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Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden
Dramatized by Stephen Wyatt
Directed by Claire Grove
BBC Radio 4 - Womans Hour Drama - 25.02.2008
5 x 15mins episodes
Rumer Godden's tale of a group of nuns who establish a remote mission in the Himalayas.


Episode 01 - 25.02.2008 - Arrival - Filled with idealism, the group of nuns arrive in the Himalayas, but they are soon troubled by the insolent candour of the English agent Mr Dean.
Episode 02 - 26.02.2008 - The Young General - A group of nuns establishing a remote mission in the Himalayas gain a new pupil.
Episode 03 - 27.02.2008 - The New Chapel - It's Christmas at the new Himalayan convent, where Mr Dean is having an unsettling effect on the nuns.
Episode 04 - 28.02.2008 - Departures - The breathtaking but difficult Himalayan environment sparks a crisis of faith in the nuns.
Episode 05 - 29.02.2008 - The Belfry - The local people lose their faith in the nuns when a child dies.


  • Angu Ayah - Souad Faress
  • Kanchi....Liz Sutherland
  • Mother Superior....Sara Kestelman
  • Mr Dean....Ben Crowe
  • Sister Clodagh....Emma Fielding
  • Sister Honey....Liza Sadovy
  • Sister Philippa....Ellie Haddington
  • Sister Ruth....Lyndsey Marshal
  • Young General....Akbar Kurta

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