Sami Shah's Beginner's Guide To Pakistan

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Sami Shah is an award-winning comedian and best-selling author, and one of Pakistan's most successful comedians. Yes, Pakistan has comedians. In A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan he has traveled to Birmingham - or, to give it its full name, the Islamic Republic of Birmingham - to give a quick guide to the country which has directly and/or indirectly provided the UK with 1.8% of its population: Pakistan.

In this first episode, he looks at the country's political history, from its foundations in British-ruled India right up to the present day. It's a litany of coups and assassinations, in the middle of which Sami was grew up, moved away and came home - to a very different Pakistan from the one he left. Which isn't to say that there weren't more coups and/or assassinations.

Written and performed by... Sami Shah
The Voice of the Guide... Anita Anand

Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

Sami Shah on Pakistan's political history, from its foundations in British-ruled India.

Sami Shah travels to Birmingham to present a guide to his home country of Pakistan.

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20151015 (BBC7)
20190720 (BBC7)

Sami Shah is an award-winning comedian and best-selling author, and one of Pakistan's most successful comedians. Yes, Pakistan has comedians. In A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan he has travelled to Birmingham - or, to give it its full name, the Islamic Republic of Birmingham - to give Radio 4 a quick guide to the country who have directly and/or indirectly provided the UK with 1.8% of its population: Pakistan.

In this second episode he looks at Pakistan's social and cultural history, from its music and cinema, to its increasing religious conservatism as the nature of Islam in the country has changed through the years, all the way to the best brewery in Pakistan. Alright, the only brewery in Pakistan.

Written and performed by... Sami Shah
The Voice of the Guide... Anita Anand
Producer... Ed Morrish

A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan is a BBC Radio Comedy production first broadcast in 2015.

Sami Shah looks at Pakistan's political history, including its music, cinema and religion.

Sami Shah travels to Birmingham to present a guide to his home country of Pakistan.

A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan is a BBC Radio Comedy production.