This is a 6-part documentary series, starting from the late 19th century up to the present day, spanning three centuries. Coming In From The Cold, is the history of black footballers in England, narrated by Jessica Creighton with insights from current and former players and managers. We chart the history of well-known ‘icons’ such as Cyrille Regis, Justin Fashanu, John Barnes, Brendon Batson, Laurie Cunningham, Ashley Cole, Andrew Cole, Paul Ince, Ian Wright, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Raheem Sterling, Les Ferdinand, Luther Blissett and Viv Anderson, alongside the lesser-known forebears; Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull, Jack Leslie, Ces Podd, John Charles, Clyde Best and Albert Johanneson.
This series features interviews with Paul Ince, Ian Wright, Les Ferdinand, Viv Anderson, Andy Cole, Sol Campbell, Brendon Batson, Clyde Best, Paul Parker, Anita Asante, John Salako, David James, Emile Heskey, Darren Bent, Alex Scott, Carlton Cole, Paul Canoville, Michael Thomas, Ricky Hill, Hope Powell, Kevin Campbell, Harry Redknapp, Lianne Sanderson, Chris Hughton, Luther Blissett, Gareth Southgate, John Barnes, Des Walker and John Fashanu, plus many more…
Check out the Spotify Playlist: Music from Coming In From The Cold
Produced by Andrew Spence
Assistant Producer: Anne-Marie Batson
Script Writer: Drew Christie
Host: Jessica Creighton
Sound Design & Production: Bernard P Achampong