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Episode 4

Sam has a visit from Christopher Wren, and learns of the death of an old friend, Robert Hooke, who played a key role in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire.

Pepys, now 70 and in poor health, has a visit from Sir Christopher Wren, who tells him of the death of an old friend, Robert Hooke. Hooke played a key role in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, at the time when Wren had been commissioned to redesign St Pauls. For his third design of the cathedral Wren made an enormous model, large enough to walk through, and presented it to the clergy for their approval.
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.

Sound by Iain Hunter

A BBC/Cymru Wales Production, directed by Kate McAll.

15 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Samuel Pepys Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner Eiry Thomas
Will John Biddle
John Evelyn Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren Tristan Sturrock
Director Kate McAll
Adaptor Hattie Naylor
Author Samuel Pepys

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