An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.








Series cast summary:
Polly Dartford ...  Hannah Farriner 4 episodes, 2014
Andrew Buchan ...  Thomas Farriner 4 episodes, 2014
Trixiebell Harrowell Trixiebell Harrowell ...  Mary Farriner 4 episodes, 2014
Joey Price Joey Price ...  David Farriner 4 episodes, 2014
Rose Leslie ...  Sarah 4 episodes, 2014
Jack Huston ...  King Charles II 4 episodes, 2014
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ...  James, Duke of York 4 episodes, 2014
Charles Dance ...  Lord Denton 4 episodes, 2014
William Beck ...  Richard Smith 4 episodes, 2014
Geoff Bell ...  Wilson 4 episodes, 2014
Daniel Mays ...  Samuel Pepys 4 episodes, 2014
Perdita Weeks ...  Elizabeth Pepys 4 episodes, 2014
Amy McAllister ...  Ruth 4 episodes, 2014
Uriel Emil ...  Signor Romero 4 episodes, 2014
Ben Crompton ...  Mr. Bagwell 4 episodes, 2014
Sonya Cassidy ...  Catherine of Braganza / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Susannah Fielding ...  Lady Castlemaine 3 episodes, 2014
Richard McCabe ...  Lord Hyde 3 episodes, 2014
David Schofield ...  Duke of Hanford / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Will Kemp ...  Alfredo 3 episodes, 2014
Roger Nevares ...  Spanish Ambassador Martinez 3 episodes, 2014
Barrie Martin ...  Kings Footman / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Antonia Clarke ...  Frances Stewart 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Dixon ...  Lord Ashley-Cooper 2 episodes, 2014
Jon Foster Jon Foster ...  John Hobbs 2 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Blane ...  Mayor Bludworth 2 episodes, 2014
Andrew Tiernan ...  Vincent 2 episodes, 2014
Glenn Doherty Glenn Doherty ...  Gaoler 2 episodes, 2014
Jennie Gruner ...  Mrs. Bagwell 2 episodes, 2014
Andy Gathergood ...  Denton's Man 2 episodes, 2014
Santi Scinelli ...  Pub Owner / ... 2 episodes, 2014


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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A crushing disappointment
21 November 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee 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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