Pillow Book, The [15 Minute Drama]

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2017112220190327 (R4)

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.

Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

2017112320190328 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

2017112420190329 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

012017112020190325 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

012017112020190325 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

022017112120190326 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

022017112120190326 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

032017112220190327 (R4)

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.

Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

032017112220190327 (R4)

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.

Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

Concerned for Shonagon, Yukinari attempts to unravel the visions.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042017112320190328 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042017112320190328 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

052017112420190329 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

052017112420190329 (R4)

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

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

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0120150817

0120150817

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.

0120150817

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

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.

0120161024

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.

0120161024

0120161024

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.

0120161024

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

0220150818

0220150818

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.

0220150818

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

0220161025

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

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.

0220161025

0220161025

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

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.

0320150819
0320150819

0320150819

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.

0320150819

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

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.

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.

0320161026

0320161026

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.

0320161026

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

0420150820

0420150820

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.

0420150820

Shonagon investigates Yukinari's disappearance from the palace.

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.

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.

0420161027

0420161027

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.

0420161027

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

0520150821

0520150821

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.

0520150821

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

0520161028

0520161028

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.

0520161028

Retired Chancellor Kazan reveals his cards.