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01A Head Start20151202

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Putnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

02Ship Of The Dead20151209

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out the spies within.

But there is another threat making its way by sea. As slave merchant Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi) awaits for his family to arrive in Tumanbay, sickness has broken out on the ship carrying them.

An epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

03Coming Of Age20151216

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Adrift at sea in a small boat and captive to an escaped slave (Akin Gazi), fourteen year old daughter (Olivia Popica) of slave merchant Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi) depends on her slave captor for her survival. Madu (Danny Ashok), the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, also has to grow up quickly as he swaps palace life for hard graft in the army.

An epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Putnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

04Hidden Knowledge20151223

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

As Shajar, the sultan's chief wife (Sarah Beck Mather), plots her son Madu's (Danny Ashok) succession to the throne, Gregor, master of the palace guard, is determined to discover what it is she has taken from the aged Hafiz and is having repaired in the workshop of a pair of artisans in the city. Marching with the army out to the provinces, Madu's slave find solace with an unlikely companion.

Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

05Strangle Hold20151230

05Strangle Hold20151230

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Arriving in the provinces to gather the armies to fight rebel "queen" Maya, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) finds the provincial governors less than enthusiastic about his arrival. In Tumanbay, Gregor is under pressure to find the spies but his investigations keep leading him back to Shajar the sultan's chief wife (Sarah Beck Mather) and a reliquary she has secreted away.

An epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

05Strangle Hold20151230

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Arriving in the provinces to gather the armies to fight rebel "queen" Maya, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) finds the provincial governors less than enthusiastic about his arrival. In Tumanbay, Gregor is under pressure to find the spies but his investigations keep leading him back to Shajar the sultan's chief wife (Sarah Beck Mather) and a reliquary she has secreted away.

An epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

06In the Beginning20160106

06In the Beginning20160106

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

With Tumanbay in chaos after the murder of a highly placed individual, Heaven and her slave companion find themselves prisoners of a nomadic tribe in the desert. Having failed in his duty of keeping the palace safe, Gregor attempts to unlock the secret of the missing reliquary and find out why it is worth killing for.

Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

06In the Beginning20160106

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

With Tumanbay in chaos after the murder of a highly placed individual, Heaven and her slave companion find themselves prisoners of a nomadic tribe in the desert. Having failed in his duty of keeping the palace safe, Gregor attempts to unlock the secret of the missing reliquary and find out why it is worth killing for.

Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

06In The Beginning20160106

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

With Tumanbay in chaos after the murder of a highly placed individual, Heaven and her slave companion find themselves prisoners of a nomadic tribe in the desert. Having failed in his duty of keeping the palace safe, Gregor attempts to unlock the secret of the missing reliquary and find out why it is worth killing for.

Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

07A Tale Of Two Cities20160113

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.

Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

While the sultan dreams of victory against rebellious provincial leader Maya, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah (Nina Yndis) and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

08The Purge20160120

In the eighth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, the Sultan (Raad Rawi) is increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, so begins a purge of the Palace. Slave trader Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi), is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with Gregor (Rufus Wright), the man who stole his kingdom.

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within. Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

09Jaws Of Victory20160127

In the ninth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, a trade delegation from across the ocean, brings to Tumanbay the very latest in war merchandise. Convinced of victory by the words of the prophet child, the Sultan (Raad Rawi) is now ready to march out with his armies and destroy rebellious provincial leader Maya. His nephew Madu (Danny Ashok) has only one desire - to escape the city with his army comrade and lover Daniel (Gareth Kennerley). But Daniel is not everything he seems.

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Emma Hearn

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

10Sword Of Faith20160203

The tenth and final episode of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan's (Raad Rawi) great victory, Gregor (Rufus Wright) the heartless player discovers he has a heart and that he has been played.

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within. Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin

Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan

Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.