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More people infected with plague, while Sam is busy with navy work, since England is now at war with the Dutch. With Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways.

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.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Samuel Pepys Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys Katherine Jakeways
Mary Mercer Catrin Stewart
Mrs Pepys Manon Edwards
Mr Payne Matthew Gravelle
Sarah Udall Sara McGaughey
Mr Povy Adrian Scarborough
Lady Sandwich Bethan Walker
Director Kate McAll
Producer Kate McAll


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