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Champion of a Forgotten People
Nine years ago Danilo Dolci , a successful young architect visiting one of the poorest villages of Western Sicily, saw a child die of starvation. Appalled by the harsh conditions in which people were struggling to live, he decided there and then to devote his life to helping them
This account of the man and his struggle is arranged and introduced by Gavin Maxwell with the comments of Aldous Huxley
Riccardo Aragno
Professor Ross D. Waller
Professor Calogero Donna Topazia Alliata Claudia Marchello , Edward Esmerian and Joan Sinclair
Peter O'Toole , Eric Francis
Recordings and production by Sasha Moorsom


Unknown: Danilo Dolci
Introduced By: Gavin Maxwell
Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Riccardo Aragno
Unknown: Professor Ross D. Waller
Unknown: Donna Topazia Alliata
Unknown: Claudia Marchello
Unknown: Edward Esmerian
Readers: Joan Sinclair
Readers: Peter O'Toole
Readers: Eric Francis
Production By: Sasha Moorsom

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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