This Friday evening at 21.00 hrs, the first episode of “The Agony and The Ecstasy”, a three part series on the emergence of Acid House and the way it has developed and subsequently the impact it has had across Britain and the world will be shown. It features a range of characters who were there from the start, DJ’s, promoters, police and others.


It is a historic series that also shines a light on some of the current issues we have all faced and also includes NTIA Chair Alan Miller in the series, in later episodes particularly talking about challenges but also things that are improving and how we can continue all of this. 





“The Agony and The Ecstasy is an honest and entertaining series told by the people who are responsible for one of the most important movements ever to have happened with youth culture. We have so much to be thankful for how much the world has changed and the contribution that Acid House pioneers made. The legacy lives on in every part of our culture today and our cities and countries are all the better for it!” – Alan Miller, NTIA Chairman






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Agony and Ecstasy features a range of characters who were there from the start, DJ’s, promoters, police and others.



FILM 1: The Perfect Storm – Friday 11 August, 9 pm Sky Arts TV – how it started, the social economic climate of the time, rising out of Thatcher’s Britain like a beautiful rebellion, how the party started and who were the pioneers of the scene – Norman Jay MBE


FILM 2: The Party People Vs The Establishment – Friday 18 August 9 pm Sky Arts TV – How despite the controversy and many challenges the scene went stratospheric, from Rave to Riches, how the movement got organised, the birth of the super brands, superstar DJ’s, chart topping artists, the visionary party people becoming leading entrepreneurs – Goldie MBE


FILM 3: From Rave to Riches – Friday 25 August 9 pm Sky Arts TV – How the Brits have influenced generations globally, today’s challenges and meeting the next generation of talent emerging from the scene -thirty years on the party is still going.- Paul Oakenfold