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The Choice

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem.

2) The Choice

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

As Sapna struggles to support her widowed mother and sister, she decides to go ahead and sign a contract which will subject her to a series of "life tests". What the tests are and when they will come, she does not know.

Writers:
Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio .

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:
Sound Design - Steve Bond
Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera
Script Editor - Mike Walker
Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden
Producer - Nadir Khan
A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Jan 2017 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
SapnaRasika Dugal
AcharyaVijay Chrishna
KaranNeil Bhoopalam
Nirmila BenRadhika Mital
RosieRadhika Mital
Sapna's MotherShernaz Patel
RajaSumeet Vyas
Kuldeep SinghRajit Kapur
RoajiRajit Kapur
NehaAmrita Puri
Priya CapoorAyesha Raza
PushpaAyesha Raza
Female JudgeAyesha Raza
Badan SinghKenny Desai
PoliticianKenny Desai
ConstableKenny Desai
MadanVivek Madan
NeelamPrerna Chawla
BabliPreetika Chawla
JanetPreetika Chawla
Rent CollectorSatchit Puranik
DirectorJohn Dryden
ProducerNadir Khan
AdaptorAyeesha Menon
AdaptorJohn Dryden
AuthorVikas Swarup

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