A hour long documentary about Olaudah Equiano
otherwise known as Gustavus Vassa
was commissioned in 2005 by the
BBC. Called "The Extraordinary Equiano",
the amazing life of the 18th Century freed African Slave, Author and
A film crew visited Soham on Sunday 15th May 2005 to
film a scene for the documentary which centred on the wedding of Gustavus Vassa
"The African" and Susannah Cullen "Spinster of the Parish of Soham" which
originally took place at St. Andrew's Church on 7th April 1792.
The picture shows Aryon Bakare (from BBC1 lunchtime show 'Doctors') playing the part
of Olaudah Equiano and Camilla Corbett playing Susannah Cullen's character.