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Flogging it at the 2-Tone Village.

ALTHOUGH Coventry's unique 2-Tone Village is still in development, it fires up the imagination to many people who share the vision, not least from national and local TV crews, as the project has seen five TV crews there in as many months.

Last week the Flog It team came to the Village prior to their Transport Museum valuation day visit.

The shows presenter Paul Martin, being a keen (and competent) drummer, chose to interview former Selecter and Specials drummer Aitch Bembridge who currently drums for UB42. Aitch gave Paul a masterclass of Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska drumming, even cheekily singing 'Flog It, Flog It' to the tune of the Selecter Hit Too Much Pressure.

Following that, the crew filmed our hastily created Rude Boys bedroom featuring Paul Martin lounging on the bed, and the day ended with a superb interview with the erudite Pauline Black, giving an insightful interview about the history of The 2-Tone story. The 2-Tone Village would like to thank Clive Skelhon for sorting this.

The show will air in four to six months' time.

Speaking of TV crews, tomorrow sees the last part of Melvyn Bragg On Class And Culture series that promises to feature The Specials' Lynval Golding at Holyhead Artspace and Terry Hall and John Bradbury at the Canal Basin, and hopefully Pauline Black from The 2-Tone Corner Cafe.


HIDDEN TALENTS: Flog It's Paul Martin, centre, with Pete Chambers and Pauline Black of The Selecter
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 8, 2012
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