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Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 5: Neha

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hilarious and moving new novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. London, 2017. Neha maps out her family tree, trying to spot the pattern. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 6: Laila

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A hilarious and moving new novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Laila takes a strange acting gig, where she meets Raks. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 7: Mukesh

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A hilarious and moving new novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Edinburgh, present day. Mukesh goes to see Raks' Edinburgh show. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 8: Mukesh

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hilarious and moving novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Kenya, present day. German tourist Ingrid meets Raks, who is grieving his sister. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 9: Ba

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A hilarious and moving new novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Kenya, 1988. After their mother's death, Neha and Raks spend time with Ba. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 10: Ba

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A hilarious and moving new novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Kenya, 1988. Ba waits for The One Who Writes Destiny. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 1: Mukesh

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hilarious and moving novel from Nikesh Shukla about three generations of one family. Keighley, 1966. Mukesh arrives from Kenya to study, and first meets Nisha. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Keighley, 1966. Nisha recruits Mukesh for the Diwali show. Novel about family, fate and fortune by Nikesh Shukla. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 3: Mukesh

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Novel about family, fate and fortune by Nikesh Shukla. Keighley, 1966. Mukesh's turn in the Diwali show is interrupted. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Episode 4: Neha

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Novel about family, fate and fortune by Nikesh Shukla. London, 2017. Neha responds to her diagnosis the only way she knows how. Show more

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

Citizen Khan

Series 2

Episode 2: Naani's Day Out

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for years

Family sitcom. Mr Khan's plans to join the mosque committee are threatened by the arrival of his mother-in-law, who may be staying with them indefinitely. Show more

Plum House

Series 2

Wedding Bells

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th century poet George Pudding. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Show more

Contributors

Julian:
Miles Jupp
Sophie:
Jo Enright
Joe the Groom:
Nico Tatarowicz
Wedding Shop Assistant:
Maya Sondhi
Writer:
Ben Cottam

Genres

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Doctors

Series 10

Episode 140: VIP Treatment

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

An imposing gentleman tries to conceal the truth of an accident he caused. Vivien returns to work after her trial, but is not as overjoyed as everyone presumes. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Charles Devonshire:
Andy Henderson
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Lily Hassan:
Seeta Indrani
Michelle Corrigan:
Donnaleigh Bailey
Archie Hallam:
Matt Kennard
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Vivien March:
Anita Carey
Kirsten Lind:
Vanessa Hehir
Tess Littler:
Frances Burnett
Gina Saunders:
Maya Sondhi

Citizen Khan

Series 3

Episode 4: Farmer Khan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for years

Family sitcom. When Mrs Khan announces she is running a stall at the local city farm to promote the supermarket's new organic range, Mr Khan is not interested. Show more

Contributors

Mr Khan:
Adil Ray
Mrs Khan:
Shobu Kapoor
Shazia Khan:
Maya Sondhi
Amjad Malik:
Abdullah Afzal
Marina Fairchild:
Belinda Lang
Executive Producer:
Rebecca Papworth
Director:
Tom Poole
Writer:
Anil Gupta
Writer:
Adil Ray