Black Screen Britain

Burt Caesar's series exploring how British film and television drama portrayed post-war African-Caribbean migrants and created opportunities for pioneering black actors such as Earl Cameron, Cy Grant and Mona Hammond.

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20160608 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)

How the first generation of African-Caribbean immigrants were portrayed in early British television and film dramas.

Burt Caesar's series exploring how British film and television drama portrayed post-war African-Caribbean migrants and created opportunities for pioneering black actors such as Earl Cameron, Cy Grant and Mona Hammond.

How the first generation of African-Caribbean immigrants were portrayed.

Burt Caesar presents two programmes exploring how British film and television drama from the 1950s to the 1970s portrayed the lives of African-Caribbean immigrants.

1: Ambassadors for the Race

Powerful screen dramas such as A Man from the Sun, Fable, Pool of London, Flame in the Streets and Jemima and Johnny first introduced British audiences to a new generation of black actors such as Cy Grant, Earl Cameron and Mona Hammond.

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

A Culture Wise Production for BBC Radio 4.

01Ambassadors For The Race *2009033120090921

How the first generation of African-Caribbean immigrants were portrayed in early British television and film dramas.

Burt Caesar's series exploring how British film and television drama portrayed post-war African-Caribbean migrants and created opportunities for pioneering black actors such as Earl Cameron, Cy Grant and Mona Hammond.

How the first generation of African-Caribbean immigrants were portrayed.

02Reclaiming Our Image20090407

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In the 1970s, a growing number of black writers and film makers started to challenge the prevailing stereotypes of black people and to tell their own stories.

Burt examines some of the landmark screen dramas that presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain.

Burt Caesar explores how British film and television drama portrayed post-war African-Caribbean migrants and created opportunities for pioneering black actors such as Earl Cameron, Cy Grant and Mona Hammond.

Drama in the 1970s presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain.

02 LASTReclaiming Our Image2009040720090928
20160609 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)

In the 1970s, a growing number of black writers and film makers started to challenge the prevailing stereotypes of black people and to tell their own stories.

Burt examines some of the landmark screen dramas that presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain.

Burt Caesar explores how British film and television drama portrayed post-war African-Caribbean migrants and created opportunities for pioneering black actors such as Earl Cameron, Cy Grant and Mona Hammond.

Drama in the 1970s presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain.

How a new generation of black writers and film-makers challenged stereotypes.

Burt Caesar presents two programmes exploring how British film and television drama from the 1950s to the 1970s portrayed the lives of African-Caribbean immigrants.

2: Reclaiming Our Image

Burt Caesar charts the landmark screen dramas such as Pressure, Empire Road and Burning an Illusion which presented an alternative view of black lives in Britain during the 1970s.

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

A Culture Wise Production for BBC Radio 4.