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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

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

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.

0101A 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.

0102Ship 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.

0103Coming 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.

0104Hidden 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.

0105Strangle 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.

0106In 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.

0107A 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.

0108The 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.

0109Jaws 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.

0110 LASTSword 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.

0201The Last Boat20170425

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor swears an oath to the new rulers.

Tumanbay, the wealthiest city on earth, has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. Responsible for rooting out heretics is Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera), a ruthless and uncompromising zealot.

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor (Rufus Wright), previously Master of the Palace Guard, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive as the new regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden
Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

Tumanbay, the wealthiest city on earth, has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. Responsible for rooting out heretics is Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera), a ruthless and uncompromising zealot.

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor (Rufus Wright), previously Master of the Palace Guard, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive as the new regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Orignal Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond

Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez

Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0201The Last Boat20170425

Tumanbay, the wealthiest city on earth, has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. Responsible for rooting out heretics is Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera), a ruthless and uncompromising zealot.

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor (Rufus Wright), previously Master of the Palace Guard, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive as the new regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Orignal Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond

Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez

Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor swears an oath to the new rulers.

Tumanbay, the wealthiest city on earth, has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. Responsible for rooting out heretics is Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera), a ruthless and uncompromising zealot.

As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor (Rufus Wright), previously Master of the Palace Guard, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive as the new regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden
Written and Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0202The Kill20170502

Under the rule of the followers of Maya, Tumanbay has become a place of fear.

Under the brutal rule of the puritanical followers of Maya, Tumanbay, once the most powerful and wealthy city on earth, has become a place of fear and suspicion. While Gregor (Rufus Wright) attempts to survive the regime by collaborating and demonstrating his loyalty, his niece Manel (Aiysha Hart) is drawn to the rebel cause.

Both are playing a deadly game.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0203Rats20170509

Gregor's niece Manel is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to kill.

While betrayals and counter-betrayals dominate Gregor's (Rufus Wright) every waking moment, and the young puppet Sultan, Madu (Danny Ashok), becomes increasingly reckless in his quest to satisfy his cravings, Gregor's niece Manel (Aiysha Hart) is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to kill.

What she discovers there is a threat even deadlier than Tumanbay's brutal new rulers.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Ayeesha Menon
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0204Healing The Sick20170516

Slave trader Ibn seeks justice from the new regime's religious courts.

As slave trader Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi), accused of hoarding heretical text, seeks justice from the new regime's religious courts, news arrives of a devastating plague in the swamps outside the city. Undeterred, the all-powerful Inquisitor, Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera), continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics and he chooses Gregor (Rufus Wright) to assist.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Orignal Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Andy Mulligan
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0205Kiss My Fingers20170523

Threat of plague brings Barakat into conflict with Effendi Red.

Threat of plague from outlying villages and how to deal with it brings the Inquisitor Barakat (Hiran Abeysekera) into conflict with the ailing regent Effendi Red (Sagar Arya).

Meanwhile, Manel (Aiysha Hart) - having failed in the task given to her by the rebels - must now prove her commitment to the cause by undertaking a more dangerous mission. One that brings her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam and Jon Ouin

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0206Holy Father20170530

Following a series of murders, Barakat's hold over Tumanbay is complete.

Following a series of murders, the Inquisitor Barakat's (Hiran Abeysekera) hold over Tumanbay is complete. Rebel fighter Manel (Aiysha Hart) seeks refuge with co-conspirator Doctor Dorin (Vincent Ebrahim). But can Dorin be trusted and what is "the great project" he is working on with Barakat?

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by John Dryden
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0207Take My Hand20170606

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her enslaved father, General Qulan.

Manel (Aiysha Hart) and Heaven (Tanya Ravljen) have escaped the city and go to the swamps in search of Manel's enslaved father, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford). Back in Tumanbay, there's someone new in charge and the puppet Sultan Madu (Danny Ashok) has a secret rendezvous with his old love, Daniel (Gareth Kennerley).

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0207Take My Hand20170606

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her enslaved father, General Qulan.

Manel (Aiysha Hart) and Heaven (Tanya Ravljen) have escaped the city and go to the swamps in search of Manel's enslaved father, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford). Back in Tumanbay, there's someone new in charge and the puppet Sultan Madu (Danny Ashok) has a secret rendezvous with his old love, Daniel (Gareth Kennerley).

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her enslaved father, General Qulan.

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her enslaved father, General Qulan.

Manel (Aiysha Hart) and Heaven (Tanya Ravljen) have escaped the city and go to the swamps in search of Manel's enslaved father, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford). Back in Tumanbay, there's someone new in charge and the puppet Sultan Madu (Danny Ashok) has a secret rendezvous with his old love, Daniel (Gareth Kennerley).

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andreina Gomez
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman
Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0208We Are Three20170613

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past.

The blood-soaked finale to the second series. The rebel army, under General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) prepares to march on the city where Gregor (Rufus Wright) struggles to decide where his loyalties lie and is faced with a terrible truth about his past.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andrea Gomez
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden
Written and directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

0208We Are Three20170613

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past.

The blood-soaked finale to the second series. The rebel army, under General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) prepares to march on the city where Gregor (Rufus Wright) struggles to decide where his loyalties lie and is faced with a terrible truth about his past.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andrea Gomez
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden
Written and directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past.

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past.

The blood-soaked finale to the second series. The rebel army, under General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) prepares to march on the city where Gregor (Rufus Wright) struggles to decide where his loyalties lie and is faced with a terrible truth about his past.

Tumanbay is created by John Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Edited by James Morgan and Andrea Gomez
Additional Music by Jon Ouin
Script Edited by Abigail Youngman

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Dryden
Written and directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.