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Eurovision Chat Over Coffee From The Archive: Bill Martin Written by on August 26, 2022

With the United Kingdom’s interest in Eurovision climbing, let’s head back into the archives to listen to UK songwriter Bill Martin. Stay up to date with the Eurovision news over the summer with the ESC Insight podcast. Add our RSS Feed to follow us in your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

Another coffee from this archives this week. Recorded in 2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ewan Spence speaks to UK songwriter Bill Martin.

Bill Martin’s musical career stretches over fifty years, from his first taste of success with Adam Faith to his upcoming collaborations with artists including Celine Dion. For ESC Insight readers, two of his biggest hits are going to be instantly recognisable (Sandie Shaw’s ‘Puppet On A String‘, and Cliff Richard’s ‘Congratulations‘).

Ewan caught up with Bill to talk about his career, winning the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK, his other involvements with the Song Contest, and who he’d get to sing Scotland’s first Eurovision song…

Eurovision Insight Podcast: In-Depth With Songwriter Bill Martin

Ewan Spence shares a drink with songwriter Bill Martin to talk about his Eurovision memories, with ‘Puppet on a String’, ‘Congratulations’ and more…

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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