Top of The Pops The Story of 1993 & Big Hits 1993 DVD (Documentary): Exclusive interviews with 2 Unlimited, St. Etienne, Shaggy, M People, East 17, New Order, The Bluebells and Bananarama – Performances by Lenny Kravitz, HADDAWAY, EAST 17, SUEDE, Duran Duran, Inner Circle, Ace of Base, BJÖRK, Radiohead, Jamiroquai, The Beloved, Robin S, Meatloaf and MORE!!!


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1. Top of The Pops The Story of 1993 Air Date April 2, 2022: Rcession, high unemployment and unrest dominated the news in early 1993, but every Thursday night, the BBC’s much-loved weekly music show continued its 30 minutes of pop escapism and feel-good factor. Rave was slowing – being replaced by disco vibes – and Euro pop was very much the order of the day, with Dutch duo 2Unlimited hogging the charts not just here but all over Europe with their techno smash No Limit.Hippy and dreamy vibes came courtesy of St Etienne, and Britpop was just around the corner waiting to happen, heralded by the debut of Suede. Adding to the musical mix were the Jamaican rhythms, cheeky lyrics and dancehall moves courtesy of Shaggy, and Manchester dance outfit M People were bossing the dance floors. As the country’s situation improved financially, a pop rivalry ensued with East 17’s bad boys contesting the reign of Take That. Meanwhile on the show, the satellite performances continued with Mancunians New Order taking to the beach in LA to perform Regret alongside the Baywatch crew. As always, there were the tracks that became hits from other sources – step forward The Bluebells and their song from a certain car advert – and throughout the summer bump and grind arrived, ruled by the likes of Shabba Ranks, Snow and Chaka Demus & Pliers. Bhangra king Apache Indian mashed styles together for his global hit Boom Shack-A-Lak, while newcomer Gabrielle debuted with her smash Dreams and changed how a new pop star could look on TV with her attitude, glamorous styling and matching eye patch.Oh, and of course… Mr Blobby.Contributors include Anita Doth and Ray Slijngaard of 2Unlimited, Bob Stanley of St Etienne, Shaggy, Heather Small of M People, Peter Hook, Ken, Bobby and David of The Bluebells, Apache Indian, Gabrielle, Terry Coldwell of East 17 and Mr Blobby.

EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEWS WITH: Anita Doth & Ray Slijngaard of 2 Unlimited, Bob Stanley of St. Etienne, Shaggy, Heather Small of M People, Terry Coldwell of East 17, Peter Hook of New Order, Ken, Bobby & David of The Bluebells, Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama, Apache Indian, Gabrielle and Mr Blobby.

2. Big Hits 1993 Air Date April 2, 2022: A look back at some of the songs performed on the show in 1993. Dance music and Euro pop continued to dominate the charts with performances from Haddaway, Sub Sub, Ace of Base and Robin S. The early stages of Britpop begin to emerge with Suede and Radiohead, and Icelandic superstar Björk makes an early appearance. Then there are the big sellers from Meat Loaf and Gabrielle, and the grooves come courtesy of Jamiroquai, Chaka Demus & Pliers and many more.

EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES from Top of  The Pops: Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, HADDAWAY “What Is Love”, EAST 17 “Deep”, Urban Cookie Collective “The Key, The Secret”, SUEDE  “So Young”, Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams “Ain’t No Love Ain’t No Use”, Duran Duran “Ordinary World”, Inner Circle “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”, 4 Non Blondes “What’s Up?”, Ace of Base “All That She Wants”, BJÖRK “Venus As A Boy”, Radiohead “Creep”, Jade “Don’t Walk Away”, Chaka Demus & Pliers “Tease Me”, Gabrielle “Dreams”, Jamiroquai “Too Young To Die”, The Beloved “Sweet Harmony”, Robin S “Show Me Love”, Meatloaf “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”,

Total Running Time: 2 Hours

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