16 October 2019  | 


When is A Very British History on?


A Very British History is on TV this week ...
BBC One East 11:10pm Wed 16 Oct
Season 1 Episode 1 of 4
A Very British History: Romany Gypsies Documentary exploring key moments in the 20th century for minority communities across the UK. In the first edition, Damian Le Bas revealing that many Gypsies in the 1960s were forced to abandon their nomadic way of life for a more settled existence. Focusing on the Home Counties, the writer draws on his own Romany family background and rich film archive to show how Gypsies faced becoming outlaws in their own land, with regular stopping places for their caravans drying up, and tighter planning laws putting further pressure on finding somewhere to live

BBC One East
A Very British History: A Very British History: Romany Gypsies
BBC One West Midlands 11:10pm Wed 16 Oct
Season 1 Episode 2 of 4
A Very British History: The First Black Brummies Sue Brown looks at what life was like in the post-war years for Birmingham's Caribbean community. The poet, whose parents came to Britain in the 1950s from Jamaica, meets people who remember and experienced the hostile environment that faced many of the early immigrants. She also explores her home city to discover the cultural significance of local black churches, music and the rise of Rastafarianism, and meets singer Jimmy Cliff to discuss his hit song Many Rivers to Cross

BBC One West Midlands
A Very British History: A Very British History: The First Black Brummies
BBC One East Midlands 11:10pm Wed 16 Oct
Season 1 Episode 4 of 4
A Very British History: Ugandan Asians Food writer Meera Sodha tells the story of the 1972 refugee crisis when thousands of Asian people - including her own family - arrived in Britain after being expelled from Uganda by dictator Idi Amin. Meera meets Ugandan Asians, and examines the archives to discover how the refugees received a mixed reception on arrival in Britain

BBC One East Midlands
A Very British History: A Very British History: Ugandan Asians
BBC One Yorkshire & Lincolnshire 11:10pm Wed 16 Oct
Season 1 Episode 3 of 4
A Very British History: The Jews of Leeds Film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the thousands of migrant Jews who arrived by boat and lived in a slum area of Leeds known as the Leylands. Simon discovers stories of hardship and anti-Semitism, but also success and progress as many moved out to the more affluent suburbs. He also travels to eastern Europe where he makes a shocking discovery about what happened to his relatives who did not migrate to Britain

BBC One Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
A Very British History: A Very British History: The Jews of Leeds

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