War with the Dutch is imminent and Sam finds a posting at sea for Elizabeth's brother, Balty. Sam's social life continues to be very busy. He has a liaison with his old mistress, Mrs Lane, and is on his way to The Swan, with Mrs Knipp and Mrs Pierce, when a man warns them that it's still shut up with the plague. But when Elizabeth innocently invites her drawing teacher, Mr Brown, to stay for dinner, Sam is furious. Adapted from the diaries by Hattie Naylor.
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 Catherine Robinson
A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.
|Samuel Pepys||Kris Marshall|
|Elizabeth Pepys||Katherine Jakeways|
|Mrs Lane||Eiry Thomas|
|Mrs Knipp||Sophie Thompson|