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.
|Akbar Khan, the wealthy landowner||Sagar Arya|
|Shah Bibi, his wife||Shaheen Khan|
|Durranai, his mother||Sudha Bhucher|
|Wisal, his elder son||Donald Slack|
|Mashal, his younger son||Muzz Khan|
|Kashmala, his daughter-in-law||Betsabeh Emran|
|Mewa Gul, the poorest farmer||Vincent Ibrahim|
|Bakhtawara, his wife||Meera Syal|
|Zarlakhta, her daughter||Balvinder Sopal|
|Taza Gul, his son||Jaz Deol|