To mark the bicentenary of the Slave Trade Act, Michael Buerk presents a three-part series investigating the far-reaching economic, social and cultural connections of a number of key British institutions to the trade.

He is accompanied by historian Professor James Walvin.

01Arts And Culture20070326Michael investigates the ties that bind the National Gallery, All Soul's College in Oxford and the Church of England to slavery.
Contributors include Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and National Gallery Director Charles Samaurez Smith
02Banking And Finance20070327Michael discusses two banking families with intimate connections to slavery.
03 LASTManufacturing And Industry20070328Michael visits Manchester and Birmingham to find out how these cities owe their nineteenth-century prosperity both to slavery and to a growing market for their products in Africa.