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Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS

Documentary which tells the story of the thousands of Caribbean and African women who answered the call 70 years ago to come to the UK to save the then ailing health service. It's a tale of a struggle to overcome racism, their fight for career progression and their battle for national recognition.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Oct 2020 00:35


Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    The Funk Brothers

    Mercy Mercy Me (Instrumental)

  • 00:09

    Harry J. Allstars


  • 00:10

    The Upsetters

    Return Of Django

  • 00:11

    The Funk Brothers

    Pride and Joy (Instrumental)

  • 00:17

    Miles Davis

    Blue In Green

  • 00:18

    Nina Simone

    Wild Is The Wind

  • 00:21

    Nina Simone


  • 00:26

    Val Bennett

    The Russians Are Coming (Take Five)

  • 00:26

    Sean Paul

    Like Glue

  • 00:29

    Prince Buster

    One Step Beyond

  • 00:29

    Prince Buster

    Al Capone

  • 00:31

    Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

    In A Sentimental Mood

  • 00:33

    Roy Ayers

    Everybody Loves The Sunshine

  • 00:36

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Tell Me a Tale

  • 00:49

    Miles Davis Sextet

    Flamenco Sketches

  • 00:50

    Miles Davis

    Flamenco Sketches

  • 00:45

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Worry Walks Beside Me

  • 00:48

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Any Day Will Do Fine

  • 00:53

    Josh Osho

    Redemption Days (feat. Ghostface Killah)

  • 00:54

    Patrick James

    Redemption Days

  • 00:58

    Oscar Peterson



Role Contributor
Production Company Maroon Productions
Executive Producer Paul Blake
Producer Victor Chimara
Director Victor Chimara


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