Die aktuelle Schaubude

Filmed: Saturday 29 August 1981

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Broadcast: Saturday 26 September 1981, 16:00-17:00, NDR, Germany

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: 51:11, Björn message 10 seconds

Shown in: Germany

Additional information

Die aktuelle Schaubude = The Current Show

Die aktuelle Schaubude was Germany's take on the American Today Show and was a weekly German TV show consisting of a mix of music, talk, information and entertainment. The programme started broadcasting from north German station NDR station (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) on 7 December 1957, the oldest regular programme on German TV and was shown weekly until 19 December 2009. 

This was for the 1,000th edition of Die aktuelle Schaubude, hosted by Carlo von Tiedemann.

Björn sent a pre-recorded "Happy New Year" message to the audience with the others next to him and then a snippet of the Lay All Your Love on Me PROMO was shown.

Running order of the show:

  1. Opening scene with James Last
  2. Harry Belafonte - Did you Know?
  3. Heidi Brühl - You are a Part of my Heart
  4. James Last Orchestra - Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
  5. Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before
  6. Salvatore Adamo - Cara Italia
  7. Amanda Lear - Nymphomania
  8. Rex Gildo - Danke Für Die Lieder (Thank You For The Music)
  9. Howard Carpendale - Wem (erzählst Du nach mir...)
  10. Karel Gott - Du bist da für mich
  11. Margot Werner - Du Lebst Nur Einmal Auf Der Welt
  12. ABBA - message and snippet of the Lay All Your Love on Me PROMO 
  13. Julia Migenes - Gud namen gud night
  14. Closing scene

This clip (without sound) used to be shown nightly in 1992 in the UK tacked onto the beginning of the "new" video for Voulez Vous which was released as a single in 1992 from ABBA Gold on the defunct channel Lifestyle Satellite JukeBox.

The message was recorded on the same set as for the When all is Said and Done and No Hay A Quien Culpar PROMOs as well as a photo session.  Frida also wore that green dress in Lite Grand i örat (programme 3 of 4) and Agnetha wore the red dress in the One of Us PROMO.

Click here for a TV listing from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden - 26 September 1981, p.2.

Frida also wore the green 'ornate' dress in:
Lite Grand i örat (3 of 4)
When All Is Said And Done PROMO
No Hay A Quien Culpar PROMO
Die aktuelle Schaubude

Agnetha also wore the red 'ornate' dress in:
One of Us PROMO

Broadcast information:
Saturday 26 September 1981, 16:00-17:00 (LIVE), NDR, Germany (a regional television channel targeting northern) Germany
Sunday 18 May 2008, 00:45-03:30, NDR, Germany (in Disco Inferno)

Agnetha and Benny nodding at the end.

Björn: "Es tut uns leid, dass wir heute nicht bei ihnen sein können, aber wir wünschen ihnen alles Gute für die Zukunft"

Björn: "We are sorry about not being with you today, but we wish you the best for the future"

Thanks to Philip Muytjens, Alex Jones, Sam Shervz, Jozsef, Marcus Bergs, Joachim, Julian Koerner and Alex Jones.

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