BBC ONE ANNOUNCES
A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM ACCLAIMED MULTI-AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND FILMMAKER SIR STEVE MCQUEEN
Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part series which has been commissioned by the BBC. It will examine three major events that took place during 1981. In January 1981, the New Cross Fire which killed 13 Black teenagers; in March 1981, Black People’s Day of Action saw more than 20,000 people join the first organised mass protest by Black British people and the Brixton riots which followed in April. Directed by Steve McQueen and James Rogan, the series will reveal how these three events intertwined and how, in the process, race relations were defined for a generation.
The Uprising series will be aired on BBC One later this year.