The BBC has dismissed reports of a revival for weekly singles chart countdown “Top Of The Pops.”
The TV show, which began on BBC One in 1964, was taken off air in 2006 after various scheduling changes failed to revive ratings.
Mark Cooper, head of music entertainment for BBC TV, was quoted by The Times saying he “would personally love to have a weekly music show on the BBC,” adding that “it’s a Sleeping Beauty. One day it will come back.” Cooper compared it to the iconic BBC sci-fi drama “Doctor Who,” which has been successfully revived by the broadcaster.
However, the BBC has today ruled out a return for the music show. “Despite continuing speculation, there are currently no plans to bring back a weekly ‘Top of the Pops’ program,” said the BBC in a statement.
The BBC has screened one-off “Top Of The Pops” Christmas specials for the last two years.