Amazing the things you find buried on digital channels. Nearly missed this one. And we can’t have that.
Pet Shop Boys at the BBC celebrates over 20 years of performances from one of Britain’s most iconic groups. This new retrospective features some career-defining moments with performances on BBC shows including Top of the Pops, Whistle Test and Later with Jools Holland. Each performance is accompanied by exclusive new interview footage with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe filmed by BBC Worldwide Music at the Abbey Road Studios.
Pet Shop Boys at the BBC marks BBC Worldwide Music’s latest collaboration with EMI to develop the BBC Archive and offer Pet Shop Boys’ fans a new opportunity to view fantastic BBC performances from the band. The documentary spans their career from a 1985 Top of the Pops performance of their first hit single West End Girls to the final track I’m With Stupid from their last album Fundamental performed on Top of the Pops in 2006, over 20 years later.
1. West End Girls TOTP, 19/12/1985
2. Suburbia TOTP, 16/10/1986
3. It’s A Sin Wogan, 01/07/1987
4. Love Comes Quickly TOTP, 20/03/1986
5. Later Tonight Whistle Test, 29/04/1986
6. Always On My Mind TOTP, 25/12/1987
7. Left To My Own Devices TOTP, 01/12/1988
8. Losing My Mind (Liza Minnelli) Wogan, 31/07/1989
9. Being Boring TOTP, 29/11/1990
10. Can You Forgive Her? TOTP, 10/06/1993
11. I Wouldn’t Normally Do… Children in Need, 26/11/1993
12. Liberation TOTP, 07/04/1994
13. Paninaro ’95 TOTP, 03/08/1995
14. I Don’t Know What You Want… TOTP, 30/07/1999
15. Love Is A Catastrophe Later with Jools Holland,12/04/2002
16. Flamboyant TOTP, 19/03/2004
17. I’m With Stupid TOTP, 23/04/2006
The special was released in March.
It airs 4:55pm Sunday on ABC2.