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The Best Episodes of Gunpowder

Every episode of Gunpowder ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Gunpowder!

London, 1605. Robert Catesby, a 33-year old Warwickshire gentleman, devises a plot to blow up Parliament and kill the King.

Genres:War & PoliticsDrama
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Gunpowder" is "Episode 1", rated 7.4/10 from 816 user votes. It was directed by J Blakeson and written by Ronan Bennett. "Episode 1" aired on 10/21/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 2".

  • Episode 1
    7.4/10 816 votes

    #1 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-10-21

    It is 1603, and as England wars with Spain and the bloody persecution of Catholics intensifies, a young nobleman resolves to avenge his kin and defend his faith by any means necessary.

    Director: J Blakeson

    Writer: Ronan Bennett

  • Episode 2
    7.3/10 577 votes

    #2 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-10-28

    As the king's network of spies close in on them, Catesby and Wintour attempt to raise an army for their plot across mainland Europe. Returning to London with Guy Fawkes in tow, Catesby assembles his gang of plotters for the first time. They know they must act fast, and the plan is formed - they will strike next week, 5 November, at the opening of Parliament.

    Director: J Blakeson

    Writer: Ronan Bennett

  • Episode 3
    7.3/10 527 votes

    #3 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-11-04

    On the eve of the 5th of November, Catesby, Fawkes and the plotters load the tunnels below Parliament with barrels of gunpowder. Across the city, Father Garnet is under pressure to reveal Catesby's plot for the good of the Catholic faith. Will the priest be the one to betray Catesby at the eleventh hour?

    Director: J Blakeson

    Writer: Ronan Bennett