I think the show failed to move with the times really, and needed to be more interactive, but I can kind of understand the reasoning behind the decision not to re-commission the show, rather than just trying another re-vamp. The Creative Future review which has recently taken place at the BBC means for the first time there will be a pan-BBC music strategy – we recently had a presentation on that from Jenny Abramsky, the Director of BBC Radio and Music. I think music is only going to grow in importance on the BBC as a result.
You’ll be missed though, TOTP! And I never went along to a recording either!