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Synopsis

Everyone either loves or hates the cheesy tunes and outlandish costumes of the Eurovision Song Contest. But is there more to it than meets the eye?  This series is the history of modern Europe told entirely through the story of its favourite television show. It shows how a singing competition reflected decades of political and cultural change. And it reveals that – now and again – Eurovision itself has made history.  Mixing politics with pop and real international intrigue, this winning blend of humour and insight peers beyond the glitz and the sparkle to show that sometimes sequins and key changes can be as powerful as barbed wire and tanks.

Photo credit Rebecca Lloyd-Evans © Electric Pictures

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Yamatji Badimia, Yamatji Nanda & Noongar Whadjuk peoples

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Production Information

Writer

Stephen Oliver

Phil Craig

Director

Stephen Oliver

Producers

Andrew Ogilvie

Andrea Quesnelle

Executive Producers

Andrew Ogilvie

Trevor Graham

Phil Craig

Director of Photography

Jim Frater

Narrator

Linda Cropper

Brook Lapping Head of Production

Andrew McKerlie

Editor

Andrew Arestides

Sound Recordist

Ash Charlton

Original Music

Ash Gibson Greig

Narrator

Linda Cropper

Brook Lapping Head of Production

Andrew McKerlie

Senior Researcher

Greg Colgan

Researcher

Jeannine Baker

Production Manager

Kate Separovich

Rose Grandile-Pizzi

Production Co-ordinator & Researcher

Natasha Harris

Senior Researcher

Greg Colgan

Photo credit Jim Frater © Electric Pictures
Mr Lordi from Finnish rock band Lordi in his restaurant, The Rocktaurant. Lordi still refuses to be seen out of costume

About the producer

Andrew Ogilvie has been working in the television industry for more than 25 years.

He established Electric Pictures in 1992 and is a highly skilled and experienced Executive Producer who has produced numerous documentary programs for broadcasters around the World.

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