On the eve of the 5 November, Catesby (Kit Harington), Fawkes (Tom Cullen) and the plotters load the tunnels below Parliament with barrels of gunpowder.
Across the city, Father Garnet (Peter Mullan) is under pressure from an ally to break his seal of confession and reveal Catesby’s plot – for the good of the Catholic faith. Will the priest be the one to betray Catesby at the eleventh hour? Or will Cecil (Mark Gatiss) need to find other means to destroy Catesby, win back the King’s trust and save his life?
When the plot is discovered, Fawkes is unable to stave off capture and is hauled before the King – who, after forcing a confession, sentences him to be publicly executed. Catesby and the remaining plotters resolve to stand by their rebellion with one final, desperate battle against Wade and the King’s men. How will they fare? And what will become of Father Garnet, Anne (Liv Tyler) and Catesby’s young son?
Gunpowder was developed by Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington and Daniel West, and is written by Ronan Bennett, directed by J Blakeson and made by Kudos in association with Thriker Films. Executive Producers are Ollie Madden for Kudos, Matthew Read for the BBC, and Ronan Bennett. Kit Harington and Daniel West are Co-Executive Producers for Thriker Films. Laurie Borg is Producer.
Pictured above is Faulkes played by Tom Cullen.
Gunpowder Episode 3 (of 3) airs on Saturday 4 November 2017 from 9.10pm-10.10pm on BBC One.