My Name is Red is a radio play by Ayeesha Menon, based on the novel by Orhan Pamuk It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in two parts, on 03 and 10 August 2008, as an installment of the Classic Serial [1].

It was recorded on location in Istanbul.


Set in Istanbul, 1590. The Sultan brings together the most acclaimed artists in his kingdom to create a secret book of miniatures celebrating the glories of his realm.

But when two of the miniaturists are murdered, panic erupts.


Critical ReceptionEdit

“…The best Classic Serial in ages…Somehow, a complex story about art, murder, love and danger at the Sultan’s court in 16th-century Turkey materialised out of the air….” - Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph

External LinksEdit


  1. Radiolistings

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