Prisoner 46664 - Mandela at 90 - BBC Radio Documentary - cheops
Michael Buerk pays tribute and marks the 90th birthday of the world's most famous ex-prisoner - Nelson Mandela.
Finally released after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela became the first President of South Africa in a fully-democratic election.
Since retiring in 1999, he has remained far from idle. With HIV/AIDS sweeping across South Africa, he has led the campaign to raise global awareness of the disease, beginning with the setting up of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Childrens' Fund.
Using music as the basis of his campaign, diverse artists from across the globe have held concerts to raise awareness - from the Soweto Gospel Choir through to Razorlight and Queen. As a symbol of the fight against the disease, Mandela has allowed his former prisoner number - 46664 - to be used.
Featuring contributions from Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The Programme also includes interviews from those working at the Foundation, those closest to him and ordinary South Africans living each day with HIV and Aids.
One episode of approximately one hour.
First broadcast on 15/7/2008 on BBC Radio 2.
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