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Kit Harington gets behind the plot to blow up Parliament

How much do you know about the Gunpowder Plot – other than it involving the Houses of Parliament, a man called Guy Fawkes and, erm, gunpowder?

Well, you’ll be an expert by the time this breathtaking three-part drama ends.

It tells the story of a country caught in a Catholic-Protestant divide, stewing in an atmosphere that breeds resentment and rebellion…

The cast is absolutely stellar, with Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, who plays his real-life ancestor, plotter Robert Catesby, Hollywood star Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss.

You might need to watch some scenes from behind a cushion, but this tense slice of history is not to be missed.