Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African trumpeter in the Tudor Courts to Queen Victoria’s African God daughter, it’s a history that has almost been forgotten. In this series, David puts the record straight, while at the same time erecting 20 plaques across Britain, Africa and the Caribbean, commemorating significant people and events.
Black and British: A Forgotten History airs on BBC 2 Wednesdays at 9pm
Episodes will be available via BBC iPlayer immediately after they air.
Read TBB’s interview 2015 interview with David Olusoga here