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Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 1 day

Saleem is born at the exact moment of India's Partition, August 1947.

An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic.

The second of five omnibuses.

Saleem ...... Nikesh Patel
Ahmed ...... Narinder Samra
Mumtaz ...... Anneika Rose
Mary ...... Chetna Pandya
Dr Narlikar ...... Emilio Doorgasingh
Ismail ...... Kulvinder Ghir
Nadir Khan ...... Akbar Kurtha
Methwold ...... Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati ...... Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa ...... Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie ...... Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem ...... Zain Syed
Young Jamila ...... Misha Shah
Sonny ...... Ahren Chadha

All other parts were played by:

Maya Sondhi, Deeivya Meir, Sagar Arya, Selva Rasalingam, Renu Brindle, Rina Mahoney, Silas Carson and Aysha Kala.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon.

Directed and produced by Tracey Neale and Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017. Show less

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

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