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
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
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
Kwame Kwei-Armah and guests review the week's cultural highs and lows.
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
David Olusoga explores the incredible journey of the African novel – how a fearless collection of writers created books that were to define the image of Africa in the world. Show more
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
Round table arts and culture discussion programme with Kwame Kwei-Armah.
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
Pam Rhodes talks to the singer Lemar about his recent trip to Ethiopia with Christian Aid. Gee Walker speaks of the hope that has come out of the racist murder of her son Anthony. Show more
At the start of a new century, 21-year-old cousins Malcolm and David reflect on their radically different upbringings and consider their current situations. Show more
Philip Dodd explores the writing of Lorraine Hansberry and its continuing resonance with directors Yael Farber, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Dawn Walton. Show more
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, with readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths, presents his favourite pieces of writing and song lyrics to an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Show more
Family adventure about a pride of lions, mixing wildlife footage with an all star cast of actors' voices and special effects. The story of lion cub growing up in the Serengeti.
By Kwame Kwei-Armah. The Year of Obama should be a time for Kwaku's black policy think-tank to flourish, but his latest misjudged proposal is about to explode. Show more
Drama that chronicles the trials of a Hackney cafe owner trying to prevent his son from getting involved in London's gun culture. Show more
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
Round-table arts discussion series. Presenter Kwame Kwei Armah is joined by comedian Natalie Haynes, actor David Schneider and politician Michael Gove. Show more
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
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