“Of course we’re there to win… that’s got to be the aim.”
Guy Freeman was man behind the United Kingdom’s last victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. As Head of Delegation he guided Katrina and the Waves through the Contest to victory at The Point in Dublin, following a run of popular songs through The Great British Song Contest.
Following a period outside of the Contest (with stints at Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, The Brit Awards, ITV Music, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert), Freeman returned to the BBC and returned to the Head of Delegation role. Rejuvenating the image of Eurovision is a slow process, but one that is already under way.
Ewan Spence sat down with him in Copenhagen to talk about his dreams of being a cameraman, his long career, the image of the Song Contest, how the team found Molly and ‘Children of the Universe‘, and why the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most popular and cost-effective programmes of the year.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: In-depth with BBC’s Guy Freeman
Guy Freeman is the new Head of Delegation for the United Kingdom. Having spent time in the world of Eurovision at the turn of the century, he has returned, found Molly, and brought respectability back for UK fans. Ewan Spence sits down to talk with him in-depth.
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