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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Pretty poor
17 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is drama by numbers.

A great idea for a script but unfortunately the writing, the directing and most of the acting fails to deliver. There is one character in particular (Hannah)that had I been there I would have thrown her ON To the fire. Constantly whining and nagging and the poor actress was so miscast as a 13 year-old - maybe her agent misheard and thought it was for a 30 year old!

The cast contains some quality actors particularly Daniel Mays and Charles Dance but they are directed so badly that at one point I really thought Dance was going to twirl his moustache and utter "Mou-ha-hah".

Mays also fails to deliver anything much more than a caricature of Pepys and in the first episode the whinging boatman (read cab driver for modern day equivalent) is so clichéd that I thought he was going to say "You know 'oo I 'ad in the back of my boat the other day?"

Indeed the only actor who showed any depth was Rose Leslie as the sister-in-law but think in future years she may be embarrassed to have this one on her CV.

ITV dramas have shown a massive improvement in quality in recent years but sadly this does not fall into that category and is more typical of their output that graced our screens in the late 1990s and early noughties. It is more suited to soap opera than serious drama and is an opportunity missed.


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