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.
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Green River
Rehearsal footage, Bob Pratt tapes
Fifth Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
Chicago - I'm A Man
Judy Collins - Both Sides Now
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Bob Pratt tapes, BBC Archive
Mary Hopkin - Temma Harbour
Radha Krishna Temple - Govinda
Dancing with crowd, most likely date
Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
From March or April 1970
From March or April 1970 (*7)
Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
BBC archive (*1)
Bobbie Gentry - If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
Rufus Thomas - Funky Chicken
Hermans Hermits - Bet Your Life
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
*3 , Bob Pratt tapes
Chairmen of the Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
*5, 12 sec clip seen, maybe all that's left!
Family - The Weavers Answer
*4, Shown 01/06/13 (K), Bob Pratt tapes
Bread - Make It With You
Martha and the Vandelas - Jimmy Mac
21 second clip seen, full version believed to exist
Bobby Bloom - Montego Bay
Shown 01/06/13 (K), Clip on You Tube, Bob Pratt tapes
The Carpenters - Close To You
Chairmen of the Board - You Got Me Dangling On A String
Possible date and routine *2
The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
Most likely date
Lance Le Gault - Cannikin Clink
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
Exists in a private collection
(*1) `Who do you Love' played over film of Pans People & Jimmy SAVILE at a Royal Marine Training Centre, dancing round cadets on parade & trying to copy Marines on assault course (BMG)
(*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)
A terrible year for wiping with 49 of the shows thrown away. Many of this years survivors did so by being filmed away from the studio.
Probably from Jan 72, Guess: Where Did Our Love Go
John Barry - Theme From The Persuaders
Paul Simon - Mother and Child Reunion
Date correct for the dance
Sly And The Family Stone - Running Away
Probably April/May 72, Guess: Back Off Boogaloo
Free - A Little Bit Of Love
Poor quality #2
The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow
Michael Jackson - Ain't No Sunshine
The O'Jays - Backstabbers
David Bowie - John I'm Only Dancing
Chris Montez - Let's Dance
A short clip shown 21/11/13 (PP book launch)
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
Believed to be correct
David Bowie - The Jean Genie
Believed to be correct
Nilsson - Without You
#1 Shots of four bikers in leather & denim through chemical plant; girl from Pans People (Ruth) in long white dress with gold embroidery running along gantrys, walkways etc. Bikers chase girl who runs across rooftops & twirls round in her long white dress, cape a-flowing (BMG).
#2 A poor quality version of this has been seen, but a far better quality clip is on the TOTP 40th anniversary CD suggesting that the BBC do have a much better version.
1972 (click the underlined links of rare routines to go to larger pictures)
Barry White - You're The First, My Last, My Everything
(#1) A different version to the one shown in 1973.
(#2) A small overdubbed clip appears on one the Christmas VT tapes, at least one complete version does exist.
(#3) Two colour home video recordings exists of this routine (PVL/Levine).
(#4) There is a possibility that someone may have this routine.
(#5) Currently available version has a clip of Ronnie Barker overlaid.
1974 (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.