Portraits of Iran

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Portraits of Iran is aims to promote greater understanding of Iran by exploring its culture. Throughout the series we will be examining the history of Iran and its neighbours, Persian cultural traditions and some of the issues in contemporary Iranian society. Every episode has a different theme - the show covers everything from Persian cuisine, to the Safavid Empire and developments amongst the women's movements in today's Iran.

By Year

  • 2009

By Tag

  • Iran

  • British Museum

  • Persia in Peckham

  • Cooking

  • Shah 'Abbas

  • Sally Butcher

  • Sheila Canby

  • Kabab

  • Safavid

  • Cuisine

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Portraits of Iran: Episode 2Mon, 2009-06-29 03:00

In this episode Arthur Savile explores Persian Cuisine and what are its defining characteristics, in what ways has it... See details

Portraits of Iran: Episode 1Wed, 2009-06-10 02:23

In this episode Arthur Savile examines the legacy of Shah 'Abbas and the Safavid dynasty, and its role in shaping Iran... See details

Portraits of Iran: An IntroductionTue, 2009-06-09 03:00

Arthur Savile discusses the themes that will be covered in this series, and his passion for Iran. See details