Mark Radcliffe presents more festive footage favourites and Merry Christmas archive straight out of the BBC vaults.
A look at performances that took place on one of the most diverse years on the show. As an average 19 million viewers a week tuned into the show.
The show features clips of solo material by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins as well as Mike Rutherford's side project Mike & the Mechanics.
Steve Wright looks back at classic Christmas songs.
It was the year that both pop music and TOTP changed. There was a new generation of British pop arrived with Dexy's, Adam Ant, the Human League and OMD. There were new sets built and a range of new celebrity co-hosts on the show. The documentary explores these dramatic changes in the Top of the Pops world.
British pop and the BBC's flagship chart show said goodbye to the 1970s, and hello to the 1980s. It was a new era for music and the British society. Music came from Madness, Adam Ant, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Spandu Ballet.