The Robeson Files was not a music programme or a biography of the black American singer, actor and political activist but a programme about politics: fighting racism and linking anti-racism to the wider struggle.
In an unspecified future, Earth's population is kept hard working and ignorant via brain-controlling television broadcasts. The world is manipulated - everything from the Cold War to The Beatles - by the Orwellian 'MI23', whose mantra is 'Truth. Justice. Fear.'