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We learn whether Sardar Aka has that longed-for son or another daughter.

Over in the Khan household, Akbar Khan is tired of the behaviour of Kashmala, his son's young widow. He and his mother suspect she is teaching in secret and so they develop a plan to keep her busy.

There seems to be good news, though, for Akbar Khan's elder son, Wisal, who is in love with Zarlakhta, the poorest girl in the village.

An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk is based on characters and storylines from PACT Radio's daily soap, made by and for the Pashtoon people of this untamed area. It's a slice of village life from the wild, mountainous Pak-Afghan borders where the only law is tribal law and there is no road, no electricity and no phone - but hi-tech drones fly overhead.

Based on a PACT Radio production led by John Butt
Written and directed in the UK by Liz Rigbey
Sound design by David Chilton
Music by Olivia Thomas
Executive Producer: John Dryden

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole
An Above the Title production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Jun 2014 19:45


Role Contributor
Akbar Khan, the wealthy landownerSagar Arya
Shah Bibi, his wifeShaheen Khan
Durranai, his motherSudha Bhucher
Wisal, his elder sonDonald Slack
Mashal, his younger sonMuzz Khan
Kashmala, his daughter-in-lawBetsabeh Emran
Mewa Gul, the poorest farmerVincent Ibrahim
Bakhtawara, his wifeMeera Syal
Zarlakhta, her daughterBalvinder Sopal
Taza Gul, his sonJaz Deol
WriterLiz Rigbey
DirectorLiz Rigbey
ProducerAnne-Marie Cole