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15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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The poverty-stricken Mewa Gul tries to extract his family from his daughter Zarlakhta's engagement. But it won't be easy - or cheap. Meanwhile, in the landowner's house, young Wisal Khan continues to love Zarlakhta from afar.

A slice of daily village life from the wild, mountainous Pak-Afghan borders - where the only law is tribal law and there is no road, no electricity and no phone, but hi-tech drones fly overhead.

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk is based on characters and storylines from PACT Radio's daily soap, made by and for the Pashtun people of this untamed area.

Based on a PACT Radio production led by John Butt
Written and directed in the UK by Liz Rigbey
Sound design by David Chilton
Music by Olivia Thomas

Executive Producer: John Dryden
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole
An Above the Title production for BBC Radio 4. Show less


Kashmala, his daughter-in-law:
Betsabeh Emran
Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer:
Vincent Ebrahim
Bakhtawara, his wife:
Meera Syal
Zarlakhta, his daughter:
Balvinder Sopal


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