Boadicea or Boudicca, freedom fighter or terrorist?
To the Britons she was queen of the Iceni, dynamic leader of an oppressed
people. To the Romans she was a barbarian and a threat to the state.
Boring old history? Not the way Tony Robinson
and Toyah Willcox tell it, combining epic poem and rock video technique
with a soundtrack that goes from African rhythms through hip-hop to funk
Says Tony (who plays Baldrick to Rowan Atkinson's
Blackadder) 'I got the idea for Boudicca (BBC1) while I was
in The Gambia. There they tell stories with people instead of at
them. There are drums and shouting. Everybody joins in.
'Aztec Camera's drummer, Steve Sidelnyk, who recently
did a Bros tour, and Toyah's husband, guitarist Robert Fripp, put together
a rocky, rhythmical U2-style soundtrack. It's going to look really exciting.'
Radio Times, 1988