Contest with ‘boom bang a bang’


Eurovision’s Greatest Hits (Friday, April 3, BBC One, 9pm)

What’s It All About? The Hammersmith Apollo hosts this shindig, presented by Graham Norton and Sweden’s Petra Mede.

It features performances from the great and good of Eurovision’s past, including reigning champion Conchita Wurst, Austria’s first victor since 1966.

But it’s actually rather more interesting to note who won’t be there – Abba are the biggest act ever to have won Eurovision, but they won’t be there.

Let’s face it, if they had regrouped for this one-off event, it would have stunned everybody and made headlines across the globe.

Some notable British stars also won’t be in attendance, including Cliff Richard, Lulu, Katrina and the Waves and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, Bucks Fizz.

Look Out For: The rest of the bill, including Finland’s hard-rockers Lordi, Israel’s Dana International, our own Brotherhood of Man and, of course, Johnny Logan, the only person to have won three times, who performs a medley of his hits.

Former UK TV host Terry Wogan says: “Strangely, the contest grows in popularity every year.”