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Reggae Britannia/ Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, BBC Four | reviews, news & interviews

Reggae Britannia/ Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, BBC Four

Reggae Britannia/ Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, BBC Four

From Trenchtown to Camden Town with the Beeb's Reggae Britannia season

Handsworth revolutionaries: Steel Pulse, bringing an activist attitude to British reggae

BBC Four's Britannia series keeps it simple - it tells the story in a straight line, illustrates it with as much archive material as the budget will allow, and interviews as many key protagonists as it can find. If the subject is strong enough, you'll get a good film out of it.

We completely bastardised reggae,' beamed Stewart Copeland. 'We plundered it without remorse

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