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By the end of the year, deaths from the plague begin to go down, and London starts to recover, but there are still few boats on the river. With Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways.

As the deaths from plague begin to go down at last, London starts to recover - though there are few boats on the river. Following the English victory over the Dutch, Sam is in the running for some of the prize goods taken from the East India Ships - but bad feeling over the division of the spoils results in Lord Sandwich being sent away to Spain. The year ends with Sam and Elizabeth at a wedding and looking forward to returning to their home in Seething Lane when the plague is finally over. 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

Last on

Sat 20 Sep 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
Samuel Pepys Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys Katherine Jakeways
Edward, Lord Sandwich Blake Ritson
Llewellyn Matthew Gravelle
Mrs Bagwell Bethan Walker
John Evelyn Dan Starkey
Director Kate McAll
Producer Kate McAll


  • Fri 21 Sep 2012 10:45
  • Fri 21 Sep 2012 19:45
  • Fri 19 Sep 2014 14:30
  • Sat 20 Sep 2014 00:30

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