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0120140825

Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective hero Shardlake.

Gripping dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's atmospheric Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake has lived quietly in the three years since he was asked by Cromwell to investigate a murder at Scarnsea monastery on England's south coast (a story told in "Dissolution"). But his quiet life is soon forgotten as he rushes to solve two very different but urgent mysteries: save the life of a young girl accused of a terrible murder; and, discover who has stolen the last precious batch of Greek Fire, a mythical weapon of mass destruction.

Accompanied by Cromwell's man - the young and impetuous Barak - Shardlake desperately searches for clues against the backdrop of a hot and stinking London summer.

A fast and furious crime drama, "Dark Fire" features ethical dilemmas, intriguing characters and a luminous historical setting. Starring Justin Salinger as Shardlake, Bryan Dick as Barak and Robert Glenister as Thomas Cromwell.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0120140825

Gripping dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's atmospheric Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake has lived quietly in the three years since he was asked by Cromwell to investigate a murder at Scarnsea monastery on England's south coast (a story told in "Dissolution"). But his quiet life is soon forgotten as he rushes to solve two very different but urgent mysteries: save the life of a young girl accused of a terrible murder; and, discover who has stolen the last precious batch of Greek Fire, a mythical weapon of mass destruction.

Accompanied by Cromwell's man - the young and impetuous Barak - Shardlake desperately searches for clues against the backdrop of a hot and stinking London summer.

A fast and furious crime drama, "Dark Fire" features ethical dilemmas, intriguing characters and a luminous historical setting. Starring Justin Salinger as Shardlake, Bryan Dick as Barak and Robert Glenister as Thomas Cromwell.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective hero Shardlake.

0220140826

Thomas Cromwell summons Shardlake, and engages him to undertake a deadly secret mission.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's gripping Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is summoned by Cromwell and forced to undertake a deadly secret mission: tracking down a batch of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0220140826

Thomas Cromwell summons Shardlake, and engages him to undertake a deadly secret mission.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's gripping Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is summoned by Cromwell and forced to undertake a deadly secret mission: tracking down a batch of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320140827

The search for the stolen Greek Fire intensifies as Shardlake questions the key suspects.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel.

London, 1540. Under orders from Thomas Cromwell, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake is investigating the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, the formula for which was thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople. Assisted by Cromwell's man, Barak, it's increasingly clear that whoever is behind the theft will do anything - including murder - to keep the substance from the Earl of Essex.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320140827

The search for the stolen Greek Fire intensifies as Shardlake questions the key suspects.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel.

London, 1540. Under orders from Thomas Cromwell, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake is investigating the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, the formula for which was thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople. Assisted by Cromwell's man, Barak, it's increasingly clear that whoever is behind the theft will do anything - including murder - to keep the substance from the Earl of Essex.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0420140828

Shardlake and Barak's investigation leads them to the ruins of St Bartholew's monastery.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540. Detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, visit the ruins of St Bartholew's, where the barrel of 'Greek Fire' - a liquid weapon capable of terrible destruction, the formula for which was thought lost during the fall of Constantinople - was first discovered.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0420140828

Shardlake and Barak's investigation leads them to the ruins of St Bartholew's monastery.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540. Detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, visit the ruins of St Bartholew's, where the barrel of 'Greek Fire' - a liquid weapon capable of terrible destruction, the formula for which was thought lost during the fall of Constantinople - was first discovered.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520140829

Shardlake focuses on helping Elizabeth Wentworth, accused of murdering her young cousin.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Drawing a blank in their investigation into the theft of Greek Fire, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, turn their attentions to the case of Elizabeth Wentworth: an orphan accused of murdering her young cousin.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0520140829

Shardlake focuses on helping Elizabeth Wentworth, accused of murdering her young cousin.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Drawing a blank in their investigation into the theft of Greek Fire, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, turn their attentions to the case of Elizabeth Wentworth: an orphan accused of murdering her young cousin.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0620140901

Whoever is behind the Greek Fire theft will do anything to keep it from the Earl of Essex.

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.

0620140901

Whoever is behind the Greek Fire theft will do anything to keep it from the Earl of Essex.

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.

0720140902

With Shardlake's lack of progress, Cromwell reveals that he fears losing the King's favour

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor bestselling crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Shardlake puts pressure on Lady Honor to tell him all she knows about Greek Fire, but suspects that she's still holding something back. With little to report, Cromwell, frustrated by Shardlake's lack of progress, reveals just how worried he is about losing the King's favour.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0720140902

With Shardlake's lack of progress, Cromwell reveals that he fears losing the King's favour

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor bestselling crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Shardlake puts pressure on Lady Honor to tell him all she knows about Greek Fire, but suspects that she's still holding something back. With little to report, Cromwell, frustrated by Shardlake's lack of progress, reveals just how worried he is about losing the King's favour.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0820140903

Trapped inside the burning house, Shardlake witnesses the destructive power of Greek Fire.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Trapped inside the rapidly burning house, Shardlake and Barak search desperately for an escape route as they witness first-hand the terrible power of Greek Fire.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0820140903

Trapped inside the burning house, Shardlake witnesses the destructive power of Greek Fire.

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Trapped inside the rapidly burning house, Shardlake and Barak search desperately for an escape route as they witness first-hand the terrible power of Greek Fire.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0920140904

Shardlake and Barak finally discover who lies behind the plot to bring down Cromwell.

Penultimate episode of this dramatisation of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Shardlake and Barak's dogged investigation bears fruit as they discover the identity of who lies behind the elaborate plot to bring down Cromwell.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

0920140904

Shardlake and Barak finally discover who lies behind the plot to bring down Cromwell.

Penultimate episode of this dramatisation of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Shardlake and Barak's dogged investigation bears fruit as they discover the identity of who lies behind the elaborate plot to bring down Cromwell.

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

10 LAST20140905

Held at knifepoint, can Shardlake and Barak escape to warn the Earl about the plot?

Gripping conclusion of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Taken prisoner and threatened with death by the mastermind of the plot to bring down Cromwell, Shardlake and Barak must find a way to escape and warn the Earl. Can they make it in time? And how will the Wentworth family react when confronted with the truth of what lies down the well?

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

10 LAST20140905

Held at knifepoint, can Shardlake and Barak escape to warn the Earl about the plot?

Gripping conclusion of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Taken prisoner and threatened with death by the mastermind of the plot to bring down Cromwell, Shardlake and Barak must find a way to escape and warn the Earl. Can they make it in time? And how will the Wentworth family react when confronted with the truth of what lies down the well?

Written by C. J. Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.