meet the presenter

Presenter AYEESHA MENON  talks about making the two-part documentary, DICKENS AND INDIA – MUTUAL FRIENDS  for BBC World Service


is on BBC World Service, 7th-11th February


You can listen to the radio documentary via iPlayer here or download a podcast here.


  1. Tim Howick-Smith says:

    I very much enjoyed your documentary. I particularly appreciated the way in which you convey the deep fondness that you and so many folks in India have for Dickens and also the liveliness and humour you bring to the subject. Thank you so much to you and the Production Team.

  2. Gerald Afadani says:

    Job well done. India today is not too different from my country Cameroon. Great Expectations is a wonderful piece. Kudos Ayeesha.

  3. Kavita Vigneau says:

    This was the most unexpected and fascinating of programme I have heard in a long time. Congratulations to all involved. It makes me want to go back to Dickens.

  4. Khurram says:

    Congratulations Ayeesha for putting togather a fabuolous programme.

  5. Lorraine Thomas says:

    That dog is too cute

  6. rockhan says:

    Brought back memories of my school days in Rawalpindi where we had to read Great Expectation for our “A’ level exam .

  7. Anthoinette Rebello says:

    Great programme Ayeesha. Congratulations to you and your team

  8. Vinaya says:


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