Mixed Britannia w/t (3 x 60′) – Journalist and TV presenter George Alagiah leads viewers through the remarkable and untold story of how Britain’s mixed-race community has become part of everyone’s lives today. With previously unseen footage and unheard testimony, the series uncovers a tale of illicit love, marriage, children, tragedy and triumph.
Charting events from the turn of the 20th century to the present day, George explores the social factors that have influenced the shape of the mixed-race Britain we see today.
He’ll find out about the flourishing love between merchant seamen and liberated female workers during the First World War; how the British eugenics movement physically examined mixed-race children in the name of science; how pioneering white couples – including English aristocrats – adopted mixed-race babies; and how Britain’s mixed-race population exploded with the arrival of people from all over the globe – making them the fastest-growing ethnic group in the UK.
Producer: BBC Vision Productions
TX: 6th October 2011
Source: BBC Press Office