Entertainment USA

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Entertainment USA
Entertainment usa.jpg
Title card from Entertainment USA
Genre Light entertainment
Documentary
Presented by Jonathan King
Opening theme I'll Slap Your Face[1]
Production company(s) BBC
Release
Original network BBC2
First shown in 1983
Original release 15 April 1983

Entertainment USA was a British television series broadcast by the BBC. It was first shown on BBC2 in 1983, ran for eight years and was devised and presented by Jonathan King.[2][3]

The show presented entertainment news, clips, interviews and music from the United States to a British audience. It was produced by Michael Hurll and directed by Gordon Elsbury. It was nominated for a BAFTA award as Best Light Entertainment Programme in 1987.[4] It had an audience peak of 9.7 million.[5] Each series was repeated later in the year, updated with new music video clips and movie trailers. There were several connected specials at Christmas, and featuring festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.[6]

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