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British Reggae Documentary
Reggae Britannia
A look at the history of British reggae music. Presented by Ruby Turner and featuring interviews with Dennis Bovell, Boy George, Ali Campbell, Jerry Dammers, Don Letts, Dave Barker, Paul Weller, Paul Simonon, Prince Buster, Max Romeo, Pauline Black, Chris Blackwell, Sugar Minott, Bunny Lee, Bob Andy, Kentrick Patrick,Steve Barrow, Bigga Morrison, Brinsley Forde, David Hinds, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sylvia Tella, Astro, Big Youth,Al Capone, Tippa Irie, Robin Campbell, Wayne Perkins, John “Rabbit” Bundrick, Mykaell Riley, Viv Albertine,Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Rhoda Dakar, James Brown, Neville Staple, Rico Rodriguez, Winston Reedy,Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay, Smiley Culture, Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler.
1”Part One: Hard Road to Travel”11 February 2011
Focusing on the roots of British reggae, from the importing of Jamaican music from independent labels such as Island Records in the mid-1960s, through the first reggae songs to top the UK charts, specifically “My Boy Lollipop" reaching #2 in 1965 and "Israelites" reaching #1 in 1969, to the genre being adopted by the mod and skinhead communities and used as a symbol of identity by the British black youth in the early 1970s, allowing Jamaican reggae artists to escape their home country’s violent political turmoil by emigrating to Britain. Spotlighting Desmond Dekker, Dave and Ansell Collins, Max Romeo, Toots and the Maytals, Millie Small, Nicky Thomas, Bob and Marcia, Big Youth and Al Capone. 
2”Part Two: Catch a Fire”11 February 2011
Focusing on the emergence of homegrown talent and development of the British reggae sound, from the wider audience appeal that came with the fusion of roots reggae with pop and rock music in the early 1970s, through the emergence and popularity of British sound systems, to the use of music to protest the inherent racism in British society in the mid 1970s. Spotlighting Bob Marley and the Wailers,Eric Clapton, Matumbi, Aswad and Steel Pulse.
 3”Part Three: Stir It Up”11 February 2011
Focusing on the integration of black and white music, from the kinship felt between the angry youths of the reggae and punkcommunities, culminating in the Rock Against Racism campaign and punk-reggae collaborations in the late 1970s, through the birth of the 2 Tone ska revival subgenre, to the success of mixed-race political reggae bands using their music as social commentary on “Thatcher's Britain”. Spotlighting Steel Pulse, The Clash, The Slits, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Police, The Specials, The Selecter andUB40. 
4”Part Four: Nice Up the Dance”11 February 2011
Focusing on the shift away from reggae as angry protest music towards the mainstream pop market, from the genre’s decline in popularity following the death of Bob Marley in 1981, through the emergence of lovers rock, to the assimilation of reggae into other genres in the 1980s, specifically electronic dance music. Spotlighting UB40, Winston Reedy, Sugar Minott, Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay,Culture Club, The Police, Musical Youth, Smiley Culture, Tippa Irie and Soul II Soul.