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Gunpowder

Season 1 2017
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  • 2017-10-21T22:15:00+02:00 on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 7 mins (3 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, War
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England, 1603: Elizabeth I is dead, and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with Catholic Spain, English Catholics are persecuted, and priests caught saying Mass are put to death. Several failed attempts have already been made on the new king’s life. Now, deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, a new plot is brewing—one that will become legend, leaving a mark on the country that will still be felt over 400 years later.

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3 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2017-10-21T22:15:00+02:00 — 63 mins

It is 1603, and as England wars with Spain and the bloody persecution of Catholics intensifies, a young nobleman resolves to avenge his kin and defend his faith by any means necessary

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2017-10-28T22:15:00+02:00 — 62 mins

As the king's network of spies close in on them, Catesby and Wintour attempt to raise an army for their plot across mainland Europe. Returning to London with Guy Fawkes in tow, Catesby assembles his gang of plotters for the first time. They know they must act fast, and the plan is formed - they will strike next week, 5 November, at the opening of Parliament.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2017-11-04T22:15:00+01:00 — 62 mins

On the eve of the 5th of November, Catesby, Fawkes and the plotters load the tunnels below Parliament with barrels of gunpowder. Across the city, Father Garnet is under pressure to reveal Catesby's plot for the good of the Catholic faith. Will the priest be the one to betray Catesby at the eleventh hour?

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