Main content

Fatima

Episode 6 of 8

The return of General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) offers hope of stability. But with it has come Herod’s mother, Fatima (Tara Fitzgerald), a new player in the fight for power.

The return of General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) with an army from the provinces offers hope of stability to the city recovering from a recent coup. But with it has come Herod’s ambitious mother, Fatima (Tara Fitzgerald), a new player in the fight for power.

Meanwhile, the slave merchant Bavand (Peter Polycarpou) has found his way back to Tumanbay. With debts to pay, he turns to his one remaining asset, his daughter Matilla (Humera Syed).

Cast:
Fatima........Tara Fitzgerald
Gregor........Rufus Wright
Manel........Aiysha Hart
Cadali........Matthew Marsh
Grand Master, Amalric........ Anton Lesser
Bavand........Peter Polycarpou
Herod........Amir El-Masry
Selim........Farshid Rokey
Heaven........Olivia Popica
General Qulan........Christopher Fulford
Frog........Finn Elliot
Matilla........Humera Syed
Sisco........Raad Rawi
Prophet Women........Dolya Gavanski
Nurse........Annabelle Dowler
Undertakers........Vivek Madan and Nadir Khan
Café Owner........Muzz Khan
Café Boy........Yusuf Hofri

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
Sound Recording by Joe Richardson
Additional Music by Jon Ouin

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Scott Dryden
Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

Available now

44 minutes

Broadcast

Ibn Battuta: History’s real life Indiana Jones

Ibn Battuta: History’s real life Indiana Jones

Ibn Battuta was one of the world’s great travelers and travel writers of premodern times.

How past civilisations searched for the soul

How past civilisations searched for the soul

The fascinating ways our predecessors attempted to locate the soul within the body.

Podcast