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How does a working class autodidact, with no visible means of support, maintain his role as the leader of a cult British underground band into its fifth decade? Comedian and writer Stewart Lee, director Michael Cumming and James Nicholls investigate the mysterious existence of Robert Lloyd, Britain’s ultimate post-punk survivor. Robert Lloyd’s Prefects played with The Clash on the White Riot tour in 1977, and their ongoing incarnation, as Birmingham’s Captain Beefheart suffused post-punk poets The Nightingales, recorded more John Peel sessions than any other band. Ever. But what were the social, cultural and economic circumstances that enabled and sustained such outsider artists in the punk and post-punk eras, and how has the world changed to the point where such figures are unlikely to flourish in the same way today? Lloyd’s own odyssey echoes how abstract notions of social mobility, of the value of culture and music, have changed in the last five decades.
Actors: Stewart Lee,
Stewart Lee
Stewart Lee 5 April 1968, Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK
Frank Skinner,
Frank Skinner
Frank Skinner 28 January 1957, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK
Robert Lloyd,
Robert Lloyd
Robert Lloyd
Robin Askwith,
Robin Askwith
Robin Askwith 12 October 1950, Southport, Lancashire, England, UK
Samira Ahmed,
Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed 15 June 1968, London, England, UK
Bridget Christie,
Bridget Christie
Bridget Christie
Maggie Dunne,
Maggie Dunne
Maggie Dunne
Kevin Eldon,
Kevin Eldon
Kevin Eldon 1960, Kent, England, UK
Nish Kumar,
Nish Kumar
Nish Kumar 26 August 1985, Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Paul Morley,
Paul Morley
Paul Morley March 26, 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK
Vickie Perks,
Vickie Perks
Vickie Perks October 9, 1968 in Birmingham, England, UK
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Genre: DocumentaryMusic
Director: Michael Cumming
Country: United Kingdom
Release: 2020
IMDb: 7.5
Quality:
Duration: 90 min
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