Historical Triple

  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2005
  |  650 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple-bill of period television dramas. 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot' (2004) is written by Jimmy McGovern and explores the events surrounding the accession of James I (Robert Carlyle) to the English throne after the death of Elizabeth I. At the same time, a Catholic conspiracy is underway to assassinate him, culminating in the Gunpowder Plot and the attempt to destroy the Houses of Parliament. Kevin McKidd, Daniela Nardini, and Tim McInnerny also star. Based on Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, 'Tipping the Velvet' (2002) is about the lesbian love affair between Whitby girl Nan Astley (Rachael Stirling) and music hall male impersonator Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes). Through the ups and downs of their relationship, Nan undergoes a sentimental education in the seedy lesbian underworld of Victorian London. Finally, 'Frankenstein' (2004) is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror tale. Alec Newman plays the good doctor, possessed by a need to create artificial life and finally managing to construct a living being (played by Luke Goss). When Frankenstein rejects and abandons his creation, the monster vows revenge.