Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us 9pm, BBC Two
In this third and final instalment, director Simon Frederick’s excellent overview of the history of black cinema in the West attempts to look ahead to the future for black filmmakers. Has the impact and success of mainstream hits like Black Panther and the Oscar-winning Moonlight finally brought an end to the notion that black actors and directors are somehow not bankable? Included is an examination of the current generation of talent in the UK, headed by directors like Steve McQueen, and a wave of actors including David Oyelowo and John Boyega.
You know, time was, the BBC would have complemented a series like this with a carefully curated season of movies, but that was back in the days when TV channels had less time and resources.