Top of the Pops (UK)

Season 42 Episode 50

11th December 2005

Aired Monday 2:00 PM Dec 11, 2005 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for the Pussycat Dolls) Before chart success, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Pamela Anderson all appeared in the PCD line-up.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Mary J. Blige) Mary's going to be playing the legendary Nina Simone in a new film due out next year.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl) Oddly, when they were recording this touching tale Shane MacGowan & Kirsty MacColl never actually met. It was produced by Kirsty's then husband Steve Lillywhite who got to do her parts at home while Shane did his bits in the studio. The title came from a novel by J.P. Donleavy.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Nizlopi) Nizlopi, aka John and Luke, met each other on a school bus when they were just 13.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Will Young) After his film debut, Will now wants to work with Abigail's Party man Mike Leigh.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for The Subways) The Subways have got that family thing going on - the two boys are brothers and singer Billy and Charlotte are a couple.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Charlotte Church) Charlotte says that if she had to choose between singing and boyfriend Gavin Henson... the singing would have to go!

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for The Strokes) Strokes singer Julian Casablanca's mum was Miss Denmark in 1965.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Snookered: BBC TWO's Snooker coverage caused a reshuffle of the schedules putting Top of the Pops in a later slot at 7.30pm.

    • Cut short: The duration of this episode is 5 minutes shorter than normal lasting only 30 minutes.

  • Allusions