Wonderful Africa Season

Wonderful Africa Season

Wonderful Africa Season


In advance of the 2010 World Cup, BBC Four looks at the arts and culture, life and landscape of Africa in a wide ranging season of films.

Programmes in the season


African Railway. Award-winning journalist and film-maker Sean Langan tells the story of modern day Africa through the lives of those who live, work and depend on the Freedom Railway, the Tazara Express.
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The History Of Safari with Richard E Grant. Richard E Grant, a native of Swaziland, explores the controversial history of safari in a one-off film.
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Hugh Masekela: Welcome to South Africa. Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela celebrates his 70th birthday and reflects on his career in performance and interview.
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South Africa in Pictures. The UK's most famous fashion photographer, Rankin, has travelled all over the world taking pictures. He explains why it's the photography of South Africa that has always gripped his imagination.
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South Africa Walks. Julia Bradbury sets out to explore a nation that describes itself as "a world in one country". Four very different walks take Julia to the coastline, mountains, a game reserve and the desert.
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The Tutu Talks is a four-part discussion series, in which Archbishop Desmond Tutu tackles the most challenging issues facing Africa today.
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The African Rock 'n' Roll Years traces the roots of African music, and features some of the continent's major artists.
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African School looks into the activities and characters of Masindi Secondary School in Uganda.
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The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart investigates the geological forces which shaped East Africa's Great Rift Valley and make it one of the world's most wildlife-rich landscapes.
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The Ghost and the Darkness is an adventure film following two men as they hunt a pair of lions that are obstructing the progress of a railway line.
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Lost Kingdoms of Africa sees art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explore the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms.
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Building Africa: Architecture of a Continent. Acclaimed architect David Adjaye travels through Africa to unravel the surprising secrets of the continent's architectural history.
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Soweto Strings tells the story of a British music teacher's work in Soweto in South Africa.
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About the season

IN BRIEF


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