Back in Time for Birmingham 20 June 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Two


Gardeners' World 7 July 2022: Episode 14 on BBC Two 11This series sees the Sharma family go back in time to discover what life was like for families who came from South Asia to settle in Britain from the 1950s onwards. The city of Birmingham is now home to more than 250,000 people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan descent. Based here, the family experiences first-hand how their parents’ and grandparents’ generations made new lives for themselves in the city – from arriving in postwar Britain to the 21st century. This includes the jobs these new arrivals did, the homes they lived in and how they entertained themselves, as well as the impact of changing immigration policies on ordinary families. The Sharmas discover how the experiences of this pioneer generation have influenced not just their own lives but have helped shape the modern multicultural Britain of today.



About Back in Time for Birmingham

The Sharma family are going back in time to discover what life was like for South Asian families who settled in Britain from the 1950s onwards.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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