2020110420201103 (R4)Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Harriet Glickman, a high school teacher in California, writes to Charles M Schultz, creator of the USA's most widely published comic strip, 'Peanuts', about the possible inclusion of a 'Negro character' in the strip. ' What she suggests, appeals to Schultz, ,but he also finds it morally troubling..
Based on a true story.

Charles Schultz ('Sparky').... Trevor White
Joyce Schultz.... Clare Corbett
Morrie Turner/Ken.... Danny Sapani
Alan Saunders/Larry.... Roger Ringrose
Harriet Glickman.... Charlotte East
Teacher.... Ian Dunnett Jr.
Radio.... Luke Nunn

Written by Simon Bovey
Directed by Marc Beeby

The story behind the creation of one of the world's most famous comic strip characters

Drama from BBC Radio 4