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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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.

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
02Reclaiming Our Image20090407
02 LASTReclaiming Our Image2009040720090928

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

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.