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Afternoon Play: Take a Pinch of....

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By Rommi Smith.
A poetic drama about a black woman who discovers that the man she grew up believing to be her father is not her father, and that her birth father is a white man who has built an international status as a racist comedian.
Musical director Graham Maynard Director Pauline Harris

Take a Pinch of...
2.15pm R4
Rommi Smith's play is a tightly written drama about a black woman, Josephine, who makes a disturbing discovery after her mother's death: her birth father is a white, racist comedian coming to the end of a populist but notorious career (his "jokes" will make you cringe). Her mother was a cabaret singer and is voiced in sexy, bluesy tones by the fabulous soul and R'n'B diva Ruby Turner. Josephine's white grandmother ensures her vile son gets his comeuppance at a public dinner. If you hadn't already guessed, the moral of this tale is that "Blood no matter, loving does." Jane Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Rommi Smith.
Director: Graham Maynard
Director: Pauline Harris
Josephine: Marsha Thomason
Franklyn: Wyllie Longmore
Gloria: Ruby Turner
Billy: Shaun Prendergast
Ruby: Elizabeth Kelly

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Afternoon Play: Take a Pinch of....

BBC Radio 4 FM, 18 December 2002 14.15






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