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Top of the Pops '65


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Featuring The No.1 Records of the Year by The Beatles, The Byrds, Ken Dodd, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, The Hollies, Tom Jones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Elvis Presley, The Righteous Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, Sandie Shaw, Sonny and Cher, Jackie Trent, Unit Four Plus Two, The Walker Brothers
With Jimmy Savile, David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, Peter Murray
Repeated on Sunday at 12.15


Musicians: The Beatles
Musicians: The Byrds
Singer: Ken Dodd
Musicians: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Musicians: The Hollies
Singer: Tom Jones
Musicians: The Kinks
Musicians: The Moody Blues
Singer: Elvis Presley
Singers: The Righteous Brothers
Musicians: The Rolling Stones
Musicians: The Seekers
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Singers: Sonny and Cher
Singer: Jackie Trent
Musicians: Unit Four Plus Two
Singers: The Walker Brothers
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: David Jacobs
Presenter: Alan Freeman
Presenter: Peter Murray
Design: Geoff Kirkland
Production: Johnnie Stewart

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Stars of Genome: the cameraman on our front page 16 October 2016
Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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