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The Novel

The Empire Writes Back

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

The final episode of the series examines how the British Empire was celebrated in the novels of some writers and taken apart and upended by others. Show more

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Series 1

Alex Wheatle

Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 4 months

The true story of award-winning writer Alex Wheatle, who spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home and was jailed after the Brixton uprising of 1981. Show more