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The saga of an American family by ALEX HALEY
A dramatisation in six parts of the best-selling book about one man's search for his roots. Part 6 starring
The Civil War is over, the South has lost and the blacks are free - in law. But there are still people like Evan Brent determined to keep them ' in their place.'
Written for television by M. CHARLES COHEN Producer STAN MARGULIES
A DAVID L. WOLPER production


Unknown: Alex Haley
Unknown: Evan Brent
Television By: M. Charles Cohen
Producer: Stan Margulies
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Unknown: David L. Wolper
Evan Brent: Lloyd Bridges
Georg: Stanford Brown
as: Tom Murray
Matilda: Olivia Cole
01' George: Brad Davis
Lewis: Hilly Hicks
Justin: Burl Ives
Irene: Lynne Moody
Chicken George: Ben Vereen
Massa Harvey: Richard McKenzie
Mrs Harvey: Sally Kemp
Virgil: Austin Stoker
Martha: Lane Binkley
Drake: Charles Cyphers
Sheriff Biggs: John Quade
Poston: MacOn McCalman
Bud: Todd Bridges
Rufus Jackson: Robert Phalen
Telegrapher: Wayne Heffley

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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