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The saga of an American family by ALEX HALEY
BBC1 presents, in six parts, the compelling story of one man's search for his roots which became the most successful television series in American history when it was shown there a few weeks ago. Part 1 starring
West Africa 1750: a son is born to Binta and Omoro of the Madinka tribe. He is named Kunta Kinte , and his childhood is happy - and free.
Written for television by WILLIAM BLINN and ERNEST KINOY Producer STAN MARGULIES Director DAVID GREENE A DAVID L. WOLPER production


Unknown: Alex Haley
Unknown: Kunta Kinte
Television By: William Blinn
Television By: Ernest Kinoy
Producer: Stan Margulies
Director: David Greene
Unknown: David L. Wolper
Captain Davies: Edward Asner
Kintango: Moses Gunn
Omoro: Thalmus Rasulala
Binta: Cicely Tyson
Slater: Ralph Waite
: And Introducing
Kunta Kinte: Levar Burton
Nyo Boto: Maya Angelou
Wrestler: Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Brima Cesay: Harry Rhodes
Gardner: William Watson
Fanta: Ren Woods

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