The Pop Years

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The Pop Years
Genre Documentary
Directed by Sonia Paladini
Narrated by
Composer(s) Steve Cripps
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 20
  • Ric Blaxill
  • Sonia Paladini
Production company(s) London Weekend Television
Original network Sky1
Picture format PAL (576i)
Original release 1 April (2003-04-01) – 12 August 2003 (2003-08-12)

The Pop Years was a British television show that reviewed pop music of a certain year from 1980 to 1999. It was first shown on Sky1 in 2003 and was later repeated on Sky3. The programme featured archive clips relating to the particular year that it was reviewing, e.g. music videos or live performances. It also featured interviews with famous singers from that year and talking heads who enjoyed that year's music. The show ran for a single series of 20 episodes and was narrated by Scott Mills and Edith Bowman.


The Pop Years contained interviews with many celebrities, who acted as pundits or talking heads for the show, and discussed various aspects of the year that was being featured. Some of these included:

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