Fall Of The Shah [world Service]

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In a new nine-part drama podcast and radio series, Fall Of The Shah tracks the downfall of the Shah of Iran in the late 1970s and the rise of a forceful new Islamic Republic.

Launching at the time of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution in Iran, this visceral epic drama is seen from a range of vantage points: within the Shah’s royal circle; in the torturers’ prison; on the bloody streets of Tehran; at the heart of Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolutionary leadership; in the confused reactions within the American Embassy - and in the White House itself.

Fall Of The Shah is a thrilling and panoramic account of a revolution whose effects still reverberate around the world.

It is created by the acclaimed writer Steve Waters and award-winning producer Marc Beeby for BBC World Service.

The thrilling story of the Iranian Revolution in the streets and palaces of a fiery Tehran

We track the collapse of the Shah of Iran and the rise of a forceful new Islamic Republic

Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam20190313

Millions gather in the streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam2019031320190317 (WS)

Millions gather in the streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 8. The Collapse20190320
Ep 8. The collapse20190320

Protesters surround the US Embassy #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 8. The collapse2019032020190324 (WS)

Protesters surround the US Embassy #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 9. God\u2019s government20190327

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 9. God\u2019s government2019032720190331 (WS)

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago

Ep 9. God's Government20190327

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power #FalloftheShah

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago