Cry, The Beloved Country

As part of Radio 2's South Africa season, David Harewood begins reading a six-part adaptation Alan Paton's classic novel set in a racially divided South Africa.

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With his pastor friend, Msimangu, the Reverend Stephen Kumalo is trying to find his son, Absalom.

They follow a trail to a reformatory, and from there to the girl who is pregnant with his child.

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David Harewood continues reading a six-part adaptation of Alan Paton's classic novel set in a racially divided South Africa.

Absalom Kumalo is on trial for murder.

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The verdict is delivered at Absalom Kumalo's trial.

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As Kumalo's son Absalom is found guilty and is sentenced to death for the murder of Arthur Jarvis, father and son say their goodbyes.