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Coming of Age

Episode 3 of 10

Adrift at sea in a small boat, slave merchant Ibn's daughter depends on her slave captor for her survival. Madu, the nephew of the sultan, swaps palace life for the army.

In the third episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, fourteen year old daughter (Olivia Popica) of slave merchant Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi) is adrift at sea in a small boat and captive to an escaped slave (Akin Gazi). Now she must depend on her slave captor for her survival. Madu (Danny Ashok), the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, also has to grow up quickly as he swaps palace life for hard graft in the army.

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 this insurgence and crushing it.

Music - Sacha Puttnam
Sound Design - Steve Bond, Jon Ouin
Editors - Ania Przygoda, James Morgan
Producers - Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan, John Dryden

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Gregor Rufus Wright
Heaven Olivia Popica
Slave Akin Gazi
Cadali Matthew Marsh
Al-Ghuri Raad Rawi
Sarah Nina Yndis
Ibn Nabil Elouahabi
Shajar Sarah Beck Mather
Madu Danny Ashok
Daniel Gareth Kennerley
Hameed Brother Christian Hillborg
Hameed Brother Alec Utgoff
Shamsi Laure Stockley
General Qulan Christopher Fulford
Sergeant Nadir Khan
Maid Laure Stockley
Writer Mike Walker
Director John Dryden
Producer Emma Hearn
Producer Nadir Khan
Producer John Dryden

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