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More Londoners are infected with plague. In an effort to contain it, they are shut up in their houses, with planks nailed across the doors so they can't get out. Sam's mother wants him and Elizabeth to come and stay in the country away from the danger. But Sam plans to send his wife to Woolwich, out of harm's way. He himself is too busy with Navy work to leave, especially now that the country is at war 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.

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15 minutes

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Thu 18 Sep 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
Samuel PepysKris Marshall
Elizabeth PepysKatherine Jakeways
Mary MercerCatrin Stewart
Mrs PepysManon Edwards
Mr PayneMatthew Gravelle
Sarah UdallSara McGaughey
Mr PovyAdrian Scarborough
Lady SandwichBethan Walker
DirectorKate McAll
ProducerKate McAll

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