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Minority Rights and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Joe's friend Jemal fights to stay in Ferryhill after his family's secret is revealed and neighbours turn against him.

Joe's friend Jemal fights to stay in Ferryhill after his family's secret is revealed and neighbours turn against him.

Joe and Hermione work to mediate between some of the village community's prejudices against a way of life for Jemal and his family. Can Jemal win the villagers' hearts with his story?

Once again, ex-miner Joe Snowball and Durham philosophy lecturer Hermione Pink argue, console and confide in one another over the thinking behind one of life's big dilemmas.

Written by Michael Chaplin
Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Joe Snowball Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink Deborah Findlay
Jemal Danny Sapani
Jimmy Kelly Christopher Connel
Gloria Phillippa Wilson
Sesuna Gbemisola Ikumelo
Salma Gbemisola Ikumelo
Writer Michael Chaplin
Director Marilyn Imrie

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