1. Top of The Pops The Story of 1996 Air Date April 23, 2022: 1996 saw mad cow disease and hostage crises dominating the news, but each week at Elstree Studios, it was feuds and farewells that headlined the pop year. Significant segments on Sleeper, Peter Andre, REEF, FAITHLESS and the release of the film Trainspotting along with its groundbreaking soundtrack.
EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEWS WITH: Nicki Chapman publicist for Take That & The Spice Girls, Louise Wener of Sleeper, Ronan Keating of BOYZONE, Johnny Hopkins press officer for Oasis, Keith Allen Actor & Musician, Sister Bliss of Faithless, Peter Andre, Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, Ian Broudie The Lightning Seeds, Gary Stringer of REEF, Kermit and Shaun Ryder of Black Grape, Judd Lander Musician & Plugger, Peter Loraine TOTP Magazine Editor 1995–98, SKIN of Skunk Anansie, John Power of Cast,
2. Big Hits 1996 Air Date April 23, 2022: Relive some of the biggest hits of 1996 with these Top of the Pops classic performances, including Spice Girls, Suede, Sleeper, Los Del Rio, Peter Andre, Alanis Morrisette, Dr Dre and Oasis.
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES from Top of The Pops: Spice Girls “Wannabe”, SUEDE “Trash”, Fugees “Killing Me Softly”, Babylon Zoo “Spaceman”, The Beautiful South “Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)”, Mark Morrison “Return of The Mack”, Sleeper “Sale of The Century”, Los Del Rio “Macarena”, Faithless “Insomnia”, Peter Andre “Mysterious Girl”, Alanis Morissette “Ironic”, Manic Street Preachers “A Design For Life”, Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre “No Diggity”, Robert Miles “Children”, SPACE “Female of The Species”, OMC “How Bizarre”, Garbage “Stupid Girl”, Gina G “Ooh Aah…Just A Little Bit”, Kula Shaker “Tattva”, Toni Braxton “You’re Makin’ Me High”, Babybird “You’re Gorgeous”, Oasis “Don’t Look Back In Anger”,
Total Running Time: 2 Hours