1667. The Dutch have entered the Thames. Sam sends his wife and his father to the country with his gold and tells them to bury it at night - then is furious when he finds they've done it in daylight. Mrs Lane sends a letter telling Sam she's pregnant. Elizabeth complains that Sam is always out and she never sees him - he tweaks her nose during a heated argument. Peace is made with the Dutch.
Adapted 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 Nigel Lewis
A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.
|Samuel Pepys||Kris Marshall|
|Elizabeth Pepys||Katherine Jakeways|
|John Pepys||Stephen Marzella|
|Mrs Lane||Eiry Thomas|
|Lord Brouncker||Tim McMullan|