Arabian Afternoons [Drama]

Episodes

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01The Casper Logue Affair2010032920170904 (BBC7)The Casper Logue Affair
by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

An absurd black comedy thriller, set in Baghdad. The first of three Arabian Afternoons - contemporary plays inspired by tales from The Arabian Nights.

Junior diplomat Bob Goldacre is in trouble: the American businessman he was looking after has vanished from a Baghdad street. As the suspects pile up, Goldacre is going to have his work cut out if he wants to save his career and make sure that justice is done.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Diplomat Bob Goldacre loses the businessman he was looking after

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

02The Porter And The Three Ladies2010033020170905 (BBC7)The Porter and the Three Ladies
by Rachel Joyce

A wild, dark modern fairytale, set in Damascus. The second in a series of contemporary plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights.

It is time for Shahrazad to tell another tale to save her life. In this story within a story, we find out that if Joe doesn't find the exclusive to satisfy his ruthless editor, he will lose his job. He finds three beautiful women in Damascus but what is the truth behind their secret life?

Directed by Tracey Neale.

By Rachel Joyce. If Joe doesn't find an exclusive to please his editor, he'll lose his job

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

03A Dish Of Pomegranates2010033120170906 (BBC7)A Dish of Pomegranates
by Peter Jukes

The third in a series of plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights.

Shared roots and scattered families in the melting pot of modern Jerusalem. Tired after a stressful trip, Ajib is stopped by security officers as he tries to fly out of Ben Gurion airport on his way home to the U.S. They don't think his story adds up. Can he make them believe him? And does he actually know the whole story himself?

Directed by Mary Peate.

By Peter Jukes. Ajib is stopped by security officers as he tries to fly home from Israel.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.