Babymother [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 26 July 2021 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Babymother (Blu-ray)
Directed by Julian Henriques

Anita's (Anjela Smith, Eastenders) got style, energy and attitude – her ambition is to become the local dancehall diva. Before she can triumph with her 'rude girl' friends deejaying her lyrics on stage, she has to prove herself – and she has some growing up to do along the way. Bringing up two kids on a tough estate is no easy matter, nor are her relationships with her mother, sister, and her babyfather Byron (Wil Johnson, Outlander) – a singer with his own ambitions.
Featuring music by Beres Hammond, Carroll Thompson and Cinderella this 90s gem stars familiar faces from stage and screen including Corinne Skinner-Carter (Burning an Illusion, Pressure) as Anita's mum and Don Warrington (Rising Damp, Death in Paradise) as ruthless promoter Luther. Babymother is released here for the first time on Blu-ray, newly remastered in 2K by the BFI.


  • Presented in High Definiton
  • We the Ragamuffin (1992, 26 mins): Julian Henriques' urban musical shot and set in Peckham
  • Julian Henriques and Parminder Vir on Babymother (2021, 44 mins): the director and producer talk about the film's genesis and production history
  • Anjela Lauren Smith in conversation with Corrina Antrobus (2021, 49 mins): the actress discusses her part as Anita
  • Carroll Thompson in conversation with Rogan Graham (2021, 32mins): the singer and songwriter discusses her role as music consultant on the film
  • Archive Q&A / Babymother gallery (2021, 28 mins: an archive Q&A with the filmmakers from 1998 which plays over a selection of images
  • We the Ragamuffin gallery
  • Trailer

UK | 1998 | colour | 82 minutes | English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | cert: 15 (Strong language) | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, LPCM 2.0 stereo (48kHz/24-bit)

Release Date: 26 July 2021
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over

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