Series in which Cathy Tyson looks at the history of black American cinema and how it reflects a changing America. 2: The 1971 movies Shaft and Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song radically challenged Hollywood's soft-focus portrayal of blacks with their relatively raw depictions of inner-city black life.
Directors Gordon Parks and Melvin Van
Peebles discuss the genre's strengths and weaknesses.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts presents a new five-part series profiling the greatjazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker, who died in 1955, aged 35. The storyfollows his life from the early performances in Kansas City to the final drug-plagued days in New York and Los Angeles. Featuring Dizzy Gillespie ,
John Dankworth and Peter King. Producer Terry Carter
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