Documentary about reggae’s influence on British music and society, featuring Big Youth, Max Romeo, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Specials, Dennis Bovell, Aswad, Steel Pulse and more. Show more. The acclaimed BBC4 Britannia series moves into the world of British reggae. Showing how it came from Jamaica in the 1960s to influence, over the next 20 years, both British music and society.
The documentary includes major artists and performances from that era, including Big Youth, Max Romeo, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jerry Dammers and the Specials, the Police, UB40, Dennis Bovell, lovers rock performers Carroll Thompson and Janet Kay, bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse and reggae admirers such as Boy George and Paul Weller. The documentary celebrates the impact of reggae, the changes it brought about and its lasting musical legacy.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Aswad, Big Youth, Dennis Bovell, Boy George of Culture Club, Smiley Culture (archive footage), Jerry Dammers, Brinsley Forde, Tippa Irie, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Janet Kay, Musical Youth, Maxi Priest, Max Romeo, Carroll Thompson, UB40,
Paul Weller of The Jam and Style Council, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers of The Police and Caroline Wheeler
Total Running Time Approximately 1 Hour 28 Minutes