Sam decides to put himself on the line and confront Lord Sandwich about his recent behaviour but he's anxious about where this will lead. Meanwhile, a stranger tries to abduct Elizabeth in broad daylight and the Queen has the spotted fever. Sam goes to buy a periwig but disapproves of the wig he's offered - made of greasy old woman's hair!
Samuel Pepys ..... Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys ..... Katherine Jakeways
Sir John Minnes ..... Alun Raglan
Coachman ..... Ewan Bailey
Mr Pierce ..... Andrew Wincott
Lord Sandwich ..... Blake Ritson
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.