The Tudors – series two on BBC Two, Fridays at 9.00pm
The second series of The Tudors, currently on BBC Two on Friday nights, sees the sensual drama's return to the ruthless world of political intrigue, desire and betrayal in the court of Henry VIII.
Henry, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, faces the wrath of the formidable new Pope, Paul III, played by screen legend Peter O'Toole, after marrying Anne Boleyn.
Anne (Natalie Dormer) delivers a child, but not Henry's longed-for son and heir.
The drama reveals the passion and heartbreak of a royal marriage destined to leave tragedy and constitutional crisis in its wake, and the legacy of an uncompromising King who refused to bow to Rome.
The 10-part series began on BBC Two on Friday 1 August 2008.
The Tudors is produced by Peace Arch and TM Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Showtime Networks and has been acquired from Sony Pictures Television International.