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On the eve of his return from his studies, prince Seretse Khama falls in love with Ruth, a white woman from south London. Bringing Ruth home causes a major international outcry.

On the eve of his return from his studies in London to Bechuanaland where he is to become king, Prince Seretse Khama falls in love and marries Ruth Williams, a white woman from south London. Bringing Ruth home causes a major international outcry, not least with the British Protectorate, who are concerned not to upset the neighbouring country of South Africa, who are about to implement apartheid, but with his uncle - the regent who is horrified by the break in his countries tradition. Facing obstacles from all sides, the couple find comfort in the love they share for each other. Based on a true story.

1 hour, 43 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Mar 2021 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    No Baby, Nobody But You

  • 00:07

    Louis Armstrong

    I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

  • 00:08

    Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra

    Down South Camp Meeting

  • 00:10

    Yoo Se Yun

    Forbidden Kyung Ho

  • 00:38

    Amazing Karaoke

    Titanium

  • 01:28

    Jo Stafford

    Sometimes I'm happy

  • 01:30

    Tina Turner & Elisa

    Teach Me Again

  • 01:40

    Julee Cruise

    Questions In A World of Blue

Credits

Role Contributor
Seretse Khama David Oyelowo
Ruth Willimas Rosamund Pike
Rufus Lancaster Tom Felton
Sir Alistair Canning Jack Davenport
Muriel Laura Carmichael
Naledi Khama Terry Pheto
Lady Lilly Canning Jessica Oyelowo
Tshekedi Khama Vusi Kunene
George Williams Nicholas Lyndhurst
Charles Arnold Oceng
Director Amma Asante
Writer Guy Hibbert

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