Liv Tyler

Kit Harington and Liv Tyler star in BBC drama Gunpowder

Gunpowder is set in the 17th century during the reign of King James I, at a time of social unrest and in the midst of a war with Catholic Spain.

Despite many unsuccessful attempts to kill the new king, a plot was formed that went on to become one of the most notorious assassination attempts in English history: The Gunpowder Plot.