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: Time Shift

Three films in the strand. Ends 9pm.

19.00 NOTTING HILL RIOTS: Examining the west London riots of August 1958, which were the catalyst for black activism in Britain and inspired the annual carnival.

19.50 WEST INDIANS: Jack Gold's documentary from 1963 which focuses on the troubles of Afro-Caribbean people in Britain at the time.

20.00 A MAN FROM THE SUN: A play from 1956 which presented West Indian immigrants in a sympathetic light for the first time on British television.


Director (West Indians): Jack Gold

: A One and a Two

1999 drama directed by Edward Yang and set in Taiwan. When his wife's mother becomes seriously ill and his children suffer growing pains, a partner in a computer firm hits a mid-life crisis. In Mandarin and English with subtitles.


Directed By: Edward Yang

: Robert Wyatt: Free Will and Testament

Originally a singer with Soft Machine, Wyatt has created a vast body of work over the past 30 years. Here he performs six new songs and discusses his life and work.


Singer: Robert Wyatt

: Johnny Owen: the Long Journey

The father of a Welsh boxer, who died as a result of a 1980 fight, travels to Mexico to meet the pugilist who delivered the killer blow.


Subject: Johnny Owen

: As 7pm.

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