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JA
james-2001
The playouts often reappeared the following week in this era anyway.
SW
Steve Williams
The playouts often reappeared the following week in this era anyway.


Yes, under Paul Ciani, who didn't consider them an official play, but not under Stan Appel, so this was unusual under his production. And indeed it would have been unusual under Paul Ciani as he counted non-movers (which that was) as going down so they didn't qualify, whereas Appel did play them.

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JA
james-2001
The BBC website listing the Review of the 80s edition on the 31st July, which means 1989 will be the first year we've seen every available episode. Also the only time Paul Gambaccini will appear on these repeats, as all the other episodes he did had banned presenters.
NE
News96
And Mike Read's last appearance as well.
SC
Si-Co
The episode from 14/12/89 shown last night featured Jive Bunny’s Christmas medley “Let’s Party”. There are at least two versions of that music video, because after Gary Glitter’s conviction his song “Another Rock n Roll Christmas” was replaced with an additional verse of the Wizzard cover* “I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday”. However, the version of the video shown last night seemed to be neither of the official versions (no Glitter song and no Verse 2 of “Everyday”). I assume this was specifically edited for the repeat showing?

*Jive Bunny didn’t have the rights to include Wizzard’s vocals, so one of the “band” recorded a version of the song to be used on the single.
RB
RobinBlamires05
And Mike Read's last appearance as well.

Well until the final show proper in July '06.

Though that tends to be brushed to one side for obvious reasons.
JA
james-2001
Looks like they edited out Gary Glitter by cutting out a chunk of the video (hence why the background suddenly changes), but leaving the audio running as normal, so the point where it cuts back to the studio is where the Glitter sample would originally have been. The fact there's about 5 seconds of animation constantly repeated helps hide the cut (apart from the background change).

Interestingly, whenever I've seen the video shown on music channels over Christmas, they've always left the Glitter sample in.
JA
james-2001
Got around a minute extra of the montage at the end of the Christmas 1989 edition than was originally broadcast. On the original broadcast it faded out as soon as the credits ended, during a clip of Soul II Soul. Seems unusual they went to the effort of editing together the montage, then not showing most of it.
IS
Inspector Sands
Is there a 'Story of 1990' scheduled?
JA
james-2001
It's not scheduled yet, but it's mentioned in this press release:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/bbc-music-tv-music-documentaries-summer-autumn

There's 2 weeks of snooker that are presumably putting it off, also 2 weeks of proms following it which might delay it further, we don't know yet, nobody who's emailed the BBC has got a straight answer.
JA
JAS84
So we don't know what's on after Friday (which will be the 28 December 1989 episode)?
DV
dvboy
There's no TOTP scheduled for Friday 7 August.

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