The Kite Runner

Dramatisation of Khaled Hosseini's novel, read by Kulvinder Ghir..

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012006112720070917 (BBC7)
20081110 (BBC7)
20090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20140203 (BBC7)

Amir spends his childhood in Kabul playing with the son of the Hazara servant.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden of his father?s house with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant.

Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree, read stories in its shade, and fly kites in the streets.

But this is Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite-fighting tournament, the day that changed Amir?s life forever.

Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant. Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree and read stories in its shade, or go fly kites in the streets. But this is 1970s Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite fighting tournament, the day that changed Amir's life forever.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's 2003 international bestseller which transferred to the cinema in 2007.

022006112820070918 (BBC7)
20081111 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20140204 (BBC7)

The morning after the coup that ends the monarchy in Kabul, Amir and Hassan go to their favourite tree.

Read by Kulvinder Ghir.

The morning after the coup that made the monarchy a thing of the past in Kabul, Amir and Hassan climb the hill to their favourite tree.

But on the way they meet Assef, the neighbourhood bully, famous for his dreaded brass knuckles.

A coup in Kabul ends the monarchy in Afghanistan.

Khaled Hosseini's story of a childhood friendship read by Kulvinder Ghir.

A coup in Kabul ends the monarchy in Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini's story of a childhood friendship, read by Kulvinder Ghir.

032006112920070919 (BBC7)
20081112 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20140205 (BBC7)

Amir participates in the neighbourhood kite flying tournament.

What he witnesses afterwards haunts him for the rest of his life.

Amir is ecstatic when he manages to win a kite-flying tournament.

After the Kabul kite flying tournament, Amir witnesses a disturbing event.

Khaled Hosseini's novel read by Kulvinder Ghir.

After the Kabul kite flying tournament, Amir witnesses a disturbing event. Khaled Hosseini's novel read by Kulvinder Ghir.

042006113020070920 (BBC7)
20081113 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20140206 (BBC7)

After victory in the kite tournament, Amir's father throws an enormous party for his birthday, but Amir is consumed with guilt.

After his victory in the neighbourhood kite tournament, Amir's father throws an enormous party for his thirteenth birthday.

After his success in the Kabul kite tournament, Amir is consumed with guilt.

Khaled Hosseini's novel is read by Kulvinder Ghir.

After his success in the Kabul kite tournament, Amir is consumed with guilt. Khaled Hosseini's novel is read by Kulvinder Ghir.

052006120120070921 (BBC7)
20081114 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20090926 (BBC7)

As the Russian tanks roll into Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape from Kabul and start a new life in America.

After the Russian tanks rolled into Afghanistan, Amir and his father escaped from Kabul and have started a new life in America.

But though life in the new world is full of opportunities for Amir, Baba misses the old ways of Kabul.

With Russian tanks in Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape Kabul to America.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

062006120420070924 (BBC7)
20081117 (BBC7)
20090928 (BBC7)
20090929 (BBC7)

Amir has embraced his new American married life when he receives a call that brings back some painful memories of Afghanistan.

Amir has embraced his new life in America and has been married for 15 years, when he receives a call from an old friend of his father's now living in Pakistan.

And the conversation brings back all the painful memories he thought he had left behind in Afghanistan.

Amir embraces America, but a call from Afghanistan stirs up painful memories.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

072006120520070925 (BBC7)
20081118 (BBC7)
20090929 (BBC7)
20090930 (BBC7)

On learning that his childhood companion has been killed, Amir has returned to Kabul to search for his orphaned son.

On learning the shocking news that his childhood companion has been killed by the Taliban, Amir has been persuaded to return to Kabul to search for his orphaned son.

Amir returns to Kabul to search for his friend's orphaned son.

Read by Kulvinder Ghir.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

082006120620070926 (BBC7)
20081119 (BBC7)
20090930 (BBC7)
20091001 (BBC7)

Despite his shock at Kabul's transformation, Amir is forced to meet a powerful Talib in his search for Hassan's orphaned son.

Shocked by the transformation of Kabul under the Taliban regime, Amir has nevertheless been forced to set up a meeting with a powerful Talib in the course of his search for Hassan's orphaned son.

In Kabul, Amir is forced to meet a powerful Talib for help with his search.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

092006120720070927 (BBC7)
20081120 (BBC7)
20091001 (BBC7)
20091002 (BBC7)

Amir has escaped with Hassan's son.

Concerned that the Taliban might be searching for them, he resolves to take him to America.

Amir has found Hassan's son and escaped with him to Islamabad.

Amir is in Islamabad having rescued his friend's son from the Taliban.

Kulvinder Ghir reads Khaled Hosseini's novel.

10 LAST2006120820070928 (BBC7)
20081121 (BBC7)
20091002 (BBC7)
20091003 (BBC7)

Amir is desperate to help Hassan's traumatised son and finds the beginning of an answer high in the sky over a Californian park.

After all the traumas he has faced in his young life, Hassan's son has withdrawn into himself.

Amir is desperate to help him regain some sense of his childhood and finds the beginning of an answer flying high in the sky over a Californian park.

Help for a traumatised boy emerges high in the sky over a Californian park.

Kulvinder Ghir concludes Khaled Hosseini's novel.