50 Years of Asian Programmes


Adil Ray takes a look back at how the early shows reflected the lives of British

The issue of immigration is rarely out of the headlines and it was no different fifty years ago, when thousands of Indians and Pakistanis came to Britain.

In response, the BBC launched its Immigration Programme Unit designed to help newcomers cope with everyday situations.

Adil Ray, star and creator of the sitcom Citizen Khan, looks at how those early shows developed into programmes that reflect the lives of British Asians today.

You can watch the video here.


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