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Promises & Lies: The Story of UB40

Documentary in which members of the band recount their phenomenal rise to fame and speak with candour about their ongoing dispute.

One of the most commercially successful acts of all time, UB40 enjoyed decades of huge success, selling over 70 million records with global hits including Red Red Wine, Can't Help Falling in Love and I Got You Babe.

But stardom and fame came at a price, and the band found themselves victims of their own success - bankrupt and penniless.

Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Astro, Brian Travers, Mickey Virtue and Jimmy Brown recount their phenomenal rise to fame and speak with candour about their ongoing dispute that has split a family and a band as they continue to tour as two separate groups - both using the name UB40.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 17 Mar 2019 00:50

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    The Uniques

    People Rocksteady

  • 00:11

    UB40

    Signing Off (2010 Digital Remaster)

  • 00:13

    UB40

    My Way Of Thinking

  • 00:14

    The Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

  • 00:14

    The Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

  • 00:17

    UB40

    Food For Thought

  • 00:20

    UB40

    The Earth Dies Screaming

  • 00:22

    808 State, Ub40

    One In Ten (808 Original Mix)

  • 00:22

    UB40

    One In Ten

  • 00:23

    UB40

    Many Rivers To Cross

  • 00:25

    UB40

    Red Red Wine

  • 00:28

    UB40

    Rat In Mi Kitchen

  • 00:36

    UB40

    Promises and Lies

  • 00:48

    UB40

    Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

  • 00:56

    UB40

    Dream A Lie (12" Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)

Credits

Role Contributor
Production Company Special Treats Production
Director Roger Penny
Editor Roger Penny
Producer Charlie Thomas
Director Charlie Thomas
Producer Andrew Winter
Executive Producer Colin Burrows
Participant Ali Campbell
Participant Robin Campbell
Participant Brian Travers
Participant Astro
Production Manager Louise Brookes
Camera Operator Josh Adams
Camera Operator Shane Appleton
Camera Operator Phil Bradshaw
Camera Operator Dennis Pollit
Camera Operator Mark Pullon
Camera Operator Mark Rivers
Camera Operator Justin Savage
Sound Rhys Adams
Sound Matthew Clark
Sound Tom Curry
Sound Haresh Patel
Sound Oliver Rotchell
Sound Chris Woods
Production Assistant Olivia Barnes
Production Assistant Sam Caplowe
Production Assistant Helen Carrie
Production Assistant Anish Chadha
Production Assistant Emily Sillett

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