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The Gunpowder Plot


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An Investigation by Stuart Hood
conducted by John Gregson
See page 31
What do we know about Guy Fawkes-the real man who has somehow got mixed up with the ancient ritual of November bonfires? We know some facts-that Guy Fawkes was a technical expert called in by the desperate men of the gunpowder plot. But we shall never know the whole truth. This programme looks at one possible version of what happened.


Writer: Stuart Hood
Costumes: Catriona Tomalin
Make-up: Nathalie Calfe
Design: Judy Steele
Producer: John Gibson
Guy Fawkes: Martin Shaw
Robert Catesby: Paul Chapman
Thomas Winter: Charles Hodgson
Thomas Percy: Wilfred Harrison
John Wright: Harry Beety
Robert Winter: John Dearth
Ambrose Rookwood: David Lyell
Thomas Bates: John Rudling
Sir Everard Digby: Nicholas Ball
Francis Tresham: John Clegg
Fr. Garnet, S.J.: Harold Kasket
Fr. Gerard, S.J.: Basil Jones
Fr. Tesimond, S.J.: Humphrey Morton
King James I: Alex McAvoy
Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury: Peter Howell
Sir William Wade: Malcolm Hayes
Sir Edward Coke: Jonathan Newth
Lord Chamberlain: Allan McClelland
Clerk of the House: Allan McClelland
Lawyer: Humphrey Morton
Lord Monteagle: Jonathan Newth
Thomas Ward: Will Leighton

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