UK TV’s Five channel on 12 April features two new ABBA documentaries
Easter Day (Sunday 12 April 2009) is "ABBA Night" on Five:
21.00 – 22.00 The ABBA Years
ABBA Night on Five
Radio Times: "Documentary charting the story of the Swedish group who took the Eurovision Song Contest by storm in 1974 with an upbeat song called Waterloo."
Channel 5: "Documentary exploring the remarkable success of ABBA, featuring interviews with the band members, footage of tours and stage shows, digitally remastered archive footage and music from 26 of the band’s hit records. Filmed in both Sweden and London to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Mamma Mia stage production, this film is the story of chart-topping music, flamboyant outfits, successful spin-offs, marriages and break-ups – all told in ABBA’s own words."
22.00 – 23.05 Mamma Mia!: Where Did It All Go Right?
Radio Times: "Documentary about the phenomenal success of the musical Mamma Mia!, examining how three women behind the film version batled powerful individuals in Hollywood to make their dream a reality and obtain the cast they wanted."
Channel 5: "Light-hearted documentary examining the extraordinary success of Mamma Mia, the musical film and stage production that has taken the world by storm. The programme explores how the three women behind the film battled the might of Hollywood to make their dream a reality, struggling to win the cast they wanted. The documentary also tells the story of how boozy parties on location helped turn the movie into the massive success it is today."
23.05 – 00.50 ABBA the Movie
Radio Times: "Music documentary about one of the world’s most succesful pop groups. As the Swedish superstars tour Australia, performing many of their greatest hits, a Sydney disc jockey tries deseparately to secure an interview with them.