Black History Month

ITV announces specially commissioned shows for Black History Month

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Celebrating the contribution of black people in television, comedy, history and wider culture, ITV will broadcast a host of new programmes and will promote the work of Black artists in the channel’s on-air branding throughout the month.

Alison Hammond: Back To School (w/t)

In this one-hour special, Good Morning Britain’s beloved Brummie Alison Hammond will be going on the definitive school trip.

From Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, Alison will travel across Britain to discover a different side to the history that is taught in schools.

Channel 4 to mark Black History Month with five new commissions

The documentaries will explore different aspects of the Black experience in modern Britain, including a look at romantic relationships, the celebration of black comedians, and an investigation into why Covid-19 cases are so prominent in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. 

"I am really excited about the range of programming for Black History Month this year, particularly because we are launching new onscreen talent we hope will become regular faces on Channel 4,” said Danny Horan, Head of Factual at Channel 4.

Channel 4 celebrates Black History Month

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gal-dem, an online and print publication committed to sharing the experiences of women and non-binary people of colour, will delve into Channel 4’s archives to curate a Black British History collection.

The six titles that have been selected each comment on the black British experience and will be accompanied by six new short films.

The new films will see members of the gal-dem community interview individuals related to the original films.