Published On: Fri, Jun 13th, 2014 on 10:59 am

Award-winning Make Bradford British is going to Leicester

Make Bradford British

Bradford's Rashid Khan from Make Bradford British

Channel 4 is making a follow-up to 2012’s award-winning documentary series Make Bradford British in Leicester.

Make Bradford British, which won a prestigious international Rose d’Or, explored what it meant to be ‘British’ through a social experiment that brought together Bradford’s residents from different backgrounds and walks of life.

The follow-up Make Leicester British, fronted by Make Bradford British participant Rashid Khan, will focus on a city whose ethnic makeup has undergone significant changes thanks to migration, including recently from central and eastern Europe.

Immigration has become a heated political issue, and a YouGov poll revealed that immigration is now seen as the ‘most important issue’ facing the country neck-and-neck with the economy.

Eight Leicester residents will be followed in Make Leicester British, four of them British citizens from various backgrounds and ethnicities, plus four migrants from central and eastern Europe.

Executive producer of the show, Richard McKerrow, said: “It’s timely and fitting to be returning to this award-winning documentary format in the multicultural city of Leicester as immigration dominates the political agenda.

“How we live together in such an ethnically diverse country as the UK is one of the most important and relevant issues facing us today.”

Details of when Make Leicester British will start airing is yet to be announced.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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