This film is part of Rentals

Coloured Voting - Hidden Issue

Current affairs programme from Birmingham investigating the possible impact that immigration and racial prejudice may have on the upcoming election.

Factual TV 1964 14 mins

Director: James Butler


With frank and frequently racist vox pops, this edition of the popular current affairs series This Week reports on racial attitudes in Birmingham and how they may (or may not) affect voting. This incomplete programme is presented as it survives in the archive, but its intention is clear - to attempt a balanced view on a controversial issue - it highlights racism while also claiming it is uncommon.