Punk Britannia (3 x 60′) – Explores the British musical landscape of the mid to late Seventies, from early pub rock and the first stirrings of a new immediacy on the British music scene to the advent of punk rock with The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Clash in 1976. The punk rock scene had a profound effect and had many different musical reverberations in bands as diverse as The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks and Sham 69. But it soon gave way to the post-punk period with the adventurous spirit that produced bands as diverse as Orange Juice, The Human League and The Raincoats.
Punk Britannia charts the intense, and relatively brief, rise of punk rock in Britain and the twists and turns it took along the way.
Producer: BBC Productions
Source: BBC Press Office