Cuba and the Cold War | From Castro's rise to power to the missile crisis

The Sunday Feature | Che

A profile of Che Guevara.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 March 1997

DURATION | 44 minutes 46 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1997

Synopsis

This programme examines the personal qualities and motivations of one of the most revered revolutionaries in history. Through written extracts and interviews with contemporaries, a picture emerges of a man who captured many an imagination and continues to do so today. Among those whose memories are discussed are: Jean-Paul Sartre; a fellow member of the 26 July Army; Castro's former lover and a journalist who was one of the last to see him before he was killed.

Did you know?

French philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir visited Cuba and met Fidel Castro along with Che Guevara in 1960. They stayed at the famous Hotel Nacional in Havana. In 2004, in the same hotel, Fidel Castro met Robert Redford, who produced the film 'The Motorcycle Diaries', which was based on Che Guevara's life.

Contributors

Christopher Hitchins
Reporter
Tariq Ali
Contributor
Jon Lee Anderson
Contributor
Orlando Borego
Contributor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Contributor
Tom Gibb
Contributor
Mike Gonzalez
Contributor
Carlos Gori
Contributor
Richard Gott
Contributor
Saul Landau
Contributor
Daniel Mermelstein
Contributor
Jesus Parra
Contributor
Natalia Revuelta
Contributor
Nicolas Rocha
Contributor
Rudolfa Saldana
Contributor
Andrew Sinclair
Contributor
Stephen Smith
Contributor
Che Guevara
Subject of programme
Tim Dee
Producer

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