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Man Alive: A Fighting Chance


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Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne la Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This is the story of three boys - Philip Ramocon, Dabs Edun and Leburn Rose. They are ambitious, talented, and black. The stories we normally hear about boys like this are concerned with their special problems - bad housing, unemployment, the violence of the ghetto. But many are conquering prejudice and defying prophecies of doom.
Esther Rantzen meets three boys who are, each in their own way, breaking out of the ghetto. Philip is a musician. Dabs is a boxer. Leburn is head boy of a comprehensive school in London and his ambition is to become a teacher; to succeed simply on the strength of his character and intelligence. All three are determined to make good lives of their own; all three believe they have at least a fighting chance.


Subject: Philip Ramocon
Subject: Dabs Edun
Subject: Leburn Rose
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Adam Clapham

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Man Alive: A Fighting Chance

BBC Two England, 20 June 1973 20.00

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