On May 31, 1960, the Union of South Africa was fifty years old. This, the first of two documentary programmes based on recordings made in South Africa earlier this year, gives a cross-section of the views of South Africans of all races on the major problems of the country.
Narrator, David Lytton
Production by Laurence Gilliam and David Lytton
From the recollections of Father Martin D'Arcy, S.J. Donald Attwater, David Jones,
Stanley Morison, Father Conrad Pepler, O.F, Beatrice Warde, some members of his family and craftsmen and pupils who worked with him.
The first of two programmes recorded in New York by D. G. Bridson
Langston Hughes tells how he first came to write poetry, and how his career as a writer developed. He also discusses how his work has been influenced by Negro spirituals, Blues, and work songs.
The work of Francis Bacon, besides being the most controversial phenomenon in post-war British art, has also been the most subject to highly speculative interpretation. The artist himself has been notably unwilling to make public statements about it. In this interview he discusses his ideas and intentions more fully than at any previous time.
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