Beyond A Boundary

CLR James' book extolling the virtues and importance of cricket, both within and beyond the boundary, is accepted by many as the greatest of all cricketing essays.

But can its sense of moral code, forged in the West Indies of his youth in the first half of the 20th century, survive the rigours of globalisation and the culture of 'get rich or die trying'?

CLR's nephew Darcus Howe returns to his own Trinidadian roots to put the book to the test, at a time when both cricket and society on the island appear to be in need of re-invigouration.

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By C L R James. 1: Trevor McDonald reads from the memoirs of the Trinidadian writer who was a zealous admirer of cricket and saw within the game's boundaries the possibility for perfect order in his own life. Abridged in five parts by Margaret Busby. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon

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Unknown: Trevor McDonald

Unknown: Margaret Busby.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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2: C L R James is offered the very best public school education and becomes eager to worship at the shrine of European culture.

For details see Monday

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3: C L R James must choose which cricket club to join - a choice that will affect all aspects of his life in Trinidad. For details see Monday

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By C L James.

4: The year is 1932 and C L R James travels from Trinidad to England. For details see Monday

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By C L R James. Final part. C L R

James travels to America where he is forced to pass judgement in a conflict between the purity of sportsmanship and political pragmatism. For details see Monday

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CLR James' book extolling the virtues and importance of cricket, both within and beyond the boundary, is accepted by many as the greatest of all cricketing essays.

But can its sense of moral code, forged in the West Indies of his youth in the first half of the 20th century, survive the rigours of globalisation and the culture of 'get rich or die trying'?

CLR's nephew Darcus Howe returns to his own Trinidadian roots to put the book to the test, at a time when both cricket and society on the island appear to be in need of re-invigouration.

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CLR James' book extolling the virtues and importance of cricket within and beyond the boundary is seen by many as the greatest of all cricketing essays.

CLR's nephew, Darcus Howe, returns to his Trinidadian roots to put the book to the test at a time when both cricket and society on the island are going through tough times.