I suspect it isn’t going to be up there with the Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem doc on BBC Four, but if you can tune in, the Mods and Rockers Rebooted documentary on BBC One should be worth checking out.
The documentary will screen on BBC one on Friday August 22nd at 7:30pm, but possibly not ‘all’ BBC One channels. The BBC listings has this down as showing in ‘Cambridgeshire, East, Oxfordshire, South, South East only’, which suggests regional TV. However, if you aren’t in that area (and in the UK), you should be able to catch up on iPlayer afterwards.
All we know about the documentary is that it is 30 minutes long, narrated by Phil Daniels and according to the listing:
We take a fresh look at the bank holiday clashes of 1964 to separate fact from fiction as we bring the mods and rockers of the time back to those seaside crime scenes. Were they really as bad as the papers made out? Or was there something else behind it all?
A report on Digital Spy adds that…
To seek answers, and separate fact from fiction, the BBC documentary, narrated by Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels, goes back to each location piecing together the events of 1964 in chronological order,” said the BBC. It will reveal the real people behind the hard-hitting headlines, including interviews with mods and rockers who were there in 1964 (now in their 60s and 70s) taking them back to the seaside scenes of their crimes: Clacton, Margate, Brighton and Hastings.
Not sure how much you can pack into half an hour, but definitely worth chasing up.
Via Digital Spy