Preview – Being Blacker

Being Blacker
Picture Shows: Blacker at home in South London. Image Credit: BBC/RTO Pictures.

This programme follows the life of music producer and reggae record shop owner Blacker Dread.

Blacker (real name Steve Martin) in this documentary has his fair share of troubles: his mother dies, his record shop in Brixton shuts down, there is the prospect of going prison, and the possibility of returning to his homeland of Jamaica. We also follow other members of his family, such as his son who is getting good grades in Jamaica after having been excludes from school in Britain; as well looking at his views of being black in Britain today.

Being Blacker is on BBC Two at 21.00.