The Museum Attendant + Crown Court: The Ju-Ju Landlord
+ intro by season co-curator Stephen Bourne
Two powerful dramas from the 70s that explore the inner lives of the main characters.
The Museum Attendant + intro
Centre Play. BBC 1973
Dir Derek Bennett
With Horace James, Tony Selby, Kwesi Kay
Michael Abbensetts’ first play for TV is a powerful, funny and shocking exposé of the racism faced by a black museum attendant in his place of work.
+ The Light of Experience
Perfectly setting up the background to her Crown Court drama, The Ju-Ju Landlord, Buchi Emecheta talks about her life as a Nigerian writer who made her home in Britain.
+ Crown Court: The Ju-Ju Landlord
Dir Stephen Butcher
With Taiwo Ajai, Thomas Baptiste, Suzanne Stone, Louis Mahoney
Eps 1-3, Total runtime 75min
Buchi Emecheta draws on personal experience for this drama about a young Nigerian mother who flees her husband and finds refuge in the house of a fellow countryman. When her landlord wants her out, he finds himself in the dock charged with harassment.