Series 1 Episode 1
First Broadcast: 12AM Mon 5 November 2001

Thirteen young Catholics plot to kill the Protestant King James by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. In the hours before the State Opening, the plot is foiled, and a new date is imprinted on a nation's consciousness.

Almost 400 years later, the memory of Guy Fawkes still sets the country alight every Bonfire Night.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot follows the doomed conspirators to their desperate end and takes a closer look at the hotly contested mysteries behind the official version that still intrigue historians and conspiracy theorists alike.

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This dramatic story of Britain's most notorious terrorist conspiracy delves into a shadowy world of subterfuge, spying and surveillance