The Diary Of Samuel Pepys - Series 2

Episodes

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0120111003 (BBC7)
20140818 (BBC7)

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.

0120111003 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)

Pepys plans to save money by cutting back on theatre-going and drinking.

01

0220111004 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)

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

Woman in tavern . . . 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.

0220111004 (BBC7)
20140820 (BBC7)

Pepys celebrates the anniversary of an operation three years previously.

02

0320111005 (BBC7)
20140820 (BBC7)

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 viola 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.

0320111005 (BBC7)
20140821 (BBC7)

Pepys goes to Westminster Abbey and gets drunk afterwards.

03

0420111006 (BBC7)
20140821 (BBC7)

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 viola 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.

0420111006 (BBC7)
20140822 (BBC7)

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 viola 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.

0420111006 (BBC7)
20140822 (BBC7)

When his Uncle dies, Pepys goes to his house to find the man's papers in a mess.

04

05 LAST20111007 (BBC7)
20140822 (BBC7)

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 viola 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.

05 LAST20111007 (BBC7)
20140823 (BBC7)

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

05 LAST