BBC One Autumn 2007
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.
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
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.
|Friday Night With 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
Jonathan has also won a British Comedy Award, a
Broadcast Award and the Indie Award (Best
Entertainment Programme) for Friday Night With
Have I Got News For You
The winner of over 30 industry awards, Have I Got News For You is back
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.
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.