Face to Face: Maya Angelou

First transmitted in 1994, Jeremy Isaacs asks the American writer Maya Angelou about her life, her writing and her hopes for the future. What unfolds is a frank and sometimes shocking account of her journey to becoming an established author.

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38 minutes

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Mon 12 Jun 1995 23:20
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

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"Maya Angelou, in your life you've been all sorts of things: cook; a conductorette on a tram car; a madam; a prostitute; a dancer; a singer; an actress; a civil rights activist; a writer. What’s given you most satisfaction?" So opens this edition of the re-launched interview format Face to Face. Maya Angelou untangles her past to produce a compelling account of a life that led to her becoming one of America's most celebrated writers.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJeremy Isaacs
Interviewed GuestMaya Angelou
ProducerJanet Lee

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