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A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: Ugandan Asians

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Food writer Meera Sodha tells the story of the 1972 refugee crisis when thousands of Asian people arrived in Britain after being expelled from
Uganda by dictator Idi Amin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Meera Sodha
Producer:
Ed Barlow
Series Producer:
Diana Hare
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: The Jews of Leeds

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the Yorkshire Jews in the early 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Glass
Series Producer:
Diana Hare
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker

A Very British History

Series 1

A Very British History: Romany Gypsies

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One East

Writer Damian Le Bas explores how Gypsy people in the 1960s were forced to abandon their nomadic way of life for a more settled existence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Le Bas
Producer:
Adam Keelan
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Diana Hare

A Very British History

Series 1

The First Black Brummies

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Poet Sue Brown looks at what life was like in the post-war years for Birmingham’s Caribbean community as they asked questions about their own identity and place in British society. Show more