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Joe6,383 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/20/bbc-launch-top-of-the-pops-style-music-show

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The BBC is to launch a new Top of the Pops-style music show more than 11 years after it axed its flagship pop music programme.

The corporation has announced that a six-part music series will be broadcast live this autumn on BBC1 and feature performances from a collection of the biggest UK and global music stars in each episode.

The name of the programme and its place in the schedule are yet to be confirmed but it is understood it will be broadcast at peak times in the evening.

Unlike Top of the Pops, the new 30-minute show will feature sketches and interviews as well as live performances.

It will be made by the production company Fulwell 73, whose five partners include James Corden and Ben Winston, the executive producer of Corden’s US chat show The Late Late Show.

The BBC has confirmed that Corden will not present the programme, although it is yet to say who will.

The BBC has not had a regular flagship music programme on BBC1 since Top of the Pops was cancelled in 2006.

Top of the Pops was first broadcast in 1964. Like the new BBC music show it was only commissioned for six episodes before winning a permanent weekly slot.

More than 2,000 episodes of the programme have been broadcast, including Christmas Day specials since 2006, but its legacy has been severely tainted by the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal. Savile presented the first episode of the show.

The new programme has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, and Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning for BBC Music.

Bob Shennan, director of BBC Radio and Music, said: “This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best UK and international bands and artists and we’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s most innovative and creative TV production companies.”

Gabe Turner, another partner at Fulwell 73, added: “The BBC’s heritage in creating and broadcasting world-class music TV is second to none – their classic music shows were a big part of our childhoods growing up as fans devouring everything pop culture. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there.”


I feel that this could perhaps work in the right slot, and if it doesn't consist of purely chart music - though I think a little of that will be important. Equally, I can see it failing. A lot rides on how it is done, I reckon.
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Hatton Cross2,979 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Odd it's been given a full commission without a pilot (either broadcast or non)

You'd have thought with so much riding on having a popular music programme back in the BBC they would have wanted to see how it would look on screen, rather than the pitch document.

No name, no host(s)
Hope it not been greenlit based Carpool Karaoke - the breakthrough segment from The Late Late Show and the BBC are putting a lot of faith on Fulwell 73 on coming up with ideas like that for this music show.
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62305822,579 posts since 19 Aug 2005 Recently warned
STV Central Reporting Scotland
This sounds like 1st series of Kenny Everett, on Thames, as that also feature sketches and interviews as well as live performances. Before the music side was pushed out. There does need to be a proper live muisc show somewhere on the BBC.
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Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004
There does need to be a proper live muisc show somewhere on the BBC.


There is (OK it's not 52 weeks a year), Jools Holland's show ?

Plenty of 'proper' live music on BBC Radio too.


I think this planned programme sounds like it will fill a gap of having a popular music show, Jools Holland's show is great but it is more to the Radio 3 and 6 Music territory than Radio's 1 and 2
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Markymark5,890 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
There does need to be a proper live muisc show somewhere on the BBC.


There is (OK it's not 52 weeks a year), Jools Holland's show ?

Plenty of 'proper' live music on BBC Radio too.


I think this planned programme sounds like it will fill a gap of having a popular music show, Jools Holland's show is great but it is more to the Radio 3 and 6 Music territory than Radio's 1 and 2


Ah, well that's the difference between a programme of proper live pop music, and a live music programme.
Charlie Wells3,732 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Looks like more details have been announced today...
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Sounds Like Friday Night bursts onto BBC One in October
The BBC today announces further details of its brand new six-part music series, Sounds Like Friday Night.

The show will launch in October and will broadcast live from the iconic BBC Television Centre in White City, the home of so many classic TV shows. The six programmes will be fronted by Radio 1 DJ and presenter Greg James with Radio 1 Xtra’s Dotty. Each week they will be sharing presenting duties with a different major music artist who will complete the hosting line up. The star host for programme one and the future episodes will be revealed nearer the time.

Full press release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/sounds-like-friday-night
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DE88642 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
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toby lerone 2016399 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
If this is a success what will happen to the annual Christmas/New Year editions of Top of the Pops? Will they continue them for traditions sake or replace them with Sounds Like Christmas Day
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