Heartstone [Shardlake]

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012018010120210705 (BBC7)
20210706 (BBC7)
It begins with a summons from Queen Catherine Parr: "Master Shardlake, I would welcome your personal counsel on a case..." It ends with the sinking of the warship, the Mary Rose: "So tall, so grand. I was on her when she went down..." In between, lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak find themselves embroiled in two murky investigations - the first involving the "monstrous wrongs" allegedly perpetrated by wealthy cloth merchant Sir Nicholas Hobbey against his young ward, Hugh Curteys; the second concerning the troubled past of a Bedlam inmate called Ellen Fettiplace. A patient for nearly 20 years, Ellen is frightened and lonely - and in love with Shardlake.

The Hobbey-Curteys case leads Shardlake and Barak to Sir Nicholas's estate near Portsmouth, in Hampshire. "And the way to Hampshire lay through West Sussex. Where Ellen came from."

Two mysteries to unravel. A parade of intriguing characters to interview and interrogate - some disdainful of the hunchbacked lawyer; some obstructive and even dangerous; some not at all what they seem... And as Shardlake and his sidekick travel the countryside in their search for the truth, everywhere they see signs of preparations for war. For just across the Channel the French fleet is getting ready to attack.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Queen Catherine …. Emily Wachter

Ellen Fettiplace …. Kath Weare

Dyrick …. Philip Bretherton

Goodryke …. Clive Hayward

Sir Richard Rich …. Nicholas Murchie

George Leacon …. Finn den Hertog

Sir Nicholas Hobbey …. David Seddon

Hugh Curteys …. Will Howard

Abigail Hobbey …. Isabella Inchbald

David Hobbey …. Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Reverend Seckford …. Neil McCaul

Philip West …. Chris Pavlo

Feaveryear …. Gary Duncan

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of CJ Sansom's Tudor mysteries.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

022018010220210706 (BBC7)
20210707 (BBC7)
Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C.J. Sansom's Tudor mysteries. Shardlake and his assistant Barak investigate the suspicious death of Michael Calfhill, former tutor of the Curteys children. But someone is very keen for the case to be dropped; and the army wants Barak for a soldier...

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Sally ..... Isabella Inchbald

Keeper Shawms ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Ellen Fettiplace ..... Kath Weare

Goodryke ..... Clive Hayward

Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

Youth 1 .... Gary Duncan

Youth 2 .... Finn den Hertog

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C.J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

032018010320210707 (BBC7)
20210708 (BBC7)
Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. Shardlake and Barak set off for Hampshire to interview Sir Nicholas Hobbey about the circumstances surrounding his wardship of the Curteys children, Hugh and Emma. On the way they have a troubling encounter with an old friend.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

Paulet ..... Neil McCaul

Goodryke/Landlord ..... Clive Hayward

Bess Calfhill ..... Kath Weare

George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

042018010420210708 (BBC7)
20210709 (BBC7)
Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. At Hoyland, the grand country home of Sir Nicholas Hobbey, Shardlake and Barak find family tensions running high. Hobbey’s young ward, Hugh Curteys, describes his relationship with his former tutor, Michael Calfhill, and reveals his own desire to enlist as a soldier and fight against the French.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog

Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon

Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

Hugh Curteys ..... Will Howard

Abigail Hobbey ..... Isabella Inchbald

David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Avery ..... Clive Hayward

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

052018010520210709 (BBC7)
20210710 (BBC7)
Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake returns in the fifth of C J Sansom's Tudor mysteries. At Hoyland, there’s growing rivalry between Sir Nicholas Hobbey’s young son David and his ward Hugh Curteys. Meanwhile Shardlake travels to nearby Rolfswood to find out more about the mysterious past of Ellen Fettiplace, the Bedlam inmate he befriended in the course of another case two years previously.

Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick return as Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak in Colin MacDonald's atmospheric dramatisation of the best-selling novel by C J Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Hugh Curteys ..... Will Howard

David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Rev Seckford ..... Neil McCaul

Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon

Abigail Hobbey ..... Isabella Inchbald

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C J Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

062018010820210712 (BBC7)
20210713 (BBC7)
Continuing Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak journey to Portsmouth with Sir Nicholas Hobbey and his young ward, Hugh Curteys. Preparations for a naval battle with the French are gathering pace, and Hugh – anxious to enlist in spite of Sir Nicholas’s strong objections – demonstrates his archery skills to Captain Leacon. Meanwhile Shardlake has an unexpected and typically unpleasant encounter with his old enemy Sir Richard Rich.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon

High Curteys ..... Will

Howard Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog

Priddis ..... Clive Hayward

Sir Richard Rich ..... Nicholas Murchie

Phillip West ..... Chris Pavlo

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C.J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

072018010920210713 (BBC7)
20210714 (BBC7)
Continuing Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

Shardlake and Barak return to Hoyland, where that evening comes “the first of the events that was to change the life of the Hobbey family forever” – and a stag hunt on the estate ends with a gruesome discovery.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon

Hugh Curteys ..... Will

Howard Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

Abigail Hobbey ..... Isabella Inchbald

David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Feveryear ..... Gary Duncan

Vicar ..... Neil McCaul

Villager …. Clive Hayward

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

082018011020210714 (BBC7)
20210715 (BBC7)
Continuing Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

As he continues his investigations into the murky history of the Hobbey family, Shardlake finally realises the startling truth about Sir Nicholas Hobbey’s young ward, Hugh Curteys. And in his parallel enquiries into the case of Bedlam inmate Ellen Fettiplace and the traumatic events at Rolfswood nineteen years earlier, he boards the Mary Rose for a second interview with Phillip West – an assistant purser on the warship, and Ellen’s one-time fiancé.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick

Warner ..... Neil McCaul

Priddis ..... Clive Hayward

Hugh Curteys ..... Will Howard

Sir Richard Rich …. Nicholas Murchie

Phillip West …. Chris Pavlo

Queen Catherine ..... Emily Wachter

David Hobbey ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon

Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton

Sailor ..... Gary Duncan

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

092018011120210715 (BBC7)
20210716 (BBC7)
Continuing Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

Shardlake finally uncovers the truth about Ellen Fettiplace and the events at the Rolfswood foundry nineteen years earlier. And as he tracks down Sir Nicholas Hobbey’s young ward Hugh Curteys to the warship Mary Rose, the lawyer-detective’s two investigations begin to converge.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Phillip West …. Chris Pavlo

George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog

Sir Richard Rich …. Nicholas Murchie

Hugh Curteys ..... Will

Howard Pelham ..... Gary Duncan

Officer ..... Philip Bretherton

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.

102018011220210716 (BBC7)
20210717 (BBC7)
Concluding Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake is on board the Mary Rose when the warship is sunk in battle with the loss of more than four hundred lives. Among the handful of survivors, Shardlake reports back to Queen Catherine with the results of his investigations into the Curteys children and the family of Sir Nicholas Hobbey. And he pays a final visit to Ellen Fettiplace in the Bedlam.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger

Hugh Curteys ..... Will

Howard George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog

Queen Catherine ..... Emily Wachter

Sir Richard Rich .... Nicholas Murchie

Ellen Fettiplace ..... Kath Weare

Sailor 1 ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Sailor 2 ..... Philip Bretherton

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

CJ Sansom's Tudor mystery featuring lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake.

Dramatisations of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novels.