The Dragon Can't Dance

Episodes

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01Jouvay1999071119990724

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace.

1: `Jouvay'.

Calvary Hill, Port of Spain, Trinidad, in the early 60s, 125 years after the emancipation from slavery.

Jouvay (Jour Ouvert) opens the two days of carnival by calling forth the New Day.

With Rudolph Walker, Malcolm Frederick and Martina Laird.

Director Ralph Rolls.

02Mardi Gras1999071819990731

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace.

2: `Mardi Gras'.

Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is at its height on the day before Lent begins.

Pariag, the Indian, causes an uproar in the Yard on Calvary Hill by buying a bicycle.

`A bike is showing off,' says Miss Cleothilda, the ageing Queen of the Carnival.

The Yard takes its revenge.

With Rudolph Walker, Malcolm Frederick and Martina Laird.

Director Ralph Rolls.

03Ash Wednesday1999072519990807

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace.

3: `Ash Wednesday'.

Aldrick and Fisheye lead an armed rebellion against the police but pay the price with five years in prison.

With Rudolph Walker, Malcolm Frederick, Martina Laird, and Dona Croll.

Director Ralph Rolls.

03Ash Wednesday1999080119990814

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace.

3: Ash Wednesday.

Aldrick and Fisheye lead an armed rebellion against the police but pay the price with five years in prison.

With Rudolph Walker, Malcolm Frederick and Martina Laird.

Director Ralph Rolls.