Sam goes riding in Hyde Park but his horse starts fighting with other horses so he has to make a hasty exit. A keen scholar, he's learning the duodecimal system but it's not enough to distract him from his current obsession, his jealousy of his wife's dancing teacher, Mr Pembleton, which is beginning to run out of control. He's even coming home at lunchtime to check if the beds are rumpled.
Samuel Pepys ..... Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys ..... Katherine Jakeways
Mr Pembleton ..... Joseph Kloska
Mary ..... Eirlys Bellin
Will ..... John Biddle
Mr Bagwell ..... Ewan Bailey
Sir William Batten ..... Richard Mitchley
Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.
Historical consultant: Liza Picard
Sound by Nigel Lewis
Adapted by Hattie Naylor
A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.