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.
|Samuel Pepys||Kris Marshall|
|Mary Skinner||Eiry Thomas|
|John Evelyn||Mathew Baynton|
|Robert Hooke||Matthew Gravelle|
|King Charles II||Ewan Bailey|
|Christopher Wren||Tristan Sturrock|