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Episode 2

Elizabeth engages a new maid but Sam is dismayed to find she is ugly with small pox scars upon her face and very large hands. Elizabeth's fury at his deceit of her has abated and the household is more peaceful now, though Sam is still unable to venture abroad without Will, their servant, as his 'guard'. Then one day in April, while working at Whitehall, he spots Debs Willet, his former maid and lover. Unable to contain his feelings, he manoeuvres Will out of the way and chases after her, finding her in the chapel below-stairs. When he goes home after this brief encounter, he hardly dares to speak to Elizabeth for fear of giving himself away. 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
Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 Oct 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
SamKris Marshall
ElizabethKatherine Jakeways
WillJohn Biddle
BrounckerTim McMullan
MiddletonEwan Bailey
Mrs LaneEiry Thomas
Harry SheersGeoffrey Streatfeild
DebsAimee-Ffion Edwards
DirectorKate McAll
ProducerKate McAll
AdaptorHattie Naylor
AuthorSamuel Pepys

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