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.
Old Kamal....Omar Sharif
Young Kamal....Karim Fouda
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab....Ihab Sakkout
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.