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Shardlake is in York to prepare petitions for Henry VIII, who is on his way to the city. Tensions are running high, and he is soon called to investigate a suspicious death.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's third Tudor crime novel featuring hunchback lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects. Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

Tensions are running high in the city, and soon Shardlake is called to investigate a suspicious death - and stumbles upon a daring plot that has the potential to shake England to its core.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatiser ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer/Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron.

15 minutes

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Mon 21 Sep 2015 19:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Shardlake Justin Salinger
Barak Bryan Dick
Wrenne Geoffrey Whitehead
Tamasin Cath Whitefield
Radwinter David Acton
Broderick Nick Underwood
Maleverer Stephen Critchlow
Jennet Alex Tregear
Craike Patrick Brennan
Cranmer Sam Dale
Rochford Amelia Lowdell
Oldroyd Chris Pavlo
Paul Mark Edel-Hunt
The Queen Melody Grove
Director Kirsteen Cameron
Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Adaptor Colin MacDonald
Author CJ Sansom

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