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My Brother God and the Ban Yan Tree

1 hour, 40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 May 2009

By Dusty Hughes.

A play set in India in the 1910s against the backdrop of the struggle for independence from British rule.

After British social reformer and Indian nationalism supporter Annie Besant joins the Indian National Congress to fight for independence from British rule, her appointment of a local schoolboy as a near-Messiah figure in the Hindu-style cult she presides over brings criticism. How does the naive youth cope with such a change in his life expectations?

Annie Besant ...... Suzanne Bertish
Krishna ...... James Gandhi
Nityam ...... Akbar Kurtha
Leadbeater ...... Tim Pigott-Smith
Arundale ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Van Hook ...... Christine Kavanagh
Jiddu ...... Nadim Sawalha
Gokhale ...... Kaleem Janjua
Harrington ...... Sam Dale
Pentland ...... Philip Fox
Rosalind ...... Emerald Fennell
Francis ...... Matt Addis
Hubert ...... Benjamin Askew
McKenzie ...... Malcolm Tierney

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.


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