The TV series were usually based upon the famous One thousands and one night radio show that was presented in the Egyptian radio for 26 years in the past.
The men who brought it to the radio were : The father of Egyptian radio Mahmoud Shabaan and Egyptian writer Taher Abu Fasha ; who brought the Nights back not only to the Egyptian modern memory but also the Arabic modern memory. Both men presented more than 800 episodes for 26 years making a huge base of fans across the Arab world. The beautiful and easy script and the powerful dramatic vocal capabilities of the actors then , made it a magical experience. Abu Fasha made a fantastic job in editing the Nights to make easier and family friendly using both Classic Arabic along with our Egyptian dialect to make it easier for ordinary people to enjoy that masterpiece.
|Zozo Nabil in late 1980s|
Now after this little introduction I will present to you a single episode from the original radio show this Ramadan insh Allah every night and I will start night with the famous story of Aladdin , it is in Arabic but to make easier it is a combination between Aladdin story and the thief of Baghdad but more funnier. If I am not mistaken the voice of Aladdin's mother was Amal Zaid.
This is part one from Aladdin , it is long ,about 50 minutes still you will not feel the time.
P.S I was inspired to do this little project here by my dear friend Yazeed
1. I used to get scared from her when I was a kid because she used to appear the villainess in the series