Janice Long

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A woman wearing jeans and a pink and orange scarf with one foot on the other knee. She is putting a pair of headphones on her head and sitting in a DJ booth.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to present BBC’s Top of The Pops

May 2015, Media City UK, Salford Quays

b.1955, Liverpool

In January 1983, Janice Long became the first woman to present the TV seminal music show Top of The Pops, presented by men since 1964. She was the only woman presenter until 1988. Janice was also the first woman to have a daily show on BBC Radio One and the only woman ever to present the legendary musical benefit concert Live Aid in 1985.

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