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Steve McQueen’s Uprising films speak powerfully to the Britain of today

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Forty years ago, following the most intense and widespread urban disorder in 20th century Britain, the Times journalist Lucy Hodges and I co-wrote a book on the riots of 1981. In honour of Bob Marley, who died that sp...

Uprising review – Steve McQueen’s series on the New Cross fire is furious, devastating TV

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The New Cross fire, which happened on 18 January 1981, ran through Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series of films, two of them in particular. It was there as a silent counterpart to Lovers Rock, a kind of photographic nega...