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IMPORTANT : Please note that we use third party images in most of our listings, so the image you see may not be of the actual item you are purchasing. This continued every year until 1989, when a final tour of three Butlins resorts ( Minehead, Bognor Regis, and Barry Island) saw the last official Black and White Minstrel Show staged. However, the second part of the rationale put forward in 1967 – that blacking up was not about race – demands closer examination.People who are already racially prejudiced are more likely to be exacerbated by the protest itself than the object of the protest. In 2023 the BBC broadcast a documentary presented by the actor David Harewood and the historian David Olusoga about the pernicious influence of blackface minstrelsy in pervading racial stereotypes and anti-black racism in Great Britain. In it, he told the Director of Television, Kenneth Adam, that “The Uncle Tom attitude of the show in this day and age is a disgrace and an insult to coloured people everywhere”.

David Hendy, Professor of Media and Cultural History at the University of Sussex, comments that Barrie Thorne, the corporation's chief accountant, described the series in an internal memo to Director of Television Kenneth Adam in 1962 as being "a disgrace and an insult to coloured people". Efforts by CARD and Flamingo to highlight the practice’s negative impact on race relations and implement change fell on deaf ears. BBC officials gave interviews to The Times, The Daily Mail, and The Daily Mirror stating that ‘the show is not about race’, but ‘tradition’.Running from 1958 to 1978, it was a weekly variety show that presented traditional American minstrel and country songs, as well as show tunes and music hall numbers, lavishly costumed.

Earlier criticism had been voiced in Flamingo , a magazine aimed at Black and Asian readers, which argued in 1961 that the show was trading in harmful stereotypes. White producers and audiences instead asserted their authority to define what was, or was not, racist on British screens through claims of colour-blindness, while audiences of colour were denied this. At one point, it was even something of a critical success: in 1961, it won the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux.But in the 1970s, so dire were the possibilities for regular employment in television – or indeed in the entertainment industry more broadly – that this was precisely what happened. The BBC Television Toppers were loaned for one day by the BBC under contract and appear in the film The Dam Busters (1955) in the spotlight theatre dancing scene.

For "audiophiles", music reproduced in analogue from vinyl presents "distortions", in other words imperfections in the sound, making it more natural and pleasant than the sound produced by magnetic recording, which is considered more precise but also colder and more impersonal. MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us. White British film and television producers, as well as audiences, were unable and unwilling to see blacking up as racist at that point.It contains a standard BBC response to complaints, namely that whatever the “rights and wrongs” in this particular case protesting was probably counterproductive. The Black and White Minstrel Show was created by BBC producer George Inns, working with George Mitchell.

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