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Cooking by Heart

Food becomes a battle ground for a newly-wed couple discovering the cultural divide between them. Featuring Ayesha Dharker.

By Saman Shad

Thirty minute drama featuring Ayesha Dharker ('Coronation Street) as Shabnam.

When Shabnam leaves her family in Pakistan to join her husband Anwar in London, the young married couple soon feel the effects of the cultural divide between them. Shabnam can't find a place for herself in Anwar's bachelor pad, or his career ambitions; Anwar can't understand the actions of the woman he's married. The dining table becomes a battle ground, as food, family and memory make their mark on them both.

Shabnam................Ayesha Dharker
Anwar.....................Dharmesh Patel
Saima.....................Mamta Kaash
Rukhsat...................Sandeep Garcha
Nani........................Adlyn Ross
Mother/Neela...........Seema Bowri
Dadi/Chrisisie...........Zita Sattar
Steve/Neighbour.......Nicholas Khan
Jas/Manager............Rohit Gokani
TV Presenter..........Leah Brotherhead
TV Chefs..............Adeel Akhtar & Lloyd Thomas

All other roles played by members of the company.

Produced by James Peries.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Dec 2010 16:30

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