The story of Arthur Wint
As part of his Black History series, Jonny Virgo interviews some Olympians from London 1948 to uncover the story of the original Usain Bolt, Jamaican athlete and fighter pilot Arthur Wint.
Aftermath of the New Cross Fire Tragedy
A few years ago Jonny Virgo started making a series of black history documentaries for a mysterious gentleman he met online. Around this time of year he’s always reminded of a particular event, that marked a turning point in race relations in the UK. On 18th January 1981 a fire ripped through a house on New Cross Road in South East London, killing many of the young, black revellers who were partying there.