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BFI Southbank, London, United Kingdom

British Film Institute to show reconstructed version of Luxembourg 1962

14 October 2022 at 20:00 CEST
On Saturday 22 October, the BFI (British Film Institute) will screen a newly reconstructed version of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Luxembourg 60 years ago.

Isabelle Aubret won that Contest for France with her song Un Premier Amour receiving 26 points - which was considered a landslide victory at the time.

The screening is part of a programme line-up for the BFI’S 100 BBC Television Gamechangers, celebrating 100 years of the BBC (host broadcaster of the 2023 Contest) by showcasing classics such as Doctor Who, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Liver Birds and, of course, the Eurovision Song Contest.

The event will take place at BFI Southbank and is split into two sessions: the first provides a rare opportunity to see the new version of the 1962 Contest on the big screen, reconstructed thanks to the discovery of an audio copy of the original BBC transmission.

The second session, A Eurovision Extravaganza: The Changing Face of Eurovision, will include a panel discussion hosted by Gordon Roxburgh with Rachel Ashdown, Lead Commissioner for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023; Rob Holley from the European Broadcasting Union and singer/songwriter Stephanie De Sykes (schedule permitting).

BFI Southbank, London, United Kingdom

You can buy tickets for the events and find out more about the BFI’s 100 BBC Television Gamechangers season over on the BFI website.

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