Dave Heffernan reports from Piccadilly in London where a-ha fans have gathered hoping to catch a glimpse of the Norwegian pop band.
International media have been invited to the BAFTA building in central London by WEA Records for a press conference with the band 'a-ha', who are about to begin their first world tour.
At the press conference 'Anything Goes' reporter Dave Heffernan asks the band about the musicians that will accompany them on their tour. After the press conference Dave met the band and spoke to them about the upcoming tour and their success. Guitarist Pål Waaktaar-Savoy cites his musical influences which range from classical music to The Beatles and The Doors. On the success of the band singer Morten Harkat says
I'm not surprised that we've made it.
Keyboard player Magne Furuholmen describes how their success has put the musical spotlight on Norway. However he says their music is more universal having grown up listening to English and American music. They also talk about the difference between live performances and their ground breaking videos. On their forthcoming visit to Ireland Dave Heffernan dashes their expectations of Ireland saying
There are no green men
This episode of 'Anything Goes' was broadcast on 26 April 1986.