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Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 4 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 4 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 3 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 FM

Available for 3 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 LW

Available for 3 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

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 3 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

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

In newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra defies tradition and her meddling mother’s wish to choose her a husband. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Pran Kapoor:
Gagan Dev Riar
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Mira Nair
Production Company:
Lookout Point

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for years

When news of Lata’s secret romance reaches her mother, Rupa takes action to keep the young lovers apart. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Amit Chatterji :
Mikhail Sen
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Mira Nair
Production Company:
Lookout Point

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One South

Available for years

Rupa enlists a friend to find her headstrong daughter a husband. In exile, Maan starts to enjoy village life. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Amit Chatterji :
Mikhail Sen
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Mira Nair
Production Company:
Lookout Point

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for years

Sparks fly as Lata is reunited with Kabir, while self-starter Haresh faces up to the biggest challenge of his career. Meanwhile, Maan returns to Saeeda Bai. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Amit Chatterji :
Mikhail Sen
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Shimit Amin
Production Company:
Lookout Point

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

As India’s first national democratic election approaches, Lata finds herself courted by three very different suitors. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Amit Chatterji :
Mikhail Sen
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Mira Nair
Production Company:
Lookout Point

A Suitable Boy

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Lata makes a surprising decision about her future, as pressure on Maan’s family mounts after his disgrace. Show more

Contributors

Lata Mehra:
Tanya Maniktala
Rupa Mehra:
Mahira Kakkar
Saeeda Bai:
Tabu
Maan Kapoor:
Ishaan Khatter
Kabir Durrani:
Danesh Razvi
Mahesh Kapoor:
Ram Kapoor
Savita Kapoor:
Rasika Dugal
Amit Chatterji :
Mikhail Sen
Producer:
Aradhana Seth
Director:
Mira Nair
Production Company:
Lookout Point

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Struggling to support her widowed mother and sister, Sapna decides to go ahead and sign the contract to undergo the tests. 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

Sales assistant Sapna Sinha is offered a chance to change her life. All she has to do is pass seven tests. From 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

Genres

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Bollywood actress Priya Capoor arrives at the showroom to promote a new range of TVs. But when her diamond ring goes missing, the suspicion falls on Sapna. 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 4 months

Sent to a village outside Delhi, Sapna discovers a wedding about to take place, and that the young bride is being married against her will. 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