The correspondence of Lily Moya and Mabel Palmer, edited by Shula Marks and dramatised by Rosemary Kay, telling the story of how, in 1950s South Africa, an orphaned black schoolgirl seeks help from a 70-year-old white educationalist.
With Shula Marks, Wendy Baxter, Paola Dionisotti and Connie M'Gadzah.
Directed by Polly Thomas.Lily sends a plea to Mabel and receives a supportive reply.
Mabel agrees to pay for Lily to go to college.
Lily grows disillusioned, and Mabel cannot empathise with her.
Lily realises that Mabel will never give her the affection she craves.
Mabel finally withdraws all support from Lily, who then disappears.
In the 70s, Shula tracks her down.