社会科学类纪录片,BBC 频道 2005 年出品。



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  • 英文片名 :The Slavery Business
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  • 电视台 :BBC
  • 地区 :英国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 59 分钟/集
  • 版本 :DVD
  • 发行时间 :2005

The untold story of British slavery is brought out from under the carpet in The Slavery Business, a season revealing different aspects of Britain’s role in the slave trade.

Henry Lascelles was one of the most successful slave traders and sugar merchants of the 18th century, yet his life ended in tragedy. Starring Robert Pugh as Lascelles and Jack Shepherd as government inspector Robert Dinwiddie, this drama exposes an era when human beings were traded like livestock.

In 1744, Lascelles’ ambitions were challenged when government inspector Dinwiddie started investigating his financial affairs.The titanic struggle between these hugely ambitious men moved from Barbados to the coffee houses and taverns of London, culminating in a court case.

On the back of slavery, the Beckfords transformed themselves from an ordinary middle-class family into one of the richest and most flamboyant dynasties in Europe.

This drama-documentary follows their rise through the domination of the Jamaican sugar plantations. It shows how, eventually, in the 18th century, two cousins - William of Fonthill and William of Somerly - inherited the family fortune and then lost it.

Somerly headed for Jamaica to manage plantations, and became famous for writing an incredible guidebook on how to treat slaves - Remarks About The Island Of Jamaica.

His playboy cousin wrote the first Gothic novel and became embroiled in the era’s biggest sex scandal, before bankrupting himself through financial mismanagement and by building Fonthill Abbey - an enormous Gothic recreation to match his excessive personality.

Abolitionist William Wilberforce became a national hero for his work in bringing the plight of African slaves to the attention of a shocked British public, yet his role in supporting the continued enslavement of thousands is an untold story.

This drama-documentary tells the story of the 800,000 slaves across the British Empire who were not freed by the Abolition Bill, and of Wilberforce’s vociferous argument that they should remain enslaved.

In a tale of greed and morality, Wilberforce eventually changed his mind about the Empire’s slaves and became their champion.



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