Red Enters The Eye

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Written by Jane Rogers.

When idealistic young volunteer Julie sets off for Nigeria, she's a bundle of nerves.

Her project is to teach sewing skills to women in a refuge in Jos; but what if they don't like her - or feel patronised by her attempts to teach them?

Once Julie's in Jos, her anxieties evaporate.

Sewing class is a roaring success, and Julie's only problems are the stupid caution and lack of enthusiasm of refuge director Fran, and the incomprehensible tensions surrounding the silent Muslim woman, Mathenneh.

Inspired by a plan to help the women make money from their sewing, ready to really make a difference to their lives, Julie is on a roll...

blithely unaware that there may be consequences, unimaginable and terrible, to her failure to play by Fran's rules.

Cast:

Yewande - Adjoa Andoh

Fran...

Penny Downie

Julie...

Sian Brook

Sarah - Demi Oyediran

Hanatu...

Adura Onashile

Simon...

Chuk Iwuji

Rifkatu...

Aisha Karr

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Volunteer Julie sets off for Nigeria to teach sewing skills to women in a refuge in Jos.

When idealistic young volunteer Julie sets off for Nigeria, she's a bundle of nerves. Her project is to teach sewing skills to women in a refuge in Jos; but what if they don't like her - or feel patronised by her attempts to teach them?

Once Julie's in Jos, her anxieties evaporate. Sewing class is a roaring success, and Julie's only problems are the stupid caution and lack of enthusiasm of refuge director Fran, and the incomprehensible tensions surrounding the silent Muslim woman, Mathenneh.

Inspired by a plan to help the women make money from their sewing, ready to really make a difference to their lives, Julie is on a roll... blithely unaware that there may be consequences, unimaginable and terrible, to her failure to play by Fran's rules.