A Very British History is a History Documentary programme.

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A Very British History

Vlogger Shu Lin explores the history of the Chinese community in the UK from the 1950s through to the present, day, revealing how these migrants transformed Britain's bland post-war dining scene. She finds out how an area of Soho became today's vibrant Chinatown and traces how the community has transformed from relying heavily on the restaurant trade, to one achieving outstanding business and educational success.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is A Very British History next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Four February 19th, 9:00pm and on BBC Four February 20th, 2:50am. See more...

Main Cast

Andy Richards
Diana Hare
Ed Barlow
Adam Keelan
Angela Morant
Aminul Hoque
Tony Parker
Damian Le Bas
Simon Glass
Meera Sodha
Rachel Nguyen
Sue Brown