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The Wild Neighbour And The Willing Coward

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 December 2011

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Being a good man and a good neighbour is not always the same thing, as Avi is about to find out.

Fernanda Jaber from China won the English as a second language category in this year's international playwriting competition for her moral fable about community, fear and the love of a big cat.

The judges described her play as "full of wonderful surprise," "poignant" and a "deep play done with a beautiful light touch."

(Image: A jaguar. Credit: Getty)

  • Cast And Production

    Avi - Paul Bazely
    Ashima - Meera Syal
    Opash - Vincent Ebrahim
    Maya - Balvinder Sopal
    Chief of Police - Zubin Varla
    Babu - Sagar Arya
    Zookeeper - Ronny Jhutti

    Director - Marion Nancarrow

  • Watch the winners

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    The winners of this year's competition came to London to collect their prizes and also record their plays in studio

  • An interview with Fernanda Jaber

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    Read more about Fernanda Jaber


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