Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Gertrude Bell on camel between W. Churchill and T.E. Lawrence. Photographed at the Cairo Conference.

Courtesy of Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.

Academy Award winning actress Tilda Swinton narrates the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, often called the female "Lawrence of Arabia." 

Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I, then served as advisor to Winston Churchill. Letters from Baghdad premieres Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.