A Man from the Sun

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by David Harewood, published by BBC in 1956 - English narration

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David Harewood shares his impressions of John Elliot's game-changing 1956 BBC drama, which explored the challenges and racism encountered by Windrush immigrants from the West Indies, who had come to Britain after being promised work and a secure future.

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David discusses the impact A Man From the Sun still holds today, the performances of cast members Errol John, Cy Grant and Earl Cameron, and the context and attitudes of a decade that saw the BBC bring viewers issue-led dramas like this while at the same time creating series such as The Black and White Minstrels.

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Groundbreaking documentary drama from 1956, highlighting the struggles of a group of West Indian immigrants as they arrive in London, where they find a Britain very different from the land of opportunity they had imagined. Starring Errol John, Cy Grant and Colin Douglas.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 20 (~1556Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: q118 VBR 48KHz (127/162Kbps avg/peak)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 70 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (2 chapters)
  • Part Size: 842 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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