We’ve dug into the BBC archives (inspired by this weekend’s self-curated list) to find some of most important and informative documentary films on rave culture it has produced over the years.

Covering topics from the summer or rave to Ecstasy use, and even a bit of Drum & Bass in there, these 5 films together give one of the most comprehensive looks at early UK rave culture every put on screen.

PLUS, as an added bonus, we’ve included an ITV documentary from 1988, entitled ‘A Trip Around Acid House’

E is for Ecstasy

Behind the Label: Ram Records

The Amen Break

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Ecstasy Wars

The Summer of Rave 1989


A Trip Around Acid House