Channel 4 will be marking October’s Black History Month with a round of five commissions, offering an important platform for different aspects of the Black experience in modern Britain.
These undeniably bold and extremely relevant documentaries include; Black, British and Funny , Mo Gilligan wants to celebrate the Black comedians who paved the way for artists like him and shine a light on the new wave of acts coming.
Whilst taboo busting Black Hair tells the story of how hair shapes Black experiences in the UK.
Black Love sees prominent Black British couples talk about their relationships and identity through the prism of love. Also included, Is Covid Racist? presented by Dr Ronx, this challenging film will investigate why so many of the NHS Covid-19 victims are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.
And finally, also presented by Dr Ronx, Are Women The Fitter Sex? will see the Doctor exploring why women are much better at fighting disease than men.
Danny Horan, Head of Factual said; “I am really excited about the range of programming for Black History Month this year, particularly because we are launching new onscreen talent we hope will become regular faces on Channel 4. This is an important time to reflect, celebrate and consider again what has been achieved and how much more we, as a society and an industry, have to do redress the balance of storytelling, subjects and talent, both on and off screen.”