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Red Enters the Eye

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.


Jane Rogers
Adjoa Andoh
Penny Downie
Sian Brooke
Demi Oyediran
Adura Onashile
Chukwudi Iwuji
Aisha Karr
Clive Brill
Clive Brill



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