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Episode 4

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.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Oct 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
Samuel PepysKris Marshall
Elizabeth PepysKatherine Jakeways
WillJohn Biddle
John PepysStephen Marzella
LandlordEwan Bailey
SeamanMatthew Gravelle
Mrs LaneEiry Thomas
Lord BrounckerTim McMullan
DirectorKate McAll
ProducerKate McAll
WriterHattie Naylor

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