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 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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Not good enough
6 November 2014 | by helenhelga2002See all my reviews

I thought this was very badly written, and not worth watching. Every one in it has been so badly flawed as to be unbelievable. Not a fan I am afraid. The cast were trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ears. It seemed more a script more suited to Eastendfers, another program which I cannot be bothered to watch. No celebration of how well organized the society must have been that only 6 people perished. We think of our society as being so enlightened and modern, but I doubt that the outcome of a fire in London today of such magnitude would be so well managed with so little loss of life. There was an opportunity here to show the courage and fantastic organisation skills of our ancestors, instead we get 2nd rate intrigues and the baseness of human frailties which are not entertainng to watch, much admit to. And, quite honestly, not something that is often common in these sorts of situations. Pitifully bad storyline, which had the potential to be good.

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16 October 2014 (UK) See more »

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