Three Pounds In My Pocket
RADIO 4 Kavita Puri charts the lives of those who emigrated to the UK from the Indian subcontinent in the 1950s and 1960s.
The returning series begins in 1968, a time when many of the first pioneers, often single men who arrived with literally just £ 3 to their names because of currency controls, had become more established and been joined by other family members.
The second of three documentaries charts the years 1976-81 as trouble lay ahead. These were years when the National Front was at its most active and there were bloody confrontations on Britain’s streets. The final programme listens in as pioneers discuss their experiences with their children. Among other subjects, they talk about whether migration, which features in nearly all our family histories, should be equated with a sense of loss.