An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
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 Hannah Farriner (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Thomas Farriner (4 episodes, 2014)
Trixiebell Harrowell ...
 Mary Farriner (4 episodes, 2014)
Joey Price ...
 David Farriner (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Sarah (4 episodes, 2014)
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 King Charles II (4 episodes, 2014)
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 James, Duke of York (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Lord Denton (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Richard Smith (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Wilson (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Samuel Pepys (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Elizabeth Pepys (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ruth (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Signor Romero (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Mr. Bagwell (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Catherine of Braganza / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Lady Castlemaine (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Lord Hyde (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Duke of Hanford / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Alfredo (3 episodes, 2014)
Roger Nevares ...
 Spanish Ambassador Martinez (3 episodes, 2014)
Barrie Martin ...
 Kings Footman / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Frances Stewart (2 episodes, 2014)
Richard Dixon ...
 Lord Ashley-Cooper (2 episodes, 2014)
Jon Foster ...
 John Hobbs (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Mayor Bludworth (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Vincent (2 episodes, 2014)
Glenn Doherty ...
 Gaoler (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Mrs. Bagwell (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Denton's Man (2 episodes, 2014)
Santi Scinelli ...
 Pub Owner / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
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A fascinating insight into what really happened on the night of Sunday 2nd of September 1666, the Great fire of London in which parts of the city burned for 3 days the fire started in a bakery in pudding lane with the loss of around 6 recorded deaths and thousands of homes burnt to the ground. Written by Zoe Boniface

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This programme consists of 4 Game of Thrones (2011) cast members. This includes Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Ben Crompton and Nicholas Blane who respectively portray Ygritte, Tywin Lannister, Eddison Tollet / Edd and "spice king". See more »

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A crushing disappointment
21 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another viewer compared this would-be miniseries exploring the 1666 Great Fire of London to EASTENDERS and I think they were spot on: this is extraordinarily disappointing given the effort and level of talent involved, and says a lot about the current state of the ITV drama department.

The miniseries is about the fire but the fire hardly comes into it. Instead we gets lots of uninteresting soap opera shenanigans involving sex, politics and conspiracy. The characterisation is on the level of a provincial pantomime and never once did I believe in or care about any of the sub-plots.

In a bid for quality, a lot of familiar actors from the best TV series around today are brought in. We get Rose Leslie and Charles Dance from A GAME OF THRONES and Jack Huston from BOARDWALK EMPIRE, but none of them are at their best. And they're sidelined in favour of Daniel Mays, who's out of his league playing Pepys (who seems to be a bit of a twit) and the singularly wooden Andrew Buchan. No, THE GREAT FIRE is a chore to sit through and there's nothing here I can recommend to any viewer.


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