The Diary Of Samuel Pepys

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010120110815

Kris Marshall plays Pepys in this lively new dramatisation of the famous diaries.

Kris Marshall plays Samuel Pepys, and Katherine Jakeways his wife, in this new dramatisation of the famous diaries by Hattie Naylor.

On a freezing day in January 1660, a 26 year old man decides to start keeping a diary.

It's two years since he had a life-threatening operation to remove a bladder stone and he's feeling pretty well - despite there being quite a lot to worry about.

He's behind with his rent, he goes out too often, and drinks too much.

He lies awake worrying about work, and despite being happily married, can't keep his hands off other women.

For the next ten years, in his secret diary, Samuel Pepys faithfully records the day's events, and confesses his innermost thoughts.

He gives us eyewitness accounts of some of the great events of the 17th century but he also tells us what people ate, wore, what they did for fun, the tricks they played on each other, what they expected of marriage, and of love affairs.

Over three hundred and fifty years may have passed since Pepys first put pen to paper but the man and his preoccupations feel surprisingly familiar.

The world of Samuel Pepys, his wife, his rivals, his lovers and his friends are vividly brought to life in Hattie Naylor's new adaptation.

CAST:

Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways

Jane, the maid - Rebecca Newman

Edward Montagu - Blake Ritson

Landlord - Dick Bradnum

John Pepys - Stephen Marzella

Mrs Hunt - Manon Edwards

Mr Hunt - Brendan Charleson

Balty - Matthew Gravelle

Soldier - John Biddle

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

010220110816

Pepys sails across the dangerous English Channel on a secret mission.

In this second episode of Hattie Naylor's new adaptation, Samuel Pepys is on a dangerous, secret mission, helping to restore King Charles to the English throne.

It starts badly.

On the way across the Channel to Holland Pepys' cabin windows are accidentally blown out by a gun salute, and he turns out to be a poor sailor.

As he lies groaning with sea-sicknesses in his cabin, he's unimpressed by the suggested remedy of oysters.

Once recovered and ashore in The Hague he's impressed by the beauty of the local women, how many languages the Dutch speak, and how neat and tidy Holland looks.

On the way home, with the King safely on board, he hears the dramatic tale of Charles' escape from the Battle of Worcester, including how he hid all day in an oak tree.

CAST:

Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall

Edward Montagu - Blake Ritson

Will - John Biddle

Mr Banes - Matthew Gravelle

Charles II - Ewan Bailey

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

010320110817

Pepys is given the job of escorting the King's naughty spaniel ashore.

In episode 3 of Hattie Naylor's adaptation, Pepys returns safely across the Channel with the King.

Given the task of escorting the King's spaniel ashore, he finds it hilarious when the dog misbehaves.

The King invites the sick to court, and they come in their thousands to be touched by him and 'cured'.

For his part in restoring the King, Edward Montagu is knighted and made Lord Sandwich, and there's a promotion for Samuel.

He 's given the job of Clerk of the Acts for the Navy Board.

Samuel and Elizabeth will have their own boatman and a new house in Seething Lane.

But Pepys has a rival for the job - a Mr Barlow is laying claim to the post - and it's a race against time, and bureaucracy, for Pepys to get his contract signed and sealed!

CAST

Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways

Charles II - Ewan Bailey

Edward Montagu - Blake Ritson

Mr Beale - Lee Mengo

Robert Holmes - Andrew Wincott

Mr Payne, the boatman - Matthew Gravelle

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

010420110818

Pepys has the builders in but they make lots of noise and mess, and leave early.

In the fourth episode of Hattie Naylor's adaptation, Samuel and Elizabeth have moved into their new house in Seething Lane.

The house needs some work doing so they've got the builders in.

They make an enormous mess and keep sneaking off early.

Sam can't stand mess; it's one of his pet hates.

Now that Sam has been promoted to Clerk of the Acts for the Navy Board, he's inundated with 'gifts' from people hoping to soften him up for a favour - a jar of olives from one and some turtle doves from another.

He's not surprised to find himself being offered bribes - that's what happens when you get into a position of power.

There's a fashionable new drink - and Pepys goes to try it - but he isn't at all impressed and doesn't think that 'tea' will catch on.

A man who supported the execution of Charles I is hanged, drawn and quartered.

Sam goes to watch but finds it a very disturbing sight.

CAST

Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways

Lord Sandwich - Blake Ritson

Mr Payne /Thomas Harrison - Matthew Gravelle

Plasterer.

Dick Bradnum

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

0105 LAST20110819

When Mr Turner's cesspit overflows into Sam's house, Sam is not a happy man.

In the fifth episode of Hattie Naylor's adaptation, Sam and Elizabeth have still got the builders in and the mess in the house is driving Sam to distraction.

As if that wasn't enough, his neighbour's cess pit overflows into the cellar of Sam's house.

There's no quick solution.

It takes five days before the night soil men come to clear it out.

Sam comes home drunk and beats the maid, Jane, with a broom.

Then the weather whips up into a gale and The Assurance sinks at Woolwich.

Sam goes out on the river to see the wreckage.

The year ends happily with Sam and Elizabeth getting on well, the workmen gone and the house tidy, the King restored to the throne.

And so to bed!

CAST

Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways

Mr Blackburne - Ewan Bailey

Jane, the maid - Rebecca Newman

Mr Payne, boatman - Matthew Gravelle

Mrs Hunt - Manon Edwards

Frenchman -

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

020120111003

Pepys resolves to stop going out and drinking.

Kris Marshall plays the famous diarist.

Kris Marshall returns as the famous diarist.

As many of us do, Pepys begins the year - 1661 - with a resolution: to restrain himself in the expensive pleasures of theatre-going and drinking.

He fails spectacularly on both counts.

Free, for once, from builders, Samuel and Elizabeth are living happily in Seething Lane with their servants Jane and Will.

All is well, until Sam's sister, Paulina, moves in with them - not as a family member and equal but as a third servant.

Preparations are in hand for the Coronation of King Charles but the city is on alert for the nonconformist Fifth Monarchists who believe that Jesus is about to return as 'King of Kings'.

Their leader, Thomas Venner, is caught, hanged, drawn and quartered.

In the unseasonably warm winter weather, the bodies of Cromwell, Ireton and Bradshaw are exhumed and hanged.

Elizabeth goes to see the spectacle but Samuel stays home.

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Samuel Pepys.

Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.

Katherine Jakeways

Pauline.

Rebecca Scott

Mr Pierce.

Andrew Wincott

Mrs Pierce.

Siriol Jenkins

Sir William.

Richard Mitchley

Man in street.

Stephen Marzella

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

020220111004

Pepys celebrates the anniversary of his operation for the removal of a huge bladder stone.

In this episode of Hattie Naylor's lively adaptation, Pepys throws a party to celebrate the third anniversary of his bladder operation.

He regales his assembled guests with the gruesome story, telling them how he was bound to his cousin's dining room table so that he could not move, and how a gag was put in his mouth to stop him screaming as he was cut open by the surgeon, Mr Hollier.

The stone that was removed from Pepys' bladder was the size of a tennis ball.

Samuel Pepys.

Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.

Katherine Jakeways

Edward Montague, Lord Sandwich.

Blake Ritson

Captain Ferrers.

Ewan Bailey

Sir William.

Richard Mitchley

Lady Batten.

Marilyn le Conte

Mingo.

Clifford Lyonette

Alsemero.

Lee Mengo

Woman in tavern.

Rebecca Scott

Siriol Jenkins

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales Production directed by Kate McAll.

020320111005

Pepys goes to Westminster Abbey early to get his seat for the Coronation of Charles II.

Pepys goes to Westminster Abbey at four in the morning to get his place on the scaffold for the Coronation of Charles II.

It's a long wait - the King doesn't arrive until eleven.

Sam and Elizabeth celebrate with friends at their old house in Axe Yard.

Everyone gets drunk at the party afterwards and in traditional British fashion Pepys ends the night vomiting but happy.

Samuel Pepys.

Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.

Katherine Jakeways

Mr Payne.

Matthew Gravelle

Rebecca Allen.

Rebecca Newman

Sir William.

Richard Mitchley

John Pepys.

Stephen Marzella

Mrs Pepys.

Manon Edwards

Mrs Pierce.

Siriol Jenkins

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production directed by Kate McAll.

020420111006

When his uncle dies, Pepys goes to the house to help but finds everything in a mess.

Pepys' friend Captain Ferrers is so excited at the possibility of going to sea with Lord Sandwich that he jumps straight through a top floor window and survives, much to Pepys' amazement.

Later in the year, when his Uncle dies, Pepys goes to the house to help.

He finds his uncle's papers in a mess, his aunt deranged, and a rapidly deteriorating corpse.

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Samuel Pepys.

Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.

Katherine Jakeways

Captain Ferrers.

Ewan Bailey

Edward Montague, Lord Sandwich.

Blake Ritson

John Pepys.

Stephen Marzella

Aunt.

Manon Edwards

Jane.

Rebecca Newman

Paulina.

Rebecca Scott

Captain Robert Holmes.

Andrew Wincott

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

0205 LAST20111007

For a joke, Pepys steals Sir William's silver tankard and sends an anonymous ransom note.

Pepys plays a trick on Sir William by stealing his silver tankard and sending an anonymous ransom note demanding thirty shillings for its return.

The diarist ends 1661 as he began, worrying that he's spending too much money on going to see plays and drinking wine.

He makes a resolution to be much more restrained in his pleasures next year.

Samuel Pepys.

Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.

Katherine Jakeways

Will.

John Biddle

Captain Ferrers.

Ewan Bailey

Sir William.

Richard Mitchley

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

02OMNI20111008 (BBC7)
20111009 (BBC7)

Pepys resolves to cut back on theatre-going and drinking.

He fails spectacularly.

In an attempt to save money, Pepys makes a new year resolution to cut back on theatre-going and drinking.

Kris Marshall returns as the famous diarist.

030120120130

1962 begins badly when Pepys accidentally elbows his wife in the eye as he wakes up.

Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways return as Mr and Mrs Pepys in Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the diary for 1662 - a year which begins badly when Sam accidentally whacks Elizabeth in the eye with his elbow as he's waking up. On Twelfth Night they enjoy a feast, including eighteen mince pies, with their neighbours, Lord and Lady Batten, who are also celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary on that day. There's more entertainment on a night out at the theatre when they see Romeo and Juliet - but decide it's the worst play - and the worst acted - they've ever seen.

Cast

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways

Captain Holmes... Andrew Wincott

Sir William Batten... Richard Mitchley

Lady Batten... Marilyn le Conte

Will... John Biddle

Captain Cook/Mr Saville... Matthew Gravelle

Jane... Rebecca Newman

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

030220120131

Samuel is determined to go without Elizabeth on a navy jaunt to Portsmouth.

In Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Pepys' diary for 1662, Sam wants to go on a jaunt to Portsmouth with Captain Cook - a trip combining navy business with pleasure. But Elizabeth is not so keen on him going without her, especially as he insists on sending her away from London to the country where she'll get no visitors. On Sam's return they see a puppet show at Covent Garden, and catch up on court gossip with Lord Sandwich - the new Queen is about to arrive from Portugal but the King is still spending most nights with his mistress, Lady Castlemaine.

CAST

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways

Sir William Batten... Richard Mitchley

Sir William Coventry... Andrew Wincott

Jane... Rebecca Newman

Captain Cook... Matthew Gravelle

Mr Hollier... Gareth Pierce

Lord Sandwich... Blake Ritson

Will... John Biddle

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

030320120201

Sam witnesses the execution of Henry Vane and the arrival in London of the new Queen.

In Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of 1662, Samuel witnesses the death of Henry Vane, a Puritan executed after an unfair trial. At home he tends to his appearance, by having Jane comb out his hair which is 'foul with powdering and other troubles', and bathe his feet in herbs. There is much discussion of the new Queen's poor fashion sense - she wears old fashioned farthingales and has a hairstyle not seen in England for years. Elizabeth, meanwhile, appears to be going deaf - until Mr Hollier, the doctor, comes to the rescue.

CAST

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways

Henry Vane/Swan... Matthew Gravelle

Lord Sandwich... Blake Ritson

Jane... Rebecca Newman

Mr Hollier... Gareth Pierce

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC Cymru Wales Production, directed by Kate McAll.

030420120202

Sir William Batten is having a storey added to his house - so Sam decides to do the same.

In Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the diary for 1662, Sir William Batten is having a storey added to his house - so Sam decides to keep up with the neighbours and do the same. Sir William is becoming tiresome in more ways than one - he's untidy in the office, and pays too much for materials. In August the Queen comes to town by barge and Samuel goes to watch - it's so busy and crowded he can't get a boat, even for 8 shillings. Then some scaffolding collapses and people are injured. Sam notes that the only person of 'quality' who tries to help is the King's mistress, Lady Castlemaine, who tends to an injured child. Sam is also worried about his new neighbour, Sir John Minnes, who keeps questioning him over their shared boundaries.

CAST

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys.. Katherine Jakeways

Jane... Rebecca Newman

Sir William Batten... Richard Mitchley

Sir John Minnes... Alun Raglan

Captain Cook... Matthew Gravelle

Lord Sandwich... Blake Ritson

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC Cymru Wales production directed by Kate McAll.

0305 LAST20120203

Samuel's brother Tom is in love and hoping to marry - but he has exaggerated his income.

In Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the diary for 1662, Samuel's brother, Tom, is in love and hoping to marry. But he has exaggerated his income and after some toing and froing, his fiancée breaks the engagement, much to Tom's distress. Lord Sandwich tells Sam that there is hidden treasure undiscovered in the Tower - and charges Samuel with trying to find it. The year ends with Elizabeth unwell in bed and Sam feeding her Christmas treats.

CAST

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways

Lord Sandwich... Blake Ritson

Tom... Gareth Pierce

Mr Wade... Matthew Gravelle

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC Cymru Wales production directed by Kate McAll.

03OMNI20120204 (BBC7)
20120205 (BBC7)

Samuel's year begins badly when he accidentally elbows Elizabeth in the eye.

Kris Marshall returns as Samuel Pepys in this dramatisation of his diary for 1662. The year begins badly when he accidentally elbows Elizabeth in the eye as he's waking up.

040120120514

(01/05)

1663 begins badly for the diarist and his wife.

1663 gets off to an unpromising start when Sam and Elizabeth have a furious row, culminating in him burning all her old love letters in the fire. Then Elizabeth is robbed in the street, and Sam has a writ issued against him on a false charge. He avoids arrest, until he can prove his innocence, by hiding next door at Sir William's house.

Cast:

Samuel Pepys....Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys....Katherine Jakeways

Captain Ferrers....Ewan Bailey

Mrs Sarah....Eiry Thomas

Man with writ....Lee Mengo

Lord Sandwich....Blake Ritson

Sir William Batten....Richard Mitchley

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.

040220120515

Episode 02 of 05

Sam goes to see an autopsy, and Elizabeth begins dancing lessons with Mr Pembleton.

Sam goes to see an autopsy at the Surgeons Hall and finds the cold body fascinating. His wife Elizabeth, meanwhile, who is rowing with the neighbours over the use of a water cock, decides to distract herself by learning to dance. So Sam engages the services of a Dancing Master, Mr Pembleton - a decision he will later come to regret.

Samuel Pepys....Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys....Katherine Jakeways

John Pepys....Stephen Marzella

Will....John Biddle

Mr Payne....Ewan Bailey

Captain Holmes....Andrew Wincott

Sir William Batten....Richard Mitchley

Mary....Eirlys Bellin

Mr Pembleton....Joseph Kloska

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.

040320120516

Episode 03 of 05

Sam's jealousy of Elizabeth's dancing tutor, Mr Pembleton, begins to run out of control.

Sam goes riding in Hyde Park but his horse starts fighting with other horses so he has to make a hasty exit. A keen scholar, he's learning the duodecimal system but it's not enough to distract him from his current obsession, his jealousy of his wife's dancing teacher, Mr Pembleton, which is beginning to run out of control. He's even coming home at lunchtime to check if the beds are rumpled.

Samuel Pepys....Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys....Katherine Jakeways

Mr Pembleton....Joseph Kloska

Mary....Eirlys Bellin

Will....John Biddle

Mr Bagwell....Ewan Bailey

Sir William Batten....Richard Mitchley

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.

040420120517

Episode x04 of 5

Sam is disappointed to discover the truth behind Lord Sandwich's strange behaviour.

Sam is disappointed to discover the truth behind Lord Sandwich's strange behaviour, and Elizabeth finds that her new companion is less than honest. They can still enjoy a day out together, though, seeing the curious entertainments of Bartholomew Fair.

Samuel Pepys....Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys....Katherine Jakeways

Will....John Biddle

Hannah....Eiry Thomas

Mary....Eirlys Bellin

Captain Ferrers....Ewan Bailey

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.

Episode 5 of 05

0405 LAST20120518

Episode x05 of 5

Sam decides to put himself on the line and confront his benefactor, Lord Sandwich.

Sam decides to put himself on the line and confront Lord Sandwich about his recent behaviour but he's anxious about where this will lead. Meanwhile, a stranger tries to abduct Elizabeth in broad daylight and the Queen has the spotted fever. Sam goes to buy a periwig but disapproves of the wig he's offered - made of greasy old woman's hair!

Samuel Pepys....Kris Marshall

Elizabeth Pepys....Katherine Jakeways

Sir John Minnes....Alun Raglan

Coachman....Ewan Bailey

Mr Pierce....Andrew Wincott

Lord Sandwich....Blake Ritson

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis and produced by Kate McAll.

Episode 5 of 05

04OMNI2012051920120520

1663 begins badly for the diarist and his wife with jealously and mishaps all around.

1663 begins badly for the diarist and his wife with jealously and mishaps all around. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways

050120120716

It's 1664, and Sam's thoughts turn increasingly towards the ladies in his life.

It's 1664 and Sam starts the year with a family visit to a coffee house. As time progresses, however, his trips around London have a more salacious purpose, as his thoughts turn increasingly towards the ladies in his life. The neighbourhood, meanwhile, suffers some serious crimes: a local criminal mastermind is caught and hanged. Sam goes to the hanging, and balances on a cartwheel to get a good view - but is sorry to see it. Sam hears of a rape which is hushed up because the perpetrators are attendants to the Queen Mother. Then other news arrives - that Sam's brother Tom has been taken seriously ill.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Uncle Wight - Ewan Bailey, Aunty Wight - Manon Edwards, Will - John Biddle, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Colonel Turner - Matthew Gravelle, Tom Pepys - Gareth Pierce.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

050220120717

Sam's younger brother Tom falls ill, and some surprising secrets emerge about his life.

Sam's younger brother, Tom, falls desperately ill but the doctors disagree about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, the maid reveals some secrets about how Tom has been living. Sam and Elizabeth have an enormous row which continues when she follows him to the office 'like a vixen with a look of rancour'. When Tom dies even more surprising secrets are revealed.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Will - John Biddle, Cousin Jane - Manon Edwards, Tom Pepys - Gareth Pierce, Dr Wiverly - Matthew Gravelle, Dr Powell - Ewan Bailey, Gravedigger - Lee Mengo.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

050320120718

Sam is embarrassed when he comes home and finds Lady Sandwich on the chamber pot.

Sam's old jealousy returns. At home with a cold, he stops Elizabeth going to Church alone in case she sees her old dancing master, Mr Pembleton. The moment he's better, of course, he's out looking for his mistress, Mrs Lane. Elizabeth finally discovers why Sam's uncle has been so interested in her - and Sam is severely embarrassed when he walks in on Lady Sandwich using the chamber pot.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Lady Sandwich - Bethan Walker, Edward, Lord Sandwich - Blake Ritson, Lord Clarendon - Ewan Bailey.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

050420120719

Sam's secret affair with Mrs Lane continues, even after he is introduced to her husband.

Sam's affair with Mrs Lane continues, even after he is introduced to her husband. On the way home he is tempted by the whores on Fleet Street but manages to resist. He visits Llewellyn who has a new baby and Sam's childlessness is discussed by the ladies present - they offer various remedies from lying upside down in bed and eating toast, to drinking sage juice.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Mrs Lane - Eiry Thomas, Llewellyn - Matthew Gravelle, Mrs Bagwell - Bethan Walker

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Pepys and his household rise early to see the King launch the Royal Catherine.

Pepys and his household rise early to go and see the King launch the Royal Catherine. Sam begins another affair and his current mistress, Mrs Lane, begs for his help. The year ends badly when Sam and Elizabeth have a bitter row that ends in violence.

Cast: Samuel Pepys - Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys - Katherine Jakeways, Bessie - Sarah Ovens, Will - John Biddle, King Charles and his brother the Duke of York - Ewan Bailey, Mrs Bagwell - Bethan Walker, Llewellyn - Matthew Gravelle, Mrs Lane - Eiry Thomas.

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While You 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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A severe frost brings London to a standstill and the streets are given over to football.

Sam's diary reaches 1665. At the start of the year, a great frost brings London transport, horses in other words, to a standstill and the streets are given over to football. Sam tries, and fails, to help a young girl who has chosen an unsuitable lover, while his own collection of unsuitable lovers increases, despite the oath he has taken to stop chasing women. His wife, Elizabeth, goes to the hot-house for a wash, and resolves to go there once a week but Sam doesn't think it will last. Adapted 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. Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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A freezing winter gives way to a heatwave, and the bubonic plague claims its first victims

A freezing winter gives way to a spring heatwave, and the dreaded bubonic plague claims its first victims. Sam sees three houses in the city barricaded shut, with their infected occupants inside, and a red cross painted on the door. Yet in many ways normal life continues. Sam advises Lady Sandwich about the marriage of her daughter, Jemima, and Elizabeth is pleased with her new purchase of paradise fish in a glass bowl. Adapted 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. Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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More people infected with plague are forcibly shut up inside their houses.

More Londoners are infected with plague. In an effort to contain it, they are shut up in their houses, with planks nailed across the doors so they can't get out. Sam's mother wants him and Elizabeth to come and stay in the country away from the danger. But Sam plans to send his wife to Woolwich, out of harm's way. He himself is too busy with Navy work to leave, especially now that the country is at war with the Dutch. Adapted 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. Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam advises a nervous young man about the 'facts of life' before he meets his bride to be.

The plague tightens its grip on London and as four thousand deaths are reported in one week, burial places become scarce. Yet, in the midst of all this there is still hope. Sam is asked to advise a nervous young bridegroom about the 'facts of life'. There's good news about the war with the Dutch - Lord Sandwich has taken several of their ships. Sam is so overjoyed that he joins some friends for a celebration. In spite of all the misery and fear around them, they sit up late, drinking and singing, and Sam confides to his diary that he's had one of the happiest nights of his life. Adapted 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. Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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By the end of the year deaths from the plague are going down, and London starts to recover

As the deaths from plague begin to go down at last, London starts to recover - though there are few boats on the river. Following the English victory over the Dutch, Sam is in the running for some of the prize goods taken from the East India Ships - but bad feeling over the division of the spoils results in Lord Sandwich being sent away to Spain. The year ends with Sam and Elizabeth at a wedding and looking forward to returning to their home in Seething Lane when the plague is finally over. Adapted 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. Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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It's 1666, and Samuel is besotted with his new friend, the actress and singer Mrs Knipp.

Kris Marshall returns as the famous diarist. Rumours that 1666 might prove to be an unlucky year, or even herald the end of the world, are of no concern to Samuel Pepys. He's far more interested in his new friend, Mrs Knipp. Mrs Knipp is an actress and singer, and is often to be found entertaining the guests in the homes of Sam's friends. As their friendship develops, they even have nicknames for each other - she is 'Barbara Allen' and he is 'Dapper Dicky'. Elizabeth meanwhile is having much less fun. As Sam admits, she's working like a horse at decorating his closet - as well as being kept awake at night by Sam's disturbed sleep and, worst of all, his snoring! Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

Cast:

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways, Will... John Biddle, Mr Kriton... Alun Raglan, Mrs Knipp... Sophie Thompson, Lord Brouncker... Tim McMullan,

King Charles and James, Duke of York... Ewan Bailey.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Catherine Robinson

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

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In February, just after his 33rd birthday, Sam declares he is 'the happiest a man can be'.

In the spring of 1666, just after his 33rd birthday, Sam notes that he's 'the happiest a man can be'. He's aware that he should be working harder and enjoying himself less, but he decides he's the right age to do it - and doesn't want to wait until he's too old to appreciate it. At home it's anything but peaceful. Sam is struggling to find a suitable husband for his sister, Pauline, who will soon be regarded as an old maid. Elizabeth and the maid argue to the point where the maid walks out and goes back to her mother. And a visit from Aunty Wight, who is tormented by fear of the plague, proves very trying. Adapted by Hattie Naylor

Cast

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways, Mrs Knipp... Sophie Thompson, Uncle Wight... Ewan Bailey, Jane... Rebecca Newman, Mrs Lane... Eiry Thomas,

Lord Brouncker... Tim McMullan, Aunt Wight... Manon Edwards.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Catherine Robinson

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

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Sam is furious with jealousy when Lizzie innocently invites her drawing master to dinner.

War with the Dutch is imminent and Sam finds a posting at sea for Elizabeth's brother, Balty. Sam's social life continues to be very busy. He has a liaison with his old mistress, Mrs Lane, and is on his way to The Swan, with Mrs Knipp and Mrs Pierce, when a man warns them that it's still shut up with the plague. But when Elizabeth innocently invites her drawing teacher, Mr Brown, to stay for dinner, Sam is furious. Adapted from the diaries by Hattie Naylor.

Cast

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways, Will... John Biddle,

Balty... Matthew Gravelle, Mrs Lane... Eiry Thomas, Mrs Knipp... Sophie Thompson.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Catherine Robinson

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

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The British and the Dutch go to war, and Sam's brother-in-law returns with a sad tale.

Sam goes to Greenwich Park to see if he can hear gunfire, now that Britain is at war with the Dutch. Then an injured sailor comes to tell him of the battle, and Sam takes him to tell his story to the King. People want to believe in a British victory - bonfires are lit and fireworks let off. But Sam is concerned that such celebrations are premature. He's soon proved right. Elizabeth's brother, Balty, returns from sea with a tearful tale. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

Cast

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways, Will... John Biddle, Lord Brouncker... Tim McMullan, King Charles... Ewan Bailey, Betty... Sophie Thompson, Balty... Matthew Gravelle.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Catherine Robinson

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

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Sam is worried that he will be blamed for the battle with the Dutch going badly wrong.

Sam is worried that the Navy offices are being blamed for the battle with the Dutch going wrong. Then his house is surrounded by the wives of men who were pressed into going to sea to fight. They are desperate, swearing and shouting that they have no money. Sam is sympathetic to their plight but also worried about sending out his venison pasty to the bakers in case they do damage to it. Then one woman gets into his office and makes a moving appeal which touches his conscience.

Adapted by Hattie Naylor.

Samuel Pepys... Kris Marshall, Elizabeth Pepys... Katherine Jakeways, Jane... Rebecca Newman, Will... John Biddle, Lord Brouncker... Tim McMullan, Wife... Eiry Thomas.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Catherine Robinson

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

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1667. Sam and Elizabeth Pepys awake on New Year's day to find the Thames covered in ice.

Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways return as Samuel and Elizabeth Pepys in Hattie Naylor's continuing dramatisation of the famous diaries.

1667. On New Year's Day, Samuel and Elizabeth Pepys awake to find the Thames covered in ice, while at the same time some parts of London still smoulder from last year's Great Fire. At Whitehall, Lord Brouncker's clerk is accused of taking bribes, and there are rumours that the French will invade. Sam, meanwhile, is preoccupied with finding a husband for his sister, Pauline, and with visiting various lady friends, including Mrs Knipp, Mrs Bagwell and Mrs Lane's sister, Doll.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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On February 23 1667, Sam celebrates the good fortune of reaching his 34th birthday.

On the 23rd of February, 1667, Sam celebrates the good fortune of reaching his 34th birthday. Scandal rocks Whitehall as Lord Brouncker's Clerk is accused of taking bribes. He in turn accuses Lord Batten of the same, and Sam accepts a series of 'gifts' from Commissioner Pett. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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1667. Samuel goes to the barber to buy a new wig but finds it's full of nits.

1667. Samuel has a nightmare about his sick mother, and out of respect cancels his stone party, held every year to celebrate surviving an operation to remove a bladder stone. At work he finds the Navy office in a dismal state, with oarsmen and carpenters dying of hunger for lack of pay. He visits Jervas, the barber, to try on a new wig but doesn't buy it when he finds it's full of nits. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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1667. Sam sends his gold to be buried in a country field, for fear of a Dutch invasion.

1667. The Dutch have entered the Thames. Sam sends his wife and his father to the country with his gold and tells them to bury it at night - then is furious when he finds they've done it in daylight. Mrs Lane sends a letter telling Sam she's pregnant. Elizabeth complains that Sam is always out and she never sees him - he tweaks her nose during a heated argument. Peace is made with the Dutch.

Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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1667. Sam goes to the country to dig up his gold, but can't remember where he put it.

1667. Now that peace has been declared with the Dutch, Sam goes to the country, with his wife and father, and Will to dig up his gold at the dead of night. Unfortunately, they can't quite remember where they put it. There's a threat of an enquiry into the recent skirmish with the Dutch and Sam fears that the blame will land at his door. The year ends with mince pies and harmony in the Pepys household.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam's cousin Anthony Joyce asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house after the Great Fire.

Sam starts the year observing people gambling with dice at the Groom Porter's but doesn't venture a wager himself. Then his cousin, Anthony Joyce, asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house after the Great Fire, but before Sam can decide, Anthony tries to take his own life by jumping in a pond. He survives initially but succumbs to a fever. Sam helps his widow by persuading the King not to take all her goods, as is the custom in the case of suicide. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam's affair with Debs the maid has put a huge strain on his marriage.

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The last series of Hattie Naylor's adaptation.

It's a tense time in the Pepys household. As we know from the last nine years of his diary, Sam has often had dalliances with other women, unbeknown to his wife Elizabeth. Her ignorance of his behaviour came to an abrupt end last October when she walked in on him in a compromising position with the maid, Debs Willet. This discovery has put a huge strain on their marriage. Almost deranged by suspicion and jealousy, Elizabeth forbids Sam to leave the house unless he is accompanied at all times by their servant, Will. It's not all bad, however, as she's used Sam's guilt to make him give her a bigger clothing allowance.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Sam's affair with Debs the maid has put a huge strain on his marriage.

The last series of Hattie Naylor's adaptation.

It's a tense time in the Pepys household. As we know from the last nine years of his diary, Sam has often had dalliances with other women, unbeknown to his wife Elizabeth. Her ignorance of his behaviour came to an abrupt end last October when she walked in on him in a compromising position with the maid, Debs Willet. This discovery has put a huge strain on their marriage. Almost deranged by suspicion and jealousy, Elizabeth forbids Sam to leave the house unless he is accompanied at all times by their servant, Will. It's not all bad, however, as she's used Sam's guilt to make him give her a bigger clothing allowance.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Sam buys a pornographic book in French but then burns it (after reading).

Sam buys a pornographic book in French but then burns it (after reading). At the theatre he is so enraptured by some music that it reminds him of how he felt when he first fell in love with Elizabeth. Meanwhile, he's been preparing his defence of the Navy Board to Parliament and can't sleep the night before his speech. Elizabeth comforts him in the early hours and in the morning he has a dram of brandy for courage. The speech is a triumph.

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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam steals a moment in the chapel with his former maid and lover, Debs Willet.

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Elizabeth engages a new maid but Sam is dismayed to find she is ugly with small pox scars upon her face and very large hands. Elizabeth's fury at his deceit of her has abated and the household is more peaceful now, though Sam is still unable to venture abroad without Will, their servant, as his 'guard'. Then one day in April, while working at Whitehall, he spots Debs Willet, his former maid and lover. Unable to contain his feelings, he manoeuvres Will out of the way and chases after her, finding her in the chapel below-stairs. When he goes home after this brief encounter, he hardly dares to speak to Elizabeth for fear of giving himself away. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Sam steals a moment in the chapel with his former maid and lover, Debs Willet.

Elizabeth engages a new maid but Sam is dismayed to find she is ugly with small pox scars upon her face and very large hands. Elizabeth's fury at his deceit of her has abated and the household is more peaceful now, though Sam is still unable to venture abroad without Will, their servant, as his 'guard'. Then one day in April, while working at Whitehall, he spots Debs Willet, his former maid and lover. Unable to contain his feelings, he manoeuvres Will out of the way and chases after her, finding her in the chapel below-stairs. When he goes home after this brief encounter, he hardly dares to speak to Elizabeth for fear of giving himself away. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Sam and Mrs Knipp visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels.

Sam and Mrs Knipp visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. Later, in the dark, in the ruins of St Dunstan, they escape a pair of robbers. Sam and Elizabeth set off for a tour of the West Country, including the hot springs at Bath but Sam doesn't think the water can be very clean, with so many bodies in it. His eyes are starting to hurt now and he begins to fear that he's losing his sight. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam asks the King for time off work so that he can go abroad and rest his eyes.

Sam and Elizabeth go out in their newly varnished coach for the May Day Parade where their liveries of serge, horses' manes tied with red ribbon, and green reins attract admiring glances. Meanwhile, Sam's eyes continue to cause him pain when writing in candlelight. He tries out a new vizard with a tube fastened to it in the hope that it will ease the discomfort but to no avail. He petitions the King to allow him two or three months off from work so that he can go abroad to rest. Elizabeth surprises Sam by telling him that she intends to keep a journal of their travels. Sam has secretly been keeping a diary for nearly ten years now but at the end of May, he has to come to a very difficult decision about whether to continue.

Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Elizabeth walks in on Sam while he's fondling the maid.

Sam writes a letter to the Duke of York laying out his suggestions for reform of the Navy Board; the Duke is delighted and signs the letter as his own. Elizabeth is upset to hear that Sam has been gadding about while she's been away but that's nothing compared to what happens when she walks in on him in the act of fondling Debs, the maid. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Elizabeth starts writing her travel journal, but Sam disapproves of her method.

Elizabeth starts practising writing her travel journal but Sam disapproves of her writing things down before they happen. Sam's attempt to become a candidate for Parliament is thwarted by rumours that his biggest supporter, the Duke of York, is to convert to Catholicism. Elizabeth spies Debs Willet through the window of the glove shop and feels faint. But all is forgotten as they set off happily on their journey together to Holland and France.

Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Elizabeth is furious with Sam over his affair with the maid and refuses to wash.

Elizabeth is furious with Sam over his affair with the maid and refuses to wash. She's still not sure what she saw but gets Debs to confess. Elizabeth wants Debs to be thrown out and a reluctant Sam agrees. Adapted 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

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

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Sam and Elizabeth are enjoying the sights of Paris, when Elizabeth is suddenly taken ill.

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After Sam has explored the shipyards of Holland, he and Elizabeth travel to Paris where Elizabeth enjoys buying fashionable gloves and hats. The difficult past year is forgotten and they are happy in each other's company. They go to the Palais Royal to see a play but soon afterwards Elizabeth begins to feel unwell. They return home where her sickness gets worse. Doctor Hollier is called but no remedy seems to help. Sam remembers the promise he made her, and calls a Priest. The concluding episode of this long-running series, adapted from the diaries 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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

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Sam and Elizabeth are enjoying the sights of Paris, when Elizabeth is suddenly taken ill.

After Sam has explored the shipyards of Holland, he and Elizabeth travel to Paris where Elizabeth enjoys buying fashionable gloves and hats. The difficult past year is forgotten and they are happy in each other's company. They go to the Palais Royal to see a play but soon afterwards Elizabeth begins to feel unwell. They return home where her sickness gets worse. Doctor Hollier is called but no remedy seems to help. Sam remembers the promise he made her, and calls a Priest. The concluding episode of this long-running series, adapted from the diaries 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.

Historical consultant: Liza Picard

Sound by Nigel Lewis

Production Co-Ordinator: Willa King

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