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Arabian Nights


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The first in a two-part screen adaptation of the fables from the legendary One Thousand and One Nights.
In a desperate attempt to save her own life, the Sultan of Baghdad's new wife starts telling her husband a mesmerising story. Concludes tomorrow at 6.20pm. See Choice.
Dramatised by Peter Barnes ; Producer Dyson Lovell ; Director Steve Barron
Further cast tomorrow (S) Open sesame: page 24


Dramatised By: Peter Barnes
Producer: Dyson Lovell
Director: Steve Barron
Scheherazade: Mili Avital
Storyteller: Alan Bates
Schahzenan: James Frain
Black Coda: Tcheky Karyo
Aladdin Jason: Scott Lee
The Genie: John Leguizamo
Princess Zobeide: Vanessa Mae
Sultan Schariar: Dougray Scott
Ali Baba: Rufus Sewell
Ja'Far: Jim Carter
Chief executioner: Peter Guinness
Mustappa: Hugh Quarshie

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