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Come Dancing


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for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(by arrangement with Mecca Dancing)
Paul Carpenter introduces the finals in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest for the BBC Television Award.

South (North of the Thames) from the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham with Harry Roy and his Band.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

The Midlands from the Sherwood Rooms,Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West

Wales from the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff with Tommy Mander and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alun Williams


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Musicians (South): Harry Roy and his Band
Compere (South): Alex Macintosh
Presented by (South): Dennis Monger
Musicians (The Midlands): Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (The Midlands): Peter West
Presented by (The Midlands): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (Wales): Tommy Mander
Compere (Wales): Alun Williams
Presented by (Wales): Selwyn Roderick
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

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