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Red Enters the Eye

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 January 2011

Written by Jane Rogers.

When idealistic young volunteer Julie sets off for Nigeria, she's a bundle of nerves. Her project is to teach sewing skills to women in a refuge in Jos; but what if they don't like her - or feel patronised by her attempts to teach them?

Once Julie's in Jos, her anxieties evaporate. Sewing class is a roaring success, and Julie's only problems are the stupid caution and lack of enthusiasm of refuge director Fran, and the incomprehensible tensions surrounding the silent Muslim woman, Mathenneh.

Inspired by a plan to help the women make money from their sewing, ready to really make a difference to their lives, Julie is on a roll ... blithely unaware that there may be consequences, unimaginable and terrible, to her failure to play by Fran's rules.

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Credits

Writer
Jane Rogers
Yewande
Adjoa Andoh
Fran
Penny Downie
Julie
Sian Brooke
Sarah
Demi Oyediran
Hanatu
Adura Onashile
Simon
Chukwudi Iwuji
Rifkatu
Aisha Karr
Director
Clive Brill
Producer
Clive Brill

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