'Letters from Baghdad' tells the extraordinary story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today.
More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum, so why has she been written out of history?
Narrated by Tilda Swinton.
★★★★ “Finely wrought documentary” – Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
★★★★ "Fascinating" - Kate Muir, The Times