Maya Angelou at the BBC: Maya Angelou at the BBC (BBC Four, Sunday 26 May 2024)

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BBC Four presents “Maya Angelou at the BBC,” an insightful documentary commemorating the life and legacy of the iconic American writer, poet, and activist, Maya Angelou, on Sunday, 26 May 2024, at 9.00 pm. The program pays tribute to Angelou, a literary giant whose acclaimed works, such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” have cemented her place as one of the most significant and inspirational figures in literature.

Longtime admirer and cultural critic Bonnie Greer leads this exploration of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life and career. Through a dive into the rich archives of the BBC, Greer shows how Maya, in addition to her literary prowess, possessed a unique combination of storytelling skills and charisma that made her a television natural.

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The documentary, airing ten years after Maya Angelou’s death, highlights her enduring impact and celebrates her status as a true great in the world of literature and beyond.

Maya Angelou at the BBC airs on Sunday, 26 May 2024, at 9.00 pm on BBC Four.

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