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BBC Special Programming This Weekend in Tribute to Steve Wright

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The BBC has confirmed special programming this weekend in tribute to iconic DJ Steve Wright who sadly died this week, honoring his extensive career with the network.

Throughout the week, BBC presenters and listeners have been remembering Steve Wright on air. This tribute will continue into the weekend, celebrating his decades-long association with the BBC.

On Friday 16th February, BBC Four will broadcast four episodes of Top of the Pops from the archives, including Steve Wright’s debut and final shows from 1980 and 1989. The lineup includes performances by various artists like Queen, Madonna, and Bros.

Gary Davies and Liza Tarbuck will dedicate this Saturday’s Pick of the Pops and Sunday Love Songs on Radio 2 to Steve Wright. Gary Davies will delve into pivotal years in Steve’s career – 1980 when he joined BBC Radio 1, and 1996 when he transitioned to BBC Radio 2. Meanwhile, Liza Tarbuck will host a special episode of Sunday Love Songs featuring dedications from Steve’s loyal listeners.

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Later this year, a special commission highlighting Steve Wright’s illustrious career at the BBC is set to be aired. Additionally, audiences can tune in to a collection on BBC Sounds that features various programs starring Steve Wright such as Tell It To Steve episodes.

The detailed schedule for Friday on BBC Four includes:

– TOTP: 1980 at 7 pm showcasing artists like Queen and AC/DC.
– TOTP: 1984 at 7.30 pm featuring Wham! and Madonna.
– TOTP: 1986 at 8 pm presenting music by Whitney Houston and Billy Ocean.
– TOTP: 1989 at 8.30 pm with performances by Cher and Bros among others.

This lineup aims to capture significant moments throughout Steve Wright’s tenure hosting Top of the Pops while paying homage to his impact on British music culture over several decades.

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