Top of the Pops
The Official UK Album and Singles Charts were once the only barometer of musical success. These days, it's a lot more complicated.
In the lead-up to new (and likely dreadful) BBC series 'Sounds Like Friday Night', we asked some strangers what makes not-shit music television.
Mailman don’t care.
“I was like nah sorry man / I only socialise with the turkey and ham.”
'Later... with Jools Holland' is like seeing your dad drunk for the first time.
Read a chronicle about Moby miming his British television debut.
In the first of a three part series investigating how dance music and club culture invaded living rooms round the UK, Josh Baines charts the journey from disco to acid house on the small screen.
The dude who wrote "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" explains why having one hit is better than having none hits.
And if we're allowed to edit and screw with the past, we have to ask who's doing the editing.