The Gunpowder Plot

About the Show

This is the story of one of history’s first major terrorist attacks - an attempt to blow up the symbolic heart of one of the world’s major capital cities. London, 1605: against a backdrop of religious strife, a group of young disaffected Catholics decided to rid themselves of the monarchy and Parliament. With three and a half tons of explosives, they came within minutes of the total destruction of England’s Houses of Parliament. State-of-the-art CGI shows the extent of the damage if the explosion had taken place, while dramatic reconstructions reveal the men behind the plot.