TOTPs previews for 1985. Anyone fancy the job ??

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RYAN
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Our good buddy Legsfan has done a sterling job in delivering his TOTPs preview threads in both 1983 & 84 but hes decided the time has come to relinquish the role. I thank him immensely like i did with his predecessor AC/PD. I fully appreciate that producing these threads can be time consuming and would take quite a bit of research (or to give it its modern name, Googling) to produce the end product.

This all leaves us with a void to fill. I understand that BBC4 plan to go ahead with 1985 TOTPs. If anyone fancies the task of producing the previews for 1985, in a similar vein to Legsfan, then please get in touch with me and im sure we can come to some kind of arrangement.

If not then we have two choices.

Either we have no TOTPs preview, this would also mean that i would dispense with the popular weekly poll feature. There would be little point in me offering up a poll without the sister thread which is the preview.

The other option is i simply start a thread and offer up the Popscene TOTPs line-up for that show. I would emulate Legsfan's HTML colour wording, but as for any sort of preview, believe me, im the last man you would want to try and big up middle 80s pop !

I have no idea when the 85 shows commence, im assuming in January. If you would like a crack at the previews, then go for it, but let me know please.
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Old Grey Whistler
Personally, doing two previews a week would be more than I could cope with.
Hopefully someone will come forward to do them, but if not then I think your second option would be the better one as there still seems to be a fair amount of chat on TOTP, and the polls still seem popular.
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Doc
I'm having trouble finding time to keep up with what I'm already doing. A cut and paste from Popscene is fine. The comments about the show is one of the busier threads. Maybe you could combine the show listing and the poll into one?
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PattiForPM
I hope we don't lose this altogether but I'm completely unqualified to do this sorry.  I think your idea to post the Popscene listing and maintain the poll would work as a default Ryan.  I do enjoy the chance to vote for the (fewer) songs and performances I like from this era
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AC/PD
Yep, I'd go with Doc's suggestion for 2 to become 1 by simply posting a poll before each edition, thus taking care of a listing provision. From that, any comments can spew forth.
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CoffeeThing
I very much enjoy both reading the preview and voting. I'm not able to be online as much of late but I generally manage to make it for the weekly polls. Any option that keeps them going is a good option in my book. I would like to thank LF for the immense amount of work that has gone into the previews and for the enjoyment they have brought.
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RYAN
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Just on this. As a new host for the 1985 previews is not going to be forthcoming (never really expected that to be so anyway), i think the best thing to do would be for me to simply create the Nabble poll thread for the show in question and use that thread for comments about the show. I guess by doing that it means that any observations folk make on the show will be confined to a single thread rather than the two threads like before.

I will endeavour to post the poll thread 24 hours prior to the show to be screened and obviously folk can then vote on their selections once they have watched it. I will therefore keep the poll open for 4 days instead of the usual 3 days.
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The Rubberband Man
RYAN wrote
Just on this. As a new host for the 1985 previews is not going to be forthcoming (never really expected that to be so anyway), i think the best thing to do would be for me to simply create the Nabble poll thread for the show in question and use that thread for comments about the show. I guess by doing that it means that any observations folk make on the show will be confined to a single thread rather than the two threads like before.

I will endeavour to post the poll thread 24 hours prior to the show to be screened and obviously folk can then vote on their selections once they have watched it. I will therefore keep the poll open for 4 days instead of the usual 3 days.
I think that's the right way to go Ryan. There's plenty of things to be discussed with these repeats and it's worthwhile keeping the polls going.

An answer to a question in the letter page of Radio Times asking whether the BBC is continuing with 1985 says, "A BBC Spokesman tells us BBC4 will be continuing with TOTP, moving onto 1985 on Fridays from early January 2018. A big Hits and Story Of will be starting the run".

No mention of Thursdays in that    I wonder if it's only going to be one show a week, or if it was just a sloppy statement from the "BBC Spokesman".  

Friday 5 January is rumoured to be the date for the 1985 Story Of and Big Hits.
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Rosie'sNumberOneFan
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I would also like to thank Legsfan for his previews and also thank you Ryan for keeping the polls going.
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NickGregory92
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Retaining the poll threads sounds good to me, as I really enjoyed commenting on the 1984 shows and reading other users' inputs and thoughts.

On that note, as some of you may already be aware, TOTP 1984 resumes on BBC4 next Friday 15th December with the Christmas Day special, hosted by the artists that appeared on the show.
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Legsfan
Thanks all for the kind words. TOTPs will still be a hot topic on the forum.
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