Broadcaster David Olusoga, together with co-director Mike Smith, are closing their indie Uplands TV.

The indie has been behind shows including BBC series The Forgotten Empire and Union, Channel 5’s One Thousand Years of Slavery, and more recently The Museum of Us for Channel 4.

After five years heading up Uplands TV, Olusoga has taken the decision to dedicate more of his time to his presenting work and the writing of new books. He said, “We are grateful for the support and understanding of key stakeholders including Channel 4 and the BBC in the decision that we have reached”

Mike Smith added “I will always be proud of the work David and I have done together which has been immensely rewarding and eye opening. I believe as strongly as ever in the mission we embarked on and am extremely grateful to all those who worked with us and shared that vision”.

The next Uplands projects to be transmitted in the coming months are More 4’s Museum of Us, and for BBC Two, The People’s Piazza and David Harewood on Blackface.


Pippa Considine

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