10 episodes

The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago. Starring Dame Diana Rigg.

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The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago. Starring Dame Diana Rigg.

    Ep 9. God’s government

    Ep 9. God’s government

    Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power, in the final episode of the drama. But is this justice, or a desire for revenge? #FalloftheShah

    • 27 min
    Ep 8. The collapse

    Ep 8. The collapse

    Protesters surround the US Embassy. Meanwhile, in episode eight, there’s a power clash in the race to become Iran’s new prime minister. #FalloftheShah

    • 28 min
    Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam

    Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam

    Millions gather in Iran’s streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. In the seventh episode of the drama, can the new prime minister maintain order? #FalloftheShah

    • 28 min
    Ep 6. Shah raft

    Ep 6. Shah raft

    The Shah is forced to quit Iran to make way for the new prime minister. Sharpour Bakhtiar is a liberal – and a former prisoner of the Shah. In episode six of the drama, the revolution is moving forward. #FalloftheShah

    • 28 min
    Ep 5. A passion play

    Ep 5. A passion play

    The Americans are arguing with themselves. Should President Carter support the Shah? Meanwhile, in episode five of the drama, there’s more violence on the Iranian streets. #FalloftheShah

    • 28 min
    Ep 4. No instructions

    Ep 4. No instructions

    The Shah asks for help from the US, but they have problems of their own. In the fourth part of the drama, protesters are taking over large parts of Tehran. #FalloftheShah

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Rob Curl ,

Excellent Series

Never been attracted to radio plays but found these short episodes very engaging. Entertaining, educational and gladly received.

Mercaptoethanol ,

Powerful historical ‘fictional’ reinactment

Anyone that enjoyed Tumanbay will love this too

Meter_ ,

Fall of the shah

Compelling and fascinating.

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