At Waterloo Station, hopeful arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train ready to start afresh in 1950s London.
Homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry ‘Sir Galahad’ Oliver and shows him the ropes. London is a strange, cold and foggy place where the natives can be unfriendly at the sight of a black face, but the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London.
Sounds of the City
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