The Gunpowder Plot

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Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the plot to blow up King James I and his Parliament with a play that looks at how the Establishment deals with a terrorist threat.

The Gunpowder Plot

By Jonathan Davidson.

Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, ruthlessly and efficiently conducts the hunt for the plotters - but his real target is Father Henry Garnet, leader of the Jesuits.

Lord Salisbury....David Calder

Lord Popham....Sean Arnold

King James....Cal Macaninch

Father Garnet....John Henshaw

Father Oldcorn....Hugh Dickson

Anne Vaux....Helen Longworth

Nicholas Owen....Ben Crowe

Thomas Bromley....Trevor Cuthbertson

Carey....Gary McFarlane

Adviser....Chris Moran

Servant 1....Anthony Glennon

Directed by David Hunter.