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Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: The BFI and Eurovision 1962 With Gordon Roxburgh Written by on October 24, 2022 | 1 Comment

The Eurovision Song Contest is always changing, so the opportunity to head back to Luxembourg in 1962 is a special moment… even more so when it’s a new reconstruction with a recently discovered audio track. Add our Eurovision RSS Feed to follow us in your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

As part of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) season celebrating 100 years of the BBC, this past weekend saw a number of events around the Eurovision Song Contest, including a panel discussion on the changing face of the Contest, an extended set of clips and moments from broadcasters archives, and a reconstruction of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest from Luxembourg. Ahead of the event, Ewan Spence talked with Gordon Roxburgh about the history of the Song Contest, discovering the new audio of Luxembourg 1962, and some of the secrets in the BBC’s Eurovision archives.

Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: The BFI and Eurovision 1962 With Gordon Roxburgh

Ewan Spence sits down with Gordon Roxburgh to talk about the reconstruction of the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, and its screening at the BFI’s celebration of the Song Contest.

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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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One response to “Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: The BFI and Eurovision 1962 With Gordon Roxburgh”

  1. Borza says:

    Wonderful that the commentary was found for this Eurovision. Wouldn’t it be good if BBC4 broadcast all the historic BBC produced Eurovision finals in the weeks leading up to the 2023 contest?

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