Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years Of The Top Ten – A Preview

The good people of the BBC have posted a clip on their website of Friday’s Pop Charts Britannia documentary which marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Charts.

In the clip, you can see me make an idiot of myself trying to tape the charts from 1983 on an unfeasibly large boom-box.

There’s a bit more detail about the show here.

If you would like to see a rank amateur floundering on TV (and who doesn’t?) here’s the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010ww1g


The 90 minute documentary will be shown at 9.25pm on BBC4 on Friday 16th November





6 responses to “Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years Of The Top Ten – A Preview”

  1. HipsterApproved.net Avatar

    Unfortunately the clip is not working here in the States. (At least on my computer.)
    Congratulations on the hype!


    1. Every Record Tells A Story Avatar

      It’ll be on Youtube soon no doubt…


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  3. Heavy Metal Overload Avatar

    Loved the clip and I’m really looking forward to watching the doc tonight. Seeing you struggle to catch the songs brings back lots of painful memories… and the DJs would always chime in before the songs finished which was so annoying! I’m also not sure if I had a cassette now i would know what to do with it.


    1. Every Record Tells A Story Avatar

      It all comes back pretty quick the whole home taping thing – it’s like riding a bike…


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