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First episode of Come Dancing 29 September 1950

The evening of 29 September 1950 saw the first televised Come Dancing, a live broadcast of the final of the British Formation Dancing Trophy, from the Lyceum Ballroom in London. In later years the programme became known for the commentary on the costumes - typically made by the dancer's mother with sequins sewn on by hand - but at the time it brought a welcome touch of glamour and elegance to a country still suffering in the aftermath of the war.

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