FALL OF THE SHAH by STEVE WATERS, a nine-part epic podcast drama for BBC World Service on BBC Sounds

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“The BBC World Service drama FALL OF THE SHAH drips with menace…” – Antonia Quirke, New Statesman

In a new nine-part drama podcast and radio series, Fall Of The Shah, written by STEVE WATERS, tracks the downfall of the Shah of Iran in the late 1970s and the rise of a forceful new Islamic Republic. Launching at the time of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution in Iran, this visceral epic drama is seen from a range of vantage points: within the Shah’s royal circle; in the torturers’ prison; on the bloody streets of Tehran; at the heart of Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolutionary leadership; in the confused reactions within the American Embassy – and in the White House itself.

Fall Of The Shah is a thrilling and panoramic account of revolution; the effects of which still reverberate around the world.

Produced by Marc Beeby for BBC World Service. Sound design by Caleb Knightley. Original music written by Ghamar Khaleghi.

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