Infamous Doncaster disco dancing TV contest turned into BBC comedy show
An infamous disco dancing contest held in Doncaster nearly 40 years ago has become the subject of a BBC comedy programme.
The Yorkshire Disco Dancing Championships, which were filmed at a night club in the town back in 1980, form the basis of an episode of The Archiveologists, a new BBC2 comedy show starring Diane Morgan and Joe Wilkinson.
The pair have taken the original footage and given it a new voiceover in their own unique comedy style, affectionately parodying the colourful spectacular.
The gaudy footage shows a host of lithe, young disco dancers strutting their stuff on a sparkly stage to be crowned the county’s number one in the televised competition.
Among them is 20-year-old Doncaster lad Alan Collier, who can be seen wowing the crowd with some high-kicking moves in a sparkly gold jump suit as he bids for glory.
A description of the show on the Yorkshire Film Archive describes the programme as “an excellent example of the disco dancing scene that was a major part of the cultural zeitgeist during this period of time.”
WARNING: PROGRAMME CONTAINS CONTENT AND LANGUAGE SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND OFFENSIVE
You can watch the programme on the BBC iPlayer HERE