On Tuesday 20th June 2006, Jana Bennett, BBC Director of Television, announced that after 42 years, Top of the Pops would finally end on Sunday 30th July 2006 with it's 2204th edition. The decision has been made due to it's decreasing amount of viewers, its inability to compete with other modern music outlets and the dwindling popularity of the singles chart.
Top of the Pops will apparently live on in the form of its archive sister show Top of the Pops 2 which may have the odd new performance included. Also a decision has yet to be made on the future of its C:BBC spin-off Top of the Pops: Reloaded.
Please feel free to discuss here your memories of Top of the Pops and your opinion on its demise.
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