BBC to air documentary on Massive Attack tomorrow

BBC One West are marking the anniversary of Massive Attack’s Blue Lines with a new documentary tracing the emergence of the Bristol Sound

Aiming to tell the story of how Bristol found its musical identity and the formation of the city’s most famous band, Massive Attack, an upcoming BBC One documentary, Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack will trace the emergence of the so-called ‘Bristol Sound’ in the early 1990’s culminating in the release of Massive Attack’s first album.

The film, narrated by actor Paul McGann – a member of the city’s creative community in the 90s – looks to the city’s soundsystem culture, punk scene and the hip-hop culture that helped birth Massive Attack’s seminal album. The film also features contributions from key Bristol of the creatives including Milo Johnson of The Wild Bunch, Mark Stewart of The Pop Group, DJ and Producer Roni Size, and Neil Davidge – producer of Massive Attack’s later work.

Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack will air on Tuesday 6 September on BBC One (West) at 10.45pm and will also be available on the BBC‘s iPlayer app.