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18 Aug 15: Undercover Mumbai
By Ayeesha Menon, recorded on location in India, from Indie producer Goldhawk. Disgraced cop Alia Khan is released from prison and looks for work at a run-down Mumbai hotel, but murder follows her to her new place of work. Part 1 of 2. Conclusion tomorrow. Alia: Prerna Chawla, Ratna: Shivani Tanksale, Jamal: Kenny Desai, Yamraj: Abhey Mahajan, Meenakshi: Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Faisal: Prashant Prakash, Bala: Prabal Panjabi, Mrs. Gomes: Radhika Mital, Snr. Insp Desai: Rajit Kapur, with Joy Sengupta, Sohrab Ardeshir, Adhir Bhat, Satchit Puranik, Neil Bhoopalam, Preetika Chawla, Nadir Khan and Vivek Madan. Produced by Nadir Khan; directed by John Dryden.


19 Aug 15: Undercover Mumbai
By Ayeesha Menon, conclusion. Details: see yesterday.


14 Sept 13: Saturday Drama - Undercover Mumbai
By Ayeesha Menon. I'm trying to work out why RT says "6/6" for this play; I am not aware of it being part of a series. It's an Indian detective story, set in Bombay (Mumbai) and recorded there using Indian actors. As the general elections get closer, a murder and a political scandal lead Alia into an investigation about the death of her policeman father. Alia - Prerna Chawla, Nakul - Anand Tiwari, Insp. Desai - Rajit Kapur, Mrs. Gomes - Radhika Mittal, Popo - Rohit Malkani, Alia's father - Zafar Karachiwala, Vikram - Darius Shroff, Cmmr. Kripalani - Jayant Kripalani. Supporting cast - Karan Pandit, Faezeh Jalali, Anahita Oberoi, Devika Shahani-Punjabi, Sohrab Ardeshir, Kenny Desai, Nadir Khan, Vivek Madan, Ayeesha Menon and Ankur Vikal. Producer Nadir Khan; producer John Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk Essential). These Goldhawk productions are well-known for their realism.

    I've worked it out - it must be linked to the five-part serial listed immediately below....


9 Sep 13: 15 Minute Drama - Undercover Mumbai 2 Gutter Baby
By Ayeesha Menon. Police detective serial set and recorded on location in Mumbai. When a baby is rescued from a gutter, it falls on the only female police officer on hand, Alia Khan, to look after it. Stuck with a new partner and a boss who is determined to put her in her place, Alia has to fight to be noticed. Continuing throughout this week and culminating in an hour-long Saturday drama, this fast-paced, six-part police thriller follows Alia Khan, a young woman inspector in the Bandra Division of the Mumbai Police Force, as she attempts to solve a series of crimes, make sense of her troubled past and cope with being a woman in a male-dominated and chauvinistic police force. Alia - Prerna Chawla; Nakul - Anand Tiwari; Inspector Desai - Rajit Kapur; Mrs Gomes - Radhika Mittal; Popo - Rohit Malkani; Alia's Father - Zafar Karachiwala; Vikram Naresh - Darius Shroff; Commissioner Kripalani - Jayant Kripalani; Actor - Karan Pandit ; Actor - Faezeh Jalali ; Actor - Anahita Oberoi ; Actor - Devika Shahani-Punjabi ; Actor - Sohrab Ardeshir ; Actor - Kenny Desai ; Actor - Nadir Khan ; Actor - Vivek Madan ; Actor - Ayeesha Menon ; Actor - Ankur Vikal ; Director - John Dryden ; Producer - Nadir Khan ; Writer - Ayeesha Menon; Music - Sacha Putnam.; Sound Recordist - Hitesh Chaurasia; Sound Design - Steve Bond; Editing Assistants - Andrew Lewis and Aditya Khanna.; Script Editor - Mike Walker; Assistant Producer - Toral Shah. Indie (Goldhawk).

10 Sep 13: 15 Minute Drama - Undercover Mumbai 2 What's Cooking?
By Ayeesha Menon. The search for a missing husband leads Police Inspector Alia Khan to the door of the Tandoori restaurant where he was last seen. Details as Sep 9.

11 Sep 13: 15 Minute Drama - Undercover Mumbai 3 Body of Christ
By Ayeesha Menon. The body of a young girl is washed up on a beach. A tattoo on her ankle leads police inspector Alia Khan on the trail of a child prostitution ring. Details as Sep 9.

12 Sep 13: 15 Minute Drama - Undercover Mumbai 4 Mad Women
By Ayeesha Menon. Police Inspector Alia Khan investigates a psychiatric hospital where women are admitted but never seem to come out. Details as Sep 9.

13 Sep 13: 15 Minute Drama - Undercover Mumbai 5 Five-Star Death
By Ayeesha Menon. A dead glamour model in a five-star hotel leads Police inspector Alia Khan on the trail of Bollywood's leading heart-throb. Details as Sep 9.

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