THE final edition of Top of the Pops is due to be go out on Sunday.
Veteran disc jockey Sir Jimmy Savile will co-host the show, to be broadcast on BBC Two.
Other former Top Of The Pops presenters such as Janice Long, Tony Blackburn and Mike Read are also due to return for the long-running programme's swansong.
The final show will feature celebrity tributes and archive footage. The Spice Girls, Wham, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Robbie Williams will feature in the show alongside the Rolling Stones - the very first band to appear on Top of the Pops.
As is customary, the show will conclude with this week's number one single.
Sir Jimmy, 79, said it was "terrific" to be hosting the show's final broadcast.
"Most shows don't last 42 days - we lasted 42 years," he said. "You can only feel incredibly proud."
He said the last edition would be "a one-hour spectacular" featuring "high spots" from the past four decades.
DJ Dave Lee Travis, who hosted the show between 1972 and 1984, attended the final recording.
The so-called "Hairy Cornflake" attributed the show's demise after 42 years to its failure to keep up with its target audience.
"If you look at your average kid who might be interested in Top of the Pops, they'll have their iPod in one hand, a mobile phone in the other, they'll be playing a computer with their feet and have a Wi-Fi aerial sticking on the top of their head."