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Dancing Through The Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story

Documentary film celebrating the big band sound and uncovering the social history behind the music that kept the nation's spirits up through the Second World War.

90-minute documentary film presented by Jools Holland, Lucy Worsley and Len Goodman, celebrating the big band sound and uncovering the social history behind the music that kept the nation's spirits up through the Second World War.

Blackpool was one of the few resorts that remained open during the war, training troops by day and offering a welcome escape from the horrors of war.

Featuring extracts from a specially recorded BBC4 concert given by Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Aug 2015 16:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Malcolm Gerrie
Executive Producer Samantha Peters
Director Geoff Wonfor
Presenter Jools Holland
Presenter Len Goodman
Presenter Lucy Worsley

Broadcasts

Jools' big band masterclass

Jools' big band masterclass

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra perform big band classics in Blackpool.