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15MD01The Proposition20140519

Thriller set in India about a sales assistant who is offered a chance to change her life.

1) The Proposition

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only breadwinner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven tests and he will make her the CEO of his global empire. Sapna is suspicious. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Producer - Nadir Khan

Director - John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD02The Choice20140520

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem.

2) The Choice

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

As Sapna struggles to support her widowed mother and sister, she decides to go ahead and sign a contract which will subject her to a series of "life tests". What the tests are and when they will come, she does not know.

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Sapna signs the contract that will subject her to a series of 'life tests'.

15MD03The Wedding20140521

Sapna discovers a bride being married against her will. Is this one of the seven tests?

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

3) The Wedding

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Sent to a village outside Delhi to install electrical appliances, TV sales assistant, Sapna Sinha, discovers a wedding about to take place - and that the young bride is being married against her will. What Sapna decides to do about it will be a matter of life and death. Could this be one of the seven tests that she has signed up for?

Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD04The Ring20140522

When Bollywood actress Priya Capoor's diamond ring goes missing, suspicion falls on Sapna.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

4) The Ring

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Bollywood actress Priya Capoor arrives at the showroom to promote a new range of TV's. But when her diamond ring goes missing, the suspicion falls on Sapna.

Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD05The Candy Van20140523

A van appears in Sapna's neighbourhood, luring children away to work in factories.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

5) The Candy Van

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

A van appears in Sapna's neighbourhood, luring children away with sweets, to work in factories. Sapna intervenes, but in so doing sets off a chain of events that lead her into the path of danger. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Overflow and notes:

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD06Pop Star No 120140526

Neha enters a musical talent show, attracting the attention of blind music producer Raoji.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

6) The Talent Show

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

When Sapna's sister, Neha enters India's top musical talent show "Pop Star No 1", she attracts the attention of blind music producer, Raoji. But not in the way she would have hoped. Sapna must come to her rescue. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD07The Protest20140527
15MD07The Protest20140527

Sapna must find a way to save her crusading elderly neighbour Nirmila Ben.

15MD07The Protest20140527

15MD07The Protest20140527

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

7) The Protest

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Increasing rent prices, send Sapna's elderly neighbour, Nirmila Ben on a crusade against corruption. But when no one notices her protest and her frail health begins to fail, Sapna must find a way to save her. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna... Rasika Dugal

Acharya... Vijay Chrishna

Karan... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother... Shernaz Patel

Raja... Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji... Rajit Kapur

Neha... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable... Kenny Desai

Madan... Vivek Madan

Neelam / Babli... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD07The Protest20140527

Sapna must find a way to save her crusading elderly neighbour Nirmila Ben.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

7) The Protest

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Increasing rent prices, send Sapna's elderly neighbour, Nirmila Ben on a crusade against corruption. But when no one notices her protest and her frail health begins to fail, Sapna must find a way to save her. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna... Rasika Dugal

Acharya... Vijay Chrishna

Karan... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother... Shernaz Patel

Raja... Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji... Rajit Kapur

Neha... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable... Kenny Desai

Madan... Vivek Madan

Neelam / Babli... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD08Acid Rain20140528

15MD08Acid Rain20140528

Having passed five of the 'life tests', Sapna is within reach of changing her life forever

15MD08Acid Rain20140528

15MD08Acid Rain20140528

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

8) Acid Rain

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Having passed six of the "life tests", Sapna is within reach of changing her life forever - but not in the way she had anticipated. As the consequences of her Faustian pact become apparent, she realizes there is no escape. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio .

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna ... Rasika Dugal

Acharya ... Vijay Chrishna

Karan ... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie ... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother ... Shernaz Patel

Raja - Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji ... Rajit Kapur

Neha ... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge ... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable ... Kenny Desai

Madan ... Vivek Mada

Neelam / Babli ... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector ... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD08Acid Rain20140528

Having passed five of the 'life tests', Sapna is within reach of changing her life forever

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

8) Acid Rain

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Having passed six of the "life tests", Sapna is within reach of changing her life forever - but not in the way she had anticipated. As the consequences of her Faustian pact become apparent, she realizes there is no escape. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna... Rasika Dugal

Acharya... Vijay Chrishna

Karan... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother... Shernaz Patel

Raja - Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji... Rajit Kapur

Neha... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable... Kenny Desai

Madan... Vivek Mada

Neelam / Babli... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD09The Visitor20140529

In jail for murder, Sapna is trying to make sense of the past few months.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

9) The Visitor

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

In jail for murder, Sapna is trying to make sense of the past few months. But there is hope in an unexpected visit from someone she has helped in the past. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna... Rasika Dugal

Acharya... Vijay Chrishna

Karan... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother - Shernaz Patel

Raja... Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji... Rajit Kapur

Neha... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable... Kenny Desai

Madan... Vivek Madan

Neelam / Babli... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden.

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD10 LASTThe Noose20140530

Sapna must revisit her past to make sense of her present.

Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

10) The Seventh Test

A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog Millionaire".

Sapna must revisit her past to make sense of her present. But nothing can prepare her what she finds there. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice".

Writers:

Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling novelist. His first novel "Q and A" was made into the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio.

Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SUSPECTS and Q and A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged by the Curve Theatre, Leicester.

John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated dramas on R4 Extra.

Cast:

Sapna... Rasika Dugal

Acharya... Vijay Chrishna

Karan... Neil Bhoopalam

Nirmila Ben / Rosie... Radhika Mittal

Sapna's Mother... Shernaz Patel

Raja... Sumeet Vyas

Kuldeep Singh / Roaji... Rajit Kapur

Neha... Amrita Puri

Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge... Ayesha Raza

Badan Singh / Politician / Constable... Kenny Desai

Madan... Vivek Madan

Neelam / Babli... Prerna Chawla

Rent Collector... Satchit Puranik

Production:

Sound Design - Steve Bond

Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera

Script Editor - Mike Walker

Assistant Producer - Toral Shah

Music - Sacha Putnam

Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup.

Director - John Dryden

Producer - Nadir Khan

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.