Tonight Radio 2 broadcasts Fresh Air’s documentary “Even Better Than the Real Thing - The Top of the Pops Album”.
Presented by Noddy Holder, it’s a nostalgic journey into the world of the 70s budget albums. We’ve spoken to the producers, the singers who had to impersonate everyone from Elvis to Johnny Rotten, the musicians who had to play like Hendrix with a few minute’s practice, and the models who pouted on the covers.
Noddy is a fantastic and enthusiastic presenter. It was great fun to make!
Produced by Neil Cowling and Jane Reck