Febaruary 11th, 2011, BBC4
The programme celebrates the impact of reggae, the changes it brought about and its lasting musical legacy.
|Presenter of Edingburgh Reggae Concert|
Live performance specially recorded for Whistle Test from the Reggae Concert at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, featuring the Cimarons, Winston Groovy, Dennis Alcapone, the Marvels, Nicky Thomas and the Pioneers.(R)
Dennis Alcapone - "Cassius Clay", "Wake Up Jamaica"
Febaruary 18th, 2011, BBC4
9:00-10:00pm BBC4 - Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul
A profile of Toots Hibbert, featuring an interview with the reggae musician and archive footage of his performances. The film traces his career from his early days as a singer in a Jamaican church to becoming a Grammy award-winning artist, and features contributions by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Marcia Griffiths and Paolo Nutini.
10:00-11:30pm BBC4 - Reggae at the BBC
A celebration of reggae performances from the BBC archive, featuring footage from programmes including Top of the Pops, Old Grey Whistle Test and Later with Jools Holland. Acts include Bob Marley & the Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Desmond Dekker, Burning Spear, Althea & Donna, Dennis Brown and Buju Banton.
11:30-12:30am BBC4 - Glastonbury 2010
Mark Radcliffe introduces coverage of a performance by veteran Jamaican reggae act Toots and the Maytals on the West Holts Stage. The band broke singles sales records in their home country throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, and cover versions of their hits by the Specials and the Clash led to them experiencing renewed popularity in the UK in the early 1980s.
12:30-2:00am BBC4 - Arena: Bob Marley - Exodus '77
Documenting influential reggae artist Bob Marley's relocation to London from Jamaica in 1977. The programme examines the lasting global influence of the singer's music and ideals and looks at how the city helped inspire him to write Exodus, one of his most important albums.