Viz comic has created a (Not Safe For Work) strip of the adventures of “Samuel L. Pepys” which readers may find amusing. I’m not sure the joke really sustains itself for twelve panels but still, worth a look!
Those of you who like audiobooks but have had to make do with abridged versions of Samuel Pepys’ diary will be pleased to hear about a new release from Naxos of the entire diary. Quite an undertaking!
BBC Radio 4 has an episode of their Playlist Series focused on the music that Pepys enjoyed. Here’s the blurb:
Via Terry Foreman in the discussion group comes the news that the ITV channel in the UK is going to make a drama called The Great Fire of London, to be broadcast on four consecutive days.
Diary readers might find these blog posts intriguing.
The interview was broadcast on 2nd December and you can listen to it as an MP3 here.
The BBC Radio 4 show, Woman’s Hour is soon going to be featuring a drama based on Samuel Pepys’ diary. There will be five 15 minute episodes, broadcast at 10.45am (UK time) from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August. Here’s the press release from this page:
A brief amusement for you… On Twitter, @lili_bird asked @wesingyourtweet to sing one of @samuelpepys’ tweets. Apparently they sing tweets on request. And here’s the video of their brief sung version of one of Sam’s more uneventful tweets. Thanks all!
The Telegraph has an article about the house in Brampton, Cambridgeshire, to which Sam hoped to retire, as it is up for sale. The article probably doesn’t contain much new to those of you who have been reading the diary, but it’s interesting to see a couple of pictures of the place.
The 20th January 2011 issue of the London Review of Books features two mentions of Samuel Pepys. Unfortunately, both are only available online to subscribers, but here are a couple of interesting quotes.