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A story of the great trek of the Kazakh people out of Communist Central Asia across Tibet and the Himalayas, based on survivors' accounts taken down by Godfrey Lias for his book ' Kazakh Exodus'
Script by Francis Watson
The cast includes:
Marjorie Westbury , Christopher Rhodes
Aus' in Trevor, John Dearth
Norman Wynne. Stanley Beard
Alec Ross. Eric Francis
Peter Augustine , Elizabeth Melville and William Eedle
Production by Maurice Brown
Forced out of their ancient grazing-lands by the advance of Communism-first from Russia and Outer Mongolia and finally from China-the Kazakhs of the Altai and Tien Shan fought as long as they could and then took the only remaining routes of escape, southward over desert and mountain and the unknown high plateau of Tibet. Thousands attempted the journey in scattered groups, and thousands perished.
This is the story of one group, under the leadership of Ali Beg , which got through to Kashmir in 1951 and finally found refuge in Turkey, where the musical recordings used in the programme were made.


Unknown: Godfrey Lias
Script By: Francis Watson
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: John Dearth
Unknown: Norman Wynne.
Unknown: Alec Ross.
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Peter Augustine
Unknown: William Eedle
Production By: Maurice Brown
Production By: Outer Mongolia
Production By: Tien Shan
Unknown: Ali Beg

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BBC Home Service Basic, 17 March 1959 20.15

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