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Fall of the Shah

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The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago. Starring Dame Diana Rigg.
10 Episodes
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Ep 9. God’s government

Ep 9. God’s government

2019-03-2528:035

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power, in the final episode of the drama. But is this justice, or a desire for revenge? #FalloftheShah
Ep 8. The collapse

Ep 8. The collapse

2019-03-1828:453

Protesters surround the US Embassy. Meanwhile, in episode eight, there’s a power clash in the race to become Iran’s new prime minister. #FalloftheShah
Millions gather in Iran’s streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. In the seventh episode of the drama, can the new prime minister maintain order? #FalloftheShah
Ep 6. Shah raft

Ep 6. Shah raft

2019-03-0428:201

The Shah is forced to quit Iran to make way for the new prime minister. Sharpour Bakhtiar is a liberal – and a former prisoner of the Shah. In episode six of the drama, the revolution is moving forward. #FalloftheShah
Ep 5. A passion play

Ep 5. A passion play

2019-02-2528:251

The Americans are arguing with themselves. Should President Carter support the Shah? Meanwhile, in episode five of the drama, there’s more violence on the Iranian streets. #FalloftheShah
Ep 4. No instructions

Ep 4. No instructions

2019-02-1828:282

The Shah asks for help from the US, but they have problems of their own. In the fourth part of the drama, protesters are taking over large parts of Tehran. #FalloftheShah
The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah
Ep 2. Black Friday

Ep 2. Black Friday

2019-02-0428:3210

Protesters take to the streets, inspired by exiled religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Shah mobilises his army. Episode two of the drama. #FalloftheShah
Something is coming. Can America's friendship with Iran survive? In the first episode of the nine-part drama, US President Jimmy Carter visits Tehran in December 1977. #FalloftheShah
The trailer

The trailer

2019-01-2102:445

A tale of power, betrayal and fear. Taking you back to the 1970s, when the Iranian Revolution would change the world forever. With Game of Thrones star Dame Diana Rigg. The nine-part drama is coming soon.
Comments (8)

Ayrton Senna

Brilliant engaging podcast by the BBC.

Mar 11th
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Combiz M. Aghdam

Not a fair reconstruction of the history. It seems like an Islamic Republic's propaganda play! Shame!

Jan 27th
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B Khan

What a brilliant show.

Sep 30th
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SmartMo SmartMaaS

Brilliant podcast

Apr 1st
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Ali MadahAlmim

anchor.fm/almim

Mar 20th
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Steve Bailey

I love this format! Between this podcast and other BBC history programs about IRÁN I have totally transformed my understanding of the country, the revolution, and America’s part.

Feb 27th
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Rob Ormerod

Fascinating and tense.

Feb 27th
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Tehjeeb Abtahi

Gripping and very intense

Feb 12th
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