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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Comedy drama. A government scientist receives an almost impossible task from a sheik - to create a salmon-fishing paradise in the highlands of Yemen.

When Dr Alfred Jones, an advisor at the Department of Fisheries, receives an unsolicited email from Harriet Chetwode-Talbot regarding the aspirations of her very wealthy Yemeni client to create a salmon fishing paradise in his home country, he replies immediately, pointing out the obvious improbability of success.

However, when the unlikely project is given the green light from government, the pair have to find a way of making the impossible possible.

1 hour, 39 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Jun 2015 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Harriet Chetwode-Talbot Emily Blunt
Alfred Jones Ewan McGregor
Patricia Maxwell Kristin Scott Thomas
Sheikh Muhammed Amr Waked
Robert Mayers Tom Mison
Malcolm Hamish Gray
Ashley Catherine Steadman
Betty Burnside Jill Baker
Mary Jones Rachael Stirling
Brian Fleet Hugh Simon
Bernard Sugden Conleth Hill
Essad Waleed Akhtar
Director Lasse Hallstrom
Author Paul Torday
Writer Simon Beaufoy

Broadcasts

  • Sun 21 Dec 2014 20:00
  • Sun 21 Dec 2014 20:45
  • Sat 3 Jan 2015 01:20
  • Sat 9 May 2015 21:15
  • Sat 20 Jun 2015 00:00