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BH
BillyH Founding member London London
It’ll be fine, it’s such a strong brand that I doubt moving it out of its traditional time slot will affect ratings or it’s future.

(First posted June 1996, last modified July 2005)
Member since 26 May 2001
SW
Steve Williams
And the New Year's edition is on the midnight/early morning slot for the first time!
Damn, that's late!


That's the repeat, the first showing is on Monday 30th.
KE
kernow
Just stepping forward from 1988 to 2019- this year's TOTP Christmas Day edition has been confirmed for 11:35am on BBC One. I think I'm right in saying that this would be the first time ever that they've shown it in the morning. It's now well away from the old traditional slot of 2pm.


It was at 2pm for a very long time, with the Queen's speech immediately after it.

It then moved to an earlier slot a couple of years ago (12:20pm in 2017 and 12:30pm in 2018), and seems to be getting earlier and earlier.

Don't think 11:35am is a very good slot for it really.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC website showing The Story Of 1989 and Big Hits 1989 for the 3rd January.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000crqx
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000crqz
SW
Steve Williams
It was at 2pm for a very long time, with the Queen's speech immediately after it.

It then moved to an earlier slot a couple of years ago (12:20pm in 2017 and 12:30pm in 2018), and seems to be getting earlier and earlier.


As mentioned in the other thread, it moved away from 2pm quite frequently in the nineties - it was at 1.30 in 1990, then from 1995 for the next few years it was never at 2pm, it was at 12.55 in 1995, 1.10 in 1996, 1.15 in 1997, 12.50 in 1998, 1.30 in 1999 and 1.05 in 2000. It was only later in the noughties it moved back to 2pm.
BG
Big-G Central (East) East Midlands Today
Does anyone know if BBC4 are going to show the 1988 Christmas day edition? It would be good if it was shown on BBC4 on Christmas day night.

G
SW
Steve Williams
Big-G posted:
Does anyone know if BBC4 are going to show the 1988 Christmas day edition? It would be good if it was shown on BBC4 on Christmas day night.

G


Yes, on Friday 20th.
BU
buster London London
Big-G posted:
Does anyone know if BBC4 are going to show the 1988 Christmas day edition? It would be good if it was shown on BBC4 on Christmas day night.

G


Yes, on Friday 20th.


An hour before the 22nd December edition if the online schedule is correct!
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
If it is, the schedulers are dummies. Those should be the other way around.
MU
mulder
Anybody know why some episodes are only getting the one showing recently? I know they've got to cram them all in before the new year, but surely they could lose some repeats of documentaries we've seen a billion times so they can show those TOTPs a couple more times?
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RT
Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
That woman in the red outfit performing to the Stakker Humanoid dance track at the end of TOTP must rate as one of the most embarrassing performances ever on TOTP and there has been plenty of competition. I felt like the show had suddenly morphed into 'The Hitman And Her' which started to show back in '88 late night at weekends on ITV.

8 days later

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I noticed this week's episode had a credit for "producer for Radio 1", this hasn't been on any of the previous episodes.

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