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UK/World Disco Championships, The

JIVE-JOUSTING JAUNDICE-ATHON with grinning fools from Bristol and Wigan high-kicking, spinning and jiving to Odyssey in lurex hipster flares, silk shirts with five inch lapels and armpit holes, and the obligatory orange tan. Judges of the calibre of KEN “ERASMUS” CAMPBELL and DIDDY “DAVID” HAMILTON. Moonlighted on BBC1 as The Roadshow Disco. Celebrity panel usually led by SIMON BATES.



  1. George White

    December 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Also from that era of post-Saturday Night Fever disco movies – usually either plotless variants on It’s A Mad, Mad… but with disco instead of comedy, Thank God It’s Friday, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, etc. or rather depressing dramas like Little Darlings, Foxes, Looking for Mr. Goodbar…

  2. Glenn A

    December 26, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Then, of course, there was The Stud and The Bitch, Joan Collins ventures into soft porn with disco soundtracks. Rather sleazy and dated now, but somehow a notch above Thank God It’s Friday, which was embarassing even in the late seventies. Also thanks to these films, Joan never looked back and could afford to laugh at her career low point in 1976, Empire of the Ants, papier mache ants rampaging through a fake jungle.

  3. George White

    December 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    And the other British nonsense, the Music Machine.

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