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John Barnes

Fifty years after Jamaica gained independence from Britain, former footballer and sports pundit John Barnes sets out to investigate the extraordinary role his grandfather Frank Hill played in the island's struggle for self-rule.

John discovers how his grandfather became the subject of secret telegrams and why he was interned by the British during World War II. John also uncovers how, from being at the heart of Jamaican politics, Frank fell from grace among his political allies.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 6 Nov 2014 15:50
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
ParticipantJohn Barnes
Series ProducerColette Flight
DirectorRussell England

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