The Caribbean with Andi and Miquita
Sun 23rd Jan and Sun 30th Jan 9pm on BBC Two
Editor: Dan Knight, Episode 2
Somethin’ Else for BBC2
Andi Oliver and daughter Miquita go on the journey of a lifetime to the Caribbean. It’s a chance to see the changing West Indies from the perspective of two generations, with stops in Antigua, Barbuda and Barbados..
In Episode 2 edited by Dan Knight, Andi and Miquita travel to Barbados as this most British of Caribbean islands prepares to become a republic, cutting ties with the UK.
As prime minister Mia Mottley is preparing to modernise the constitution, which still outlaws gay sex, Andi and Miqutia meet members of the LGBTQ+ community to talk about the island’s first pride marches. They then have an unsettling meeting with the descendants of slave owners at a plantation house, where they have tea with resident Brits and tourists who remain a powerful force on the island. They get their perspectives on republicanism and the modernisation of Barbados.
They also explore their African roots when they receive their DNA results and visit Ngozi Farm, where African culture and its connection to the Caribbean is celebrated.
Episode 2: Sunday 30th Jan.
Eps 1 and 2 will be available on BBC iPlayer