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Samuel Pepys' Playlist

4 Extra Debut. Samuel Pepys - diarist, politician and womaniser - as revealed in his favourite songs and reimagined by David Owen Norris.

Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, loved music. It outlasted all his other passions- even his passion for women. He left hundreds of his favourite songs, some covered in wine stains, relics of drunken musical evenings.

David Owen Norris explores the songs in the Pepys Library in Cambridge with historians Richard Luckett, Jenny Uglow and Basie Gitlin, and recreates the music he loved best. With singers Gwyneth Herbert, Thomas Guthrie and Laura Crowther.

Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 Sep 2014 04:30


Role Contributor
Producer Elizabeth Burke