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Episode 5

The concluding episode in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan.

Yukinari has returned to the palace to discover that his lover, the Lady Shonagon, is married. Shonagon claims to want peace and tranquillity and yet her determination to unravel the mystery of a crime committed on the Palace grounds threatens her favoured position in the palace. Shonagon is asking questions, and looking into dark corners, and Yukinari fears for her safety while he struggles to understand why she will not let this mystery lie.

Meanwhile the Emperor's new pet, a tiger all the way from India, roars inside its cage in the palace grounds.

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.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Oct 2012 19:45


Role Contributor
ShonagonRuth Gemmell
YukinariCal Macaninch
KomatsuMatti Houghton
NarimuraRichard Dillane
TamakiSian Thomas
DirectorLu Kemp
EmpressLaura Rees
WriterRobert Forrest
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