TOTP ROUTINES THAT STILL EXIST AND POSSIBLE SURVIVALS
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This is a list detailing only what survives or may survive of the Pan's People TOTP routines, it also shows which Ruby Flipper and Legs and Co routines the BBC wiped. All of the Legs and Co routines have survived, a few partially, they are detailed in the Legs and Co on TOTP pages.
The surviving Ruby Flipper routines are shown in Ryan's TOTP Ruby Flipper Routine List.
1969 Only one routine picture that is probably from this year, but it is to an unknown song.
LOST 1969 routine
1970 Includes all known survivals.
(*2) No actual evidence to support this other than a poster claiming it to be this performance.
(*3) Clip shown on BBC using extracts of the dance mixed with crowd dancing used to accompany Mama Told Me Not To Come (The reason for the montage's creation is not known, but it is not believed to have been used as part of a TOTP show). Evidence has also been seen that the original routine with the correct song also exists.
(*4) Flick Colby appears in the musical interlude of the 27/08 performance of The Weavers Answer. A very small clip can be seen in TOTP 27/12/73.
(*5) A small segment of this dance appears at the start of Fairweather - Natural Sinner that was shown at Kal 01/06/13. Also an extremely small clip appears in one of the Christmas VT tapes.
1970 (click the underlined links to go to larger pictures of rare routines)
##STOP PRESS - 07/10/71 Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem may have just been discovered. Awaiting confirmation.##
BBC database lists Elvis Presley - I'm Leaving as a PP routine but is probably incorrect (Ray L).
#3 The version of Jeepster shown on BBC TOTP2 is a slightly different edit to the original transmitted version.
1971 (click the underlined links to go to larger pictures of rare routines)
A terrible year for wiping with all except 1 of the shows being thrown away. Another episode exists as a black and white telerecording and a third partially exists after being found on a video tape. Many of this years survivors did so by being filmed away from the studio.
#2 A poor quality version of this has been seen, but a restored version is believed to exist. Tape found at BBC Scotland.
1972 (click the underlined links of rare routines to go to larger pictures)
More than half of this years dances only survived by being recorded on to privately owned video tapes.
#1 Some screen shots of a colour version were seen some years ago, sadly no more has been heard about it since.
#2 A different performance from the one shown in 1974.
#3 There were rumours that 01/11 David Cassidy - Daydreamer may exist, but no further evidence has appeared.
1973 (click the underlined links of rare routines to go to larger pictures)
07/08/1980 Odyssey - Use It Up And Wear It Out = Untransmitted routine from a strike week, shown by Kal 2012. Clips from this routine were used several times in TOTP chart count downs. Complete routine now on line.
Hi doc ,have you got any more info on pans dancing to oh you pretty thing in 1971 ,ive not heard any info on that one before ,not sure about the 28/11/74 dance to get dancin ,there was an article once about pans people ,and it was stated that pans danced to the al green song on that edition ,this was backed up by a guy called alex on pp .com who remembered the al green routine ,alex was the one who first said about the george mccrae 1975 song long before anyone knew that pans had danced to its been so long ,because it wasnt documented anywhere ,cheers
girls by moments and whatnuts from 1975 still exists privatley doc ,and ive got a feeling that there are a few more from 75 including bad companys ,feel like makin love ,and average white bands ,pick up the pieces ,may still survives
The list I have was compiled when ever I found a possible existance mentioned on the internet, however I omitted to record the source! I've asterisked those two and will see if I can find where I saw them mentioned. No doubt there will be errors in the list that's why I've put it on here. So hopefully we can create a more accurate one.
Who has private copies of these PP dance routines, is it just the dancers themselves and / or ex-BBC technicians? What seems to me to be the secretive world of obtaining rare recordings of dance performances I know nothing about.
The majority of them are held by either the BBC/Kaleidoscope, The PVL or PansPeopleVideo. The first two are likely to eventually show what they have, The PVL wanted to sell all of its tapes for £20,000 and PPV is a bit of a secret as to who it is.
As for the dancers Flick Colby was supposed to have a number of routines and there are rumours that a tape was made for Cherry when she left (but this has not been confirmed).
This is a most interesting list which should be sticked somewhere, not just as a reference but also as a place to add new finds. Many thanks for taking the trouble to post all these (possibly) existing clips. It's hard to keep up to date if you don't have a place where all this information is pooled.
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