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BBC Writers Room – Creating the Docu-Drama Peking Noir

Posted: February 6th, 2021 | No Comments »

Peking Noir tells the life story of Shura Giraldi, a Russian émigré to China in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. But the known facts of Shura’s story were incomplete, which is where drama can fill in the gaps.

Historian Paul French and Dramatist Sarah Wooley explain how they worked together with producer Sasha Yevtushenko to create the Audio drama/documentary Peking Noir.

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