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Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot

Drama documentary revealing the inner secrets of the Gunpowder Plot, using the words of the plotters themselves. Based on the interrogations of Thomas Wintour and Guy Fawkes.

For the first time, the inner secrets of the gunpowder plotters are dramatised using the actual words of their most senior captured leader Thomas Wintour, Guy Fawkes and state interrogators investigating the 18-month conspiracy in which a family circle of militant Catholic gentlemen tried to blow up king and parliament.

Wintour's insider account of this epic tale of faith, fanaticism, persecution and betrayal is told in detail, from his recruitment of both Fawkes and his own brother to his capture in a dramatic siege and bloody shoot-out on 8 November.

The hopes, fears and plans for a Midlands rebellion, royal kidnap, the plotters' penetration of the king's bodyguard and Fawkes's attendance, sword in hand, at a wedding attended by the king in December 1604 are shown, as well as a dramatisation of the thrilling, forgotten story of the final days after 5/11 as the conspirators are hunted down and then face the terrible punishments reserved for traitors.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Nov 2017 20:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Thomas Wintour Jamie Thomas King
Guy Fawkes Jamie Maclachlan
Director Adam Kemp
Producer Adam Kemp
Writer Adam Kemp

Broadcasts

  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 21:00
  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 23:20
  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 23:50
  • Wed 5 Nov 2014 23:15
  • Wed 5 Nov 2014 23:45
  • Thu 12 Jan 2017 22:00
  • Fri 13 Jan 2017 01:30
  • Wed 2 Aug 2017 00:10
  • Sat 4 Nov 2017 20:00

A terrorist plot on an unprecedented scale

A terrorist plot on an unprecedented scale

Discover the notorious plot that aimed to wipe out King and Parliament in one fell swoop.