Battle for Britain's Heroes
Afua Hirsch questions whether some of Britain's historic heroes truly deserve their exalted status and meets opposition when she explores the racist views of the likes of Horatio Nelson and Winston Churchill in Battle for Britain’s Heroes. Alfa Hirsch explores if Britain can be honest with its imperialist past, and come to terms with how the legacy of its greatest heroes are affected.
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Looking for more history programmes or documentaries like Battle for Britain’s Heroes? Check out the stories of the Boatyards on the Thames as well as the history of brewing in London in Brewing Stories. You might also like to discover the metropolitan world of bees in Barry the Beekeeper which is part of Together TV's Diverse Film Fund. The 2021 Diverse Film Fund filmmakers have produced their own short doc on Black British Lives Today including a wide range of topics. Barry the Beekeeper is the first short doc from promising director Ikram Ahmed, and it is part of the Diverse Film Fund, which was funded and supported by Together TV. Barry takes inspiration from his bee’s and is still reminded that hope and togetherness can be found in all situations.
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