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Episode 1

Adapted from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz, chronicling the fortunes of an Egyptian family. The eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause in the popular uprising of March 1919.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz the drama was recorded on the streets of Cairo.

This episode begins at the end of the First World War and culminates in a popular uprising in March 1919 when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Cast:
Old Kamal...........Omar Sharif
Young Kamal.......Karim Fouda
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab.....Ihab Sakkout
Amina..............Caroline Khalil
Fahmy..............Mena Reda
Yasin................Tamer Nasrat
Miriam..............Ola Roshdy

Other cast members: Rena Malak, Yara Goubran, Zeinab Moubarak, Maryam El Khoshed, Nairy Avedissian, Ekram Zalat, Sherif Nour, Shirine El Ansari, Salah Fahmy, Yeve Youssef, Sedky Sakhar, Dina Nadim, Ahmed Nour, Saymaa Shalan, Radwa Elgabry, Mika Thabet, Hany Seef, Hugh Sowden.

Music by Sacha Puttnam
Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon

Producer/Director: John Dryden
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 18 Mar 2011 21:00

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