In my Britain

Current Affairs & Politics current-affairs-politics-series Series Society & Culture
Clive Stafford, Cora Bissett, Kate Williams, Ken Livingstone, Sathnam Sanghera
5 x 43'
Marlou van den Berge and Djoeke Veeninga
VPRO
HD
HD available

Five individuals, one country. A five-part travel series on Great Britain as seen through the eyes of self-willed Brits.

Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, shows the sunny and dark sides of his fast-growing metropolis, whereas renown theatre director and actor Cora Bissett researches the temperature of her Scotland after the referendum on independence. With the same fierceness human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith defends the prisoners on Death Row and Guantánamo Bay, he tries to safeguard his beloved Dorset in the Southwest from the big developers. Kate Williams, historian and author, undertakes a personal journey to uncover the current class society in Britain. The series comes to a close with Sathnam Sanghera, an Indian-British journalist and author, who will guide us through his multicultural hometown that was once the stage for Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.

In my Britain offers personal insights on the current state of the country. A journey that navigates the viewers through the diverse traditions and mind-sets of the Brits.