Leo is about to retire as librarian when he encounters a young Muslim girl seeking refuge.

By Bernard Kops.

Widower Leo Silver is about to reluctantly retire as a librarian at Whitechapel Library when he encounters Aleya, a young Muslim girl seeking refuge in the library after a furious argument with her father.

He is touched by her plight and, with the help of the literary 'ghosts' of the library, tries to help her through her dilemma.

Leo Silver....Edward Halsted

Aleya....Ruth D'Silva

Isaac....Gunnar Cauthery

Aleya's father....Paul Bhattacharjee

Bernard Kops....Himself.

Whitechapel Dreams

Broadcast Dates

  • 20081128 (Radio 4)