I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings [Maya Angelou's Autobiographies]

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0120180618

World premiere radio dramatisation of Maya Angelou's iconic debut memoir. This beautiful evocation of Angelou's life in the Deep South, begins in 1931. As an infant Maya and her brother, Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya's childhood.

Narrator ( Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Indie Gjedsal
Bailey.... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma.... Cecilia Noble
Uncle Willie.... Richard Pepple
Steward.... John Lightbody
Girl.... Francesca Elise

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

From the producer and dramatist that brought the award winning Color Purple to Radio 4.

The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest, and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

Maya and her brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya and her brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

World premiere radio dramatisation of Maya Angelou's iconic debut memoir. This beautiful evocation of Angelou's life in the Deep South, begins in 1931. As an infant Maya and her brother, Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya's childhood.

Narrator ( Older Maya)....Adjoa Andoh
Maya....Indie Gjedsal
Bailey....Roshawn Hewitt
Momma....Cecilia Noble
Uncle Willie....Richard Pepple
Steward.... John Lightbody
Girl....Francesca Elise

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

From the producer and dramatist that brought the award winning Color Purple to Radio 4.

The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest, and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

Maya and her brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

World premiere radio dramatisation of Maya Angelou's iconic debut memoir. This beautiful evocation of Angelou's life in the Deep South, begins in 1931. As an infant Maya and her brother, Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya's childhood.

Narrator ( Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Indie Gjedsal
Bailey.... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma.... Cecilia Noble
Uncle Willie.... Richard Pepple
Steward.... John Lightbody
Girl.... Francesca Elise

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

From the producer and dramatist that brought the award winning Color Purple to Radio 4.

The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest, and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

0220180619

Maya Angelou's iconic debut autobiography powerfully evokes her life as a child in 1930's America. Maya is reunited with her estranged mother, where she suffers a traumatising sexual abuse. Dr. Angelou's extraordinary autobiography illuminates her incredible life, her resilience, creativity and power.

Narrator (Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Indie Gjesdal
Bailey.... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma.... Cecilia Noble
Mother.... Ellen Thomas
Freeman.... Richard Pepple
Lawyer.... John Lightbody

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

Maya goes to her mother in California and becomes the victim of a traumatising abuse.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya goes to her mother in California and becomes the victim of a traumatising abuse.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya Angelou's iconic debut autobiography powerfully evokes her life as a child in 1930's America. Maya is reunited with her estranged mother, where she suffers a traumatising sexual abuse. Dr. Angelou's extraordinary autobiography illuminates her incredible life, her resilience, creativity and power.

Narrator (Older Maya)....Adjoa Andoh
Maya....Indie Gjesdal
Bailey....Roshawn Hewitt
Momma....Cecilia Noble
Mother....Ellen Thomas
Freeman....Richard Pepple
Lawyer....John Lightbody

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

Maya goes to her mother in California and becomes the victim of a traumatising abuse.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya Angelou's iconic debut autobiography powerfully evokes her life as a child in 1930's America. Maya is reunited with her estranged mother, where she suffers a traumatising sexual abuse. Dr. Angelou's extraordinary autobiography illuminates her incredible life, her resilience, creativity and power.

Narrator (Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Indie Gjesdal
Bailey.... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma.... Cecilia Noble
Mother.... Ellen Thomas
Freeman.... Richard Pepple
Lawyer.... John Lightbody

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

0320180620

After her traumatic experience, Maya finds hope in Mrs Flowers.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

0420180621

Maya, now aged 15, spends time with her father, Daddy Bailey. They go on a surprising and chaotic trip to Mexico

Spanish voices....Maider Jáuregui, Rocío Mesonero
Celia Romo, Julio Villa-García, Hugo Sánchez and Francisco Oda-Ángel
@ Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

Aged 15, Maya visits her estranged father on a chaotic and surprising trip to Mexico.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Aged 15, Maya visits her estranged father on a chaotic and surprising trip to Mexico.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya, now aged 15, spends time with her father, Daddy Bailey. They go on a surprising and chaotic trip to Mexico

Spanish voices....Maider Jáuregui, Rocío Mesonero
Celia Romo, Julio Villa-García, Hugo Sánchez and Francisco Oda-À?ngel
@ Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

0520180622

Aged just 15, Maya is the first Afro-American to work as conductor on the trams in San Francisco. When she turns 16, her life changes forever.

Narrator ( Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Mother.... Ellen Thomas
Receptionist.... Lauren Cornelius

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

Maya starts work on the San Francisco trams and her life changes forever.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Maya starts work on the San Francisco trams and her life changes forever.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Aged just 15, Maya is the first Afro-American to work as conductor on the trams in San Francisco. When she turns 16, her life changes forever.

Narrator ( Older Maya)....Adjoa Andoh
Maya....Pippa Bennett-Warner
Mother....Ellen Thomas
Receptionist....Lauren Cornelius

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

Maya starts work on the San Francisco trams and her life changes forever.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

Aged just 15, Maya is the first Afro-American to work as conductor on the trams in San Francisco. When she turns 16, her life changes forever.

Narrator ( Older Maya).... Adjoa Andoh
Maya.... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Mother.... Ellen Thomas
Receptionist.... Lauren Cornelius

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.