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The Great Fire

Category: Historical/Period Drama
Episode 1 of 4 | Season 1
Sky:263
Thu 8 Dec
2:10am-3:10am (1 hour)
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Drama detailing the stories of the people of London during the Great Fire of 1666. Widower and single father Thomas Farriner is the king's baker, currently providing the Navy with bread and biscuits from his Pudding Lane bakery. His sister-in-law Sarah often helps out at the shop - a distraction from the fact her wayward husband (Thomas's brother) has been missing at sea for months now. Thomas is dismayed to learn from Navy official Samuel Pepys that it's unlikely he'll be paid for his latest job, owing to the expense of the war against the Dutch. However, he instead sends the baker away with a letter that could be the key to Sarah's closure. Meanwhile, in the palace of Whitehall, the king attends a stately dance, where an attempt on his life is foiled. Later, Thomas returns to find the bakery ablaze, with his two daughters asleep upstairs. Starring Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie and Jack Huston

Category: Historical/Period Drama

Executive Producer: Lucy Bedford, Douglas Rae
Writer: Tom Bradby
Producer: Gina Cronk
Director: Jon Jones

Cast

Alfredo Will Kemp (IMDB)
David Farriner Joey Price (IMDB)
Queen Catherine Sonya Cassidy (IMDB)
Elizabeth Pepys Perdita Weeks (IMDB)
Lord Hyde Richard McCabe (IMDB)
Mayor Bludworth Nicholas Blane (IMDB)
Thomas Farriner Andrew Buchan (IMDB)
Wilson Geoff Bell (IMDB)
James, Duke of York Oliver Jackson-Cohen (IMDB)
Ruth Amy McAllister (IMDB)
Sheridan Tim Steed (IMDB)
Assassin Joe Wredden (IMDB)
Hannah Farriner Polly Dartford (IMDB)
Lady Castlemaine Susannah Fielding (IMDB)
Lord Ashley-Cooper Richard Dixon (IMDB)
Mary Farriner Trixiebelle Harrowell (IMDB)
Martinez Roger Nevares (IMDB)
Mr Bagwell Ben Crompton (IMDB)
Richard Smith William Beck (IMDB)
John Hobbs John Foster (IMDB)
Romero Uriel Emil (IMDB)
Samuel Pepys Daniel Mays (IMDB)
The Duke of Hanford David Schofield (IMDB)
Frances Stewart Antonia Clarke (IMDB)
King Charles II Jack Huston (IMDB)
Lord Denton Charles Dance (IMDB)
Mrs Bagwell Jennie Gruner (IMDB)
Sarah Farriner Rose Leslie (IMDB)

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