When ABBA Came To Britain!

Using previously unheard interviews with the band, this is the story of the Swedish super group’s 50-year relationship with the UK.

From their first visit, for the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton in April 1974, to their first ever UK concert in Birmingham in 1977, to the groundbreaking ABBA Voyage concerts in London – this documentary looks at Britain’s impact on the band and the legacy they have left on generations of fans in the UK, as well as the influence of British bands like The Beatles on ABBA.

Contributors include musicians who performed with ABBA, superfans whose lives were changed after hearing their music, the British Eurovision judge who scored them ‘nul points’ in 1974, the producers behind ABBA Voyage, and a now-famous member of the children’s choir which accompanied ABBA at their Wembley Arena concerts in 1979.

The documentary will also feature interviews with musicians who have been influenced by the band, including Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Blossoms.

We loved working with Lime Pictures and Wise Owl Films, facilitating filming in the Royal Pavilion Gardens for this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at ABBA-mania in the UK. You can watch the documentary on BBC iPlayer.