Talking About Jane Austen In Baghdad, Secrets

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Episode 2 - Secrets.

2005. May Witwit is an English Literature lecturer at Baghdad University specializing in Jane Austen. Bee Rowlatt works at the BBC World Service in London as a reporter. For some time they've been exchanging emails initially as part of Bee's work and a curious friendship has grown up.

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.

A curious friendship has grown up between journalist Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit.