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Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Darrell M. Newton


This book provides an institutional case study of the BBC Television Service, as it undertook the responsibility of creating programmes that addressed the impact of black Britons, their attempts to establish citizenship within England and subsequent issues of race relations and colour prejudice. Beginning in the 1930s and into the post millennium, the book provides a historical analysis of policies invoked, and practices undertaken, as the Service attempted to assist white Britons in understanding the impact of African-Caribbeans on their lives, and their assimilation into constructs of Britis ... More

Keywords: BBC Television Service, black Britons, citizenship, race relations, colour prejudice, African-Caribbeans, assimilation, Britishness, racial tensions, ITV

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081675
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darrell M. Newton, author