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The Great Fire

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 45 min | Drama, History

London, 1666:- Thomas Farriner, a widower with two young daughters, runs a bakery in Pudding Lane and turns to administrator Samuel Pepys when naval clerk Sheridan withholds payment for the bread he has supplied to the navy. Pepys cannot ...See moreLondon, 1666:- Thomas Farriner, a widower with two young daughters, runs a bakery in Pudding Lane and turns to administrator Samuel Pepys when naval clerk Sheridan withholds payment for the bread he has supplied to the navy. Pepys cannot help though he does inform him that his brother seems to have been lost in a sea battle against the Dutch. Profligate king Charles II, in pursuit of comely Frances Stuart, holds lavish banquets he cannot afford due to the war and is rebuked by both his brother, James the duke of York, and Pepys. Lord Denton, the king's spy-master, arrests an assassin about to murder Charles and links him to the Catholic sympathizer the Duke of Hanford. Thomas's sister-in-law Sarah works for Hanford and Denton persuades her to - reluctantly - spy for him. At the same time a spark from Thomas's oven sets alight the straw on the floor and the Great Fire of London begins. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Oct 16, 2014 (United Kingdom)

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Andrew Buchan
Thomas Farriner Thomas Farriner   See fewer
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Polly Dartford
Hannah Farriner Hannah Farriner   See fewer
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Joey Price
David Farriner David Farriner   See fewer
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Trixiebell Harrowell
Mary Farriner Mary Farriner   See fewer
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Tim Steed
Sheridan Sheridan   See fewer
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Jack Huston
King Charles II King Charles II   See fewer
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Antonia Clarke
Frances Stewart Frances Stewart   See fewer
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Oliver Jackson-Cohen
James, Duke of York James, Duke of York   See fewer
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Richard McCabe
Lord Hyde Lord Hyde   See fewer
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Richard Dixon
Lord Ashley-Cooper Lord Ashley-Cooper   See fewer
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Lady Castlemaine Lady Castlemaine   See fewer
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Queen Catherine of Braganza Queen Catherine of Braganza   See fewer
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Joe Wredden
Assassin Assassin   See fewer
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Charles Dance
Lord Denton Lord Denton   See fewer
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David Schofield
The Duke of Hanford The Duke of Hanford   See fewer
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Uriel Emil
Signor Romero Signor Romero   See fewer
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William Beck
Richard Smith Richard Smith   See fewer
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Perdita Weeks
Elizabeth Pepys Elizabeth Pepys   See fewer
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Daniel Mays
Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys   See fewer
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Jon Foster
John Hobbs (as John Foster) John Hobbs (as John Foster)   See fewer
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Will Kemp
Alfredo Alfredo   See fewer
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Mayor Bludworth Mayor Bludworth   See fewer
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Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Ben Crompton
Mr. Bagwell Mr. Bagwell   See fewer
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Jennie Gruner
Mrs. Bagwell Mrs. Bagwell   See fewer
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Roger Nevares
Spanish Ambassador Martinez Spanish Ambassador Martinez   See fewer
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Londoner (voice) Londoner (voice)   See fewer
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Richard Banks
King's Footman (uncredited) King's Footman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robber (uncredited) Robber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Londoner (uncredited) Londoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith (uncredited) Edith (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 43 votes