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A Special Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Mike Wooldridge presents a celebration of the life and career of Nelson Mandela in a special edition of Something Understood with readings by Adjoa Andoh and Colin MacFarlane.

In a tribute to the life and extraordinary achievements of Nelson Mandela, Mike Wooldridge presents a portrait of South Africa's great statesman, philanthropist and President through readings of a wide and affecting range of friends and admirers - Desmond Tutu, the late Seamus Heaney, Tanzanian poet and songwriter Nasibu Mwanukusi, as well as Robben Island warder James Gregory and the grandson of the architect of apartheid and ANC supporter Wilhelm Verwoerd.

Music is drawn from work Mandela himself was known to love and the enormous range of work written in tribute to him throughout his life.

Presenter: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Dec 2013 23:30
BBC Radio 4 FM only
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