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

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

A 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: from 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.

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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.