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The First Grader

Drama about an 84-year-old ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who wants to take up the offer of the new Kenyan government to guarantee free education for all so that he can learn to read. However, when he presents himself for the first day of term at a local school he encounters resistance from the parents and the educational establishment. He wants to learn but discovers that he needs to teach the children and teachers the lessons of his life.

Release date:

1 hour, 37 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Mar 2013 23:00
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
David ChegeIsrael Makoe
DirectorJustin Chadwick
ProducerDavid Thompson