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Episode 5

Sam, now close to death, looks back on the city he has loved. London, once devastated by the Great Fire, has arisen anew from the ashes.

Sam is feverish from infection and close to death. It is time to put his affairs in order. A visit from one of his oldest friends, John Evelyn, prompts him to look back on events in his life, in the city he has loved. St Paul's Cathedral, once devastated in the Great Fire almost forty years ago, is nearing completion. London has arisen anew from the ashes.

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

Last on

Fri 9 Sep 2016 19:45

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Role Contributor
Samuel Pepys Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys Katherine Jakeways
Mary Skinner Eiry Thomas
Will John Biddle
Jane Rebecca Newman
John Evelyn Mathew Baynton
Gibbons Matthew Gravelle
Hoyle Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren Tristan Sturrock
Director Kate McAll
Adaptor Hattie Naylor
Author Samuel Pepys


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