Preview – Rivers of Blood: 50 Years On

Enoch Powell
Photo by Allan Warren.

This programme follows ordinary immigrants and their descendants fifty years following probably the most controversial political speech in British history.

Enoch Powell’s anti-immigration “Rivers of Blood” speech still causes strong feelings today. The BBC recently defended the speech being read out on Radio 4 as part of another documentary. However, this Channel 5 programme looks at the immigrants that have come to live in Britain and the impact that the speech as had on them over the years.

Rivers of Blood: 50 Years On is on Channel 5 at 22.00.