9 p.m. on WUNC Movie: Let­ters From Bagh­dad

The Herald-Sun (Sunday) - - Gametime -

Os­car-win­ning ac­tress Tilda Swin­ton has made a name for her­self play­ing an­drog­y­nous, some­times even gen­der-bend­ing char­ac­ters, so she’s a nat­u­ral to nar­rate this new spe­cial that pro­files Gertrude Bell, an au­then­tic icon­o­clast some­times re­ferred to as the fe­male Lawrence of Ara­bia. Born in Eng­land in 1868, Bell boldly charted her own course, at var­i­ous times serv­ing as a spy, ex­plorer, ar­chae­ol­o­gist and diplo­mat, help­ing to shape the postWWI Mid­dle East. She also was an ad­vi­sor to Win­ston Churchill.

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