This film is part of Rentals

Mixed Marriages

Broadcaster Daniel Farson explores different points of view about interracial marriages from 'ordinary' people.

1958 14 mins

Director: Rollo Gamble


In a starkly-lit TV studio, broadcaster Daniel Farson investigates conflicting points of view about interracial marriages in late 1950s Britain. His interviewees include a contented Jamaican/English couple; the reactionary parliamentary candidate James Wentworth Day, who expresses his deeply racist opposition to interracial marriage; and a white British woman whose marriage to a Nigerian man had ended due to cultural differences. In an ambivalent conclusion, Farson reveals that he is still undecided about this 'controversial' subject.