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Child of Hope by JOHN ELLIOT Based on JOEL CARLSON 's book No Neutral Ground
Thirty-seven men from the disputed territory of South West Africa are on trial for their lives in Pretoria, 1,000 miles from their home. They are to be tried under South Africa's Terrorism Act despite the UN ruling that South Africa must abandon its ' illegal administration' of their country.
Script editor ANN SCOTT. Designer
Expatriate patriot: page 5


Unknown: John Elliot
Unknown: Joel Carlson
Editor: Ann Scott.
Unknown: Don Taylor.
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Graham Evans
Joel Carlson: Leon Gluckman
Herman Ja Toivo: Alton Kumalo
Police Captain: Nigel Hawthorne
Johnny Otto: Willie Jonah
Mutumbulua: Lionel Ngakane
Richard A Falk: Ed Deveraux
Ernest Wentzel: Job Stewart
Secretary: Hilda Kriseman
Journalist: David Henry
George BiZOS: Arise Gordon
Nami Phillips: Clyn Jones
Pliet Oosthuizen: Frank Lazarus
Police Major: Richard Beale
Police Lieut: James Leith
Police Sgt:: Ken Haward
PC: Stephen Grives
Warder: Salami Coker
Comm issioner: Jacob Witkin
Registrar: Chris Cunningham
Justice Joseph Ludorf: Mel Oxley
Nathaniel Maxiuiri: Emil Appolus
Tahudeleni: Lloyd Anderson
Joseph Shitwuyete: Kwesi Kay
Kaporo: Ilarrio-Bisi Pedro
Festus Nehale: Sam Mansaray
Shihungeleni: John Matshikiza
Ovambo Chief: Tommy Buson

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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