Singin' And Swingin' And Gettin' Merry Like Christmas [Maya Angelou's Autobiographies]

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Episode 120181001

Dramatisation of Maya Angelou's third volume of memoirs, covering her tour of Porgy and Bess

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

Singin' and Swingin' And Getting Merry Like Christmas - ep1/5
dramatized by Winsome Pinnock
Drama series based on Maya's Angelou's third volume of vivid memoirs set in the early 1950's. Single mother Maya loves music. She meets and marries former sailor Tosh in the record shop where she works.

NARRATOR - Older Maya…...…………..…….…….…..………….Adjoa Andoh
MAYA…...…………..…….…….………………………….……..………….Pippa Bennett-Warner
TOSH…....…….…….………………………….……..………………….……….Jamie Demetriou
VIVIAN BAXTER…...…………..…….………………………….……..…………….Ellen Thomas
CLYDE…...…………..…….…….………………………….……..………………...Tumo Reetsang
PREACHER…...…………….…..…….……………...…….……..…………………Steve Toussaint
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Episode 420181004

Maya Angelou's third volume of memoirs. Maya's international tour with Porgy and Bess

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

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou ep4/5
dramatized by Winsome Pinnock
Maya has an eventful time on a world tour with Gershwin's famous black opera, Porgy and Bess. It's the first American company to be invited to perform behind the Iron Curtain.

NARRATOR- Older Maya…...…………..…….…….…………………….Adjoa Andoh
MAYA…...…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….Pippa Bennett-Warner
CLYDE…....…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….…….Tumo Reetsang
MARTHA FLOWERS…...…………..…….…….…………………….…..……Gbemisola Ikumelo
LILIAN…...…………..…….…….…………………….…………………………..……Sarah Niles
JULIAN…...……………….……..…….…….…………………………………..……Ivan Marevich
ARABIC MAN…...…………..…….…….………………….……...……………………..……Steve Toussaint
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Episode 520181005

Maya returns home after a long international tour with Porgy and Bess.

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

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou - ep 5/5
dramatized by Winsome Pinnock

Maya is sent to the brink of despair when she discovers what adverse effects her absence has had on her young son.

NARRATOR- Older Maya…………..…….…….…………………....Adjoa Andoh
MAYA…...…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….Pippa Bennett-Warner
VIVAN BAXTER…...…………..…….…….…………………….……..…………….Ellen Thomas
CLYDE…....…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….…….Tumo Reetsang
WILKIE….…....…………..…….…….…………….…….……..…………….…….Steve Toussaint
PSYCHIATRIST..….…....…………..…….…….…………….…….……..…………….…….Sean Murray
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

0220181002

Radio drama series of Maya Angelou's third volume of vivid memoirs.

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

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas - ep2/5
dramatized by Winsome Pinnock
Maya gets a job as a dancer in a strip bar. As the first black dancer they've employed she doesn't have to strip but she does have to induce the punters to buy fraudulent drinks in return for her company.

NARRATOR…...…………..…….…….………………………….……..…………….Adjoa Andoh
MAYA…...…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….Pippa Bennett-Warner
VIVAN BAXTER…...…………..…….…….…………………….……..…………….Ellen Thomas
CLYDE…....…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….…….Tumo Reetsang
EDDIE…...…………..…….…….……………………….……..………………….…….Lewis Bray
JORIE…...…………..…….…….………………….….……..………………….…….Emma Handy
BABE…...…………..…….…….………………….….……..………………….………..Lucy Doyle
TOM…...…………..…….…….…………………….……..………………….………..Ryan Whittle
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

0320181003

Drama series of third volume of Maya Angelou's memoirs,Maya's showbiz career's taking off.

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

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou- ep3/5
dramatized by Winsome Pinnock
Maya begins her singing career at the Purple Onion, where she gets to meet the cast of the famous black opera Porgy and Bess. To her surprise she gets to audition for the company, with the prospect of a world tour.

NARRATOR…...…………..…….…….………………………….……..…………….Adjoa Andoh
MAYA…...…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….Pippa Bennett-Warner
CLYDE…....…………..…….…….……………………….……..…………….…….Tumo Reetsang
VIVIAN BAXTER…...…………….…….…….…………………….……..………….Ellen Thomas
MARTHA FLOWERS…...…………..…….…….…………………….…..……Gbemisola Ikumelo
WILKIE…...…………..…….…….…………………….……………..….………….Steve Toussaint
DREW…...…………..…….…….…………………….……………..….………...…….Sean Murray
BREEN…...…………..…….…….…………………….……………..…………..……Ryan Whittle
MISS BLUM..…...…………..…….…….…………….……………..….………….Jeanette Percival
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris