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Roots

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

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

Drama series remake about an African slave sold in America. Kunta marries beautiful slave Belle and the two have a daughter, Kizzy, who inherits her father's defiant spirit. Show more

Contributors

Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Voice of Alex Haley:
Laurence Fishburne
Teen Miss Kizzy:
E'Myri Lee Crutchfield
John Waller:
James Purefoy
Elizabeth Waller:
Katie McGuinness
Connelly:
Tony Curran
Dr William Waller:
Matthew Goode
Missy Waller:
G Hannelius
Patricia Lea:
Shannon Lucio
Omoro Kinte:
Babs Olusanmokun
Kintango:
Chris Obi
Executive Producer:
Barry Jossen
Executive Producer:
Lawrence Konner
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

Series 1

Episode 1: Legends and Pioneers

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary series. Harry Belafonte, Earl Cameron and Diahann Carroll share candid recollections about what it was like to be a pioneer in a white world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Belafonte
Interviewed Guest:
Earl Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Diahann Carroll
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth E Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Don Cheadle
Interviewed Guest:
Laurence Fishburne
Interviewed Guest:
Nelson George
Interviewed Guest:
Milton 'Lil Rel' Howery
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Kasi Lemmons
Interviewed Guest:
Delroy Lindo
Interviewed Guest:
David Oyelowo
Interviewed Guest:
Jussie Smollett
Interviewed Guest:
Brian White
Presenter:
Simon Frederick
Executive Producer:
Mike Connolly
Production Manager:
Storm Stewart
Production Company:
undefined AFL Films

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

Series 1

Episode 2: Black Film is Not a Genre

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary series. A look at how black film-makers regained their voice, following an era when only white directors told prominent black stories. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Barry Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kasi Lemmons
Interviewed Guest:
Milton 'Lil Rel' Howery
Interviewed Guest:
John Boyega
Interviewed Guest:
David Oyelowo
Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Brian White
Interviewed Guest:
George Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Laurence Fishburne
Interviewed Guest:
Ernest Dickerson
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth E Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Delroy Lindo
Interviewed Guest:
John Singleton
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Will i Am
Interviewed Guest:
Cuba Gooding Jr
Interviewed Guest:
Destiny Ekaragha
Interviewed Guest:
Boots Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Townsend
Interviewed Guest:
Menelik Shabazz
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Taylor Hackford
Interviewed Guest:
Whoopi Goldberg
Interviewed Guest:
David Harewood
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Wokoma
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Rock Bythewood
Interviewed Guest:
Carmen Ejogo
Presenter:
Simon Frederick
Executive Producer:
Mike Connolly
Production Manager:
Storm Stewart
Production Company:
undefined AFL Films

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama about two biker gangs, one led by the king of racers and the other by a pretender to the throne, who set out to prove who the fastest riders are. With Laurence Fishburne. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Jonathan is joined by comedy superstar Peter Kay, indignant rev-head Jeremy Clarkson, and Matrix star Laurence Fishburne. Plus music from rock giants Muse.

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

A tribute to Sean Connery featuring archive interviews spanning over 50 years and including contributions from friends, actors and directors. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Sean Connery
Participant:
Robert Carlyle
Participant:
Dougray Scott
Participant:
Laurence Fishburne
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
George Lucas
Director:
Pete Stanton
Producer:
Pete Stanton
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law

Roots

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Drama series remake about an African slave sold in America and of his descendants. Kunta Kinte is kidnapped, sold to English slave traders and brought to Maryland in the US. Show more

Contributors

Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Silla Ba Dibba:
Derek Luke
Kintango:
Chris Obi
John Waller:
James Purefoy
Elizabeth Waller:
Katie McGuinness
Connelly:
Tony Curran
Dr William Waller:
Matthew Goode
Ephraim:
LeVar Burton
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Executive Producer:
Barry Jossen
Executive Producer:
Lawrence Konner
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
Mark Rosenthal
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark M Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg
Producer:
Cheryl Eatock

Roots

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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

US mini series. George grows up to become involved in cockfighting. His flamboyancy and impressive bird-training skills earn him the nickname of Chicken George. Show more

Contributors

Chicken George:
Regé-Jean Page
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Matilda:
Erica Tazel
William Byrd:
Brett Rice
Patricia Lea:
Shannon Lucio
Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Sir Eric Russell:
Adam Fergus
Miss Malizy:
Carol Sutton
Sheriff's Deputy:
Brett Baker
Director:
Thomas Carter
Executive Producer:
Packer Will
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Korin Huggins
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg

Roots

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

US mini-series. After 20 years in England, Chicken George makes his way back to America and reaches Tom Lea's farm, where he hopes to be reunited with his family. Show more

Contributors

Chicken George:
Regé-Jean Page
Matilda:
Erica Tazel
Alex Haley/Narrator:
Laurence Fishburne
Nancy Holt:
Anna Paquin
Jerusalem:
Mekhi Phifer
Frederick Murray:
Lane Garrison
Kunta Kinte:
Malachi Kirby
Miss Malizy:
Carol Sutton
Charlotte Murray:
Joy Jacobson
Ashford:
Sam Malone
Sir Eric Russell:
Adam Fergus
Executive Producer:
Will Packer
Executive Producer:
LeVar Burton
Executive Producer:
Korin Huggins
Executive Producer:
Marc Toberoff
Executive Producer:
Mark Wolper
Producer:
Ann Kindberg

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

No-holds-barred account of Anna Mae Bullock's journey from humble beginnings in a church choir to the status of world-famous singer, Tina Turner. Show more

Contributors

Tina Turner:
Angela Bassett
Director:
Brian Gibson
Young Anna Mae:
Rae'Ven Kelly
Zelma Bullock:
Jenifer Lewis
Lorraine Taylor:
Penny Johnson
Phil Spector:
Rob LaBelle
El Paso Doctor:
Barry 'Shabaka' Henley

Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

War epic. In 1970, Captain Willard is given a secret mission by the top brass to travel into Cambodia to 'terminate' a decorated American colonel who has gone rogue and is presumed insane. Show more

Contributors

Colonel Kurtz:
Marlon Brando
Photo Journalist:
Dennis Hopper
Lt Colonel Kilgore:
Robert Duvall
Captain Willard:
Martin Sheen
General:
GD Spradlin