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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history

Nov 26, 2019

It’s late spring in 1726 at Kensington Palace, and the lavish court of King George I is in residence. Meanwhile, Mehmet, the Turkish valet to the King, is having some problems with Peter the Wild Boy, who is kept like a pet for the King’s amusement. A comical cat-and-mouse chase ensues, but perhaps it is the Wild Boy who has some unexpected lessons to teach Mehmet.

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Written by David K. Barnes


Performed by Atilla Akinci


Produced by Adam Sibbald, Claudia Strange, and Alexander J Newall with April Sumner


Script edited by Sarah Kilby 


Directed by Alexander J Newall 


Edited by Maddy Searle, David Devereux, & Alexander J Newall


Main theme arranged by Samuel D F Jones, adapted by Domini Hooper and Nick Hart from the original 17th century ballad ‘The Sea Martyrs’. 


Additional Music by Samuel D F Jones 


Artwork by Lyndon White

SFX by RutgerMuller, Faceonmars, Inspector J, Brunoboselli, duckduckpony, RepDac3, jackmurrayofficial, burbujafilms, AmberdeMeillon and previous artists via

Additional FX by David Devereux


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Further reading:

Lucy Worsley, Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court (London, 2011)


This podcast was created by Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill. It is distributed under a creative commons attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.