This is a story starting from the late 19th century up to the present day, spanning two centuries. The history of black footballers in England will be told and narrated by Jessica Creighton with insights from current and former players and managers. Our contributors were influenced by those first trailblazers in the English game, and then became pioneers themselves, who broke down barriers whilst playing professionally for English clubs and for England.
We chart the history of well-known ‘icons’ such as Cyrille Regis, John Barnes, Brendon Batson, Laurie Cunningham, Paul Ince, Ian Wright, Rio Ferdinand, Raheem Sterling, Les Ferdinand and Viv Anderson, alongside the lesser-known forebears; Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull, Jack Leslie and Albert Johanneson.
Host – Jess Creighton
Producer – Andrew Spence
Assistant Producer – Anne-Marie Baston
Writer – Drew Christie
Sound Design – Bernard P Achampong
Coming In From The Cold is produced by Unedited and supported by the Audio Content Fund.