Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Endgame" On PBS: Drama Of The Last Days Of Apartheid



Can talking lead to peace? PBS's Masterpiece drama Endgame is reviewed in The Los Angeles Times by Mary McNamara.

"So the first remarkable thing about “Endgame,” which premieres on "Masterpiece" Sunday night, is how deftly writer Paula Milne sets up the action. We are in South Africa in the final days of apartheid and Michael Young (Jonny Lee Miller), who works for Consolidated Goldfields, is desperately trying to set up meetings between members of the African National Congress and members of the National Party to prevent the country from literally tearing itself apart.

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