A brief history of Coventry and two-tone.
A triple-bill of Coventry in the early 80s – what more could you want? We kick off with DJ Pete Murray’s guide to the city (from the same series as Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham) and then a rare treat: a BBC Arena film on two-tone with footage of the Specials in their ‘79 prime. To round things off, Three Minute Heroes is a teen drama from Play for Today, shot in the precincts and car parks of a Coventry already mourning the death of two-tone. An amazing time-capsule, complete with rollerskates, light-up jackets and horrific knitwear.
Dir: Michael Custance UK 1982, 60 mins
Showing with Pete Murray Takes you to Coventry (1983, 17 mins) and Rudies Come Back (1980, 35 mins)