Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Road to Bani Walid

By Dr Saleyha Ahsan. Emergency medicine registrar Dr Saleyha Ahsan tells the story of her journey to the front line in revolutionary Libya. Directed by Jonquil Panting.

by Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Why do British citizens volunteer for action in far away countries which they don't know?

In the autumn of 2011, amid the wave of popular action which unseated regimes across the Middle East and North Africa, emergency medicine registrar Dr Saleyha Ahsan got herself into Libya, and set off for the front line - to the battle of Bani Walid.

This is the story of her journey to confront the reality of revolution - and of her own reasons for being there.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Feb 2015 14:15


Role Contributor
Saleyha Maryam Hamidi
Riad Noof Ousellam
Waleed Tariq Jordan
Aisha Amira Ghazalla
fahad Peter Singh
Arif Waleed Elgadi
Husam Amir El-Masry
Writer Saleyha Ahsan
Director Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonquil Panting


Audio Books - great readings

Audio Books - great readings

A selection of highlights available to download via the iPlayer Radio app

The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s world