Top of the Pops Reloaded

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Top of the Pops: Reloaded
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Top of the Pops: Reloaded logo
Starring Fearne Cotton
Sam Nixon
Mark Rhodes
Emilia Coxe
Jason King
Joel Ross
Theme music composerTony Gibber
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes28
Production
Executive producer(s)Sue Morgan
Producer(s)Christina Brown Lee Mogridge
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original network BBC Two
Original release10 September 2005 (2005-09-10) 
25 March 2006 (2006-03-25)
Chronology
Preceded by Top of the Pops Saturday

Top of the Pops: Reloaded is a weekly children's music show broadcast as part of the Saturday morning CBBC schedule on BBC Two. It was based on the show, Top of the Pops , following on from its predecessor Top of the Pops Saturday.

It was shown on BBC Two at 11 am on Saturdays and repeated at 6 pm on the CBBC Channel on Sunday. Presenters included Fearne Cotton, Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes. The show also regularly featured Radio 1 DJs JK & Joel. From episode twelve onwards, a new feature was introduced where digital viewers could press their red button to access a different choice of music. Richard Oliff was the first ever 'Dad-Dancer' to be featured on the show, performing to Mylo's Doctor Pressure.

TOTP Saturday and TOTP Reloaded

Top of the Pops Saturday began in September 2002 as part of the relaunched format of The Saturday Show , as a 45-minute show-within-a-show taking up the final section of the programme; TOTP Saturday was presented by The Saturday Show's presenters of the time, Fearne Cotton and Simon Grant.

The introduction of TOTP Saturday was seen as an attempt by the BBC to combat the successful ITV Saturday morning series SMTV Live , the last hour of which was given over to music magazine CD:UK . Whereas the BBC had traditionally been dominant in the Saturday morning slot, SMTV and CD:UK were hugely successful, something which had contributed to the poor reception of the original version of The Saturday Show, and its subsequent relaunch.

Following the decision to end The Saturday Show as a year-round run (and instead run it between series of Dick & Dom in da Bungalow), TOTP Saturday split off and continued as a billed show in its own right, hosted primarily by Cotton. This continued until the summer of 2005, when the programme took a break from the screen, returning in the Reloaded format in the autumn of 2005. This ran alongside the final series of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow , and both Dick & Dom... and TOTP Reloaded ended in March 2006.

Shortly after the demise of ...Reloaded, the main weekly Top of the Pops also came to an end. As a result of the demise of the parent show, the Saturday morning spin-off was also decommissioned, though another spin-off series, TOTP2, continues.

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