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Forgotten Black TV Drama

The Big Pride + The Day of the Fox

Two explosive dramas from the early 60s that surprise with their relevance, depth and originality.

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The Big Pride

Drama ’61
ITV 1961
Dir Herbert Wise
With William Marshall, Johnny Sekka, Barbara Assoon, Nadia Cattouse
60min

In Jan Carew and Sylvia Wynter’s gripping drama, three Guyanese jail breakers escape, not only from the law, but from the harsh realities of their pasts.

The Day of the Fox

Drama ’61
ITV 1961
Dir Herbert Wise
With Sammy Davis Jr, Zia Mohyeddin, Joseph O’Conor, Yolanda
60min

In Jan Carew’s explosive drama, Sammy Davis Jr gives a memorable performance as a proud but disillusioned revolutionary who aims to destroy the remnants of white colonial rule in a new African nation. The political themes explored remain incredibly prescient.


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