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Brand new historical drama series The Great Fire starts next week on ITV, starring ROSE LESLIE.

A disaster movie, political thriller and melodrama all-in-one, The Great Fire is inspired by the historical events of 1666 and set within the decadent backdrop of King Charles II’s court. The series focuses on the circumstances which led to the catastrophic fire; the humble baker Thomas Farriner’s family life at the infamous bakery in Pudding Lane and his fabled involvement in the blaze; the playboy King’s extravagant lifestyle, and Farriner’s complex relationship with his fictional sister in law, Sarah, played by ROSE. 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.

Andrew Buchan plays the role of Thomas in this 4 x 60 minute drama, produced by Ecosse Films and written by successful novelist Tom Bradby, ITN’s Political Editor. Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Daniel Mays, Andrew Tiernan and Perdita Weeks also star.

The Great Fire starts next Thursday October 16 on ITV at 9pm, with new episodes every Thursday. Here’s the trailer:

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