THE HUNT FOR KIMATHI, BBC2
The story of the Mau Mau’s charismatic guerrilla leader, Dedan Kimathi, who fought successfully for years against British rule in 1950s Kenya and was executed days before the country gained independence.
The British won the conflict in the most preposterous way – by blacking up, putting corks in their noses to look negroid, wearing rasta wigs and going out in the dead of night pretending to be Mau Mau guerillas. It arguably marked the birth of British counter-terrorism.
Jenny filmed this drama documentary in English and Kikuyu with descendants of the Mau Mau as extras in the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya.
Compelling…informative, intelligently presented and entertaining – Evening Standard