Talking About Jane Austen In Baghdad, Getting To Know You

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0120110829. By John Fletcher. An email friendship between a BBC journalist and an Iraq-based academic.

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Episode 1 - Getting to know you.

2005. Bee, a London journalist, contacts May, an Iraqi academic, about life in her battle-scarred country. Neither foresees the dramatic events that will change their lives.

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.

. By John Fletcher. An email friendship between a BBC journalist and an Iraq-based academic."