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Roots

MADE-FOR-TV MULTIPART marathon of a miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Alex Haley (and later subjected to “falsification of family history” accusations by both The Times and a BBC documentary). LE VAR “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” BURTON played the young Kunte Kynte, a name made for endless classroom bandying (“But it was on the telly last night, miss, I heard it!) and GEORGE STANFORD BROWN was the narrator, Tom, tracing his… erm, roots back to slavery days. Also starred LLOYD “I picked a fine day to give up smoking” BRIDGES and O.J. “I picked a fine day to give up stabbing people” SIMPSON.

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  1. Richard16378

    May 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Interestingly at least 3 names above have appeard in Zucker Abrahams Zucker productions.

    Also appearing is Mya Angelou seemingly the most adaptable women in showbiz, sometimes outdoing Barabra Streisand.

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