BBC Radio 4 | Charles Wheeler | The Child Migrants

Charles Wheeler presents a major four part series telling through new documentary evidence and vivid personal testimony, the true story of the forced migration of unwanted children from Britain over a sixty year period.

The series is based largely on the personal testimony of over 150 former child migrants sent to Australia, Rhodesia, Canada and New Zealand, making it the largest project ever undertaken on the subject. Also interviewed are many of the original legislators and child care specialists involved in the policy.

This policy, sanctioned and supported by a succession of Governments was described in 1999 as "one of the most disgraceful episodes in post war politics".

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