Night terrors, flashbacks and the hidden cost of war – The Enemy Within explores the inner lives of women who care for former service personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Eleanor McDowall is one of the Directors of Falling Tree productions and the series producer of BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts. In her spare time she runs Radio Atlas – a home for subtitled audio from around the world.
Matthew Green worked as a foreign correspondent for 14 years for the Financial Times and Reuters, most recently in Pakistan and Afghanistan, before returning to the UK in 2013 to write his book ‘Aftershock: the untold story of surviving peace,’ which documents the struggles of British ex-forces and their families with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Judge Hardeep Singh Kohli said: “From an enigmatic beginning, The Enemy Within unfurled the frustration of the families living with PTSD. The honesty and sincerity of the contributions, not to mention the bravery, was like sandpaper to the soul. Like the best of what we do on the wireless, this doc shared the real stories of real people. It should also be noted that the diversity of contributors strengthened an already strong proposition.”