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BBC One Autumn 2007 
Graham Norton hosts the Eurovision Dance Contest

BBC One Autumn 2007



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Eurovision Dance Contest

 

More than 50 years after the launch of the Eurovision Song Contest, a brand-new Euro-show is set to sashay into the spotlight. So, take your partners for the sequinned splendour of the very first Eurovision Dance Contest!

 

The BBC will host this dazzling event at BBC Television Centre, London. The viewing public will be the judges for this spectacular competition, featuring dancing couples from 16 countries across Europe – Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and, of course, the UK.

 

This major Saturday night event is presented by Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman. Eurovision Dance Contest will see professional and amateur dancers compete for the international crown. Each couple will perform two dances – one a choice of traditional Latin or ballroom; the other a freestyle dance reflecting their national culture.

 

An expert will commentate on performance and artistic content and viewers will be asked to vote on the overall performance – dancing, choreography, costume and choice of music. Will any of the couples suffer the shame of nul points?

 

Like the Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Dance Contest will have foreign hosts, a scoreboard and will be live and unpredictable.

 

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Strictly Come Dancing 
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

 

Strictly Come Dancing

 

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly dust off their dancing shoes and return this autumn to present the fifth series of BBC One's phenomenally popular Saturday night entertainment series, Strictly Come Dancing.

 

Fourteen celebrities are paired with 14 internationally renowned professional dancers as they try to glide their way to victory and win the coveted title of Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2007.

 

Judges Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli once again preside over the competition. Their scores and the public vote combine to decide who makes it through to the next round and who's going back to their day job.

 

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross 
Jonathan Ross

 

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

 

Four-time Bafta-winning, virtuoso Friday night TV chat-show host Jonathan Ross returns for a 13th season of his show this autumn.

 

Highlights of the last series included guests such as Daniel Radcliffe, Thandie Newton, Ricky Gervais, John Travolta, Alan Carr, Ursula Andress, Ricky Hatton, Patsy Kensit, Macy Gray and Damon Albarn.

 

Jonathan has also won a British Comedy Award, a Broadcast Award and the Indie Award (Best Entertainment Programme) for Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

 

JP

 

Have I Got News For You

 

The winner of over 30 industry awards, Have I Got News For You is back this autumn.

 

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop return to the definitive topical-news-quiz-with-a-rotating-host to cast a jaundiced eye over the week's news, providing fast-flowing anarchic, spontaneous and hugely entertaining wit and humour.

 

Have I Got News For You's accolades include five Baftas (including Best Light Entertainment Programme and Best Entertainment Performance for Paul Merton); an RTS award for Best Entertainment Programme; and a Pact Indie award for Best Light Entertainment Programme.

 

AN/RD

 

Who Dares Wins

 

Nick Knowles hosts a new, Saturday night National Lottery show in which complete strangers are coupled-up to put their general knowledge and nerve to the ultimate test.

 

Two dynamic duos are randomly paired-up in the studio to pit their wits against each other, creating lists on any given subject. Which couple will name the most films starring Tom Cruise, the most Beatles hit singles or create the longest list of post-War ladies' Wimbledon champions?

 

Tensions build and the couples bond as they bid to outdo each other. The first pair with two lists under their belt claim victory and win the right to carry on list-making with the opportunity to win up to 60,000.

 

And that's not all – the champions return the following Saturday to face two new challengers, in the show in which making lists could make two lucky people very rich.

 

PA


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