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Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 2: The Price of Freedom

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Documentary. David Olusoga traces the bitter propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and the abolitionists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Director:
Ben Crichton
Producer:
Ben Crichton

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 1: Profit and Loss

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Documentary about the abolition of slavery. Huge sums of money were paid out in compensation, not to slaves, but to slave owners. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

With days to go before the US elections, Tim Stanley looks at how sitcoms from South Park to Ellen mirror a modern, complex America not often seen during the presidential campaign. Show more

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Documentary series about the effect of medicine on life expectancy. How the development and delivery of the smallpox vaccine eradicated the disease. Show more

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Documentary series about the effect of medicine on life expectancy. How knowledge gained from the discovery of antibiotics and antiviral drugs underpins efforts to find treatments for new diseases. Show more

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Documentary series about the effect of medicine on life expectancy. Before a vaccine or an effective treatment can come into play, data is the first line of defence against a new pandemic. Show more

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Documentary series about the effect of medicine on life expectancy. How the readiness of communities to engage with public messaging can have a significant impact on the spread of disease. Show more

Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 6: First Contact

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

David Olusoga shows how art was always on the frontline when distant cultures met. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Series Producer:
Melanie Fall
Director:
Ian Leese
Associate Producer:
Ewan Roxburgh
Production Company:
Nutopia

Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 8: The Cult of Progress

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Documentary. David Olusoga explores the artistic reaction to imperialism in the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Series Producer:
Melanie Fall
Director:
Ian Leese
Associate Producer:
Ewan Roxburgh
Production Company:
Nutopia

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

In a UK exclusive, Barack Obama encounters historian David Olusoga to discuss his long-awaited memoir A Promised Land, and how he may have cast a spotlight on the racial fault lines in America. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Interviewed Guest:
Barack Obama
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Producer:
David Shulman
Director:
David Shulman

Front Row Late

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary Beard and her panel of guests - David Olusoga, Shahidha Bari and Simon Jenkins - discuss whether we can ever agree on the meaning of beauty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Panellist:
David Olusoga
Panellist:
Shahidha Bari
Panellist:
Simon Jenkins
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Saturday Review

Tina Turner, Let The Sunshine In, Aminatta Forna, Colourising historical photographs, The Woman In White

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Let The Sunshine In, starring Juliette Binoche, The Tina Turner musical, Aminatta Forna's novel Happiness, colourising historical photographs and BBC TV's The Woman In White. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
David Olusoga
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Maev Kennedy
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Interviewed Guest:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Bernardine Evaristo
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Kwasi Kwarteng
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Director:
John Mullen
Director:
Grainne Lyons
Production Company:
Uplands Television

A House Through Time

Series 4

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

David follows the trails of a traumatised soldier on the run, a family man at breaking point and one resident who developed an interest in the paranormal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Composer:
Paul Honey
Editor:
Mike Duly
Production Manager:
Zarina Dick
Series Producer:
Caroline Miller
Series Producer:
Rachel Ozers
Executive Producer:
Mary Crisp
Production Company:
Twenty Twenty TV

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Follows Bristol’s mayor, Marvin Rees, as he and the city respond to the extraordinary events which followed the toppling of the Colston Statue last summer. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Francis Welch
Production Manager:
Rainier Chapman
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith
Executive Producer:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Clare Paterson
Production Company:
Uplands Television

A House Through Time

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

David Olusoga discovers a scandalous poisoning, a reversal of fortune for a Victorian factory girl and a building dynasty that helped create Leeds. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Director:
Nick Tanner
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Producer:
Kat Feavers
Composer:
Paul Honey
Production Manager:
Zarina Dick
Series Producer:
Caroline Miller
Series Producer:
Rachel Ozers
Executive Producer:
Mary Crisp
Production Company:
Twenty Twenty TV

A House Through Time

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

A ruthless factory owner is hit by an arson attack, a pacifist couple make a stand and one man sets sail for a life on the glamourous Atlantic liners. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Composer:
Paul Honey
Producer:
Kat Feavers
Production Manager:
Zarina Dick
Series Producer:
Caroline Miller
Series Producer:
Rachel Ozers
Executive Producer:
Mary Crisp
Production Company:
Twenty Twenty TV

A House Through Time

Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

The Second World War puts our residents in danger. Leeds is a shock to a Greek war bride with a tragic past and a return for students who lived here at the millennium. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Director:
Nicola Seare
Producer:
Nicola Seare
Composer:
Paul Honey
Production Manager:
Zarina Dick
Series Producer:
Caroline Miller
Series Producer:
Rachel Ozers
Executive Producer:
Mary Crisp
Production Company:
Twenty Twenty TV

Start the Week

Art and Civilisations

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr on art and civilisation with Mary Beard, Simon Schama, Tacita Dean and David Olusoga. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schama
Interviewed Guest:
Tacita Dean
Interviewed Guest:
David Olusoga
Producer:
Hannah Sander