Severed Threads, If Thy Hand Offend Thee

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Second part of John Dryden's epic story of inter-connected lives, set on three continents.

When journalist Prem Sharma rescues a child working in a textile factory outside Delhi, seven thousand miles away in Minnesota, Jim Nostrand, proprietor of church-owned clothing firm Cheap Threads, becomes the scapegoat. Meanwhile, in a private boarding school in England, troubled twelve-year-old Ben seems obsessed with school-shootings and vengeance.

Cast:

Jim....Brian d'Arcy James

Prem....Ameet Chana

Ben....Hugo Docking

US Cast:

Ruth....Marsha Dietlein

Faith....Amanda Scot Ellis

Pastor McGiven....Tom Tammi

Kyle....Matt Bennett

Sheila....Janet Foster

News Anchor....John Leonard Thompson

Billy....Jacob Knoll

Harry....Craig Bockhorn

Casey/Waitress....Felicity Jones

Prison Priest....Miles Chapin

India Cast:

Rahul....Ankur Vikal

Amit....Vijay Yadav

Amit's mother....Ayesha Raza

Amit's brother....Sagar Shinde

Welfare Officers....Veruschka Menon, Pushan Kripalani

Dr Khunna....Shaikh Sami Usman

Factory Owner....Kenneth Desai

Factory Workers....Rupa Kasbe, Jyoti Reddy, Shabana Sheikh,

Rita John, Neeta Chavan, Eisy T. John, Pramod Yedke

UK Cast:

Fiona.... Natasha Little

Timms....Henry Goodman

Elgood....Francois Testory

Jones....Gethin Anthony

Psychologist....Kate Fitzgerald

Travel Agent....Joanne Ferguson

Heyward....Daniel Bridle

Boy....Callum Francis

Production Team:

India Line Producer....Nadir Khan

Assistant Director....Tasneem Fatehi

India Sound....Ayush Ahuja

US Producer....David Rapkin

US Line Producer....Kim Moarefi

US Casting....Janet Foster

US Sound....Frederick Greenhaigh

UK Broadcast Assistant....Sarah Tombling

UK Production Assistant....Lucy Howe

Music....Sacha Puttnam

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Three lives on three continents connected by one event.