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First Encounters

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African Romans who guarded Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century AD to the black trumpeter of the Tudor courts, David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 23 May 2018 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Olusoga
WriterDavid Olusoga
Executive ProducerChris Granlund
Series ProducerJames Van Der Pool

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