Small Axe
Michaela Cole 'I May Destroy You'

Black History Month - Dramas

Dramas that celebrate Black lives and Black culture, all available for free on Freeview Play. 


Small Axe

Love letters to black resilience and triumph in London's West Indian community, directed by Oscar winner Steve McQueen. Vivid stories of hard-won victories in the face of racism.

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Groundbreaking US series about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Season 3 just landed as a boxset on BBC iPlayer. 

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I Am... Danielle

Career-driven Danielle (Letitia Wright) falls for model Michael (CJ Beckford). But then Danielle discovers a disturbing secret.

Watch now on All 4

White Teeth

An epic comedy, adapted by Simon Burke from the award-winning debut novel by Zadie Smith. The lives of three families are woven together across three decades in multi-cultural Britain.

Watch now on All 4

A young black woman smiling at the camera, standing in front of a smarly dressed Asian man who looks very uncomfortable

I May Destroy You

If you can't remember it, how could you consent? Resisting the label of sexual assault victim, Arabella takes on the painful, freeing climb to who she could be. From Michaela Coel.

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Noughts + Crosses

In a dystopian London, Sephy and Callum fall in love despite the odds. Can they breach the divide between the black elite and white underclass? Based on Malorie Blackman's novels.

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Two Single Beds

A short film written by Daniel Kaluuya. Two London comedians struggling with their own demons find refuge during a one-night encounter far from home.

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A headshot of Daniel Kaluuya from 'Two Single Beds'


(1998) Drama. Anjela Lauren Smith stars as a single mum with a driving ambition: to make it as the lead singer of an all-women reggae band. But unexpected personal problems soon threaten her goal.

Watch now on All 4

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For more recommendations, and more Black History Month content, head over to Channel 100 on your Freeview Play TV.

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Michaela Coel, Ashley Banjo and Letitia Wright