Bob and his friends, shaggy heads full of nonsense, a life spent smoking the wrong plant and making merry music in a cloud of intoxication. These clichés were ripe for revision, and the BBC rises to the occasion with great expertise. Excellent archive material, prominent interviewees and a lovingly compiled soundtrack make the ecstatic global reception of the street sound of a Caribbean island plausible even to uninitiated sun-starved Central Europeans. In addition to historical insights, sufficient attention is paid to raggae’s various contemporary lines of development. And Bob Marley is there too.
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Selected filmography Mike Connolly
PETER GREEN - A HARD ROAD (1996), CLOSE UP: MANIC STREET PREACHERS (1998), IAN DURY - ON MY LIFE (1999), THE GREAT HUNGER- THE LIFE AND SONGS OF SHANE MACGOWAN (2000)