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The World About Us

Synopsis

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All Change in Umtata?
Umtata is the tin-roofed capital of a nation that will be born the day after tomorrow - the Transkei. It's the first of the ' homelands ' - the territories that the white South African government are giving over to black rule. Its birth is being greeted with international indifference, because most nations see the Transkei as little more than a commercial for apartheid - a country that will be independent in name only. But what about the Transkeians themselves? Who are they and what do they think?
Jack Pizzey has been amongst them, observing their life, hearing their music (the hit musical Ipi Tombi comes from their main tribe, the Xhosa) and listening to their views.
Reporter JACK PIZZEY
Producer MICHA SHAGRIR Editors MICHAEL ANDREWS and ANTHONY ISAACS

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Micha Shagrir
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs






About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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