New PDF release: A Matter of Policy: A Play for Radio

ISBN-10: 1720974357

ISBN-13: 9781720974352

sooner or later, in may possibly, 1957, whilst he was once operating as a reporter at the Liverpool night show, a tender negro referred to as Harold McDonald, out of labor,
desperate and hungry, walked into his workplace and pleaded with him to write down his tale simply because he was once confident he used to be the sufferer of color prejudice.
When the tale seemed within the paper, Ken used to be horrified via the response not just of most of the people yet by way of a few of his personal colleagues. He acquired many letters of support and encouragement but additionally loads of abuse or even suffered threatening mobile calls from humans branding him a “nigger lover.”
In the top, the tale had a tragic and tragic twist. in response to his stories, he later wrote his first play for radio, and the BBC produced it as a day Theatre drama, in might 1963, with the celebrated actor Earl Cameron taking part in the black immigrant.
This is the play in its entirety. even if this tale was once written in 1957, have our ethical attitudes replaced? Has public opinion softened at the query of immigration? Is there nonetheless a color Bar in Britain?
Bermuda-born Earl Cameron settled in England, was once provided the CBE through the Queen and in 2016 was once inducted into the UK’s first black movie & television corridor of popularity and used to be mentioned as “one of the 1st African Caribbean display actors to damage the color bar in Britain” and turn into a star.

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