Joseph Fiennes stars as the young Lieutenant Richard Burton who in 1853 disguised himself as an Afghani pilgrim and undertook an expedition to Mecca. His aim was to explore the Holy of Holies. He chronicles this journey fraught with dangers and misadventure. But can he hide his identity from his two young guides? With Akbar Kurtha, Rasmus Hardiker, Paul Rider, Roger Hammond, Inam Mirza, Jonathan Tafler and Natasha Pyne. Written by David Pownall. Directed by Peter Kavanagh.