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Documentary following a family who give up their modern lives for one summer. The Irwins learn how a new generation of black Britons forged their way through the 70s, 80s and 90s.

In episode two, the Irwin family leave the 60s behind to enter the 70s and go on to discover how a new generation of black Britons forged their way through the next three decades of British history. The family are guided by presenter Giles Coren and social historian Emma Dabiri, who introduce them to the first house they will own and the events of the time. In 1976, the family bat an over with cricketing legend Sir Clive Lloyd and learn about the famous cricket tour in which Sir Clive led West Indies to victory.

Moving forward to the 1980s, the Irwins reflect on the Brixton Riots, Lovers Rock star Janet Kay brings a gift to the Irwin's home and the family join her in a sing-along. To see out the decade, daughters Breanne and Tiana invite their friends along to experience a typical party in 1989 style with DJ and producer Jazzie B.

Finally, the family experience the Notting Hill Carnival in 1999 as they reflect on what they have learnt from their time-travelling experience.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 27 Jun 2019 00:15

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Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Thomas McCook & The Skatalites

    Silver Dollar 

  • 00:02

    The Temptations

    Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)

  • 00:04

    Thomas McCook & The Skatalites

    Silver Dollar 

  • 00:06

    Curtis Mayfield

    Move On Up

  • 00:09

    Chairmen of the Board

    Give Me Just A Little More Time

  • 00:10

    The Staple Singers

    If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

  • 00:10

    Desmond Dekker

    007 (Shanty Town)

  • 00:13

    Toots & The Maytals

    Pressure Drop

  • 00:14

    Roy Ayers

    Everybody Loves The Sunshine

  • 00:15

    Marvin Gaye

    I Want You

  • 00:16

    The Trammps

    Disco Inferno

  • 00:18

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Soul Limbo

  • 00:19

    Bob Marley & The Wailers


  • 00:19

    Junior Murvin

    Police & Thieves

  • 00:22


    Police and Thieves (feat. ure Film, Murvin Junior, Perry Lee)

  • 00:24


    Good Times

  • 00:27

    Janet Kay

    Silly Games

  • 00:27

    Grace Jones

    Private Life

  • 00:29

    The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

  • 00:30

    Kool & The Gang

    Take It To The Top

  • 00:32

    Zapp & Roger

    More Bounce To The Ounce

  • 00:34


    Match Of The Day

  • 00:35

    Black Uhuru

    Tonight Is The Night To Unite

  • 00:37

    Linton Kwesi Johnson

    Inglan Is A Bitch

  • 00:43

    Colonel Abrams


  • 00:44

    Frankie Knuckles

    Your Love (feat. Jamie Principle)

  • 00:45

    Neneh Cherry

    Buffalo Stance

  • 00:46

    Soul II Soul, Caron Wheeler

    Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

  • 00:47

    Soul II Soul

    Keep on Movin' (feat. Caron Wheeler)

  • 00:49


    On A Ragga Tip

  • 00:52



  • 00:53


    Ready Or Not

  • 00:55

    Original Dodger

    Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (feat. Craig David)

  • 00:55

    Nigel & Marvin

    Follow Da Leader

  • 00:57

    Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy

  • 00:59

    Labi Siffre

    (Something Inside) So Strong


Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Presenter Emma Dabiri
Participant Janet Kay
Participant Clive Lloyd
Participant Jazzie B
Executive Producer Emma Hindley
Series Producer Nancy Bornat
Director Geoff Small
Producer Carl Callam


  • Mon 28 Nov 2016 21:00
  • Wed 7 Dec 2016 00:05
  • Wed 7 Dec 2016 00:25
  • Wed 7 Dec 2016 00:35
  • Christmas Eve 2016 02:30
  • Thu 27 Jun 2019 00:15

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