The Cairo Trilogy

Omar Sharif stars in this generational saga chronicling the life of a middle class, and downwardly mobile, family in an Egypt adjusting to the modern world.

Dramatised from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz.

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Omar Sharif stars in this generational saga chronicling the life of a middle class, and downwardly mobile, family in an Egypt adjusting to the modern world.

Dramatised from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz.

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz the drama was recorded on the streets of Cairo.

This episode begins at the end of the First World War and culminates in a popular uprising in March 1919 when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Cast:

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Young Kamal....Karim Fouda

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab....Ihab Sakkout

Amina....Caroline Khalil

Fahmy....Mena Reda

Yasin....Tamer Nasrat

Miriam....Ola Roshdy

Other cast members: Rena Malak, Yara Goubran, Zeinab Moubarak, Maryam El Khoshed, Nairy Avedissian, Ekram Zalat, Sherif Nour, Shirine El Ansari, Salah Fahmy, Yeve Youssef, Sedky Sakhar, Dina Nadim, Ahmed Nour, Saymaa Shalan, Radwa Elgabry, Mika Thabet, Hany Seef, Hugh Sowden.

Music by Sacha Puttnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Epic family saga set in Egypt under colonial rule from Naguib Mahfouz.

The First World War is ending, and then there is a popular uprising in March 1919, when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Naguib Mahfouz's saga begins in 1919, as eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Naguib Mahfouz's Egyptian family saga begins in 1919, as eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Stars Omar Sharif.

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20090715 (BBC7)
20090716 (BBC7)
20110325 (R4)

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz the drama was recorded on the streets of Cairo.

This episode begins is the late 1920s with Egypt nominally independent but still under British influence, and ends in the mid 1930s with an outbreak of typhoid which has a tragic effect on the family.

Cast:

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Kamal....Amr Waked

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab...Ihab Sakkout

Aida....Shirine El Ansari

Zanuba....Maryam El Khoshed

Zubayda....Zeinab Moubarak

Yasin....Tamer Nasrat

Other cast members: Rena Malak, Caroline Khalil, Yara Goubran, Ola Roshdy, Nairy Avedissian, Ekram Zalat, Sherif Nour , Salah Fahmy, Yeve Youssef, Sedky Sakhar, Dina Nadim, Ahmed Nour, Saymaa Shalan, Radwa Elgabry, Mika Thabet, Hany Seef, Hugh Sowden.

Music by Sacha Puttnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Epic family saga set in Egypt under colonial rule from Naguib Mahfouz.

The late 1920s see Egypt nominally independent but still under British influence.

In the mid 1930s, an outbreak of typhoid has a tragic effect on the family.

The Egyptian saga moves from Britain's diminishing influence to a 1930s typhoid tragedy.

Naguib Mahfouz's Egyptian family saga moves from Britain's diminishing influence to a 1930s typhoid tragedy.

Stars Omar Sharif.

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20090716 (BBC7)
20090717 (BBC7)
20110401 (R4)

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz the drama was recorded on the streets of Cairo.

This episode begins in the 1940s with the Second World War in progress.

It has a devastating effect on the family business and one of the grandchildren is sucked into a newly emerging radical Islamist movement.

Cast:

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Kamal....Amr Waked

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab....Ihab Sakkout

Ahmad....Sedky Sakhar

Munim....Ahmed Nour

Sawsan....Dina Nadim

Badur....Radwa Elgabry

Other cast members: Tamer Nasrat, Rena Malak, Caroline Khalil, Yara Goubran, Zeinab Moubarak, Ola Roshdy, Nairy Avedissian, Ekram Zalat, Sherif Nour, Salah Fahmy, Yeve Youssef, Sedky Sakhar, Dina Nadim , Saymaa Shalan, Radwa Elgabry, Mika Thabet, Hany Seef, Hugh Sowden.

Music by Sacha Puttnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

The final part of Naguib Mahfouz's masterpiece, recorded on the streets of Cairo.

The Second World War has a devastating effect on the family business and one of the grandchildren is sucked into radical Islam.

As the Second World War commences, one generation fades and another begins.

Naguib Mahfouz's Egyptian family saga stars Omar Sharif.