Black is the New Black

A selection of exceptional figures drawn from the world of politics, business, culture, religion and science face the camera and share their experiences of being black and British. Beautifully shot by artist and director Simon Frederick, the line-up of influential individuals reveal their heartfelt stories and unfiltered opinions to paint a unique portrait of modern Britain's past, present and future.

Conceptually unique, Black is the New Black relies solely on the words spoken by the line-up of distinguished individuals. With no archive or voiceover, their voices resonate with emotion across a wide range of subjects.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Wednesdays, Sundays at 22:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

Episode 4

Episode 1x04; Nov 27, 2016

Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, culture, religion and science share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are and their thoughts on what the future holds. Our cast of extraordinary black Briton

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Episode 4Nov 27, 2016
1x03: Episode 3Nov 20, 2016
1x02: Episode 2Nov 13, 2016
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