Girls Of Riyadh (omnibus)


2020022220200223 (BBC7)

The girls of Riyadh are young, attractive and living by Saudi Arabia’s strict cultural traditions.

Well, not quite... In between dating, shopping, drinking, dancing and having fun, they’re still trying to be good Muslims and please their families. But can you be a 21st century woman and a Saudi woman?

Dramatisation of Rajaa Alsanea's best-selling novel by Claudine Toutoungi.

Omnibus of five parts.

Gamrah....Lara Sawalha
Sadeem....Laila Alj
Michelle....Jasmine Jones
Lamees....Nyla Levy
Faisal....Ikky Elyas
Rashid....Elham Ehsas
Firas....Moe Bar-El
Pilot/ Bookseller....Ian Conningham
Tara....Sinead MacInnes

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2020.

Four young Saudi women dream of romance and excitement, but reality often gets in the way.