BBC Radio 4 - Descendants

Matthew Smith and Rachel Lang have been consultants on a new series of programmes in the BBC Radio 4 series, 'Descendants'.

One year on from the toppling of the Colston Statue in Bristol, Descendants asks... how close is each of us to the legacy of Britain's role in slavery? And who does that mean our lives are connected to?

Yrsa Daley-Ward narrates seven episodes telling the stories of people whose lives today are all connected through this history.

The first programme will be broadcast on Friday 28 May 2021 at 11.00.