Stephen Bourne

stephen bourne

Black in the British Frame – The Black Experience in British Film and Television

(2nd edition, Continuum, 2001)

First published by Cassell in 1998, this groundbreaking survey of Black actors and filmmakers in British cinema and television covers over 100 years.

"This book is a masterpiece. It should be read by all who love films. I know you worked hard. It shows. I am proud of you and to have you as a friend." (Delilah Jackson, Black Patti Project, New York)

"This comprehensive book is an entertaining and affectionate portrait of this century’s black performers." (Diva)

"A valuable book which uncovers an almost hidden history of a wealth of talented men and women." (Film Review)

"An exhaustively researched piece of work…The book’s richness owes much to the personal tales and to a host of revealing anecdotes." (The Voice)

"Hurrah for Stephen Bourne…a painstakingly researched and vital record…an important book that should be read by all those concerned about the part we play in British culture." (Pride)

"Fascinating…a detailed, painstaking account of black people on screen in Britain." (Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Independent)

"Informative and accessible: the text serves as an indispensable work of reference for anyone with an interest in this crucial area of study." (Dr. Lola Young, Black and Asian Studies Newsletter)

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