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The Amazing Maya Angelou

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An extraordinary real-life story. This is the world premiere audio drama series of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, exclusively dramatised by the BBC.

An extraordinary real-life story. This is the world premiere audio drama series of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, exclusively dramatised by the BBC.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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An extraordinary real-life story. This is the world premiere audio drama series of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, exclusively dramatised by the BBC.

Language:

English


Episodes

Maya Angelou - Front Row interview (2013)

12/10/2018
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Writer and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her life and career, in conversation with Mark Lawson. She discusses her six volume autobiography, which began with I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, a book which is now taught in schools around the world. Dr Angelou is frank about her extraordinary life, family and the issue of race in modern America. Produced by Penny Murphy. First broadcast in April, 2013.

Duration:00:27:19

The Heart of a Woman - Episode 5

11/30/2018
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Maya and her son Guy join Vus in Egypt. She takes a job as Associate Editor of a newspaper, and faces some difficult truths about Vus. Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani Guy – Tristan Slowley David Dubois – Don Gilet Zein Negati – Steve Toussaint Omonadia – Saffron Coomber Dramatised by Janice Okoh Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Duration:00:15:08

The Heart of a Woman - Episode 4

11/29/2018
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Maya’s civil marriage to South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make is going well. She helps organise a demonstration after the execution of the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo, Patrice Lumumba. But it gets out of hand and turns out to be much bigger than anticipated. It leads to her first meeting with Malcolm X. Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner Rosa – Saffron Coomber Malcolm X – Don Gilet Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani Dramatised by Janice...

Duration:00:15:09

The Heart of a Woman - Episode 3

11/28/2018
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Whilst working for Martin Luther King jr at the SCLC in New York, Maya becomes engaged to Thomas, a local man, and at the same time falls in love with South African freedom fighter, Vusumzi Make. After knowing him only a week, she is forced to choose between the two men. Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner Martin Luther King Jr. – Steve Toussaint Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani Thomas – Don Gilet Hazel – Saffron Coomber Dramatised by Janice Okoh Produced and Directed by...

Duration:00:15:10

The Heart of a Woman - Episode 2

11/27/2018
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It's 1959 and Maya has moved to New York, to develop her writing but also to get involved in civil rights. She's inspired by seeing Martin Luther King Jr give a speech in a local church, and decides to create a show in support of his movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner Martin Luther King Jr. – Steve Toussaint John Killens – Don Gilet Stanley Levinson – Lewis Bray Guy – Will Romain Dramatised by Janice Okoh Produced...

Duration:00:15:07

The Heart of a Woman - Episode 1

11/26/2018
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It's the late 1950's and Maya has moved to L.A. She receives an unexpected visit from singing legend Billie Holiday. Billie came back a further four times to spend her evenings with Maya and Maya's son Guy, shortly before she died. Maya - Narrator - Adjoa Andoh Maya - Pippa Bennett-Warner Billie Holiday - Nina Sosanya Guy - Will Romain Wilkie - Steve Toussaint Dramatised by Janice Okoh Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Duration:00:15:08