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15MD0120150921

Tensions are running high in York. Shardlake is called to investigate a suspicious death.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's third Tudor crime novel featuring hunchback lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects. Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

Tensions are running high in the city, and soon Shardlake is called to investigate a suspicious death - and stumbles upon a daring plot that has the potential to shake England to its core.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer - C. J. Sansom

Dramatiser - Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director - Kirsteen Cameron.

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Shardlake witnesses a man fall to a terrible death and is convinced it was not an accident

Colin MacDonald's gripping adaptation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel - featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake - set in 1541, during Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress to the north.

Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, have arrived in York ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

After settling into their living quarters, Shardlake witnesses a man fall to a terrible death and, on hearing his last words, feels sure it was more than an unfortunate accident.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer - C. J. Sansom

Dramatiser - Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director - Kirsteen Cameron.

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Wrenne confirms that Shardlake will be presented to Henry VIII at Fulford Cross.

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York. Shardlake and his assistant Barak have arrived in the city ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower. His gaoler, Radwinter, resents being watched over and is determined to make Shardlake's task as difficult as possible.

After meeting with fellow lawyer Wrenne, Shardlake and Barak decide to go back to Oldroyd's house and see if they can find something to confirm Shardlake's suspicion that there was more to the glazier's death than a terrible accident.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer - C. J. Sansom

Dramatiser - Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director - Kirsteen Cameron.

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As the royal progress draws closer to York, Shardlake prepares to meet King Henry VIII.

Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress is drawing closer to York. Shardlake and his assistant Barak have arrived in the city ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

But they have become distracted from their duties by the mysterious death of a local glazier, Oldroyd, and Shardlake has been attacked by an unknown assailant who then stole papers from a box found hidden in Oldroyd's house. Bruised and smarting from tough questioning by Sir William Maleverer, Shardlake prepares to ride out to meet King Henry VIII.

Written by C J Sansom

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.

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Humiliated by Henry VIII, Shardlake returns to York and crosses the path of an old enemy.

Gripping dramatisation of C J Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake and set during Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress to the north in 1541.

Reeling from his public humiliation at the hands of King Henry, Shardlake returns to York knowing that it will haunt him for the rest of his life. His troubles aren't over, however, because an old enemy is waiting to see him: Sir Richard Rich.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer / Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

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Shardlake has been left badly shaken by the attempt on his life.

Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of the third novel in C J Sansom's bestselling crime series, set during Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the north of England in 1541.

Shardlake has been left badly shaken by the attempt upon his life. Fearing for his safety, he hopes to convince Sir William Maleverer that he should be sent back to London.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

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Shardlake and Barak's inquiries lead them to a seedy inn in a rough part of York.

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Shardlake and Barak's inquiries lead them to a seedy inn in a rough part of York.

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Atmospheric dramatisation of the third novel in C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime series set during King Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the north of England in 1541.

Shardlake, aided by his trusty assistant Barak, is determined to pursue his own investigations into Oldroyd's murder and the theft of the treasonous papers - as well as to discover who has been trying to kill him. Their inquiries lead them to a rough part of York, in search of information about Craike.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

15MD0720150929

Atmospheric dramatisation of the third novel in C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime series set during King Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the north of England in 1541.

Shardlake, aided by his trusty assistant Barak, is determined to pursue his own investigations into Oldroyd's murder and the theft of the treasonous papers - as well as to discover who has been trying to kill him. Their inquiries lead them to a rough part of York, in search of information about Craike.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

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Shardlake is convinced that the stolen papers are the key to the whole mystery.

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Shardlake is convinced that the stolen papers are the key to the whole mystery.

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Dramatisation of the third novel in C. J. Sansom's bestcrime Tudor crime series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake; set in 1541 during Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the rebellious north of England.

After the second attempt upon his life, Shardlake is convinced that the stolen papers - with their allegations against the King - hold the key to the whole mystery.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer / Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

15MD0820150930

Dramatisation of the third novel in C. J. Sansom's bestcrime Tudor crime series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake; set in 1541 during Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the rebellious north of England.

After the second attempt upon his life, Shardlake is convinced that the stolen papers - with their allegations against the King - hold the key to the whole mystery.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer / Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

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As the progress returns to London, Shardlake receives shocking news when his ship docks.

Dramatisation of the third novel in C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime series, set during Henry VIII's Royal Progress to the north or 1541.

With the killer unmasked and his final duty - caring for the prisoner, Broderick - almost complete, Shardlake is glad to be heading returning south with the Progress. But when the ship docks in London, he receives a shocking summons.

Writer: C J Sansom

Dramatiser: Colin MacDonald

Producer / Director: Kirsteen Cameron.

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Falsely accused of treason, Shardlake awaits his fate in the Tower of London.

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Final instalment of Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of the third novel in C J Sansom's Tudor crime series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Falsely accused of treason and unable to answer the gaoler's questions, Shardlake awaits his fate in the Tower of London. Can Barak convince Archbishop Cranmer that the allegations are false and save him from the torture chamber?

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer - C. J. Sansom

Dramatiser - Colin MacDonald

Producer/Director - Kirsteen Cameron.