The Mumbai Chuzzlewits

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20140717 (BBC7)
20140718 (BBC7)

Orphan Thomas befriends Mickey, grandson and heir of rich old miser Martin Chuzzlewit.

By Ayeesha Menon

Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles Dickens 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and sets it amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai, India.

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Thomas, an orphan, is apprentice to the scheming architect Pinto, a cousin to miserly old Martin Chuzzlewit, the richest landlord in Bandra. Drawn into the world of the Chuzzlewits, he forms a close friendship with the spirited Mickey, grandson of Martin and heir to the family fortune. When old Martin gets ill, Thomas witnesses attempts by family members to worm their way into his life and secure his fortune, while Mickey gives up everything in pursuit of love...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; THE Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Name is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:

Martin - Roshan Seth

Thomas - Karan Pandit

Mickey - Zafar Karachiwala

Pinto - Rajit Kapur

Mercy - Preetika Chawla

Charity - Ayeesha Menon

Anthony - Sohrab Ardeshir

Joseph - Nadir Khan

Mary - Nimrat Kaur

Mrs. Gomes - Radhika Mital

Louis - Rohit Malkani

Doctor - Shernaz Patel

Monty - Arghya Lahiri

Manek - Vivek Madan

Young Mickey - Zaal Madon

Young Thomas - Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: David Chilton

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

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20140718 (BBC7)
20140719 (BBC7)

Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey escapes India to try and make his fortune in Dubai

By Ayeesha Menon

Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit and sets it amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai, India.

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey Chuzzlewit escapes India and tries to make his fortune in Dubai. In his absence, the scheming Pinto and murderous Joseph join forces in an attempt to get hold of the old man's fortune. And while Thomas's feelings grow for Mickey's fianc├ę, Mary, a mysterious lodger with a terrible secret moves in next door...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; The Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Nane Is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:

Martin - Roshan Seth

Thomas - Karan Pandit

Mickey - Zafar Karachiwala

Pinto - Rajit Kapur

Mercy - Preetika Chawla

Charity - Ayeesha Menon

Anthony - Sohrab Ardeshir

Joseph - Nadir Khan

Mary - Nimrat Kaur

Mrs. Gomes - Radhika Mital

Louis - Rohit Malkani

Doctor - Shernaz Patel

Monty - Arghya Lahiri

Manek - Vivek Madan

Young Mickey - Zaal Madon

Young Thomas - Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: David Chilton

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey Chuzzlewit escapes India and tries to make his fortune in Dubai. In his absence, the scheming Pinto and murderous Joseph join forces in an attempt to get hold of the old man's fortune. And while Thomas's feelings grow for Mickey's fiancÚ, Mary, a mysterious lodger with a terrible secret moves in next door...

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20140721 (BBC7)
20140722 (BBC7)

Mickey returns to India, determined to marry Mary and prove himself to Martin.

By Ayeesha Menon

Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karqn Pandit), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder...

Mickey returns to India determined to show his grandfather he is a changed man and to marry Mary, the love of his life. But, in his absence, things have changed; the old man now appears to be under the control of the scheming Pinto who will not let Mickey near him. And Thomas has fallen in love with Mary... Meanwhile the hapless Joseph loses all his money in a Ponzi scheme. With his debtors closing in, murder seems to be the only way out...

Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; The Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Name Is Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Cast:

Martin - Roshan Seth

Thomas - Karan Pandit

Mickey - Zafar Karachiwala

Pinto - Rajit Kapur

Mercy - Preetika Chawla

Charity - Ayeesha Menon

Anthony - Sohrab Ardeshir

Joseph - Nadir Khan

Mary - Nimrat Kaur

Mrs. Gomes - Radhika Mital

Louis - Rohit Malkani

Doctor - Shernaz Patel

Monty - Arghya Lahiri

Manek - Vivek Madan

Young Mickey - Zaal Madon

Young Thomas - Nominath Ginsburg

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: David Chilton

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan

Producer: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Mickey returns to India determined to show his grandfather he is a changed man.