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1540. Shardlake must probe the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire - an ancient weapon of mass destruction. Stars Justin Salinger.

Dramatisation of the second novel in C J Sansom's Tudor crime series, featuring lawyer-detective hero Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1540, Shardlake has been ordered by Thomas Cromwell to investigate the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire - an ancient weapon of mass destruction, the formula for which was thought to have been lost centuries before. Assisted by Cromwell's man, Barak, it's increasingly clear that whoever is behind the theft will do anything - including murder - to keep the dangerous substance from the Earl of Essex.

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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