White BBC2BBC2 has commissioned a season of documentary and drama focusing on the white working class in modern Britain. Beginning tomorrow evening (Friday 7th March 2008), the following programmes are to be shown:

Last Orders
Fri 7 March 9pm
The members of a Working Men’s Club in Bradford speak out

Rivers of Blood
Sat 8 March 9pm
Exploring the legacy of Enoch Powell’s controversial speech

White Girl
Mon 10 March 9pm
Drama about a white working class family who move into a Muslim area

The Poles are Coming
Tue 11 March
An entertaining look at the impact of immigration from Eastern Europe

The Primary
Wed 12 March 7pm
A term inside a multicultural school in Birmingham

All White in Barking
Fri 14 March 9pm
Observing a diverse group of neighbours in East London

Over the next week to ten days, I hope to respond to each of the programmes in the series and to the vital issues they raise.

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