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Reluctant Comrade, The

Synopsis
Story of Robert Robinson, a black car worker at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, who in 1930 accepted a year’s contract to work at the Stalingrad Tractor Plant in Russia. While there he was elected to the Moscow Soviet without his consent, and automatically stripped of his American citizenship. It was to be 44 years before he could leave, and even then he had to escape.
Series
Timewatch, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 in 1991.
Subjects
History
Keywords
biographies; motor vehicle manufacturing industries

Credits

Producer
Jane Treays
Cast
Robert Robinson 

Production Company

Name

BBC Elstree

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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