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Cromwell orders Shardlake to track down a batch of Greek Fire, an ancient and deadly weapon of mass destruction. Stars Justin Salinger.

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's gripping Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is summoned by Cromwell and forced to undertake a deadly secret mission: tracking down a batch of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople.

Written by C. J. Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald
Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Shardlake Justin Salinger
Barak Bryan Dick
Cromwell Robert Glenister
Guy Vincent Ebrahim
Lady Honor Elaine Claxton
Norfolk Patrick Brennan
Marchamount Nick Underwood
Elizabeth Susie Riddell
Bealnapp Clive Hayward
Rich Damian Lynch
Director Kirsteen Cameron
Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Adaptor Colin MacDonald
Author CJ Sansom


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