Radio 2's Dance Season continues with Arlene Phillips looking back at the rise and fall of the television dance troupes - the Beat Girls, Go Jos, Ruby Flipper, Legs and Co, and the most famous of them all, Pan's People.
For more than two decades, no television music show was complete without its own troupe of glamorous dancers. The girls - and sometimes boys - became stars in their own right, such as Sarah Brightman.
Choreographer and Hot Gossip founder Arlene talks to some of the dancers and producers behind the routines, telling the story of dance troupes from shaky beginnings live on black and white TV to their demise at the hands of the million dollar music video.
Arlene said, "I'm thrilled that Radio 2 has given me the opportunity to present a programme on a subject I feel so passionate about. I can't wait to delve back to the 60's and 70's and reminisce about my Hot Gossip days, and to tell the story of other dance troupes of that era including Go-Jo's, Pan's People and Legs & Co."