Factual Specials

Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend

Marking the 400th anniversary of the infamous Gunpowder Plot, when Guy Fawkes planned an explosion that would wipe out the King and the entire British Government, this film sets out to discover what would have happened if he’d lit the fuse.

The film, presented by Richard Hammond, applies scientific techniques designed for investigating modern-day terrorism, to provide a definite answer to an outstanding mystery of history … could Guy Fawkes have succeeded with the Gunpowder Plot?

Broadcaster:ITV
Distributor:Granada International
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 90 min
Production year:2005
Executive Producer:Richard Sattin
Produced by:Mike Slee
Directed by:Mike Slee