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The Gunpowder Plot

Documentary which re-examines the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 - one of the most famous, yet least understood events in British history. It shows how the plot was almost England's 9/11, and asks why a group of young Englishmen became so radicalised and so hell-bent on terrorism. Computer graphics recreate what the Houses of Parliament looked like in 1605, and show just how close the plotters came to success.

49 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 Jun 2008 11:10
BBC Two except East, Yorkshire


Role Contributor
DirectorMichael Wadding
Executive ProducerJohn Farren