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Barnsley

Episode 1 of 5

The residents of Barnsley celebrate their history and heritage in a dance spectacular, with the help of West End performer and choreographer Steve Elias.

To kick off this exciting series, the first of three Yorkshire towns celebrates its history, heritage and culture in a one-off dance spectacular through the town's streets, with the help of West End performer and choreographer Steve Elias.

Steve begins his Yorkshire odyssey in the ex-mining town of Barnsley, delving into its rich industrial past, as he attempts to recruit a cast of hundreds. On his mission to get Barnsley dancing, Steve encounters ex-miners keen to commemorate their camaraderie, taps into the town's thriving Northern Soul scene and unearths hidden talent in the local chippie. But can he successfully unite them, and any other locals he has won over, to pull off his ambitious dance parade, which will be immortalised with one camera, in one continuous, unedited take?

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Feb 2017 01:25

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:27

    Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Sing, Sing, Sing

  • 00:53

    David Bowie

    Rebel Rebel

  • 00:54

    U2

    Beautiful Day

  • 00:55

    Eurythmics

    Sweet Dreams

  • 00:56

    Ann Sexton

    You've Been Gone Too Long

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 21:00
  • Tue 10 Jan 2017 23:15
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017 23:15
  • Wed 8 Feb 2017 01:25