A Suitable Boy

John Dryden's five-part dramatisation of Vikram Seth's multi-stranded Indian epic which centres around the efforts of Mrs Rupa Mehra to find a suitable husband for her daughter in 1950's India.

Episodes

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Set in 1950s India, Vikram Seth's epic tale about a mother's attempts to find her daughter a husband.

Starring Ayesha Dharker.

Set in 1950s India, a mother attempts to find her daughter a husband.

Vikram Seth's epic tale stars Ayesha Dharker.

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20061107 (BBC7)
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20091013 (BBC7)
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Mrs Rupa Mehra's attempts to find her daughter Lata a husband have led her to Calcutta.

Starring Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal.

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20061108 (BBC7)
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Determined to find her daughter the right husband, Mrs Rupa Mehra arrives in Delhi.

Vikram Seth's tale stars Ayesha Dharker.

Vikram Seth's epic tale with Ayesha Dharker.

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20061109 (BBC7)
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With the shoemaker's suitability in question, efforts to find Lata a husband are focused on Brahmpur.

Starring Ayesha Dharker.

Efforts to find Lata a husband are focused on Brahmpur.

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Mrs Rupa Mehra's attempts to find her daughter a husband force Lata to finally make her choice.

Starring Ayesha Dharker.

Mrs Rupa Mehra's attempts to find her daughter a husband force Lata to make her choice.

Vikram Seth's tale starring Ayesha Dharker.