THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS on BBC Radio 4

1st- 15th  January 2012
BBC Radio 4

“…a dazzling transposition of Dickens across centuries and continents…” Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph

Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money set in the hot, hectic streets of modern-day Mumbai, India. Staring Roshan Seth and Rajit Kapur.

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Convinced his relatives are after his money, wealthy old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (ROSHAN SETH), has adopted orphan girl, Mary (NIMRAT KAUR), to be his carer with the understanding that she will be housed and fed as long as he lives – but upon his death, she will inherit nothing. Thus, he believes, she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey (ZAFAR KARACHIWALA) falls in love with her and wishes to marry her, Martin’s plans are thrown into disarray. By disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.

Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (KARAN PANDIT), an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder…

Recorded on location in India.

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