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Duration: 1 hour

If you fancy an hour's worth of irresistible guilty pleasures from Anni-Frid, Benny, Bjorn and Agnetha, this is the programme for you. It's 39 years since ABBA stormed the Eurovision song contest with their winning entry Waterloo, and this programme charts the meteoric rise of the band with some of their greatest performances at the BBC.

It begins in 1974 with their first Top of the Pops appearance and we even get to see the band entertaining holidaymakers in Torbay in a 1975 Seaside Special. There are many classic ABBA tunes from the 1979 BBC special ABBA in Switzerland, plus their final BBC appearance on the Late Late Breakfast show in 1982.

This compilation is a must for all fans and includes great archive interviews, promos and performances of some of ABBA's classics including Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, Thank You for the Music, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita and many more.

Last on

Mon 26 May 2014 23:00 BBC Four

Music Played

16 items
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    ABBA Waterloo

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    ABBA SOS

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    ABBA Mamma Mia

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    ABBA Fernando

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    ABBA Dancing Queen

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    ABBA Money Money Money

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    ABBA Knowing Me, Knowing You

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    ABBA Thank You For The Music

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    ABBA The Name Of The Game

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    ABBA Take A Chance On Me

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    ABBA Does Your Mother Know?

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    ABBA Chiquitita

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    ABBA Voulez Vous

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    ABBA Kisses Of Fire

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    ABBA Gimme Gimme Gimme (a Man After Midnight)

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    ABBA I Have A Dream

Credits

Producer
Dione Newton

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