Fall of the Shah
Fall of the Shah
BBC World Service
The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago. Starring Dame Diana Rigg.
Ep 9. God’s government
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
Mar 24, 2019
27 min
Ep 8. The collapse
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
Mar 17, 2019
28 min
Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam
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
Mar 10, 2019
28 min
Ep 6. Shah raft
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
Mar 3, 2019
28 min
Ep 5. A passion play
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
Feb 24, 2019
28 min
Ep 4. No instructions
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
Feb 17, 2019
28 min
Ep 3. An audience with the Ayatollah
The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah
Feb 10, 2019
28 min
Ep 2. Black Friday
Protesters take to the streets, inspired by exiled religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Shah mobilises his army. Episode two of the drama. #FalloftheShah
Feb 3, 2019
28 min
Ep1. An island of stability
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
Jan 27, 2019
27 min
The trailer
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.
Jan 20, 2019
2 min