James Whyle - Dancing With The Dead

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20170823 (BBC7)

Moving true story, based on James Whyle's family history through WW1 and apartheid.

Richard E Grant stars as a son in search of his father. In 1911, at the age of 14, James Whyle's father arrived in South Africa with ten shillings in his pocket. By the time James was three, his father was dead. A true story and a unique family record.

Moving true story, based on James Whyle's family history embracing the First World War and apartheid.

Starring Richard E Grant as the Son, Tom Smith as Father, Peter Gevisser as Fatty. With Carl Prekopp, Ewan Bailey and Helen Longworth

Director: Claire Grove.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.