Lady Jane Elizabeth Digby el Mezrab
East Meets West in Romance with ‘Oriental Charm’
The Syrian TV series Sihr Al Sharq (Oriental Charm), directed by Anwar Al Qawadri in his debut on the small screen, depicts the true love story between Jane Digby and Sheik Medjuel.
Future TV channel, which is airing the episodes during
Ramadan, said "the series is not just an imaginary story but
rather about a strong, repellant, open-minded and romantic woman who
comes to the East to enjoy its beauty. She loves the area and its
people and their dignity. In the East, this woman falls in love with
an honorable man, never imagining that he will be captivated by her
charm and beauty."
Qawadri, who resides in London, told the UAE daily
Al Bayan, "I lived the story of Jane Digby for more than 15 years.
In 1995, I entrusted the journalist Ammar Al Kassan, helped by his
wife Reem Hanna, with writing the script. Wasim Imam composed the
music for this work as he blended the desert music with the old Damascus
music in 1853."
Visit the Links
below to find out more about Jane Digby:
|Sir Everard Digby - biographic notes|
|Sir Everard Digby and his involvement with the Gunpowder plot|
|The Gunpowder Plot|
|Sir Kenelme Digby - biographic notes|
|Sir Kenelme Digby - some interesting recipes|
|See photographs connected with the Digbys|
|You will find part of Jane Digby's family tree here|
|Jane Digby Main Page|
|The Lind Pages|
|e-mail the Linds|