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The Harder They Come

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Seminal Jamaican drama about a country boy who heads for Kingston hoping to make it as a singer - but his musical career only begins to take off when he turns to a life of crime. His first record only becomes a hit when he has to go on the run as a cop killer and folk hero. Featuring a reggae soundtrack with songs from Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker. Show less

Contributors

Ivan Martin:
Jimmy Cliff
Preacher:
Basil Keane
Detective Ray Jones:
Winston Stona
Director:
Perry Henzell

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