donderdag 25 februari 2010

The Gunpowder Plot - Exploding The Legend

The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend was a British television show, hosted by Richard Hammond, that recreated elements of the Gunpowder Plot in which Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

First aired on the ITV Network in 2005, this £1 million[2] programme centres around a reconstruction of the Houses of Parliament as they were in 1605 (the current ones had not yet been built at the time of the Gunpowder Plot), constructed using period equivalent methods wherever possible. This was stocked with mannequins to represent notable commoners, members and the king before the bomb was detonated. The programme was made to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the plot.

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