Filmed: July 1976
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Broadcast: See below
Release status: This programme has not been included on any officially released video or DVD
Shown in: Australia
ABBA were interviewed in July 1976 on an old fishing boat and walking along Strandvägen in a sunny Stockholm city centre by Ian "Molly" Meldrum in a Network 7 production. The show wasn't broadcast until a few months later thus enabling it to include a clip of new song Money, Money, Money yet to be filmed for the programme ABBA-dabba-dooo!!.
ABBA talked about how they met, songwriting, the songs on the forthcoming Arrival album and their plans to tour Australia.
Manager Stig Anderson was also interviewed at Polar Music and you see a quick clip of him and Görel working together. Swedish DJ Ulf Elfving was also briefly interviewed along with a record shop owner. (Note: Ulf Elfving interviewed ABBA for the 1976 five-part radio series A för Agnetha, B för Benny, etc. He is also the voice heard interviewing Agnetha when she entered Svensktoppen for the first time, as featured on the Introduktion track on "My Love, My Life" and the De första åren box set).
ABBA's nterview was intermingled with clips:
According to Carl Magnus Palm
Sunday 17 October 1976, 19:30-20:30, Network 7, Australia - according to CMP
According to Jozsef
This Network 7 programme was broadcast in Australia at exactly the same time as Channel 9 showed ABBA-dabba-dooo!! (re-titled ABBA From the Beginning). The performance of Money Money Money was shown twice in the programme - which was a big coup for Channel 7 to debut ABBA's new single before their rivals, Channel 9, who broadcast ABBA-dabba-dooo!!.
The following day (Thursday 28 October 1976 at 19:00-19:30), Channel 9 showed the Made in Sweden - For Export programme.
Click here for a TV listing from The Canberra Times - 22 October 1976, p.23, listing the next week's TV guide. ABBA in Sweden was broadcast on Wednesday 27 October at 19:30-20:30 on Channel 7.