The Secret History Of Eurovision

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The Secret History Of Eurovision
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  May 6, 2011

A decade after the end of the Second World War, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland, on 24th May 1956. Just seven countries took part but it was an instant hit and became an unbroken annual fixture. Today, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most-watched broadcast events in the world. This two-part documentary provides the inside story of a great European institution - packed with classic pop, backstage intrigues and some truly astonishing outfits. But more than that, it will peer beyond the glitz and sparkle to examine how Eurovision has tracked - and at times even influenced - the changing social and political life of Europe.

A decade after the end of the Second World War, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland, on 24th May 1956. Just seven countries took part but it was an instant hit and became an unbroken annual fixture. Today, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most-watched broadcast events in the world. This two-part documentary provides the inside story of a great European institution - packed with classic pop, backstage intrigues and some truly astonishing outfits. But more than that, it will peer beyond the glitz and sparkle to examine how Eurovision has tracked - and at times even influenced - the changing social and political life of Europe.

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