Mixed Britannia - marrying an alien
Nearly 100 years ago, Chinese seaman Stanley Ah Foo arrived in Liverpool to start a new life. He soon fell in love - but laws at the time meant that his English bride, Emily, was only able to marry if she gave up her British nationality and became a so-called alien herself.
In Mixed Britannia - a new three-part series for BBC 2 - George Alagiah explores the often untold stories of Britain's mixed-race communities. He met Stanley and Emily Ah Foo's daughters, Doreen and Lynne, who told the remarkable story of how their parents met, and the restrictions placed upon them.Continue reading the main story
The first episode of Mixed Britannia will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 21:00 on Thursday, 6 October 2011. Also available on BBC iPlayer.
Images from Getty Images and courtesy Ah Foo family. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 3 October 2011.
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