Fall of the Shah

Fall of the Shah

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The revolution that shook the world. A drama based on real events in Iran 40 years ago. Starring Dame Diana Rigg.


9. God’s government
Mar 24, 2019 • 27 min
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
8. The collapse
Mar 17, 2019 • 28 min
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
7. The return of the hidden imam
Mar 10, 2019 • 28 min
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
6. Shah raft
Mar 3, 2019 • 28 min
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
5. A passion play
Feb 24, 2019 • 28 min
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
4. No instructions
Feb 17, 2019 • 28 min
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
3. An audience with the Ayatollah
Feb 10, 2019 • 28 min
The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah
2. Black Friday
Feb 3, 2019 • 28 min
Protesters take to the streets, inspired by exiled religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Shah mobilises his army. Episode two of the drama. #FalloftheShah
Ep1. An island of stability
Jan 27, 2019 • 27 min
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
The trailer
Jan 20, 2019 • 2 min
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.