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by Ali Taylor

Emma discovers a brilliant new talent in the unsolicited pile. A pacy comedy lifting the lid on the ethics of publishing war-torn misery memoirs.

Emma Collins ..... Claudie Blakley
Jason Barkley ..... Michael Shelford
Mariam Zohab ..... Vineeta Rishi
Holly Owen ..... Lizzy Watts
Rory Stevenson ..... Sam Dale
Claire Porter ..... Alison Pettitt
Ahmad Wali ..... Imran Khan
Robin Wright ..... David Seddon

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

When a heartbreaking memoir about life in war-torn Kabul lands on her desk, Emma thinks she's discovered a new literary sensation. Her colleagues, though, are deeply sceptical. A comedy about drawing the line.

Emma is played by Claudie Blakley, best known for her roles as Emma Timmins in Larkrise to Candleford, and as Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice.

Ali Taylor has written one other play for radio, Eight Feet High and Rising, and is currently under commission to Leicester Haymarket Theatre. His play Cotton Wool, won the 18th Meyer Whitworth Award for best play in 2009.

45 minutes

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Thu 20 May 2010 14:15

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