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I found this an entertaining one-off which certainly enhanced my knowledge of Pepys above the previous level of "didn't he write a diary at some point in the past?"
Being a fan of Coogan it's always difficult to look beyond your expectations of what he's going to be like based on his well-known previous characters. I'm sure it would have become easier had this been stretched out into a mini-series but there you go.
Interesting to see this so soon after the Charles II Power & Passion mini-series which finished a few weeks back. Being contemporaneous (get me!) the two programmes shared a lot of the historical background and quite a few of the characters.
In summary, well worth watching - even without considering the not-insignificant sexual content and gratuitous boob shots :-)
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