Uncovering Iran - Telling Stories

A week of short stories from Iran.

Episodes

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20121231 (BBC7)The Gift: Iran: Dayra thinks Mr Dashti is perfect for her daughter, but she's not so sure. Teresa Gallagher reads Marjan Kamali's story.
200609251/5. The Shemiran Bus

By Goli Taraghi. Read by Nathalie Armin and abridged by Doreen Estall.

A young woman reflects on her childhood and remembers a secret and unlikely friendship.

200609262/5. Vakil Bazaar

By Simin Daneshvar. Read by Betsabeh Emran and abridged by Doreen Estall.

A six-year-old girl accompanies her nanny, Marmar, to the market place. When the girl is lost in the crowds and commotion, Marmar is too busy flirting with an admirer to notice.

Translated by Maryam Mafi.

200609273/5. The Apartment

By Zoya Pirzad, read by Nathalie Armin.

Mahnaz has had enough of her husband's traditional ways. The search for an apartment of her own is the first step on the road to divorce.

First of two parts. Translated by Narguess Farzad.

200609284/5. The Apartment

By Zoya Pirzad, read by Nathalie Armin.

Simin faces a life alone when she discovers that her talent for housekeeping is driving her husband away. So when Mahnaz goes to view Simin's apartment, the two women find food for thought.

Second of two parts. Translated by Narguess Farzad.

200609295/5. The Gift

By Marjan Kamali, read by Teresa Gallagher.

Darya believes that Mr Dashti will make the perfect gift for her daughter. But Mina is not so sure, can she convince her mother otherwise?

AR01The Shemiran Bus20060925A week of short stories from Iran.

By Goli Taraghi.

Read by Nathalie Armin and abridged by Doreen Estall.

A young woman reflects on her childhood and remembers a secret and unlikely friendship.

1/5. The Shemiran Bus

By Goli Taraghi. Read by Nathalie Armin and abridged by Doreen Estall.

AR02Vakil Bazaar20060926By Simin Daneshvar.

Read by Betsabeh Emran and abridged by Doreen Estall.

A six-year-old girl accompanies her nanny, Marmar, to the market place.

When the girl is lost in the crowds and commotion, Marmar is too busy flirting with an admirer to notice.

Translated by Maryam Mafi.

2/5. Vakil Bazaar

By Simin Daneshvar. Read by Betsabeh Emran and abridged by Doreen Estall.

A six-year-old girl accompanies her nanny, Marmar, to the market place. When the girl is lost in the crowds and commotion, Marmar is too busy flirting with an admirer to notice.

AR03The Apartment - 120060927By Zoya Pirzad, read by Nathalie Armin.

Mahnaz has had enough of her husband's traditional ways.

The search for an apartment of her own is the first step on the road to divorce.

Translated by Narguess Farzad.

3/5. The Apartment

Mahnaz has had enough of her husband's traditional ways. The search for an apartment of her own is the first step on the road to divorce.

First of two parts. Translated by Narguess Farzad.

AR04The Apartment - 220060928Simin faces a life alone when she discovers that her talent for housekeeping is driving her husband away.

So when Mahnaz goes to view Simin's apartment, the two women find food for thought.

4/5. The Apartment

By Zoya Pirzad, read by Nathalie Armin.

Simin faces a life alone when she discovers that her talent for housekeeping is driving her husband away. So when Mahnaz goes to view Simin's apartment, the two women find food for thought.

Second of two parts. Translated by Narguess Farzad.

AR05 LASTThe Gift20060929By Marjan Kamali, read by Teresa Gallagher.

Darya believes that Mr Dashti will make the perfect gift for her daughter.

But Mina is not so sure, can she convince her mother otherwise?

5/5. The Gift

Darya believes that Mr Dashti will make the perfect gift for her daughter. But Mina is not so sure, can she convince her mother otherwise?