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Drama season hits Asian Network

The BBC Asian Network in introducing a new season of drama from September 1st.

Titled BBC Asian Network Presents… the new drama strand will cover a range of stories and styles and provide a platform for writers and fresh radio talent.

Vijay Sharma, Head of BBC Asian Network, comments: "I am pleased that the Asian Network is leading on showcasing Asian writing and creative talent in the drama genre. As well as being entertaining, these dramas will reflect real issues, passions and stories, which touch the lives of Asian communities in Britain."

James Peries, Producer, BBC Radio Drama, adds: "Reality Check starts in the pop culture of today's reality TV and then reveals deeper themes around identity, and some darker plot twists – ultimately becoming an intimate family story. Other plays in the strand will begin with a familiar touchstone, but then take the audience on an imaginative journey – telling a complete story in 30 minutes. Comedies, mysteries, drama, and musicals are all in preparation."

The station says throughout the season, the strand will draw upon a host of writing and acting talent to produce a diverse range of commissions that all the family can enjoy.

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