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Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, have arrived in York ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

After settling into their living quarters, Shardlake witnesses a man fall to a terrible death and, on hearing his last words, feels sure it was more than an unfortunate accident.

Gripping adaptation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel - featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake - set in 1541, during Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress to the north.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Radwinter ..... David Acton
Broderick ..... Nick Underwood
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan
Paul ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
Oldroyd ..... Chris Pavlo

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015. Show less

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