The concluding episode in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari have been reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.
The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people. Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and Yukinari's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.
But a bandit king, Inokichi, is abroad in Japan. He knows everything that happens in the land that he terrorizes and has taken the young man, the Lieutenant and the Lady captive. Yukinari knows Inokichi of old, they were boys together, and this meeting has been a long time coming for both of them.
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.