Tumanbay

Tumanbay

Australia

Tumanbay, heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave dynasty of Egypt.

Episodes

Sword of Faith  

The tenth and final episode of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception, inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan's (Raad Rawi) great victory, Gregor (Rufus Wright) the heartless player discovers he has a heart and that he has been played. 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, Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri 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 and Directed by John Dryden A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

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Jaws of Victory  

In the ninth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, a trade delegation from across the ocean, brings to Tumanbay the very latest in war merchandise. Convinced of victory by the words of the prophet child, the Sultan (Raad Rawi) is now ready to march out with his armies and destroy rebellious provincial leader Maya. His nephew Madu (Danny Ashok) has only one desire - to escape the city with his army comrade and lover Daniel (Gareth Kennerley). But Daniel is not everything he seems. 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 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 - Nadir Khan, John Dryden Written by Mike Walker Directed by Emma Hearn A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

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The Purge  

In the eighth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, the Sultan (Raad Rawi) is increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, so begins a purge of the Palace. Slave trader Ibn (Nabil Elouahabi), is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with Gregor (Rufus Wright), the man who stole his kingdom. 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, Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri 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 and Directed by John Dryden A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

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A Tale of Two Cities  

In the seventh episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty, the Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) dreams of victory against rebellious provincial leader Maya. Meanwhile Gregor (Rufus Wright) is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah (Nina Yndis) and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the City above. 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, Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri 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.

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In the Beginning  

In the sixth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt, Tumanbay is in chaos after the murder of a highly placed individual. Heaven and her slave companion find themselves prisoners of a nomadic tribe in the desert. Having failed in his duty of keeping the Palace safe, Gregor attempts to unlock the secret of the missing reliquary and find out why it is worth killing for. 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.

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Strangle Hold  

In the fifth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt, General Qulan (Christopher Fulford) finds the Provincial Governors less than enthusiastic as he arrives to gather the armies to fight rebel "queen" Maya. In Tumanbay, Gregor is under pressure to find the spies but his investigations keep leading him back to Shajar the Sultan's chief wife (Sarah Beck Mather) and a reliquary she has secreted away. 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 and Directed by John Dryden A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

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Hidden Knowledge  

In the fourth episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt, Shajar, the Sultan's chief wife (Sarah Beck Mather), plots her son Madu's (Danny Ashok) succession to the throne. While Gregor, Master of the Palace Guard, is determined to discover what it is she has taken from the aged Hafiz and is having repaired in the workshop of a pair of artisans in the city. Marching with the army out to the provinces, Madu's slave find solace with an unlikely companion. 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.

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Coming of Age  

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.

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Ship of the Dead  

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.

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A Head Start  

In the first episode of this epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave-dynasty of Egypt, Gregor (Rufus Wright) - Master of the Palace Guard - is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out an insurgence and crushing it. 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. 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.

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