Before joining us at Radio Netherlands in 1976, Pete Myers hosted BBC programmes like “Late Night Extra” and “PM” and spoke with some of the greatest artists in musical and theatre entertainment passing through London in the early 1970’s. This recording is from his personal collection, and it features a new biography of the late conservative party leader Iain MacLeod (1913-1970). As Secretary for the Colonies, MacLeod is credited with having accelerated the independence of many African states, an event Pete Myers discusses here with Nigel Fisher, his biographer and a former Tanzanian finance minister. We also hear from one of the leading actresses to emerge as a star of both cinema and the London stage at this time, Glenda Jackson.
Presenter: Pete Myers
Broadcast: February 5, 1973