PansPeopleBetween 1968 and 1976 the undisputed highlight of Top of the Pops was its nubile dance troupe Pan’s People. In the era before music videos this legendary group and their choreographer Flick Colby filled in for absent bands. In the process they became better remembered than many of the records they danced to.

Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Top of the Pops, the girls are going to tell their remarkable story. Babs, Cherry, Dee Dee and Ruth from the classic line-up are currently working with author Simon Barnard on the group’s richly illustrated autobiography. Pan’s People: Our Story will be published in October.