Soul Boy - Our Lives Series 4
Soul Boy - Our Lives - A teenager in care finds a home on Nottingham’s Northern Soul scene.
Details of an upcoming real life documentary due to be shown on BBC One on Wednesday 27th May 2020. Billed as a 'heart warming' film this 30 minute documentary follows teenager Anthony Flavin as he finds his place on Nottingham’s Northern Soul scene.
Here's the BBC info...
Northern Soul is more than just music to Anthony Flavin - it’s a way of life. Anthony has grown up in care from the age of six. His great passions in life are music, fashion and films from the sixties and seventies, and his love for Northern Soul music tops them all.
This heartwarming film follows Anthony in the run up to his 18th birthday as he finds his place on Nottingham’s Northern Soul scene. With help from his keyworker, Luke, and a collection of Northern Soul friends, he’s about to take his first steps as a DJ and towards an independent life.
It won’t be easy - the Soul Boy will need his new Soul 'family' more than ever.
As Anthony prepares for his first DJ set, his friends are there to make sure he looks and sounds the part.
Classy cobbler Pete 'The Shoe' Bullock kits him out with some fancy hot-stepping shoes; there’s a DJ masterclass from best friends and soul mates Karen and Jason Roberts; and a trip down memory lane with legendary Northern Soul DJ Richard Searling, who gets Anthony on the decks and the dancefloor at Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom.
A popular Northern Soul venue is hosting Anthony’s 18th birthday party and his DJing debut. Has he mastered the decks in time to get this discerning crowd on the dancefloor? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Part of the Our Lives Series.
Wed 27 May 2020