MBC Group has announced a line-up for Ramadan 2018 that has a range of drama productions and comedies, and a mix of social, educational and youth-focused programmes. Viewers can watch productions with actors ranging from Saudi Arabia and the GCC, to Egypt, and the Levant.
Ramadan programming will appear on four channels this year: MBC1, MBC Drama, MBC MASR and for the first time, MBC4. Content can also be accessed via MBC Group’s video-on-demand service, Shahid.net.
Among the drama productions is Al-Assouf that is exclusive to MBC1. Set in 1970s, Saudi Arabia, this series explores the social, economic and political history of the Kingdom at that time.
MBC1 will also air Abu Omar Al Masri, based on the book by Ezz El Deen Shukri Fashir. This Egyptian drama addresses the extent to which injustice affects individuals in the region.
Kalbash 2 (Al Fahd) will play on MBC4 which is a drama of suspense and adventure where officer Salim Ansari returns to seek revenge on those who wronged his family.
Al Khafee Aatham that will play on MBC Drama is a mystery-meets-love story set in the 1970s and reminiscent of the style of productions of that time.
In the comedy genre is Ramez Taht El Sifr on MBC1. Egyptian prankster – Ramez Galal – returns for another series of freaking out celebrities.
Qomrah 3 on MBC1 is a youth-focused programmed presented by Ahmad Al-Shukairy that invites members of the community to create positive and influential media content in the region.
Layali Al Mamlaka on MBC1 will, with the support of the General Authority of Culture, feature a mix of entertainment and cultural content, with attractive prize money on offer. On Hala Bi Ramadan on MBC1, Chef Adnan Yemini will cook up three dishes a day, offering viewers new ideas for recipes for Iftar and Suhoor throughout the holy month.
Dramas on MBC MASR include Silsal Al Dam, considered one of the most popular dramas of recent times, and Khifat Yad, where Comedian Bayoumi Fouad appears in his first dramatic production this year.