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Episode 4

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 August 2008

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

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.


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