The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: Series 3

Episodes

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0120120130 (BBC7)
20140825 (BBC7)

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.

0120120130 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)

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

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0220120131 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)

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.

0220120131 (BBC7)
20140827 (BBC7)

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

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