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2nd House: The Last Mission

Synopsis

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Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was killed in an air crash in September 1861.

This programme portrays the events in the Congo and Hammarskjold's attempt to pacify the situation in that troubled country after its Belgian colonisers abruptly pulled out. The story is told through newsreel material, extracts from Hammarskjold's journal, interviews with his biographer Brian Urquhart and scenes from the play "Murderous Angels" which Conor Cruise O'Brien wrote about Dag Hammarskjold after having served as UN special representative in Katanga.

Contributors

Narration by: Melvyn Bragg
Interviewee: Brian Urquhart
Research: Ann Blaber
Film Editor: David Mingay
Director: Tristram Powell
Assistant Editor: Tony Cash
Editor: Bill Morton
Author (Murderous Angels): Conor Cruise O'Brien
Dag Hammarskjold: Lyndon Brook
Diop: Louis Mahoney
Baron D'Auge: Peter Cellier
Monsignor Polycarp: John Bailey






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