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David Oyelowo

Presented by Francine Stock. David Oyelowo outlines his plans to revolutionise the British film industry and to make films that are genuinely diverse and reflective of the UK.

With Francine Stock.

Actor and producer David Oyelowo outlines his plans to revolutionize the British film industry and to make films that are genuinely diverse and reflective of the United Kingdom. Oyelowo argues that industry orthodoxies about what audiences want are "lies". And he explains why his son assumed that he would be playing the best friend, and not the male lead, in his new film The Queen Of Katwe.

Francine visits Mouth That Roars, an organisation based in Hackney which trains teenagers in film production, many of whom are from communities that are under-represented in British Cinema. Denise Rose explains how her company is trying to redress the balance.

The result of the BFI poll to find the best loved performance by a black star is announced exclusively on the programme.

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Sun 23 Oct 2016 23:00

BFI Black Star

The Top 10 Favourite Black Star Performances voted by the public:

1. Sidney Poitier (In the Heat of the Night, 1967)

2. Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, 1997)

3. Michael K. Williams (The Wire, 2002-2008)

4. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, 2013)

5. Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

6. Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, 1994)

7. Denzel Washington (Malcolm X, 1992)

8. Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple, 1985)

9. Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993)

10. Sidney Poitier (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1967) 

The BBC’s Black And British Season

The BBC’s Black And British Season runs throughout November 2016 on TV, radio and online.

Mouth That Roars

Mouth That Roars produces films made by young people, aiming to encourage active participation and cultural exchange through the process of film making. Find out more here.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest David Oyelowo
Interviewed Guest Denise Rose

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