Gunpowder Women

Five plays about the women connected with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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01The Pilgrim2005103120141103 (BBC7)
20141104 (BBC7)

Five plays about the women connected with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Ann Vaux, Cousin Of The Conspirator Robert Catesby, Sets Off From Her Essex Home On A Pilgrimage To St Winifred's Well In Wales.

On The Way, She Visits Some Of The Major Catholic Families In The Country And Arouses Suspicion

  • ann vaux....carolyn pickles
  • catesby....richard derrington
  • father garnet....david hargreaves
  • jeanette....alison belbin
  • st winifred....charlotte lowri
  • william waad....robert lister
  • by.... - theresa heskins
  • directed by.... - jenny stephens

    by theresa heskins. could ann vaux, cousin of the conspirator robert catesby, be involved?

    by theresa heskins. could ann vaux, cousin of the gunpowder plot conspirator robert catesby, be involved? stars carolyn pickles

  • 02The Mother2005110120141104 (BBC7)
    20141105 (BBC7)

    Robert Catesby returns to his mother's home at Ashby St Ledger's with the news that he has sold Bushwood Hall, apparently to raise money for his secretive activities.

    Her servant, Martha Bates is convinced that her husband is mixed up in the plot as well.

  • ann vaux....carolyn pickles
  • anne catesby....Tina Gray
  • director peter leslie wild
  • martha bates....deborah mcandrew
  • mary bates....helen monks
  • robert catesby....richard derrington
  • robin catesby....tom ball
  • william waad....robert lister
  • by.... - deborah catesby

    by deborah catesby. robert catesby's mother is concerned about her son's plans.

    by deborah catesby. robert catesby's mother is concerned about her son's plans. but could she be a conspirator too? stars tina gray

  • 03The Sister2005110220141105 (BBC7)
    20141106 (BBC7)

    Mary Habington lies in labour at Hindlip Hall when the news of the failure of the plot arrives.

    Someone has sent a letter to Mary's brother, Lord Monteagle, telling him to avoid parliament.

    Could she be the author of the letter?

  • ann vaux....carolyn pickles
  • catherine greenwood....gillian goodman
  • father tesimond....john flitcroft
  • mary habington....suzanne cave
  • william waad....robert lister
  • by.... - kate shaw
  • directed by.... - jenny stephens

    by kate shaw. lord monteagle is warned not to go to parliament. did mary send the letter?

    by kate shaw. lord monteagle is warned not to go to parliament. did his sister mary send him the letter? stars suzanne cave

  • 04The Princess2005110320141106 (BBC7)
    20141107 (BBC7)

    The King's nine-year-old daughter is being held under the protection of Lord and Lady Harington at Coombe Abbey when a servant arrives with news that horses have been stolen and men are on their way to kidnap the Princess.

    She must be taken away to a new place of safety.

  • ann vaux....carolyn pickles
  • hopkins....stephen tomlin
  • lady harrington....cathy sara
  • lord harrington....mark carey
  • princess elizabeth....elizabeth wofford
  • servant....laurence saunders
  • william waad....robert lister
  • by.... - louise ramsden

    by louise ramsden. the plot has failed. is the king's young daughter now the target?

    by louise ramsden. the plot has failed. is the king's nine-year-old daughter now the target? stars carolyn pickles and elizabeth wofford

  • 05 LASTThe Wife20051104

    It's the day of the execution and Martha Bates, wife of Catesby's servant Thomas Bates, is looking for a vantage point to see her husband being dragged through the streets on a hurdle to the gallows.

    She pushes through the crowd in an attempt to seek his forgiveness.

  • ann vaux....carolyn pickles
  • halberdier....laurence saunders
  • martha bates....deborah mcandrew
  • mary bates....helen monks
  • thomas bates....peter meakin
  • william waad....robert lister
  • woman....margaret jackman
  • by.... - stephanie dale
  • directed by.... - peter leslie wild