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Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

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It’s 1949, and a year after arriving on the Empire Windrush, Eunice Daley finds herself moving into a room in her uncle’s house, her belongings crammed into cardboard boxes. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for years

It is 2019, but in Cyrus’s confused mind it could be London 2011, and there are riots outside the house. Dementia forces his memories to fragment. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Carol Harding
Executive Producer:
Angela Ferreira
Executive Producer:
Kwame Kwei-Armah

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Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Series 1

Michaela 2019

Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for years

Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief. Show more

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Series 1

Samantha 1993

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

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As the only white person in her husband’s large family, Samantha Williams has had to counter racial assumptions from both his family and her own. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

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In 1981, as Yvonne prepares to demonstrate for the young black victims of the New Cross fire, she finds herself giving expression to a deeper, personal loss for the first time. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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Cyrus Williams believes he’s found the love of his life in a young nurse, Eunice Daley. A chance meeting was all it took for him to want to spend the rest of his life with her. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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It’s 1968, and while the world is exploding around him, racially and politically, 17-year-old Kev keeps a low profile as a mechanic, the only black man in a white-owned garage. Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Mary Beard hosts interviews from her studio at home. Mary and guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on our culture. Featuring appearances from Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Participant:
Emma Thompson
Participant:
Greg Wise
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Drama inspired by the life of Walter Tull, who became the first black professional footballer and then the first black commissioned officer to lead British troops during WWI. Show more

Contributors

Walter Tull:
OT Fagbenle
Edward Tull:
Michael Wildman
Connie MacPherson:
Samara MacLaren
Sergeant Fuller:
Ewan Stewart
Daniel Tull:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer:
Ruth Caleb

The One Show

21/02/2019

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined on the sofa by Sir Lenny Henry and Kwame Kwei-Armah. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Alex Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Participant:
Lost Voice Guy

Front Row

The Future of Culture

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

Mary Beard and her guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the future of performance, and ask what culture might mean to us all as the world eases out of lockdown. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Participant:
Emma Thompson
Participant:
Greg Wise
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Series

Front Row

Front Row

Armando Iannucci on the Death of Stalin, Kwame Kwei-Armah directs Ibsen's Lady from the Sea

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Armando Iannucci's new film The Death of Stalin, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Elinor Cook on Ibsen's The Lady From the Sea, controversial form 696 for venues and Sean Hughes remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Mykaell Riley
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

One Night in Miami, Kate Tempest, Glam Rock, Remembering Andrzej Wajda

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses the play One Night in Miami, poet and rapper Kate Tempest on writing Let Them Eat Chaos, and Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Kemp Powers
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Reynolds
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Free Thinking

Lorraine Hansberry

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the writing of Lorraine Hansberry and its continuing resonance with directors Yael Farber, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Dawn Walton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Yael Farber
Interviewed Guest:
Dawn Walton
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Althea Legal-Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Sound Frontiers: Success debated by Peter Frankopan, Edith Hall, Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edith Hall and Peter Frankopan explore the idea of success in drama, literature and history and how that translates to the contemporary world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Frankopan
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy