Top of the Pops: The Story of 1984
Frankie says relax and head back to the Top of the Pops charts in 1984 documentary / 9.00pm / BBC4
Remember seeing Wham! celebrating a festive No 1 on Top of the Pops in 1984? It never happened – Last Christmas was the biggest-selling record to fail to top the UK charts, as Band Aid’s single swept all before it. This documentary is full of snippets like that as it guides us through Top of the Pops’
20th anniversary year, encompassing big hair, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, politicallycharged hits such as Free
Nelson mandela and, of course,
Do They Know It’s Christmas? For anyone who fondly remembers Nik Kershaw’s snood or Nena’s controversial armpits, this is an hour of TV to leave you with a huge smile on your face.
George Michael topped the charts with Band Aid