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Palace of the Blind

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Once the greatest city on earth, Tumanbay has fallen into the hands of two opposing warlords.

Series 4 of this engrossing, historical fantasy from creators John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker.

Once the greatest city on earth, Tumanbay has fallen into the hands of two opposing warlords: the Grand Master Amalric (Anton Lesser), leader of a fearsome religious order of knights; and Fatima (Kirsty Bushell), ambitious wife of a provincial governor who exerts total control over the weakened young Sultana Manel (Aiysha Hart).

Manel’s uncle, the spymaster Gregor (Rufus Wright) has been banished to the furthest deserts, after having claimed to have seen the Sultana’s murdered lover, Alkin. Gregor is convinced Alkin’s return from the dead heralds the end for Tumanbay and he must do everything in his power to get back to save it.

Cast:
Manel................ Aiysha Hart
Gregor................ Rufus Wright
Cadali................ Matthew Marsh
Grand Master................ Anton Lesser
Mehmed................ Nadim Sawalha
Fatima................ Kirsty Bushell
Sarp................Joplin Sibtain
Olef................ Antony Bunsee
Alkin................ Nathalie Armin
Physician................ Vivek Madan
Knight................ Nadir Khan
Orderly............... Gerard McDermott

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Sound Recording by Laurence Farr

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

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

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