- by Ben Ockrent - While civil war rages, a lone CIA agent realises the dangers of American disengagement. He's found an ?in' to persuade Commander Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir, to help them get back into the game. But with the Taliban closing in on Kabul, will it be enough? The Night is Darkest Before the Dawn
by Abi Morgan - The widowed Huma is trying to re-open her husband's school following the American bombing and ?liberation' of Afghanistan; however she needs to persuade six more girls to attend. But Behrukh's father is more concerned with his opium crop, and who will harvest it. On the Side of the Angels
by Richard Bean Jackie and Graham are working for Direct Action World Poverty east of Herat. They are thrown together to work on a new project about land rights. In trying to help and settle local disputes, the results are not what they expected, as Bollywood, women's rights and tribal disputes create a toxic mix. Canopy of Stars
by Simon Stephens - In a bunker guarding the Kajaki Dam, two soldiers talk of chips and gravy, football, women and whether the British should start to negotiate with the Taliban insurgents. A searing insight into soldiers at war, and what happens when they go home. Parts 1, 2 & 3 can be seen separately and not necessarily in chronological orderPerformers Daniel Betts, Sheena Bhattessa, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Ebrahim, Nabil Elouahabi, Tom McKay, Danny Rahim, Jemma Redgrave, Rick Warden.
Producer Nicolas Kent (assisted by Zoe Ingenhaag). Author Ben Ockrent (Honey). Author Abi Morgan (The Night is Darkest Before the Dawn). Author Richard Bean (On the Side of the Angels). Author Simon Stephens (Canopy of Stars). Director Nicolas Kent. Director Indhu Rubasingham. Director Rachel Grunwald (assistant). Design Pamela Howard. Design Miriam Nabarro. Lighting James Farncombe. Sound Tom Lishman. Other Jack Bradley (literary advisor).