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Fall of the Shah

Ep 4. No instructions

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The Shah asks for help from the US, but they have problems of their own. Protesters are taking over large parts of Tehran. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Tony Parsons:
Sam Dale
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 5. A passion play

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

The Americans are arguing with themselves. Should the US support the Shah? Meanwhile, there’s more violence on the Iranian streets. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Gary Sick:
David Seddon
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 6. Shah raft

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The Shah is forced to quit Iran to make way for the new prime minister. Sharpour Bakhtiar is a liberal – and a former prisoner of the Shah. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Millions gather in Iran’s streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. But can the new prime minister maintain order? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 9. God’s government

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World ServiceLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power. But is this justice, or a desire for revenge? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
Sadegh Khalkhali:
Bhasker Patel
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

The City And The City

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Drama series. When Mahalia's body turns up close to the border between Beszel and Ul Qoma, Inspector Borlu is surprised by the similarities to an old case. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Borlu:
David Morrissey
Lizbyet Corwi:
Mandeep Dhillon
Katrynia Perla:
Lara Pulver
Commissar Gadlem:
Ron Cook
Major Syedr:
Danny Webb
Yolanda Stark:
Morfydd Clark
Mahalia Geary:
Andrea Deck
Mr Geary:
Corey Johnson
Naustin:
Dana Haqjoo
Shukman:
Cokey Falkow
Mikyael Khurusch:
Michael Ryan
Ul Qoma Girl:
Amelie Chantrey
Mrs Geary:
Debora Weston
Immigration Officer:
Buckso Dhillon-Woolley
Worker Priest Driver:
Moey Hassan
Mikhel Buric:
Dan Fredenburgh
James Thacker:
Nathan Wiley
Oversight Chairperson:
Rose Ackroyd
Director:
Tom Shankland
Production Company:
Mammoth Screen
Executive Producer:
Lucy Richer
Executive Producer:
Tony Grisoni
Executive Producer:
Preethi Mavahalli
Executive Producer:
Tom Shankland
Executive Producer:
Robyn Slovo
Executive Producer:
Damien Timmer

Citizen Khan

Series 3

Episode 6: The Wedding

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Family sitcom. Shazia and Amjad's wedding day has arrived, but Mrs Khan is upset that it is not a traditional affair and it is up to Mr Khan to get her back onside. Show more

Contributors

Mr Khan:
Adil Ray
Mrs Khan:
Shobu Kapoor
Shazia Khan:
Maya Sondhi
Amjad Malik:
Abdullah Afzal
Mrs Malik:
Harvey Virdi
Mr Malik:
Anil Goutam
Keith:
Phil Nice
Writer:
Anil Gupta
Writer:
Adil Ray
Director:
Tom Poole
Executive Producer:
Rebecca Papworth

Fall of the Shah

Ep 2. Black Friday

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

Protesters take to the streets, inspired by exiled religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Shah mobilises his army. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

General Oveissi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Nargess:
Sara Zeymour
The Major:
Paul Chahidi
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby