Harrowdown Hill / Thom York (2006)

Thom York’s catchy 2006 polemic on the Iraq War and the death of Doctor David Kelly. For a music video that first premiered on a mainstream commercial TV station, Harrowdown Hill turns out to be bloody difficult to find in any quality better than ‘potato’. Indeed, the version above – while still not proper HD and occasionally raked by compression artefacts – appears to be the best one currently available and its hidden away on director Chel White’s Vimeo page! The version on XL Recordings YouTube page? Just squidgy mush!

Random Acts of Top of the Pops: #5 – February 25th, 1988

Episode Number: 1250
First Shown: 7.00pm on February 25th, 1988
Presenter(s): Peter Powell and Mark Goodier
Official Top 40: @The Official Charts
Studio: BBC Television Centre
iPlayer: Top of the Pops – February 25th, 1988
BBC Genome: Here!

Top of the Tops logo from February 25th, 1988


After our jaunt to the cold of February 1994, it’s time to slip six years back to the equally freezing wastelands of February 1988. Yes, pop pickers, it’s time for another Random Acts of Top of the Pops!

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