Darcus Howe

British broadcaster and activist

Darcus Howe (26 February 1943 – 1 April 2017) was a British broadcaster, writer,[1] and civil liberties campaigner.

Darcus Howe
Leighton Rhett Radford

(1943-02-26)26 February 1943
Died1 April 2017(2017-04-01) (aged 74)
Streatham, London, United Kingdom
Cause of deathComplications from prostate cancer
NationalityBritish, Trinidadian
  • Broadcaster
  • Columnist

He was an editor of Race Today, and chair of the Notting Hill Carnival. He was best known in the UK for his Black on Black series on Channel 4; his affairs programme, Devil's Advocate; and his work with Tariq Ali on Bandung File.[2]

Howe died in Streatham, London on 1 April 2017 from complications of prostate cancer, aged 74.[3]


  1. Howe, Darcus (16 August 2011). "Darcus Howe: 'My father curfewed me and I jumped through the window'". Socialist Worker. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. Caroline Davies, "Darcus Howe, writer, broadcaster and civil rights campaigner, dies aged 74", The Guardian, 2 April 2017.
  3. "Civil rights activist Darcus Howe dies aged 74", BBC News, 2 April 2017.

Other websitesEdit

  • Bio, BlackinBritain.co.uk, accessed 13 August 2011.