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The Blind Man

Episode 3 of 8

Weakened by occupation, an offer of friendship and protection comes from the Balarac, a formidable group of priest warriors led by blind Grand Master Amalric. With Anton Lesser.

Weakened by occupation, an offer of friendship and protection comes from the Balarac, a formidable group of priest warriors led by the blind Grand Master Amalric (Anton Lesser). But protection comes at a price the city can ill-afford.

While General Qulan leaves to build an army, in the palace Gregor (Rufus Wright), the Sultana’s chief spy-master, finds himself in a desperate struggle for power and influence with his adversaries - Alkin (Nathalie Armin) the Sultana’s confident and lover, and Cadali (Matthew Marsh) the ambitious ex-vizier.

Cast:
Gregor........Rufus Wright
Manel........Aiysha Hart
Cadali........Matthew Marsh
Grand Master, Amalric........ Anton Lesser
Bavand........Peter Polycarpou
Alkin........Nathalie Armin
Herod........Amir El-Masry
Selim........Farshid Rokey
Heaven........Olivia Popica
General Qulan........Christopher Fulford
Frog........Finn Elliot
Matilla........Humera Syed
Akiba........Akin Gazi
Nurse........Annabelle Dowler
Slave Captain........George Georgiou
Balarac Captain........Antony Bunsee
Balarac Sergeant........Alexander Arnold
Merick........Carl Prekopp
Madam.......Annabelle Dowler
Prostitute.......Marlene Madenge
Barli........Vivek Madan
Courtier........Nadir Khan

Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Additional Music by Jon Ouin

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Scott Dryden
Written by Mac Rogers
Directed by John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

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