Talking About Jane Austen In Baghdad, An Escape

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Episode 3 - An Escape.

2005. May Witwit is a lecturer at Baghdad University, Bee Rowlatt a reporter for the BBC World Service. For many months they've conducted a curious and moving correspondence by email. At last, faced by continuous threats to her life, May pleas with Bee to help her and her husband escape. Bee decides to discuss it with her husband Justin, a reporter for 'Newsnight'. This is a true story.

May....Souad Faress

Bee....Fenella Woolgar

Ali....Zubin Varla

Justin....Stephen Hogan

Eva/Ayasha....Deeivya Meir

Militia Man/Official/Minister....Peter Polycarpou

Newsnight director....Jonathan Forbes

Lawyer/Octavia....Elaine Claxton

Director....Peter Kavanagh.

May pleas with Bee to help her and her husband escape.