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What to expect

A fast-paced, globe-trotting family saga of wealth, power, revenge and karma – with helicopters, private jets and a tiger reserve

Meet the Majumdars, a family at war – with itself…

Self-made tech mogul Ravi Majumdar fought his way up from nothing to make a billion-dollar fortune. Now he risks losing everything in his single-minded quest to defeat his enemy, Jai Singh: the man he once considered his best friend. Concerned for their inheritance, his children – Ash, the eldest son and would-be heir; Maya the brilliant business student; socialite and ex-Bollywood actress Zara; and sensitive Shaan, who yearns for his father’s approval – fight for control of the company. But there are others bidding for the succession: Seraphina, Ravi’s ‘spiritual advisor’, and Amit, their Indian cousin, whose humility belies his ambition…

As Ravi plays ‘divide and rule’ with his offspring, the multinational corporation he has spent a lifetime building is brought to the brink of collapse. The warring siblings must join forces and work together if they are to see off the competition and save their father’s business empire…

Written by Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon, this exhilarating drama of high-stake deals and sibling rivalry, set in the world of the super-wealthy, plays out on the grand scale of a Shakespearean tragedy. Recorded in the UK and India, it stars Rajit Kapur as Ravi, with Abhin Galeya as Ash, Amrita Acharia as Maya, Munirih Grace as Zara and Danny Ashok as Shaan.

Production credits
Written by Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon
Executive produced and directed by John Scott Dryden
Produced by Emma Hearn and Nadir Khan
Assistant Producer: Eleanor Mein
Production Assistant: Anna Calandra
Original music by Sacha Puttnam
India Sound Supervisor Ayush Ahuja
Editing and Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Sound recording by Paul Clark, Ashyar Bulsara and Ayush Ahuja
A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4

Cast
Ravi Majumdar – Rajit Kapur
Anya – Dolya Gavanski
Ash – Abhin Galeya
Maya – Amrita Acharia
Zara – Munirih Grace
Shaan – Danny Ashok
Ian – Finbar Lynch
Seraphina – Jennifer Armour
Dr Lincoln – Emma Carter
Jeet – Ronny Jhutti
Amit – Tavish Bhattacharyya
Jai – Vincent Ebrahim
Karan – Zafar Karachiwala
Sharma – Neil D’Souza
Venitia – Laurel Lefkow
John Myson – Ash Hunter
Ben – Philip Desmeules
Beth Mitchell – Natalie Simpson
All other parts played by Lola Ogunyemi, Matthew Solon, Nadir Khan, Aseem Hattangady and Ayeesha Menon
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 28 June-1 July 2021

© 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
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