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Soul Britannia TV logo

Soul Britannia is a major new music series that examines the dynamic impact of black American and Caribbean sounds on British music - and on the very fabric of our society. From the 1950s to the present day, Soul Britannia investigates vinyl obsessions, Soul dancing, imitation, innovation - and much more.


Episode 1

Van Morrison

The first film tracks the extraordinary musical changes that post-war Britain experienced, then tracks soul through the staid, uptight 1950s, to groovy Soho basements in the 1960s....
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Episode 2

Beverley Knight

The second film in the Soul Britannia series moves from the heady go-go nights of the Sixties to the more complex racial and musical times of the Seventies and Eighties...
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Episode 3


Soul was in a state of flux in the mid-1980s. British pop-soul was certainly growing into a global force...
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