Reggae

Documentary | GB 2003 | 2x50'

  • Sunday, 22. June 2003 22:30 hrs

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.

Director
Mike Connolly
Photography
Steve Plant
Editor
Guy Crossman
Sound
Dave Brabants, Caleb Mose
Narrator
Miss P.
Producer
Mike Connolly
Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Associate Producer
Lloyd Bradley
Production
Oasis Television for BBC Worldwide

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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)