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Screen Two: My Sister-Wife


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A new BBC film starring Meera Syal
Paul Bhattacharjee Shaheen Khan
Farah is an independent young British woman who manages to reconcile her modern lifestyle with her Pakistani heritage. As a Muslim in love with a married man, she can become his second wife - especially as his first marriage to Maryam seems to exist in name only. But with all three under one roof, Farah becomes increasingly insecure. Written by Meera Syal whose credits include Tandoori
Nights and Black Silk.
Producer Ruth Baumgarten Director Lesley Manning
● STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-38


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Written By: Meera Syal
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: Lesley Manning
Farah: Meerasyal
Asif: Paul Bhattacharjee
Maryam: Shaheen Khan
Poppy: Harriet Bagnall
Mumtaz: Souad Faress
Tariq: Rashid Karapiet
Sapna: Rachna Kapur
Soraya: Anisha Gangotra
Sabia: Surendra Kochar

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