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Provocative ideas and spiky debate form the backbone of this collection of screenings focused on the groundbreaking career of celebrated cultural theorist Stuart Hall. One of the co-founders of the influential Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies – formed at Birmingham University in the 1960s – Hall’s appearances on TV were wide and varied, and came at a rare time in British history where public intellectuals and provocative ideas were never far from our screens. This event includes a showing of Stuart Hall’s 1979 TV essay It Ain’t Half Racist Mum, an exposé of the sometimes subtle and often blatantly explicit racism found in BBC programming in the 1970s.

Radical Broadcasts is a touring season of archive television and is curated by Matthew Harle and Colm McAuliffe.

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MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

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