Mike Smith has been executive producer on over a hundred hours of factual TV for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Channel Four and Sky One. Credits include: Simon Reeve's award winning Sacred Rivers; Rageh Omaar's The Ottomans (winner of the Voice of the Viewer and Listener Award for Best TV Series), Melvyn Bragg's William Tyndale: The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England; Bettany Hughes' Genius of the Ancient World; Simon Sebag Montefiore's four series in Rome, Vienna, Spain and Istanbul; The Silk Road with Sam Willis; Other commissions include Javone Prince's The School That Got Teens Reading and Mark Gatiss' Gay Britannia Monologues, The Art Lover's Guide. Channel 4's Jump London and Jump Britain and Big Art.
David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, and The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism. David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian, The Observer and BBC History Magazine.