Reggae Britannia

Reggae Britannia

Programmes in the season


  1. Reggae Britannia Reggae Britannia

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    Documentary looking at reggae's influence on British music and society since the 1960s.

  2. BBC Four Sessions: Reggae Britannia BBC Four Sessions: Reggae Britannia

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    Live concert featuring Big Youth, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Ali Campbell and others.

  3. Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

    Documentary chronicling the rocksteady era of Jamaican music, which led to reggae.

  4. Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul

    Film telling the story of one of the most influential Jamaican artists, Toots Hibbert.

  5. Reggae at the BBC Reggae at the BBC

    With Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Desmond Dekker, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown and more.

  6. Old Grey Whistle Test: Reggae Concert from the Edinburgh Festival Old Grey Whistle Test:
    Reggae Concert from the Edinburgh Festival

    The Cimarons, Winston Groovy, Dennis Alcapone, the Marvels, Nicky Thomas and the Pioneers.

  7. Rock Goes to College: The Specials Rock Goes to College: The Specials

    The Specials perform at the Colchester Institute in 1979, playing hits such as Gangsters.

  8. Storyville: Rise Up Reggae Star Storyville: Rise Up Reggae Star

    Three young Jamaican reggae artists fight to rise up from obscurity and into history.

  9. Babylon Babylon

    Drama about a young black man living Brixton in 1980 who fronts a dub sound system.

  10. Glastonbury 2010: Toots and the Maytals Glastonbury 2010: Toots and the Maytals

    Mark Radcliffe introduces a set from Jamaica's Toots and the Maytals.

  11. Arena: Bob Marley Exodus '77 Arena: Bob Marley Exodus '77

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    Film exploring the impact of the world on Bob Marley and of Bob Marley on the world.

About the season

IN BRIEF


Reggae Britannia - a season of programmes on BBC Four.

CHANNELS


BBC Four

More reggae on the BBC


Music Showcase: Reggae BritanniaMusic Showcase: Reggae Britannia
Including artists Dennis Bovell, Viv Albertine, Big Youth, Boy George, Don Letts and more


BBC Music Blog: Reggae BritanniaBBC Music Blog: Reggae Britannia
Jeremy Marre, the director and producer talks about filming.


BBC BreakfastAli Campbell and Dennis Bovell
BBC Breakfast: Reggae is as influential as it was in the 60's and 70's.


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