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The Afternoon Play


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The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs by DAVID EDGAR abridged for radio by MADELINE SOTHEBY with
Albie Sachs , a young white
South African barrister who had made a name for himself defending people prosecuted under the apartheid laws, was arrested in Cape Town on 1 October 1963. He was held in solitary confinement under the 90 Days Law, which, in effect, allowed police to hold subjects indefinitely....
Directed by GORDON HOUSE. Stereo (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Albie Sachs
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Madeline Sotheby
Unknown: Albie Sachs
Albie Sachs: Simon Callow
Snyman: Geoffrey Matthews
Sergeant: Alfred Hoffman
Swanepoel: Alfred Hoffman
White constable: Paul Herzberg
Samols: Paul Herzberg
Wagenaar: Adrian Egan
Freeman: Charles Dance
ROSSOUW: Hector Ross
Vlok: John Burgess
Danny: Alton Kumalo
Coloured constable: Alton Kumalo
McIntyre: David Sa Vile
Cameraman: David Sa Vile
Kraal: Peter Craze
Girl: Jenny Twlgge

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