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0120110318

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

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Epic family saga set in Egypt under colonial rule from Naguib Mahfouz.

0220110325

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 is the late 1920s with Egypt nominally independent but still under British influence, and ends in the mid 1930s with an outbreak of typhoid which has a tragic effect on the family.

Cast:

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Kamal....Amr Waked

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab...Ihab Sakkout

Aida....Shirine El Ansari

Zanuba....Maryam El Khoshed

Zubayda....Zeinab Moubarak

Yasin....Tamer Nasrat

Other cast members: Rena Malak, Caroline Khalil, Yara Goubran, Ola Roshdy, Nairy Avedissian, Ekram Zalat, Sherif Nour , Salah Fahmy, Yeve Youssef, Sedky Sakhar, Dina Nadim, Ahmed Nour, Saymaa Shalan, Radwa Elgabry, Mika Thabet, Hany Seef, Hugh Sowden.

Music by Sacha Puttnam

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Epic family saga set in Egypt under colonial rule from Naguib Mahfouz.