Tumanbay review: The historical radio fantasy drama could be Tumanbay. The plot revolves around political intrigue in Tumanbay, the capital of the fictitious empire. Supernatural forces, as well as political unrest, are threatening the city. The world was built upon the slave dynasty of Egypt, the Mamluk. The first 10 episodes from Tumanbai were first broadcast between December 2015, and February 2016, on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.
A second version of eight episodes was released between April and June of 2017. The first two series were made available to international audiences on the Panoply network in September 2017 as part of a deal between the BBC and Panoply Media.
Tumanbay, a ten-part storey about upheaval, revolution, and romance set in a corrupt fictional city, premieres on Radio 4 on Wednesday. Most radio dramas are broadcast over the course of a week or, as in the case of War and Peace last Christmas, in a single day. Tumanbay, which loosely supported the Mamluk sultanate that controlled Egypt, the Levant, and Hejaz until 1517, will ask its audience to return for 10 weeks to discover whether the inhabitants of its fictional city thrive or perish.