The Great British Black Invasion

2006 August - Channel 4

Following on from the success of last year’s Great British Asian Invasion, this irreverent programme tells the real story of Britain’s black population from the late1950s to the present day.

Starting with the first generation, The Great British Black Invasion asks why people from the Caribbean and Africa decided to come to Britain and how they have influenced culture here. It also tells the story of those children, for whom ‘home’ has always been Britain, and how being raised with two cultures has affected their lives.

The stories are told through the lively and insightful personal recollections of a wide range of figures: from Lord Heseltine to Linford Christie; from Paul Boateng to David Lammy, from Ned Sherrin to Trevor Nelson, from Garry Bushell to Ekow Eshun. We also hear from the bus conductor from Barbados, the nurse from Jamaica, and the African student.

Channel 4 ▪ TX 05/08/2006 ▪ 1 x 120 min
Produced and directed by Garry Hughes