Legends: The Motown Invasion

BBC Wales   |   UK

This 60-minute documentary reveals what made Motown special through the lens of two decisive moments in 1965: The Motown Revue UK tour and The Sounds of Motown Ready Steady Go! TV Special. Arriving in London in 1965, the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder were bussed across England, Scotland and Wales. It was a tough tour, but crucial to their success here. The TV special, recorded during the tour, finally kicked open the door for the label, thrusting Motown's slick routines and magical music into front rooms across Britain - and things were never quite the same again. Reason for Submission: An excellent example of archive usage in television documentary.