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Ian Hislop looks at one of the most peculiar offices in the British establishment, that of Poet Laureate, whose long history produces a gloriously eccentric picture of who we are. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Director:
Sally Benton
Director:
Claire Lewis
Producer:
Claire Lewis
Producer:
Sally Benton
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

Small Island

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Andrea Levy's award-winning story of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in the Second World War. Hortense learns that England is not the golden land she hoped it would be. Show more

Contributors

Hortense:
Naomie Harris
Queenie:
Ruth Wilson
Narrator:
Hugh Quarshie
Winston:
Shaun Parkes
Mr Todd:
Roger Sloman
Mr Johnson:
Tom Watt
Shopkeeper:
Billy Carter
PO Worker 1:
Jonathan Harden
PO Worker 2:
Neal McWilliams
Woman with sweet:
Gillian Raine
Young Lad:
Andrew McMahon
Young Lad:
Joseph Hearns
Mrs Harper:
Laura Hughes
Josephine:
Kerri McLean
Granddaughter:
Cara Shearer
Grandson:
Lee Simmonds

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Documentary highlighting the experiences of the first generation of black African-Caribbean actors that worked in UK theatre, film and television during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Fraser James
Participant:
Cy Grant
Participant:
Joan Hooley
Participant:
George Harris
Participant:
Mona Hammon
Participant:
Rudolph Walker
Participant:
Jim Pines

Ian Hislop looks at one of the most peculiar offices in the British establishment, that of Poet Laureate, whose long history produces a gloriously eccentric picture of who we are. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Director:
Sally Benton
Director:
Claire Lewis
Producer:
Claire Lewis
Producer:
Sally Benton
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron

BBC Four

About BBC Four

BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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