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Published: 31 October 2011

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719081675

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Paving the Empire Road

BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Darrell Newton

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A range of popular TV programmes that address race is surveyed, and discussed, luding classic programming (i.e. Empire Road, 'Till Death Us do Part, Rainbow City), and recent releases (Babyfather, the Crouches, Small Island)
  • Addresses how broadcast policies in regard to racial fairness often shifted historically, and vacillated, depending upon the social climate of the day, and responses from audience surveys
  • At present, no other book has addressed these issues in this fashion
  • Draws from original memoranda and correspondence between BBC managers and 'coloured' organizations
  • Research begins in 1938 and concludes in 2010

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