Windrush

Five specially commissioned short stories relating to the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Windrush from the West Indies.

Episodes

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LS01Give Me My Wars19980615

by Diran Adebayo, read by Eddie Nestor. A man with a secret reflects on the under-achievements of those in his neighbourhood.

LS02My Children Are Movers1998061619980621

by Grace Nichols, read by Adjoa Andoh. A mythic Caribbean woman recalls the experiences of her scattered children.

LS03Native1998061719980622

written and read by Rikki Beadle-Blair. A West Indian boy's tale about being trapped between two cultures when his mother decides to bring him up British.

LS04Out Of Hand1998061819990502

by Jackie Kay, read by Marianne Jean-Baptiste. How was it that when Rose arrived in England she thought she was coming home?

LS05 LASTMuscular Bridges19980619

written and read by Ian Rashid. A mother-and-son story which takes a wry look at romance, colonialism and sexuality.