How Many Miles to Basra? by Colin Teevan

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How Many Miles to Basra?

Southern Iraq, April 2003. Four soldiers, a journalist and their Iraqi translator set off on an unauthorised journey deep into the Iraqi countryside in a disastrous attempt to make amends for the deaths of some local men at a vehicle checkpoint.


Developed from Teevan's highly acclaimed BBC Radio 3 play, How Many Miles to Basra? is a superb examination of how definitions of truth and responsibility become blurred in times of war - not just in the armed forces and political arena, but in the media too.


How Many Miles to Basra? was performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds) in September 2006.

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd ISBN: 9781783193738 Pages: 88