has been criticised after they showed an archive footage performance of Gary Glitter
performing on Top Of The Pops this weekend.
The footage, which was shown as part of the popular re-runs of episodes from the 1970s, showed Glitter performing "It Takes All Night Long
" in 1977.
The decision by the BBC not to edit out the convicted paedophile from their broadcast was met by shock and horror by many viewers, who made official complaints as well as making their opinions heard via Facebook and Twitter.
However, the BBC have not apologised for their decision, stating: "It would be inappropriate for the BBC to rewrite history, so the programme was shown in its entirety.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd
, will be due a financial payment from the BBC following the broadcast.
Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com