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"When people rely on surface appearances and false racial

stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind, and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised."

James. A. Forbes

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My PhD is Television drama and Caribbean Families.
2018 -2022

The creation of a blueprint for television drama series that elevates the perception of British Caribbean families beyond the historical and sociological trauma of ‘fictive kin’ and the psychological manipulation of social engineering.

MA Television Scriptwriting, Distinction De Montfort University, Leicester. 

A critical evaluation of the underlying factors that

cause the portrayal of British Caribbean families on British television to appear stereotypical.

ONYX

Home of The Black British Caribbean Television Network©
MAKING OUR OWN PROGRAMMES ON OUR OWN CHANNELS
  • To bring together all Black British Caribbean Television media professionals under one umbrella – Unity is strength.

  • To provide a range of training courses for persons interested in providing high quality Black British Caribbean television drama for the UK, Caribbean, and online market.

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October 2019

De Montfort Black Short Film Festival

​27 February 2019

Film and Q&A on Generation Revolution

hosted by the Media Discourse Group at De Montfort University.

Chair: Beverley Cooper-Chambers.

FUTURE PROGRAMMES

Credits: Illustrations by Wayne Powell, Storyline: Beverley Cooper-Chambers ,Music: It’s Family Time, Stephen Marley, 2009, Rally round the West Indies, David Rudder, The Gilded Collection, 1986-1989

Angels in Middle Marston – TV Drama Series

While a big city church deals with internal politics and decisions on their future, a London based preacher is fired and decides to settle his large Jamaican family in a struggling  rural village, with unexpected results.

Popsie

Full Length Feature

Set in the 1960s a 7 year old runs away to find her foster parents.

The Yard

TV Drama Series written by The Yard Writing Team

In 2025, non-compliant Brits flee anarchy-torn Britain, seeking refuge in a disused Dutch prison.  It’s a harsh adjustment for the displaced Brits as tensions grow inside and outside The Yard.

Bellyful

Sitcom

A widower and his zany family brings tropical warmth to the mall.

Stretch

Political TV Drama Series

Can the UK’s  female, black Prime Minister deliver in a minefield of treachery and amazement.

 

The Pastors’ Wives

Comedy drama

Four women step out from the shadow of the pulpit to run a pub.

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