Slave merchant Ibn waits for his family to arrive in Tumanbay. Sarah the slave-girl is recruited by Gregor, master of the palace guard, to spy on the chief wife Shajar.
In the second episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt, another threat is making its way by sea. As slave merchant Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi) awaits for his family to arrive in Tumanbay, sickness has broken out on the ship carrying them.
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 (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out the spies.
Music - Sacha Puttnam
Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin
Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan
Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden
Written and Directed by John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.
|The Girl on the Ship||Olivia Popica|
|Her Mother||Nathalie Armin|
|Ship Captain||Albert Welling|
|Shajar||Sarah Beck Mather|
|Sultan Al-Ghuri||Raad Rawi|
|The Hafiz||Antony Bunsee|
|General Qulan||Christopher Fulford|
|Head Eunuch||John Sessions|