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Reginald D Hunter to investigate blackface in BBC Two show

8 December 2014 4:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Reginald D Hunter will investigate the history of blackface and minstrel shows in a new BBC Two documentary.

The three-part Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South will see the comedian journey the American South and find out why local traditional tunes still carry a strong element of racism.

Reginald D Hunter interview: 'Britain is full of position-takers'

Hunter, who was born in Georgia, will visit his home state as he drives 1,000 miles from North Carolina to New Orleans.

He will speak to the musicians Dr John, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Seasick Steve and The Handsome Family, as well as 'Rainy Night In Georgia' writer Tony Joe White.

Hunter will also go to a Lynyrd Skynyrd festival in Alabama, try soul food in Georgia, square dance in Paducah and explore the rise of hip-hop in Atlanta.

Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South will air next February on BBC Two. »

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