IN-IS tracks to be used in BBC drama
Dickens’ original novel is a powerful portrayal of personal sacrifice set against the turbulent backdrop of political change. As resonant today as it was then, the redemption of flawed humanity is at the heart of Menon’s bold reworking of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.
Dickens’ story of a chance resemblance between a feckless lawyer and a troubled exile, both in love with the same woman, is updated to contemporary London and war-torn Syria. However, in this modern version, the driving forces are two women – British Syrian journalist Lina Mahmoud, and her nemesis, Taghreed Daffar.
A classic tale re-imagined as a provocative and moving drama for today.
The series will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in three parts:
- Episode 1: Sunday 20th May 2018
- Episode 2: Sunday 27th May 2018
- Episode 3: Sunday 3rd June 2018
The entire series will be repeated on the next Saturday following each broadcast:
- Episode 1: Saturday 26th May 2018
- Episode 2: Saturday 2nd June 2018
- Episode 3: Saturday 9th June 2018