Herald Scotland – TV Highlight: “Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True” Review

Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True, Channel 4, 9pm

There’s nothing like an authored documentary to really get a debate started, so it’s to be hoped that this opinionated and hard-hitting programme will prompt some answers to the questions it poses. The “author” in question is broadcaster, writer and sometime politician Trevor Phillips, also a former head of the Commission for Racial Equality. Here, Phillips unflichingly tackles a range of racial stereotypes, talks to UKIP leader Nigel Farage about whether it was Britain’s attempt to embrace multi-culturalism which gave rise to his party in the first place, and asks Tony Blair what happened to New Labour’s attempts to bring more diversity and equality to British life.