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BBC Documentaries: Season 2008

2008x71 Rivers of Blood
TV-PG

  • 2008-03-01T21:00:00+00:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

A documentary looking at Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech on the 40th anniversary of its delivery.

The documentary charts sacking from the Cabinet of Edward Heath after the controversial speech which predicted violence on the streets of Britain and which quoted Roman poet Virgil's prophesy: "I see the Tiber foaming with much blood".

The documentary also examines the effect of the speech on Britain's immigration policy.

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