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Duration: 14 minutes

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

The body of a young girl washed up on a beach sets police inspector Alia Khan on the trail of a child prostitution ring. Stars Prerna Chawla, Anand Tiwari, Rajit Kapur. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

The search for a missing husband leads police inspector Alia Khan to the door of the Tandoori restaurant where he was last seen. Stars Prerna Chawla, Anand Tiwari, Rajit Kapur. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Police inspector Alia Khan investigates a psychiatric hospital where women are admitted but never seem to come out. Stars Prerna Chawla, Anand Tiwari, Rajit Kapur. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

A dead glamour model in a five-star hotel sets police inspector Alia Khan on the trail of Bollywood's leading heart-throb. Stars Prerna Chawla, Anand Tiwari, Rajit Kapur. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

A van appears, luring children away to work in factories. Sapna intervenes, setting off a chain of events that lead her into danger. Stars Rasika Dugal. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Sapna's sister enters India's top musical talent show, where she attracts attention, but not in the way she would have hoped. Stars Rasika Dugal. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Having passed six tests, Sapna is within reach of changing her life forever, but not in the way she had anticipated. Stars Rasika Dugal. From the novel The Accidental Apprentice. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Increasing rent prices send Sapna's elderly neighbour on a crusade against corruption. Stars Rasika Dugal. From the best-selling novel The Accidental Apprentice. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

In jail for murder, Sapna is trying to make sense of the past few months. But there is hope in an unexpected visit. From the novel The Accidental Apprentice. Stars Rasika Dugal. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

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Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 5: Alpha and Omega

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Saleem continues to talk telepathically to all the other Midnight's Children. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Homi Catrack:
Kulvinder Ghir
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Lila Sabarmati:
Maya Sondhi
Naseem:
Meera Syal
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

1. The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Dr Aziz falls in love with a woman hidden behind a perforated sheet. Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel starring Abhin Galeya. Show more

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

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

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

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

3. All India Radio

Duration: 1 hour

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

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Zain Syed. Show more

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

Genres

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Sapna must revisit her past to make sense of her present. But nothing can prepare her what she finds there. From best-selling novel The Accidental Apprentice. Stars Rasika Dugal. Show more

Contributors

Nirmila Ben:
Radhika Mital
Sapna's Mother:
Shernaz Patel
Kuldeep Singh:
Rajit Kapur
Priya Capoor:
Ayesha Raza
Female Judge:
Ayesha Raza
Badan Singh:
Kenny Desai
Politician:
Kenny Desai
Constable:
Kenny Desai
Rent Collector:
Satchit Puranik
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Adaptor:
John Dryden

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Charles Dickens's iconic story of love, revolution and redemption, updated and set in contemporary Aleppo and London. Show more

Contributors

Taghreed:
Fatima Adoum
Jarvis:
Phil Davis
Shwan Dahkurdi:
Khalid Abdalla
Dr Mahmoud:
Nadim Sawalha
Cameraman:
Shiv Grewal
Syrian Protestor:
Ahmed Aziz
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Gill Parry

Genres