THE FAR PAVILIONS - Radio Adaptation (2011)
BBC Dramatisation 
in 20 episodes 
(4 hrs 33 mins)
The first episode was 
transmitted on 
31 January 2011 
as part of 
Woman's Hour Drama
BBC CD box set Ayesha Dharker as Anjuli
Deevija Meir as Shushila Chris Sampson as Zarin Johnathan Forbes as Wally
Nazim Khan as Lalji Joseph Samrai as Ashok Blake Ritson as Ash
Khaleem Janjua as Gulbaz Sam Dale as the Commissioner Nishi Male as Young Anjuli
Vineeta Rishi as Sita

Lloyd Thomas as George, Christine Khavanagh as Mrs Harlow

Rukhsana Ahmad - Radio Script

M.M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that moves from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul, filling them with immediacy, meticulous historical accuracy, and a rare insight into the human heart.

A story of divided loyalties and fierce friendship; of true love made impossible by class and race; a critique of the imperialist adventure; and an examination of the cultural and spiritual clash between East and West peopled by a wonderful cast of characters, The Far Pavilions is the very stuff of drama.

This is the first of twenty episodes spanning the years between the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and the Siege of the British Mission in Kabul in 1879.

Sita / Narrator - Vineeta Rishi
Biju Ram - Inam Mirza
K-Dad - Sam Dastor
Ashok (child) - Joseph Samrai
Anjuli (adult) - Ayesha Dharker
Kaka-ji Rao - Paul Bhattacharjee
Shushila - Deeviya Meir
Wally - Jonathan Forbes
Anjuli (child) - Nishi Malde
Hira Lal - Sagar Arya
Lalji - Nazim Khan
Daya Ram - Kaleem Janjua
Pelham Martyn - Sam Dale
Belinda - Leah Brotherhead

Dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad and Lucy Catherine
Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole