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Biyi Bandele dramatises Chinua Achebe’s classic tale Things Fall Apart on BBC Radio 4 with Cyril Nri

When a neighbouring clan commits an offence against Umuofia; to avoid war, the offending clan gives Umuofia a young boy, Ikemefuna who is entrusted to Okonkwo. A powerful, moving tale of an Igbo community fighting to retain its identity, tradition and independence in the face of colonial rule.

Biyi Bandele

Ep 1/5 was broadcast on Monday 21 September 10.45am-11.00am on BBC RADIO 4.

Cast:
Okonkwo – Okezie Morro
Ikemefuna/ Uzoluwu – Clinton Liberty
Chinyre – Grace Cookey-Gam
Ekwefi/Ezinma – Marilyn Nnadebe
Obrieka – Cyril Nri
Odukwe/Ezeugu – Richard Pepple

  • Music by Akintayo Akinbode
  • Sound design by Sharon Hughes
  • Directed by Nadia Molinari for BBC Radio 4

Interview with Biyi here

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