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Shardlake

Sovereign

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York. Shardlake and his assistant Barak have arrived in the city 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 conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower. His gaoler, Radwinter, resents being watched over and is determined to make Shardlake's task as difficult as possible.

After meeting with fellow lawyer Wrenne, Shardlake and Barak decide to go back to Oldroyd's house and see if they can find something to confirm Shardlake's suspicion that there was more to the glazier's death than a terrible accident.

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Wrenne ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Tamasin ..... Cath Whitefield
Jennet ..... Alex Tregear
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan

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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