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Tumanbay

Series 1

A Tale of Two Cities

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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In the seventh episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, the Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) dreams of victory against rebellious provincial leader Maya. Meanwhile Gregor (Rufus Wright) 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.

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.


Cast:
Gregor.........................Rufus Wright
Heaven........................Olivia Popica
Wolf.............................Alexander Siddig
Cadali..........................Matthew Marsh
Frog.............................Deeivya Meir
Frog's Mother...............Sirine Saba
Sarah...........................Nina Yndis
Ibn...............................Nabil Elouahabi
Maya's Envoy...............Nadir Khan
Madu............................Danny Ashok
Daniel...........................Gareth Kennerley
Slave............................Akin Gazi
Al-Ghuri........................Raad Rawi
General Qulan..............Christopher Fulford
Manel...........................Aiysha Hart
Grassic.........................John Sessions
Physician......................Vivek Madan
Boy...............................Darwin Brokenbro

All other parts played by:
Laure Stockley
Nadir Khan
Vivek Madan
Stefano Braschi

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 Show less

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