Dance Night

BBC2, 1998
Director: Andy King-Dabbs

Alexei Sayle and Deborah Bull present the first ever theme night on BBC2 devoted to dance in its many forms from classical ballet to techno, from contemporary dance to the glitz of the ballroom. In addition to the major programmes, a number of short films are interspersed throughout the evening. Billie, Dame Beryl Grey, Jayne Torvill, Gillian Lynne, Lionel Blair, ex-Arsenal footballer Paul Davis, Paco Pena and Billy Bragg and his mum talk about My First Dance Lesson. And World Champion ballroom dance stars Donnie Burns and Gaynor Faiweather and Marcus and Karen Hilton show off the waltz, the foxtrot, the paso doble and the rumba.