Sid Akbar / Whose Baby?

Sid Akbar / Whose Baby?


Hear the terrific SID AKBAR playing Raf and Mo in BBC Radio 4 drama WHOSE BABY? available on BBC Sounds website and apps now.

Teenager Bilal discovers a secret that threatens his entire extended family. What should he do? Which of his three married brothers has fathered a child with a skinny white woman? And why does she keep following him with the kid in the buggy?

Bilal is only 15, the youngest of four boys who loves living in a big Asian family with all his sisters-in-laws and nephews and nieces around him. He’s preoccupied with his leading role in the school drama and especially preoccupied with Sarah, his co-star.

None of his family know anything about the drama – he’s working hard to keep it under wraps. The last thing he needs is another secret to worry about. And this one could blow the family apart.

Whose Baby? is a story about teenage anxiety, responsibility and inexperience. Bilal learns that the world is far more complicated that he could ever have imagined.

It’s also a story about family, love, grief and forgiveness, told with writer Ishy Din’s characteristic humour and warmth.