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Come Dancing: First Semi-final: Midlands v. Scotland


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with George Elrick for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(organised by Mecca Dancing)

Tonight outside broadcast cameras in Nottingham and Edinburgh bring you the first semi-final in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing knock-out contest for the BBC Television Award.
Midlands who defeated Wales (the holders) by 82 points to 72 in Heat 2
From the Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West
Scotland who defeated the West of England by 83 points to 81 in Heat 1
From the Palais, Edinburgh with Ray Gordon and his Orchestra.
Compere, Bill Jack

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
Mistress of the Scoreboard, Sylvia Peters


Presenter: George Elrick
Musicians (Midlands): Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (Midlands): Peter West
Producer (Midlands): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (Scotland): Ray Gordon and his Orchestra
Compere (Scotland): Bill Jack
Producer (Scotland): Alan Rees
Mistress of the Scoreboard: Sylvia Peters
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series produced by: Peter Webber
Series produced by: Dennis Monger

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Come Dancing: First Semi-final: Midlands v. Scotland

BBC Television, 26 January 1959 22.15

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