Using the methods outlined, the media output regarding the 1807 Abolition Act can be examined. The following articles relate to the representation of the bicentenary of the ending of the transatlantic slave trade.
- Remembering to forget: the BBC abolition season and public memory - The Abolition Season commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on and around the 25 March 2007 contained a variety of programmes on radio and television. The Corporation played a major role in the production and dissemination of what was to be commemorated for the bicentenary. Examining the commissioning and content of these programmes, this paper highlights the particular emphases placed on certain aspects of the history of abolition and enslavement and the connections of these decisions within wider British society.
- Representation equals recognition? The portrayal of slavery on British television - The depiction of enslavement on British television screens over the last thirty years demonstrates how the media shapes and informs the memory of the past. Beginning with Roots this essay discusses how particular images of enslavement are repeatedly used in British television and how these are employed by the wider public.
- A kindly Act - newspaper coverage of the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition Act - The representation of the bicentenary of the abolition act of 1807 in the British press was diverse and politically motivated. Assessing the various means in which the commemoration was represented exposes the present state and possible future directions of British society.