Alison Hammond to present brand new documentary 'Back to School'

Alison Hammond will host a one-off documentary as part of new plans announced by ITV to mark Black History Month with specially commissioned new shows and channel branding throughout October.

Alison Hammond: Back To School will see our favourite This Morning star head out on the ultimate school history trip with a twist.

In her own unique and inimitable style Alison will be travelling the length and breadth of Britain to key historical sites - from Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court - looking at the history we’re all taught in schools, but from a different angle.

Revelatory and personal, the journey will uncover black figures throughout the ages who have been overlooked from the pages of British history and school textbooks.

Alison will be given an insight into the significance of black people in Britain’s history by experts who open her eyes to a new perspective on our country’s past and will explore our current teaching of history in schools.

Directed by Ryan Samuda and Mariam Hussain and Series produced by Anna Manton. Sue Walton and Noleen Golding are executive producers for ITV Studios Daytime.

The news comes after ITV announced they will be celebrating the the contribution of black people to television, comedy, history and our wider culture in new programmes, while the work of black artists will feature as the channel’s on-air branding in a series of idents that will appear throughout the month.

All Black History Month content will be available on ITV Hub, along with updated programmes including David Harewood-presented film In the Shadow of Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King by Trevor McDonald, alongside acclaimed documentary First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story.