A Matter of Policy: A Play for Radio by PDF

ISBN-10: 1720974357

ISBN-13: 9781720974352

at some point, in may possibly, 1957, whilst he used to be operating as a reporter at the Liverpool night show, a tender negro known as Harold McDonald, out of labor,
desperate and hungry, walked into his workplace and pleaded with him to put in writing 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 was once horrified by means of the response not just of most of the people yet by way of a few of his personal colleagues. He got many letters of aid and encouragement but additionally loads of abuse or even suffered threatening cellphone calls from humans branding him a “nigger lover.”
In the tip, the tale had a tragic and tragic twist. according to his reviews, he later wrote his first play for radio, and the BBC produced it as a day Theatre drama, in may well 1963, with the celebrated actor Earl Cameron enjoying the black immigrant.
This is the play in its entirety. even supposing 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 used to be inducted into the UK’s first black movie & television corridor of repute and used to be pointed out as “one of the 1st African Caribbean display actors to wreck the color bar in Britain” and develop into a star.

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