Empire Road

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Producer Peter Ansorge and writer Michael Abbensetts talking about the 1978-9 series ‘Empire Road’.  ‘Empire Road’ was the first and only black soap opera on British television.  It was recorded in Pebble Mill Studio A, and on location in Handsworth.  It starred Norman Beaton as Everton Bennett.  Two series of ‘Empire Road’ were made, comprising 16 episodes in all.

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  • Those days were definitely some of the happiest days of my life.

    Thanks to everyone involved, Peter Ansorge, David Rose, the directors, the cast, the crew.

    I enjoyed writing it, every word.

    Thank you, all of you.

    Michael

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