Letters Home

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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20040502200405081/3. The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett made history as the first English woman priest in the Anglican communion. She was ordained in Hong Kong in 1971. For over 30 years she wrote a weekly letter home to her parents, which she now shares. Then News.
20040509200405152/3. The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion. Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents. [Rptd Sat 7.45pm]
200405152/3. The Rev Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion. Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home. [Rpt of Sun 5.40pm] Then News.
20040516200405223/3. Through her letters to her parents, the Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett tells the story of her ordination in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong in 1971. [Rptd Sat 7.45pm]
20070719Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

1/5. Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA. However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home. His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

20070726Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

2/5. Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived. Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business. Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

20070802Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

3/5. Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children. She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police. She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

20070809Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

4/5. Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK. She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

20070816Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

5/5. Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore. As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

20080512Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

1/5. Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA. However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home. His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

Followed by News.

20080513Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

2/5. Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived. Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business. Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

Followed by News.

20080514Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

3/5. Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children. She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police. She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

Followed by News.

20080515Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

4/5. Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK. She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

Followed by News.

20080516Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

5/5. Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore. As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

Followed by News.

0120070719Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

1/5.

Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA.

However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home.

His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

1/5. Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA. However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home. His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

0120080512Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

1/5.

Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA.

However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home.

His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

1/5. Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA. However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home. His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

01Joyce Bennett2004042520040502The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett made history as the first English woman priest in the Anglican communion.

She was ordained in Hong Kong in 1971.

For over 30 years she wrote a weekly letter home to her parents, which she now shares.

01 OF 32004050220040508The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents.

1/3. The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett made history as the first English woman priest in the Anglican communion. She was ordained in Hong Kong in 1971. For over 30 years she wrote a weekly letter home to her parents, which she now shares.

022004050920040515The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents.

2/3. The Rev Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion. Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home. [Rpt of Sun 5.40pm]

2/3. The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion. Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents. [Rptd Sat 7.45pm]

0220070726Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived.

Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business.

Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

2/5. Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived. Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business. Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

0220080513Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

2/5.

Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived.

Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business.

Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

2/5. Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived. Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business. Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

0320080514Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

3/5.

Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children.

She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police.

She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

3/5. Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children. She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police. She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

03Aylia20070802Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children.

She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police.

She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

3/5. Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children. She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police. She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

03 LAST2004050920040516Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, the Revd Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

She recalls the weekly letters she wrote home.

03 LAST2004051620040522Through her letters to her parents, the Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett tells the story of her ordination in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong in 1971.

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3/3. Through her letters to her parents, the Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett tells the story of her ordination in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong in 1971. [Rptd Sat 7.45pm]

04Saranda Bogujevci20070809Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK.

She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

4/5. Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK. She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

04Saranda Bogujevci20080515
05 LAST20080516Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore.

As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

5/5. Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore. As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

05 LASTVish Madughiri20070816Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore.

As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

5/5. Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore. As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

020120070719A former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe awaits a decision on his asylum claim.

Immigrants to the UK recall their struggles to fit in with British society

020220070726Alejandra started her own business after her husband lost his well-paid job.

Immigrants to the UK recall their struggles to fit in with British society

020320070802Aylia chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police.

Immigrants to the UK recall their struggles to fit in with British society