Uprising – 20 July 2021 – 20/7/2021 – Tuesday – BBC
Series 1 Episode 1 of 3
In the early hours of 18 January 1981, in a house in south London, a birthday party ended in a fire. Thirteen young black British people died. The fire and its aftermath would ignite an uprising by the black British community. This film tells the stories of the young people who were at the party and the events that led up to it.
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Film-makers Steve McQueen and James Rogan explore three key events in 1981 and how they affected race relations in Britain.
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