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15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Village shopkeeper Sardar Aka has two wives at war. Now his new young wife is about to give birth, tensions are heightened. Show more

Contributors

Sardar Aka, the shopkeeper:
Madhav Sharma
Gulnara, his first wife:
Pooja Ghai
Sakina, his young second wife:
Rakhee Thakra
Kashmala, Sardar Aka's daughter:
Betsabeh Emran
Writer:
Liz Rigbey
Director:
Liz Rigbey

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Wisal, the son of the wealthy and powerful village warlord, would like to marry Zarlakhta. But she is already betrothed to her cousin. Show more

Contributors

Bakhtawara, wife of Mewa Gul:
Meera Syal
Zarlakhta, her daughter:
Balvinder Sopal
Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner:
Sagar Arya
Shah Bibi, his wife:
Shaheen Khan
Wisal, his elder son:
Donald Slack
Mashal, his younger son:
Muzz Khan
Writer:
Liz Rigbey
Director:
Liz Rigbey

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Now Zarlakhta's heroin-addicted bridegroom has fled, her family face a rocky future. Her brother even suggests they return to the lowland village they left to escape the fighting. Show more

Contributors

Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner:
Sagar Arya
Durranai, his mother:
Sudha Bhucher
Shah Bibi, his wife:
Shaheen Khan
Wisal, his elder son:
Donald Slack
Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer:
Vincent Ibrahim
Bakhtawara, wife of Mewa Gul:
Meera Syal
Taza Gul, his son:
Jaz Deol
Writer:
Liz Rigbey
Director:
Liz Rigbey

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Kashmala, the young widow, is very unhappy living in the household of her late husband. Her wealthy father-in-law Akbar Khan forbids her to teach at the local school. Show more

Contributors

Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner:
Sagar Arya
Shah Bibi, his wife:
Shaheen Khan
Sardar Aka, the shopkeeper:
Madhav Sharma
Gulnara, his first wife:
Pooja Ghai
Sakina, his young second wife:
Rakhee Thakra
Kashmala, Sardar Aka's daughter:
Betsabeh Emran
Writer:
Liz Rigbey
Director:
Liz Rigbey

Genres

15 Minute Drama

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk: Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

We learn whether Sardar Aka has that longed-for son or another daughter. Over in the Khan household, Akbar Khan is tired of the behaviour of Kashmala, his son's young widow. Show more

Contributors

Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner:
Sagar Arya
Shah Bibi, his wife:
Shaheen Khan
Durranai, his mother:
Sudha Bhucher
Wisal, his elder son:
Donald Slack
Mashal, his younger son:
Muzz Khan
Kashmala, his daughter-in-law:
Betsabeh Emran
Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer:
Vincent Ibrahim
Bakhtawara, his wife:
Meera Syal
Zarlakhta, her daughter:
Balvinder Sopal
Taza Gul, his son:
Jaz Deol
Writer:
Liz Rigbey
Director:
Liz Rigbey

Genres