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The Quarter-Million Boys


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A Sentimental Journey to a Dead City by Bloke Modisane.

The story of a man who is too black to be white, and too educated to be black: the action takes place in Battleship's shebeen, in Sophiatown, Johannesburg.

(To be repeated on 12 October)


Writer: Bloke Modisane
Caiaphas Sedumo: Bloke Modisane
Davey Martins: Rufus Khoza
Deadwood Dick: Joe Mogotsi
Battleship: Jeillo Edwards
Anthony: Frederick Treves
Rosemary: Jan Edwards
Jimmy: Zakes Mokae
Jakob: John Gabriel
Piet: Hector Ross
Dikeledi: Daphne Cline-Thomas
Pontiac Mick: Lionel Ngakane
A Nice-Time Girl: Patience Gcwabe
A: Police Sergeant - Yemi Ajibade
A: Prisoner - Cosmo Pieterse
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

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The Quarter-Million Boys

BBC Radio 3, 26 September 1969 20.00

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