French Like Faïza

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Created by Ilana Navaro
Written by Ilana Navaro with Sudha Bhuchar and Nicolas Jackson
First broadcast BBC Radio 3 21/02/21 19:30h (UK)

Love, faith and values clash in a Frenchwoman’s search for identity in cross-cultural London.

Faïza is French of Algerian descent and moves to London hoping to reset her life. She has never felt truly accepted in her own country and arrives in Britain eager to escape a sense of exclusion she believes unique to France. In the wake of a painful breakup she is also open to the romantic possibilities this new city might offer. But when she meets Mehdi, a British Pakistani, Faïza soon discovers that Britain is far from the land of butterflies and rainbows she had imagined.

Faïza ….. Laïla Alj
Mehdi ….. Navin Chowdhry
Elsa ….. Jade Matthew
Afrine ..… Sophie Khan Levy
Deepika ….. Hussina Raja
Prema ..… Sudha Bhuchar
Paul ….. Will Howard
Echo ….. Liz Sutherland-Lim
Atif ….. Danny Ashok
Sabrina ….. Adélia Esteve Richard
Elias ….. Djan Miské Navaro
Salma & Adèle ….. Fatima Adoum
Nico ….. Yves Heck

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies
Mix ….. Steve Bond
Sound design ….. Adam Woodhams
Produced & directed by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3

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