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TV and Film Celebrate Black History Month 2021

TV and Film Celebrate Black History Month 2021

by Clare Allcock -
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BHM 2021 Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger

It's Black History Month and to mark the occasion broadcasters and streaming platforms are keen to dedicate space for some brilliant and thought provoking programmes and films to help educate and celebrate.

We've compiled a small selection of the programmes available below so if you’re looking for some content to enjoy, please click the links to explore further. 


SKY Black History Month guide       



ITV Celebrating Black History Month

  • Alison Hammond: Black to School

Alison Hammond discovers some of the black figures hidden from Britain's history

  • Stephen

Thirteen years after their son’s murder, Stephen Lawrence’s parents look for justice​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Out of their Skin

Ian Wright charts the rise of black footballers from Viv Anderson’s England debut in 1978

  • Unsaid Stories

A father catches his daughter sneaking out to join a Black Lives Matter march

All4 Black and Proud- Celebrating Black History Month

  • Hunting the Football Trolls- Jermaine Jenas

Jermaine tracks rising online abuse of Black players, coming face to face with a troll.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • The Black Lesbian Handbook

A lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain and the US

  • Damilola: The Boy Next Door

A moving and reflective film exploring community, loss and trauma

  • The Talk

Well known Black Britons explore how parents teach their children about racism

BBC iPlayer- Black and British

  • Black is the New Black

Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Leigh-Ann: Race, Pop & Power

Little Mix’s Leigh Anne Pinnock explores racism across the music industry and confronts her own experiences as the only black member of the band

  • Small Axe Series

Education- When 12 year old Kingsley is transferred to a special needs school, a group of women uncover an unofficial segregation policy preventing many black children from receiving the education they deserve​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Red, White and Blue- After seeing his father assaulted by police officers a young black man is driven to join the force with hopes of changing racist attitudes from within



About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge | Podcast on Spotify

 Sky’s Black History Month Spotify Playlist