The BEST episodes of Gunpowder, Treason & Plot season 1

Every episode of Gunpowder, Treason & Plot season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gunpowder, Treason & Plot season 1!

Set against the brutal landscape of rebellion against religious repression, 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot' dramalises the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots and the extraordinary battle of her son, James I, with the Catholic conspiracy against him

Last Updated: 5/4/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
Part One - Mary
64 votes

#1 - Part One - Mary

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/14/2004

Concentrates on Mary's short-lived reign and the battles she has to fight with both her Protestant subjects and the English Queen, Elizabeth 1st (Catherine McCormack).

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Part Two - James
35 votes

#2 - Part Two - James

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/21/2004

The story continues with her son James VI of Scotland (who, on Elizabeth's death, became James 1st of England), and the plot against his reign masterminded by the influential Catholic Robert Catesby (Coyle) - a plot planned by Guy Fawkes (played by newcomer Michael Fassbender) to blow up the Houses of Parliament in order to rid the nation of an oppressive Protestant monarch.

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