Friday People (BJÖRN)

Filmed: Late January 1985

Location: Searcy’s, London, UK

Broadcast: Friday 8 February 1985, 17:30-17:58, BBC1, UK

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: 28:08 (entire show); 2:59 for Chess segment

Shown in: UK

Additional information

Friday People was a weekly entertainment programme hosted by DJ Mike Smith.

In this edition, there was a report from the Chess press conference and launch of the stage show Chess.

The running order of this edition:

  1. Interview with Philip Michael Thomas and Don Johnson (actors from the a new upcoming TV series called Miami Vice)
  2. A backstage report about Paul Young arriving in Cologne for a TV appearance on Känguru (Agnetha also filmed two songs for this show in March 1985).
  3. The Best Film Oscar nominations
  4. Valentine's Day greetings from some British celebrities.
  5. Sarah Greene (presenter Mike Smith's wife) interviewed Russ Abbot about his return to musical comedy Little Me.
  6. A report by Jan Ravens from the Chess party to celebrate I Know Him So Well getting to No.1 in the UK and where they also announced the stage version of Chess. There were brief interviews with Tim Rice, Elaine Paige, Björn and Barbara Dickson. Judy Craymer attended the party also but was not included in this report.

Programme Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush


Click here for a TV listing from The Guardian (London) - 8 February 1985, p.24.
Click here for a TV listing from Leidsch Dagblad - 8 February 1985, p.24.
Note that the TV guide shows times in CET - UK times would be one hour earlier.

Archive data from BBC written archive:
Title: FRIDAY PEOPLE
Caption: Jan RAVENS reports at the press conf to announce the stage version of CHESS,& intvs Tim RICE, Elaine PAIGE, Barbara DICKSON, & Bjorn ULVAEUS. Sp's intvs & actly Mike SMITH pres seq of feature film clips from the Best Film Oscar nominations 'The Killing Fields' 'Soldier's Story''Places in the Heart'' A Passage to India' & 'Amadeus'. Feature film clips Mike SMITH reports on a day in the life of Paul Young on a day's publicity in Germany; inc 2 appearances on German TV & an interview. Spec shot report Mike SMITH continues with the 'You with a Star' competition & six finalists The following stars send their Valentine messages: Richard Baker, Nick Heyward, Su Pollard, Dennis Waterman, Rula Lenska, Denis Healey, Sue Lawley, Noddy Holder, Norman St John Stevas, Ian McCaskill. Tom BROOK intvs stars of new series 'Miami Vice', Don Johnson & Philip Michael Thomas; incs clips from future episode. Sp's intvs; VT Clips. Sarah GREENE intvs Russ Abbot abt his return to musical comedy 'Little Me' after a throat infection; incs clips from'Russ Abbot's Madhouse''Bob Monkhouse Show' video'Atmosphere' Sp's intv; VT clips
Guid: LNFA406L
Transmission date: 08 Feb 1985
Clip #: BBC_LNFA406L
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Transcript:
Sarah GREENE intvs Russ Abbot abt his return to musical comedy'Little Me' after a throat infection; incs clips from'Russ Abbot's Madhouse''Bob Monkhouse Show' video'Atmosphere' Sp's intv; VT clips
Tom BROOK intvs stars of new series 'Miami Vice', Don Johnson & Philip Michael Thomas; incs clips from future episode. Sp's intvs; VT Clips.
The following stars send their Valentine messages: Richard Baker, Nick Heyward, Su Pollard, Dennis Waterman, Rula Lenska, Denis Healey, Sue Lawley, Noddy Holder, Norman St John Stevas,Ian McCaskill.
Mike SMITH continues with the 'You with a Star' competition & six finalists
Mike SMITH reports on a day in the life of Paul Young on a day's publicity in Germany; inc 2 appearances on German TV & an interview. Spec shot report
Mike SMITH pres seq of feature film clips from the Best Film Oscar nominations 'The Killing Fields' 'Soldier's Story''Places in the Heart'' A Passage to India' & 'Amadeus'. Feature film clips
Jan RAVENS reports at the press conf to announce the stage version of CHESS,& intvs Tim RICE, Elaine PAIGE, Barbara DICKSON, & Bjorn ULVAEUS. Sp's intvs & actly
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Jan RAVENS reports at the press conf to announce the stage version of CHESS,& intvs Tim RICE, Elaine PAIGE, Barbara DICKSON, & Bjorn ULVAEUS. Sp's intvs & actly
Mike SMITH pres seq of feature film clips from the Best Film Oscar nominations 'The Killing Fields' 'Soldier's Story''Places in the Heart'' A Passage to India' & 'Amadeus'. Feature film clips
Mike SMITH reports on a day in the life of Paul Young on a day's publicity in Germany; inc 2 appearances on German TV & an interview. Spec shot report
Mike SMITH continues with the 'You with a Star' competition & six finalists
The following stars send their Valentine messages: Richard Baker, Nick Heyward, Su Pollard, Dennis Waterman, Rula Lenska, Denis Healey, Sue Lawley, Noddy Holder, Norman St John Stevas, Ian McCaskill.
Tom BROOK intvs stars of new series 'Miami Vice', Don Johnson & Philip Michael Thomas; incs clips from future episode. Sp's intvs; VT Clips.
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