Daniel Mays portrays diarist Samuel Pepys. Pepys’ diaries are an amazing insight into 17th Century London life and give his first hand account of The Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire will unfold over four consecutive days as the fire indiscriminately takes hold of the city and the people desperately attempt to overcome the flames. The episodes will capture the most prosperous city of its age as fire rages and engulfs dwellings and businesses like the bakery on Pudding Lane. Terrified and bewildered, the people are thrown into chaos, and with each day they become increasingly desperate to seek safety away from the city.