1987: Britain Awaits Madonna!

Madonna's first ever concert tour of the UK in August 1987 saw a week when Madonna Mania hit fever pitch.

She arrived in the country on Thursday August 13th and left the following Friday August 21st. In between times she played 4 concerts to over a quarter of a million people, celebrated her 29th birthday, visited a hospital for sick children and did a lot of jogging!

This is a report I taped from UK Network TV's early evening news on ITV Thursday August 14th about Madonna's impending arrival! Fans waiting at Heathrow Airport are interviewed along with music journalist Paul Gambaccini.

(ITV UK, August 1987)