The Pillow Book

Robert Forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the Empress Sadako in 10th-century Japan.

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Series 6: Time And Change2013100520131006 (BBC7)

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return, but this time not together.

Made for 4 Extra. Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th century Japan. Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return, but this time not together.

01*20080811

Within the palace walls, a series of disturbing crimes throws the court into confusion and unrest.

Sei Shonagon's brilliance and wit is called upon for more than her Empress's amusement.

  • yukinari....5. within the palace walls, a series of disturbing crimes throws the court into confusion and unrest. sei shonagon's brilliance and wit is called upon for more than her empress's amusement.

    shonagon

  • emperor....richard madden
  • empress....laura rees
  • narimasa....John Rowe
  • saisho....caroline martin
  • shonagon....ruth gemmell
  • tadanobu....Benedict Cumberbatch
  • tozammi....Colette O'neil
  • yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    robert forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the empress sadako in 10th-century japan.

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  • 0220080812

    In the snow-covered palace, the thefts are moving in a slow spiral towards the inner chambers of the Emperor, the Sun God himself.

    Robert Forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the Empress Sadako in 10th-century Japan.

    2/5. In the snow-covered palace, the thefts are moving in a slow spiral towards the inner chambers of the Emperor, the Sun God himself.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Empress....Laura Rees

    Tadanobu....Benedict Cumberbatch

    Saisho....Caroline Martin

    Emperor....Richard Madden

    Tozammi....Colette O'Neil

    03*20080813

    Shonagon has been appointed guide and assistant to Lieutenant Yukinari as he investigates a series of thefts within the palace walls.

    Her lover Tadanobu is uncomfortable about the nature of the contract between the pair.

    Robert Forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the Empress Sadako in 10th-century Japan.

    3/5. Shonagon has been appointed guide and assistant to Lieutenant Yukinari as he investigates a series of thefts within the palace walls. Her lover Tadanobu is uncomfortable about the nature of the contract between the pair.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Narimasa....John Rowe

    Tadanobu....Benedict Cumberbatch

    Tozammi....Colette O'Neil

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    04*20080814

    The Demon Shiki is discovered sitting on the throne itself, suggesting that the supernatural is at work within the palace walls.

    Meanwhile, Shonagon and Yukinari continue to search for some human motive behind the escalating crimes.

    Robert Forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the Empress Sadako in 10th-century Japan.

    4/5. The Demon Shiki is discovered sitting on the throne itself, suggesting that the supernatural is at work within the palace walls. Meanwhile, Shonagon and Yukinari continue to search for some human motive behind the escalating crimes.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Tadanobu....Benedict Cumberbatch

    Emperor....Richard Madden

    Narimasa....John Rowe

    05 LAST*20080815

    The palace criminal is discovered, but exposing him may cost Shonagon and Yukinari their lives.

    Robert Forrest's thriller and love story set in the court of the Empress Sadako in 10th-century Japan.

    5/5. The palace criminal is discovered, but exposing him may cost Shonagon and Yukinari their lives.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Empress....Laura Rees

    Tadanobu....Benedict Cumberbatch

    Narimasa....John Rowe

    Emperor....Richard Madden

    0120090608

    By Robert Forrest.

    Second series inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, the 10th-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi.

    It has been nine months since Lieutenant Yukinari and Lady Shonagon solved the crimes in the palace, and nine months since they parted.

    A chill wind brings ominous news, and a blood-stained letter from Yukinari.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Tadanobu....Liam Brennan

    Masamitsu....Ralph Riach

    Oshika....Nick Underwood

    Emperor....Simon Ginty.

    A chill wind brings ominous news and a blood-stained letter from Lieutenant Yukinari.

    02*20090609

    By Robert Forrest.

    Second series inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, the 10th-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi.

    Yukinari has been beaten and left for dead in a blacksmith's bothy.

    Someone has been sending him writings which speak of The Day of Fire, and an Incorruptible Lord - a Lord Yukinari believes may now be in the Palace itself.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Tadanobu....Liam Brennan

    Masamitsu....Ralph Riach.

    Yukinari believes the Incorruptible Lord he has been warned about may be in the Palace.

    03*20090610

    By Robert Forrest.

    Second series inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, the 10th-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi.

    Lieutenant Yukinari is convinced that one of three Lords of the Palace is the leader of a rebellion which threatens the life of Emperor, the Sun God himself.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Tadanobu....Liam Brennan

    Oshika....Nick Underwood.

    Yukinari is convinced that one of three Lords of the Palace is the leader of the rebellion.

    04*20090611

    By Robert Forrest.

    Second series inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, the 10th-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi.

    An earthquake has shattered the Palace walls.

    Gifts arrive from across Japan, and from the Emperor of China himself.

    But Yukinari fears that the gifts are not as innocent as they seem.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Oshika....Nick Underwood

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Tadanobu....Liam Brennan

    Masamitsu....Ralph Riach.

    An earthquake has shattered the Palace walls and gifts arrive from across Japan.

    05 LAST*20090612

    By Robert Forrest.

    Second series inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, the 10th-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi.

    Shonagon and Yukinari find themselves in a damp cellar of the Palace in the middle of the night, face to face with Lord Oshika - a young man of high ideals and convictions, and perhaps deadly intent.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Mark Bazeley

    Oshika....Nick Underwood

    Masamitsu....Ralph Riach

    Emperor....Simon Ginty.

    Shonagon and Yukinari find themselves face to face with Lord Oshika.

    0120101115

    Shonagon and Yukinari return to investigate a new crime in 10th Century Japan.

    Set in 10th Century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess.

    A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens.

    But before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

    By Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

    Emperor - Simon Ginty

    Empress - Laura Rees

    Gisaku - Robin Laing

    Producer - Lu Kemp

    0220101116

    A fan, belonging to one of the court ladies, is found in the dead man's room.

    Set in 10th century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess.

    A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens.

    But, before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

    Lady Shonagon is shocked to see Yukinari throw all courtesy aside in his ruthless pursuit of the truth.

    By Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

    Gisaku - Robin Laing

    Saisho - Vicki Liddelle

    0320101117

    Yukinari meets his old adversary Lord Tadanobu, but finds Tadanobu a changed man.

    Set in 10th century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess.

    A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens.

    But, before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

    Yukinari meets his old adversary Lord Tadanobu, but finds Tadanobu a changed man, much shaken by recent events within the Palace walls.

    By Robert Forrest

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

    Emperor - Simon Ginty

    Gisaku - Robin Laing

    Tadanobu - Cal Macaninch

    Producer - Lu Kemp

    0420101118

    Shonagon and Yukinari return to uncover another mystery in 10th century Japan.

    Set in 10th Century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess.

    A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens.

    But before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

    Yukinari begins to understand the extent of Giasaku's power over the courtiers in the Palace and to imagine the danger that power might have held for some.

    By Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

    Empress - Laura Rees

    Gisaku - Robin Laing

    Tadanobu - Cal Macaninch

    Producer - Lu Kemp

    05 LAST20101119

    Having uncovered the truth, Yukinari must decide whether to speak for the dead.

    Set in 10th century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess.

    A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens.

    But, before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

    The truth behind the crime now uncovered, Yukinari must decide whether to speak for the dead or whether to let the dead stay silent.

    By Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

    Emperor - Simon Ginty

    Empress - Laura Rees

    Gisaku - Robin Laing

    Producer - Lu Kemp

    0120111031

    The Emperor has disappeared into the wilderness beyond the palace walls.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new adventure in 10th century Japan.

    The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people.

    Mischievous as ever, he leaves behind him a challenge addressed to his champion and favourite, Lieutenant Yukinari, to find him.

    And, of course, Yukinari must be accompanied by his guide in the ways of palace life, the Lady Shonagon.

    The Emperor makes two conditions: that the couple travel unaccompanied and in disguise, dressed in peasant garb, a prospect that Lady Shonagon - a connoisseur of all the finer luxuries of life - finds both appalling and humiliating.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Cal Macaninch

    Emperor....Freddie Rayner

    Kei....Brian Ferguson

    Peasant....John Paul Hurley

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0220111101

    Lady Shonagon is confronted with a world in which she is unknown and unrecognised.

    Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited in a new adventure.

    The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people.

    Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion, and favourite, Lieutenant Yukinari to find him.

    And, of course, Yukinari must be accompanied by his guide in the ways of palace life, the Lady Shonagon.

    The Emperor has made two conditions: that the couple travel unaccompanied and in disguise, dressed in peasant garb, a prospect that Lady Shonagon - a connoisseur of all the finer luxuries of life - finds both appalling and humiliating.

    Now on the road, Lady Shonagon is confronted with a world in which she is unknown and unrecognised.

    While the Emperor himself is delighting in his new life as anonymous wanderer.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Cal Macaninch

    Emperor....Freddie Rayner

    Kei....Brian Ferguson

    Dosser....John Paul Hurley

    Isuzu....Meg Fraser

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0320111102

    The Emperor begins to learn lessons - in fence building and facing his nemesis, Inokichi.

    Episode three in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.

    The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people.

    Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and the detective's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.

    As the couple travel anonymously through Japan on the trail of the young royal, the Emperor himself is beginning to learn lessons - in fence building and facing his nemesis, the Bandit king, Inokichi.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Cal Macaninch

    Emperor....Freddie Rayner

    Kei....Brian Ferguson

    Isuzu....Meg Fraser

    Inokichi....Gary Lewis

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0420111103

    The young Emperor has been kidnapped by his nemesis, the bandit king Inokichi.

    Episode four in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.

    The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people.

    Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and the detective's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.

    As the couple travel anonymously through Japan on the trail of the young Emperor, the boy has been kidnapped by his nemesis, the Bandit king, Inokichi.

    Meanwhile, Lieutenant Yukinari and Lady Shonagon find themselves, and each other, in a secret rose garden.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Cal Macaninch

    Emperor....Freddie Rayner

    Inokichi....Gary Lewis

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    05 LAST20111104

    Lady Shonagon and Yukinari finally find the Emperor, but the bandit king has captured him.

    The concluding episode in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari have been reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.

    The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people.

    Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and Yukinari's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.

    But a bandit king, Inokichi, is abroad in Japan.

    He knows everything that happens in the land that he terrorizes and has taken the young man, the Lieutenant and the Lady captive.

    Yukinari knows Inokichi of old, they were boys together, and this meeting has been a long time coming for both of them.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Shonagon....Ruth Gemmell

    Yukinari....Cal Macaninch

    Emperor....Freddie Rayner

    Inokichi....Gary Lewis

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0120121022

    Yukinari returns to the palace to find the Lady Shonagon's affections have strayed.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new mystery in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari returns to the palace to find that the Lady Shonagon's affections are no longer his, and furthermore his lover is not pleased to see him. Instead she is focused on unravelling a mystery that Yukinari cannot understand: the mystery of her friend's marriage - a passionate affair between a woman of royal blood and a young low-born poet that seems to be moving towards an increasingly dark place.

    Meanwhile, the entire palace is captivated by the Emperor's new pet - a tiger sent all the way from India.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0220121023

    Yukinari finds his presence in the palace is not welcomed and Shonagon's mind diverted.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new mystery in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari has returned to the palace to ask the Lady Shonagon to be his wife, only to discover that his lover is already married. Furthermore, Shonagon is obsessed by a new mystery, one that Yukinari cannot understand: the mystery of her friend's marriage - a passionate affair between a woman of royal blood and a young low-born poet that seems to be moving towards an increasingly dark place.

    Meanwhile, the entire palace is captivated by the Emperor's new pet - a tiger sent all the way from India.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    0320121024

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new mystery in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari has returned to the palace to ask the Lady Shonagon's to be his wife, only to discover his lover is already married. And the Lady Shonagon is obsessed by a new mystery, one that Yukinari cannot understand: the mystery of her friend's marriage - a passionate affair between a woman of royal blood and a young low-born poet that seems to be moving towards an increasingly dark and tempestuous place.

    Meanwhile, the entire palace is captivated by the Emperor's new pet - a tiger sent all the way from India.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    As Shonagon feared, the passion between young lovers Komatsu and Zushio explodes.

    0420121025

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new mystery in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari has returned to the palace to ask the Lady Shonagon's to be his wife, only to discover his lover is already married. Furthermore, the Lady Shonagon has become obsessed by a new mystery, one that Yukinari cannot understand: the mystery of her friend's marriage - a passionate affair between a woman of royal blood and a young low-born poet. That mystery has now met a tragic end, but Shonagon is sure that the explanation everyone else seems so prepared to accept is far from being the whole truth.

    Meanwhile, the Emperor's new pet, a tiger sent all the way from India, paces in its cage in the palace grounds.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A tragedy has happened, and Shonagon is determined to unravel the mystery.

    05 LAST20121026

    The concluding episode in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari has returned to the palace to discover that his lover, the Lady Shonagon, is married. Shonagon claims to want peace and tranquillity and yet her determination to unravel the mystery of a crime committed on the Palace grounds threatens her favoured position in the palace. Shonagon is asking questions, and looking into dark corners, and Yukinari fears for her safety while he struggles to understand why she will not let this mystery lie.

    Meanwhile the Emperor's new pet, a tiger all the way from India, roars inside its cage in the palace grounds.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    At her own risk, Shongon continues to investigate a mystery that Yukinari considers solved

    0120140929

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a seventh series of the popular mystery series the Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Yukinari has taken the Emperor to see a natural wonder - an underground cave sparkling with a thousand diamonds. But these are not diamonds, they crumble at the touch, and these caves are patrolled by a pack of wolves. A pack of wolves and their strange, un-wolf-like leader.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0220140930

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return!

    The Emperor has become fascinated with a young woman he and Yukinari discovered living among wolves. The girl has been bought back to the palace for cleansing and examination. But what the Emperor sees in this strange, wild girl is a mystery to those who love and serve him.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0320141001

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return!

    The feral girl is sheltered and housed within the Palace walls, given Lady Shonagon as her tutor, and allowed to frequent the company of the Emperor and Empress. The Emperor insists that the girl has something to teach them, and that he for one intends to listen.

    Meanwhile, there is trouble abroad beyond the palace walls - forest fires, earthquakes and wolves coming out of the hills and down into the towns. The people of the palace are beginning to wonder whether the girl wields an uncanny power over it all.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0420141002

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to solve a new mystery in 10th Century Japan.

    The Emperor is sickening, a disturbance of his mind has become a fever and the feral girl is appearing to him in dreams. The Empress attends to him, for once without her ladies. She is determined to return her husband to health herself, regardless of palace etiquette. And she will go to any lengths necessary to do so.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    05 LAST20141003

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to solve a new mystery in 10th Century Japan.

    Trouble abroad. Wolves in the town, forest fires, storms and earthquakes. The Emperor is sick, and his fever grows worse. A feral girl, sometimes woman sometimes wolf, roams the palace. But the Empress has taken matters into her own hands, and like a Kambai warrior will restore the Palace and her Emperor to health.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    OMNISeries 7 Omnibus2014100420141005 (BBC7)

    In a labyrinth of caves, the Emperor and Yukinari find themselves at the mercy of wolves.

    Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th-century Japan. In a labyrinth of caves, the Emperor and Yukinari find themselves at the mercy of wolves.

    0120150817

    Yukinari's patience with the affairs and intrigues of the palace reaches breaking point.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery series the Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Lieutenant Yukinari's patience with the affairs and intrigues of the palace is reaching breaking point. On the Empress's command, the policeman finds himself interviewing a Palace Lord without any sense of the crime that might have been committed.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0220150818

    Yukinari turns renegade as he doggedly attempts to root out conspirators in the palace.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery series the Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Lieutenant Yukinari turns renegade as he doggedly attempts to root out conspirators in the Palace, regardless of the consequences.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0320150819

    Yukinari is thrown together with his oldest friend Takashi, who seems much changed.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Yukinari finds himself unexpectedly thrown together with his oldest friend Takashi, a man who seems much changed since the two of them last met.

    Meanwhile, within the Palace, Shonagon is determined to find out where Yukinari has gone and whether Lord Asaji may hold the key to the policeman's disappearance.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0420150820

    Shonagon investigates Yukinari's disappearance from the palace.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Shonagon investigates Yukinari's disappearance from the Palace. Meanwhile the Lieutenant finds himself held hostage by his childhood friend, Takashi, who - it appears - has been commissioned to deliver the Lieutenant's head to someone within the Palace walls.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0520150821

    Lady Shonagon receives an invitation to Lord Asaji's sacred grotto.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Shonagon receives an invitation to visit Lord Asaji in his grotto. Meanwhile Takashi delivers the Lieutenant Yukinari's head, as he was commissioned to do.

    Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    OMNISeries 8 Omnibus2015082220150823 (BBC7)

    Thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Lieutenant Yukinari finds himself lost within a maze of palace intrigue.

    In 10th-century Japan, Lt Yukinari finds himself lost within a maze of Palace intrigue.

    0120171120

    Shonagon is summoned to meet the new empress, a strange and disturbing encounter.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Following the Empress Teishi's father's death, a new Chancellor holds power in the Palace. He has ensured his daughter now occupies the throne, as Empress and First
    Consort to the Emperor.

    Summoned to a meeting with the new Empress, Shonagon is visited by a disturbing vision.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0220171121

    Lady Shonagon disgraces herself in front the empress, who sends her spies to investigate.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Having fainted in her first meeting with the new young Empress Shoshi, Lady Shonagon is humiliated and disgraced - and now, she finds herself investigated.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0320171122

    Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Shonagon begins to connect the visitations by her Empress Teishi with a story she was once told by a drunken, but earnest, Lord - about a living ghost.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0420171123

    Shonagon leaves the palace during a storm, but she is pursued by disturbing visions.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Exhausted by the interviews with Yukinari, Lady Shonagon attempts to find some peace within the palace grounds, but the visions will not let her rest - and rage like the coming storm.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    05 LAST20171124

    Shonagon and Saisho wander the palace at night. But they are not alone.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    The storm is passing, Lady Shonagon decides to revist a game of her youth and wander the palace corridors at night. She intends to wander alone, but that is not to be

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

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    Shonagon is summoned to meet the new Empress.

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    The death of the lord chancellor threatens the security of Shonagon's position at court.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Shonagon and Yukinari find themselves finally alone in a small house in the country. Their solitude is interrupted by the death of the Empress's father - a man who alone protects the Empress's position at court. And, if the position of the Empress is at risk, so too is the safety and security of Lady Shonagon herself.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0120171120

    Shonagon is summoned to meet the new empress, a strange and disturbing encounter.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Following the Empress Teishi's father's death, a new Chancellor holds power in the Palace. He has ensured his daughter now occupies the throne, as Empress and First
    Consort to the Emperor.

    Summoned to a meeting with the new Empress, Shonagon is visited by a disturbing vision.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0220161025

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Shonagon and Yukinari have returned to the Palace. Shonagon, to attend to her beloved Empress after the death of her father, and Yukinari to investigate the death of a palace lady - who appears to have been murdered by her drunken and deluded husband.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    A palace lady has been murdered - apparently by her drunken and deluded husband.

    0220171121

    Lady Shonagon disgraces herself in front the empress, who sends her spies to investigate.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return for a new series of the popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

    Having fainted in her first meeting with the new young Empress Shoshi, Lady Shonagon is humiliated and disgraced - and now, she finds herself investigated.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0320161026

    Shonagon and Yukinari attend separate funerals - to solve the same crime.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Two funerals on the same day: one in the city, with full pomp and ceremony for the Empress's father, the Lord Chancellor; the other, outside the city walls, for the erratic and errant Lady Mazago. Shonagon and Yukinari attend different funerals, with the intention of solving the same murder - that of Lady Mazago.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0320171122

    Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Shonagon begins to connect the visitations by her Empress Teishi with a story she was once told by a drunken, but earnest, Lord - about a living ghost.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0420161027

    Shonagon is summoned to a meeting with the volatile Lord Korechika.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Shonagon suspects there may be more to the murder of Lady Mazago than Lieutenant Yukinari perceives. And, as conspiracy rumbles through the Palace, Shonagon is summoned to an interview with Lord Korechicka - a man infamous for his temper.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0420171123

    Shonagon leaves the palace during a storm, but she is pursued by disturbing visions.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Exhausted by the interviews with Yukinari, Lady Shonagon attempts to find some peace within the palace grounds, but the visions will not let her rest - and rage like the coming storm.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.

    A BBC Scotland Production for Radio 4.

    0520161028

    Retired Chancellor Kazan reveals his cards.

    Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return! Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

    Alone once more in the house outside the city, Shonagon and Yukinari find themselves more embroiled in affairs of state, and the plans of Retired Emperor Kazan, than they would ever wish to be. And now it is for Shonagon, not her lieutenant, to speak for the dead.

    The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

    Written by Robert Forrest.

    Directed by Lu Kemp.