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2 Tone: The Sound of Coventry

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 10 months

Using music, archive and new interviews, this is the story of 2 Tone – a unique musical phenomenon that exploded out of Coventry in the summer of 1979. 2 Tone not only dominated the charts and got the nation dancing to a ska beat, it played a vital part in the movement against racism in Britain and beyond. Including a rare interview with Jerry Dammers, the architect of 2 Tone, and contributions from other key players, the film explores the music style and ethos of the genre and charts the remarkable story of how this independent ‘do it yourself’ record label from Coventry went on to have a global impact and a unique place in popular music. Show less


Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Dammers
Interviewed Guest:
Neville Staple
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Black
Interviewed Guest:
Neol Davies
Nicola Silk
Executive Producer:
Colette Foster
Production Manager:
Sophie Cole
Executive Producer:
Diana Hare
Ant Smith
Production Company:
Full Fat TV

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