Professor Philip Murphy interviewed on BBC World Service on the Queen’s visit to newly-independent Ghana in 1961
The first episode of Your World: The Royal Visit (broadcast on Saturday 26 May) on the BBC World Service explores the reasons why the Queen chose to visit Ghana in 1961 just after the country had gained independence from the colonial rule of Britain.
The documentary features an interview with Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of British and Commonwealth History, on why this controversial visit took place.
A podcast of the full programme is available from the programme website
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