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Who Was Michael X?
Who Was Michael X?
BBC Radio

A fascinating documentary series investigating Michael ‘X’ Abdul Malik who became Britain’s most famous Black Power leader of his age.

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Episodes

Requiem for an Illusion

After an audacious escape attempt to Brazil via the Amazon jungle, Michael is imprisoned once more and held on charges... more

14 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
From the Dead Level

Michael is back in his home country. Escaping the looming court case for assault in the UK, he relocates to... more

05 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
The Black House

Michael is released after serving a year in prison for hate speech. Undaunted, he returns to his activism, this time... more

28 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
Black Power

Black Power comes to the UK in the form of Stokeley Carmichael. He speaks at the Dialectics of Liberation conference... more

21 Sep 2022 · 38 minutes
Blood of an Englishman

It’s the swinging sixties and Michael X has risen to national fame as an outspoken and radical black leader. He... more

14 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
Malcolm X

It’s 1965 and Michael is searching for a higher meaning to life. In London he meets the man who will... more

07 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Mother Country

Making a home in the slums of Notting Hill, Michael and others of the Windrush generation find that instead of... more

31 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?

Born in the midst of empire, Michael grows up conflicted, raised by a mother indoctrinated to loath her own skin... more

24 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
Introducing Who Was Michael X?

Who was Michael X? A fascinating documentary series investigating Michael ‘X’ Abdul Malik who became Britain’s most famous Black Power... more

23 Aug 2022 · 2 minutes
Who Was Michael X?
Requiem for an Illusion
Who Was Michael X?