I'm new to this forum, does anybody know if the bbc online catalogue will come back as this would be the best source for info on these shows, I mainly collect the later 1970's shows are any of these available?? Cheers ;D
I've just joined missing-episodes after coming across this thread. BBC Radio International has a catalogue online which lists the BBC session recordings they have in their archive.
Before you look at the link below be forewarned. I just looked and see that the catalogue has been heavily edited and now only shows Artist, Song, Duration and Date Of Recording. The rest of the information that was there have been blocked or removed. Fortunately, I downloaded the unedited version quite a while back and have it saved in both Excel format and simple Text. The Text format is useful as it is easy to search and compile [in order] the songs for individual TOP Of The Pops shows.
This archive is certainly not complete but there is a lot there.
Anyone interested in either format email me and I'll forward it to you.