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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

Available for years

The poverty-stricken Mewa Gul tries to extract his family from his daughter Zarlakhta's engagement. Show more

Contributors

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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15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The elder wife of shopkeeper Sardar Aka is suddenly ill. Or is she just sick with jealousy of his younger wife? The doctor will know. Show more

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The villagers are horrified to learn the cause of the terrifying event which has shaken their mountain. Show more

Contributors

Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer:
Vincent Ebrahim
Bakhtawara, his wife:
Meera Syal
Zarlakhta, his daughter:
Balvinder Sopal

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

By Liz Rigbey. Stories from a village in the troubled and violent Pak-Afghan mountains. Drones fly overhead while, below them, family life unfolds. Show more

Contributors

Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer:
Vincent Ebrahim
Bakhtawara, his wife:
Meera Syal
Zarlakhta, his daughter:
Balvinder Sopal

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Drones fly overhead while, below them, family life unfolds. Sardar Aka's older wife, Gulnara, hears some news which gives her good reason to be jealous of his new young wife. Show more

Contributors

Shah Bibi, Akbar Khan's wife:
Shaheen Khan
Kashmala, Sardar Aka's daughter:
Betsabeh Emran

Genres