Stories from Hay el Matar is broadcast in 5x 15 minute episodes from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June on BBC Radio 4.
Written by Hozan Akko and adapted by Jonathan Myerson, the drama reveals how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. These episodes focus on the trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Syria. It is recorded on location in Beirut by a Syrian and Lebanese team.
This is adapted from Hay el Matar, the 150 episode Arabic Language drama we’ve been working on since late 2015, now in full swing and broadcasting until September. It’s produced by BBC Media Action and Batoota Films.