David Olusoga

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant : Florence Hyde

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Assistant : Florence Hyde

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Assistant : Florence Hyde

Film, TV & Theatre

David Olusoga is an Anglo-Nigerian historian and producer. Working across radio and television, his programmes have explored the themes of colonialism, slavery and scientific racism. He has travelled extensively in Africa, and has been drawn to Namibia and its troubled history for several years. He currently works as a producer for the BBC.

Television

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THE HOUSE

2018

Nutopia/BBC

4 x 60

CIVILISATIONS

2018

BBC

9 part revival of the original series presented by Simon Shama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga
2 x 60

A TIMEWATCH GUIDE

2016 - 2017

BBC

Series 3 and 4
2 x 60

BLACK AND BRITISH

2016

BBC

4 x 60

BRITAIN'S FORGOTTEN SLAVE OWNERS

2015

BBC

2 X 60

THE WORLD'S WAR: FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE

2014

BBC

2 x 60

Books

Non-Fiction

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BLACK AND BRITISH: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY

2016

Macmillan

In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello.

THE WORLD'S WAR

2014

Head of Zeus

In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe.

2010

Faber

Using shocking new archival evidence, The Kaiser's Holocaust is the definitive account of a genocide that was deliberately concealed for a century - a history that modern Germany has not yet come to terms with. Today, as the graves of the victims are uncovered in the Namibian deserts, the re-emergence of the Kaiser's holocaust poses a profound challenge to the notion that Nazi violence was an aberration in European history.

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