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Episode 1

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.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 15 Nov 2010 19:45

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