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Episode 1

The Secret Diary of Agnes Keith
Dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery.

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people.
1942, Borneo. American travel writer and former journalist, Agnes Keith her English husband, Harry and 2yr old son are captured and imprisoned for over three years in Japanese prisoner of war camps. Throughout this time Agnes and son, George, are held separately from Harry. She is requested by the commander of the POW's to write an account of her life as an internee. But.all the while she writes a secret diary, hiding it from the Japanese inside her son's toys and under the floorboards.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Jul 2012 19:45


Role Contributor
Agnes KeithCharlotte Emmerson
HarryJonathan Keeble
Colonel SugaBenedict Wong
DirectorPauline Harris

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