Whose Baby? [Drama]

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20200511Teenager Bilal discovers a secret that threatens his entire family. What should he do?

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20200511Teenager Bilal discovers a secret that threatens his entire extended family. What should he do? Which of his three married brothers has fathered a child with a skinny white woman? And why does she keep following him with the kid in the buggy?

Bilal is only 15, the youngest of four boys who loves living in a big Asian family with all his sisters-in-laws and nephews and nieces around him. He’s preoccupied with his leading role in the school drama and especially preoccupied with Sarah, his co-star.

None of his family know anything about the drama - he’s working hard to keep it under wraps. The last thing he needs is another secret to worry about. And this one could blow the family apart.

Whose Baby? is a story about teenage anxiety, responsibility and inexperience. Bilal learns that the world is far more complicated that he could ever have imagined.

It’s also a story about family, love, grief and forgiveness, told with writer Ishy Din’s characteristic humour and warmth.

Cast:
Billy – Gurjeet Singh
Big Mam – Mina Anwar
Kaneeze/Iram – Perveen Hussain
Maz/Bash – George Bukhari
Raf/Mo – Sid Akbar Ali

Writer – Ishy Din
Director – Julia Ford
Executive Director – Jeremy Mortimer
Sound Designer – Eloise Whitmore

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

Teenager Bilal discovers a secret that threatens his entire family. What should he do?

Drama from BBC Radio 4