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Buddha of Suburbia, The

Synopsis
When his father decides to swap the civil service and his bemused wife for the life of a suburban guru and a free-spirited lover, Karim’s teenage existence is radically altered and he has to come to terms with his own complex identity in the rapidly changing world of 1970s England. Adapted from his own novel by Hanif Kureishi.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1992
Notes
Broadcast in 6 weekly parts on BBC2 beginning 3/11/1993
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
television drama; British Asians

Credits

Director
Roger Mitchell
Writer
Hanif Kureishi
Cast
Brenda Blethyn 
Naveen Andrews 
Roshan Seth 
Susan Fleetwood 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
216 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
http://www.2entertainvideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
Notes
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