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Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January and 30 July .. Since the last episode featured no live acts in the studio, the honour of being the last act to actually perform on a weekly episode of TOTP goes. Wednesday's jackpot will be $ Good luck winning that $$$ NO QUESTION tomorrow as we broadcast live from the U of A. Monday's jackpot Q: 42% of adults say they spend more money on this in the month of January than Q: According to the experts, this simple thing makes women more responsive to flirting. James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September ) is a stand-up comedian, presenter, Since , Carr has also presented 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, a combination of He joined the three presenters again for 10 O' Clock Live, a Channel 4 comedy current affairs show, which started airing in January
I was never more happy on car journeys than sitting in the back reading vocabulary books, preferably in French or German. It's like Lego, you can build words using it. Unsurprisingly, back in Britain she got a job with Oxford University Press OUP working on bilingual dictionaries before moving on to their English equivalents. It just wasn't my cup of tea at all. I hated the thought of being so public.
Former countdown star Carol Vorderman Image: Carol was very fizzy and bright as a button. We still keep in touch. Richard had died from a heart condition following a bout of pneumonia. It was awful, a real shock and particularly for her because she had worked with Richard since Countdown became the first programme to be broadcast on Channel 4 on November 2, The tour opened on 20 August with 9 shows at the Edinburgh Festival before touring the country.
Telling Jokes, which was released on 2 November In OctoberCarr received criticism from several Sunday tabloid newspapers for a joke he made about British soldiers who had lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistansaying that the UK would have a strong team in the London Paralympic Games. Making People Laugh, was released on 8 November The tour started with a run at the Edinburgh Festival before touring the country. Second Life[ edit ] On 21 DecemberCarr announced plans to become the first major comedian to perform in the virtual reality world of Second Life.
This was confirmed on his MySpace webpage on 3 Januaryand a competition launched to choose a select audience from the list of his MySpace friends. Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes on the history and theory of joke-telling. Then-Prime Minister David Cameron commented on the issue: They buy the tickets. He is taking the money from those tickets and he, as far as I can see, is putting all of that into some very dodgy tax avoiding schemes.
Though he admitted that what he did is wrong, he said that there was some level of hypocrisy in the comments Cameron had made about him innoting that members of Cameron's family and Queen Elizabeth II have subsequently been mentioned in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers tax evasion scandals.
Carr said that the law should become clearer by eliminating any loopholesinstead of leaving it up to people to decide what is morally right. Guest co-presenters and a music news feature were introduced for a short while, but had ceased by the end of The chart rundown was split into three sections in the middle of the programme, with the final Top 10 section initially featuring clips of the songs' videos, although this became rarer over the next few years.
An occasional feature showing the American music scene with Jonathan King was introduced in Novemberand ran every few weeks until February In Januarya Breakers section, featuring short video clips of new tracks in the lower end of the Top 40, was introduced, and this continued for most weeks until March Although the programme had been broadcast live in its early editions, it had been recorded on the day before transmission for many years.
However, from Maythe show was sometimes broadcast live for a few editions each year, and this practice continued on an occasional basis often in the week of a bank holiday, when the release of the new chart was delayed, and for some special editions for the rest of the decade. The programme moved in September to a new regular half-hour timeslot of 7pm on Thursdays, where it would remain until June The end of was marked by a special minute edition of the show broadcast on 31 Decemberto celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first show.
The pre-recorded programme featured the return of the original four presenters Savile, Freeman, Murray and Jacobs as well as numerous presenters from the show's history, anchored by Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read. The following year, in an attempt to fit more songs in the allocated half hour, he restricted the duration of studio performances to three minutes, and videos to two minutes, a practice which was largely continued until May In Julyhe introduced a rundown of the Top 5 albums, which continued on a monthly basis until May Ciani had to step down due to illness inwhen Hurll returned as producer to cover for two months and again for a brief time as holiday cover in However, during the last few years of the s the association became less close, and was severed completely although not permanently in a radical shake-up known as the 'Year Zero' revamp.
Following a fall in viewing figures and a general perception that the show had become 'uncool' acts like The Clash had refused to appear in the show in previous yearsa radical new format was introduced by incoming executive producer Stanley Appel who had worked on the programme since as cameraman, production assistant, director and stand-in producer  in Octoberin which the Radio 1 DJs were replaced by a team of relative unknowns, such as Claudia Simon and Tony Dortie who had previously worked for Children's BBCyear-old local radio DJ Mark Franklin, Steve Anderson, Adrian Rose and Elayne Smith, who was replaced by Femi Oke in The new presenting team would take turns hosting initially usually in pairs but sometimes soloand would often introduce acts in an out-of-vision voiceover over the song's instrumental introduction.
They would sometimes even conduct short informal interviews with the performers, and initially the Top 10 countdown was run without any voiceover.
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Rules relating to performance were also altered meaning acts had to sing live as opposed to the backing tracks for instruments and mimed vocals for which the show was known. To incorporate the shift of dominance towards American artists, more use was made of out-of-studio performances, with acts in America able to transmit their song to the Top of the Pops audience "via satellite". These changes were widely unpopular and much of the presenting team were axed within a year, leaving the show hosted solely by Dortie and Franklin apart from the Christmas Day editions, when both presenters appeared from Octoberon a week-by-week rotation.
Blaxill expanded the use of "via satellite" performances, taking the acts out of studios and concert halls and setting them against landmark backdrops.
The last remnants of the Year Zero revamp were replaced inwhen a new title sequence, logo and theme tune were introduced the logo having first been introduced on the new programme Top of the Pops 2 some months previouscoinciding with the introduction of a new set.
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Blaxill also increasingly experimented with handing presenting duties to celebrities, commonly contemporary comedians and pop stars who were not in the charts at that time. This began a major decline in audience figures as fans were forced to choose between Top of the Pops and an episode of the soap.
The team was later augmented by Kate Thornton and Gail Porter. Chris Cowey in particular instigated a set of 'back to basics' changes when he took over the show. Ina remixed version of the classic 'Whole Lotta Love' theme tune previously used in the s was introduced, accompanied by a new s-inspired logo and title sequence.
Cowey also began to export the brand overseas with localised versions of the show on air in Germany, France, the NetherlandsBelgium and Italy by