were they using the material for other programmes or just to supply future TOTP2's ?

.. as for SW's sub-titles and commentary, best forgotten...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
Lets look on the positive side here-it's mean less airtime/coverage from that prat Steve Wright.


Thats a little harsh. Confused

Oh I dont think so. Laughing


I thought it was a bit uncalled for, ok you don't like him as a presenter but I don't think there is any need to resort to personal insults
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:


I thought it was a bit uncalled for, ok you don't like him as a presenter but I don't think there is any need to resort to personal insults


Actually I didnt notice that he had called him a prat until I read your reply so obviously it has entered my subconscious that it is a natural adjective to assign to Steve Wright.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well, we all like different things but I just don't think there is any need for name calling.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be honest, is there anyone who doesn't think SW is a prat?

Personally I would be hard pressed to find many more olieagenous broadcasters.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give up Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish SW would give up, then I could listen to R2 2-5. Hopefully then Evans will self-combust and I can get that slot back as well. These days I never bother with R2 in the afternoons.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets hope CE gets the 2-5pm slot and then MR the 5-7pm slot (I don't plan to be listening to the new 8-10pm slot)
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