An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
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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 Jennie Gruner ...  Mrs. Bagwell 2 episodes, 2014
Andy Gathergood ...  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 peter-2749See 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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16 October 2014 (UK) See more »

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