The real Arunachalam Muruganantham. Copyright: BBC.

The Man Who Wore Sanitary Pads

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2015. Stars Navin Chowdhry, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Aysha Kala, Manjinder Virk, Madhav Sharma, Anjana Vasan and Sudha Bhuchar.

The Man Who Wore Sanitary Pads

Romantic comedy drama about an impoverished Indian community where a man invents a low-cost sanitary pad for his wife

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Navin Chowdhry, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Aysha Kala, Manjinder Virk, Madhav Sharma, Anjana Vasan and Sudha Bhuchar
Writer
Jon Sen
Director
Sarah Bradshaw

Mr Muruga is a builder from Tamil Nadu who wants to send a rather curious love letter to his wife: a low cost sanitary pad.

But when his desire to help his countrywomen turns to obsession, his community and even his family turn their backs on him. Can he achieve his taboo-breaking mission? A compelling, real-life story of a great man, told with humour and admiration by Jon Sen.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th June 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 6th April 2017 at 2:15pm