Re-issued Top of the Pops back in prime-time slot
Published 31/03/2011 | 05:00
Axed TV institution 'Top of the Pops' is to return -- with the BBC showing weekly reruns in its original slot.
The much-loved show was a viewing staple for 42 years until it was dropped in 2006 after audience numbers declined.
But now the BBC is to draw on its huge cache to retransmit old editions of the programme, episode by episode, each Thursday night at 7.30pm from April 7.
The series will start at 1976, the point at which the BBC's full archive of shows begins. Many earlier shows were deleted years ago by the broadcaster.