Caryl Phillips - A Long Way From Home
BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3
Broadcast: Sunday 30th March 2008 @ 8:00 p.m.
Caryl Phillips' original drama imagines the conflicting forces in the iconic singer Marvin Gaye's life, including family, stardom, love, sex
and drugs. The story focuses on his final years, when he was offered a lifeline in the unlikely setting of Ostend in Belgium, where he
composed the song Sexual Healing before he returned America and was murdered by his own father.
With O-T Fagbenle [Marvin Gaye], Kerry Shale [Freddy Cousaert / Marvin Gaye Senior], Alibe Parson [Mrs. Alberta Gay / Kimona
Jackson], Rhea Bailey [Beatrice / Karen], Rachel Atkins [Liliane], Damian Lynch [Mitchell Richards / Jimmy], Ben Onwukwe [Sam /
Stu], and Major Wiley [P K].
Directed by Ned Chaillet .
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