Hannah Waddingham’s Eurovision 1974 Celebration, 7 April 2024, BBC Four

Hannah Waddingham's Eurovision 1974 Celebration

Get ready to celebrate 50 years of ABBA’s Eurovision glory! Hannah Waddingham, Eurovision superfan and one of the hosts of the 2023 contest, invites viewers to join her in commemorating a pivotal moment in music history: ABBA’s iconic victory at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their timeless hit, “Waterloo.”

This special programme, airing on BBC Four on Sunday 7 April, will be hosted by the effervescent Hannah Waddingham, who will take viewers on a journey back in time to the glittering night that launched one of the most successful music groups of all time. It’s been five decades since Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha, and Anni-Frid took the stage in Brighton’s Dome and wowed a global audience with their infectious energy and unforgettable melodies.

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Hannah will also present a rare screening of the entire 1974 Eurovision Song Contest final, a true treat for music enthusiasts. This vintage competition featured none other than Olivia Newton-John representing the United Kingdom and The Wombles as the interval act—a whimsical touch that adds to the nostalgic charm of the evening.

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Hannah, with her unmatched Eurovision expertise, will offer exclusive insights and tips to enhance your viewing experience. She’ll guide your attention to some of the most marvellous musical moments and highlights from the show, originally presented by the elegant Katie Boyle.

“Hannah Waddingham’s Eurovision 1974 Celebration” airs on BBC Four at 8.00 pm on Friday, 7 April 2024.

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