Radio 3's Abolition season
Programmes marking the act of abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as part of the BBC's Abolition season, which continues throughout the year.
See the BBC's Abolition web site
Sunday Feature: Wisteria - Twilight Songs from the Swamp Country: Kwame Dawes evokes the legacy of slavery today in a small town in the American South, incorporating the performance of poetry and music, and interviews with an older generation of black men and women.
Sunday 21 October 9.30pm.
Sunday Feature: Riches from Freetown: Kwame Kwei Armah visits Sierra Leone, one of the centres of the slave trade, to discuss its influence on generations of artists, writers and musicians.
Sunday April 1st 9.30pm.
The Essay: Britain's Hidden Slave Trade. John Gilmore and Angelina Osbourne visit four less well known sites in the UK associated with the transatlantic slave trade.
Four fifteen minute programmes from Monday, March 26 to Thursday, March 29 at 11pm.
ABOLITION EVENING - SUNDAY 25 MARCH
Words and Music special edition curated by Jackie Kay with readings of poetry and prose interweaved with music inspired by the themes of slavery and freedom.
Sunday March 25th 10.30pm.
Drama on 3: The Lamplighter. Jackie Kay's lyrical drama explores the heart of enslavement through the experiences of four women, Constance, Mary, Black Harriot and The Lamplighter.
Sunday March 25th 9pm.
The Legacies of Abolition: Henry Bonsu chairs a discussion around ideas of enslavement past and present with historians James Walvin and Adam Hochschild, and activist and human right lawyer Ester Stanford.
Sunday March 25th 8.30pm.
The Road to Abolition: A dramatised documentary charting the campaign in Britain and the Caribbean to abolish the Transatlantic slave trade starting in June 1787 when Thomas Clarkson set off on the first of his many journeys round the UK.
Sunday March 25th 7.30pm.
Choral Evensong, live from Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. The Bishop of Portsmouth will give a homily on Freedom and talk about the role of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth trying to suppress the transatlantic slave trade.
Sunday March 25th, 4pm
Choral Evensong from Bristol reflects the port's connection with slavery.
Sunday 11 March 4pm - Listen again until Sunday.
World Routes: Lucy Duran introduces a programme recorded on location in Mali telling the story of pre-colonial slavery in Africa and uncovering a link between music around the Niger river and the blues of the Southern States of America.
Satuday March 24th 3pm.
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