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

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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

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