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Nominated for an RTS award
When maverick Conservative Peter Griffiths won the West Midlands seat of Smethwick in the 1964 General Election following an anti-immigration campaign, it triggered one of the worst chapters in the history of British race relations. Violence, assassination attempts, and even the creation of a British Ku Klux Klan tore a community apart – and took a single street to the brink of official racial segregation. This documentary tells the story of what happened when a small town gained international notoriety.
Essential viewing for anyone concerned about the current political climate.