Main content

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.

3 months left to watch

1 hour

Audio described

Last on

Mon 1 Feb 2021 14:00

More episodes

Previous

You are at the first episode

Next

See all episodes from Black and British: A Forgotten History

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:12

    Marcelo Zarvos

    Convoy

  • 00:54

    White Noise Research

    An Afternoon On Condale Lake

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Olusoga
Writer David Olusoga
Executive Producer Chris Granlund
Series Producer James Van Der Pool

Broadcasts

  • Wed 9 Nov 2016 21:00
  • Thu 10 Nov 2016 23:20
  • Fri 11 Nov 2016 00:50
  • Tue 22 Nov 2016 00:15
  • Tue 22 Nov 2016 00:45
  • Wed 23 May 2018 22:00
  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 00:15
  • Mon 15 Jun 2020 15:00
  • Mon 15 Jun 2020 20:00
  • Tue 16 Jun 2020 16:00
  • Wed 17 Jun 2020 17:00
  • Thu 18 Jun 2020 18:00
  • Fri 19 Jun 2020 15:00
  • Mon 1 Feb 2021 14:00

Featured in...

How did slave-owners shape Britain?

How did slave-owners shape Britain?

Presented by David Olusoga