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CLIP 9867

Entertainment 'Come Dancing', 1974

Entertainment  'Come Dancing', 1974
Key Info
  • Entertainment 'Come Dancing', 1974
  • Duration: 01:44
  • Titles sequence with glitzy effects introduces an extract that shows the format of the programme. Terry Wogan comperes the show, introduces the dance band, the judges and the competing amateur dancers. There is commentary during the dance sequences, giving more information to the audience about the dancers and pointing out features of the dance style, music and even the costumes of the women dancers. The judges give marks without making any comments. 'Come Dancing' ran from 1949 until 1998, and this edition of the show was first broadcast on BBC One on 25 March 1974. It attracted a 6.9% share of viewers to its late night slot of 10.50pm.
  • Subject:

    Media Studies


    TV Entertainment

  • Keywords: dance, amateur, game show, entertainment, tv, television, genre, ballroom, Strictly Come Dancing, competition, tvgenres
Ideas for use in class
  • Study the production techniques and format of the show, contrast with the later 'Strictly Come Dancing' production style and format.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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