To mark the 25th anniversary of the pioneering company Tara Arts, Mukti Jain Campion presents two programmes exploring the distinctive contribution of British Asian theatre.(2 x 28′)
First broadcast February 2002 BBC Radio 4
Contributors: Jatinder Verma, Sudha Buchar and Kristine Landon-Smith, Shobana Jeyasingh, Nina Wadia, Sir Richard Eyre, Vincent Ebrahim, Naseem Khan and Dominic Rai.
Producer Mukti Jain Campion
An enthralling survey of British Asian life over the past quarter of a century – Paul Donovan, The Sunday Times
1: Acting Ourselves From its explicitly political beginning in the wake of the killing of a Sikh schoolboy in Southall, Tara Arts has charted the story of the Asian presence in Britain, warts and all.
2: Ghetto Blasters? The British Asian theatre scene has never been a more vibrant showcase for British Asian theatre talent, talent which is now reaching out to new audiences through TV and film as well as the stage.
Radio Choice: The Independent, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times,The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Time Out, Radio Times
Radio 4 Pick of the Week