Jarvis Cocker, The Happy Mondays and Blur's Alex James are all contributing
Channel 4 is to celebrate the “Cool Britannia” era with a one-off documentary called Turn Up… The Nineties.
The 90-minute documentary, which promises to “chart the rise and fall of Cool Britannia as told by the people who lived it”, will feature contributions from Jarvis Cocker, Happy Mondays, Blur’s Alex James, Massive Attack, Paul Oakenfold and Jazzy Jeff.
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, actor Robert Carlyle and former The Word presenter Terry Christian will also contribute to the documentary, which will take a nostalgic look back at the music, film, art, fashion, TV and politics of the era, from Oasis to Kate Moss, and David Beckham to Damien Hirst.
Channel 4’s Jonny Rothery said in a press release: “We’re all waiting for the next pop culture revolution where a chart battle between two bands can make the six o’clock news. Whilst we wait, I’m really pleased to be taking a look back at this fascinating period when Generation X rose to prominence and everyone was mad for it.”
Turn Up… The Nineties will premiere on Channel 4 over the same weekend as its one-off TFI Friday live special, which is set to air on June 12. Musical guests for the reunion special hosted by original presenter Chris Evans have yet to be announced.