SBS has an ABBAthon next week for ABBA-tragics with the Mamma Mia! movie, ABBA In Concert (which is the pick of the bunch) and a Eurovision special.
I guess broadcast rights and a certain notorious actor precludes the inclusion of ABBA: The Movie….
Saturday, 23 June on SBS
Mamma Mia! (2008 Film, 7.30pm)
Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
ABBA In Concert (1979 Feature, 9.30pm)
ABBA in Concert was shot in 1979, mainly at London’s Wembley Arena. The band play their biggest hits in front of a passionate crowd. Featured songs include: Waterloo, Take a Chance on Me, Voulez-Vous, Chiquitita, I Have a Dream, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Summernight City, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, and Hole in Your Soul.
Eurovision Top 40 Songs (2018 Documentary, 10.30pm)
It’s the world’s ultimate song competition, and Australia has been watching for over 30 years. There are so many highlights in the contest’s history, and now it’s time to decide the top 40 favourite songs. SBS Eurovision hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey present the Top 40 songs from Eurovision’s 60-year history – with the countdown entirely voted by those who know best; Australia’s Eurovision fans.