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Night Waves

Nelson Mandela

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Playwright Athol Fugard and actor Dame Janet Suzman join Philip Dodd to reflect on Nelson Mandela's life. David Goodhart and Edward Mortimer discuss immigration in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
David Goodhart
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Mortimer
Interviewed Guest:
Athol Fugard
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Oscar-winning South African drama following a young street thug who finds a baby in the car he has stolen and resolves to care for it himself. Starring Presley Chweneyagae. Show more

Contributors

David/Tsotsi:
Presley Chweneyagae
Butcher:
Zenzo Ngqobe
Captain Smit:
Ian Roberts
Sergeant Zuma:
Percy Matsemela
David/Tsotsi's father:
Israel Makoe
Director:
Gavin Hood
Writer:
Gavin Hood

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Free Thinking

Animals and Anthropomorphism, Nadine Gordimer Tribute, Prison

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. Including a discussion about humans and animals, Athol Fugard with a tribute to the late author Nadine Gordimer and debating alternatives to prison. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Joy Fowler
Interviewed Guest:
Susan McHugh
Interviewed Guest:
Giovanni Aloi
Interviewed Guest:
Athol Fugard
Interviewed Guest:
David Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gerard Lemos
Producer:
Harry Parker

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The true story of reporter Sidney Schanberg's efforts to find his Cambodian translator Dith Pran, who fell into the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Show more

Contributors

Sydney Schanberg:
Sam Waterston
Dith Pran:
Haing S Ngor
Military Attache:
Craig T Nelson
Al Rockoff:
John Malkovich
Dr Sundesval:
Athol Fugard
Director:
Roland Joffe
Jon Swain:
Julian Sands
US Consul:
Spalding Gray
Dr MacEntire:
Bill Paterson
US Military Adviser:
Tom Bird
Producer:
David Puttnam
Composer:
Mike Oldfield
Director of photography:
Chris Menges