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The Fight Against Slavery


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A six-part dramatised documentary series
3: A Matter of Insurance Written and introduced byEVAN JONES
It was easy enough for 18th-century England to grow wealthy from the profits of the slave trade without being greatly troubled by its horrors. It needed a major atrocity to stir the conscience of the nation. In 1779 there was just such an event.


Introduced By: Evan Jones
Music: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Producer: Christopher Ralling
William Wilberforce: David Collings
William Pitt: Ronald Pickup
John Newton: John Castle
Charles James Fox: Ronald Lacey
Capt Collingwood: John Atkinson
Capt CROW: Aubrey Morris
Lord Mansfield: John Richmond
Thomas Clarkson: Gareth Thomas
Equiano: Louis Mahoney
Mrs Armistead: Julia Goodman
Granville Sharp: Terry Scully
Counsel: Bill Wallis
Counsel: John Rolfe
Kelsall: Bruce Purchase
Governor of Elmina: James Moxon
Chief Minister: Freddie Jones

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