Gunpowder Treason & Plot: Award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern explores the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James I in this new BBC drama. Robert Carlyle leads a prestigious cast in this lavish production. Peoples with infamous characters driven by compelling drama and life with love lust politics and prejudice we are offered a gripping ride through a fascinating period of history. Set against the brutal landscape of rebellion against religious repression Gunpowder Treason and Plot dramalises the short reign of Mary Queen of Scots and the extraordinary battle... of her son James I with the Catholic conspiracy against him. Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot became one of the most scandalous events in English history and remains so to this day. Tipping The Velvet: An erotically charged exploration of lesbian life in Victorian London; the most sexually explicit drama the BBC has ever broadcast! Episode 1: The glamorous world of the 19th -century music hall provides the backdrop for Nan's first love affair with Kitty Butler a popular male impersonator. When Kitty is offered the chance to perform in London a delighted Nan accompanies her as a dresser but true success doesn't happen until Nan becomes part of the act. Episode 2: Alone and devastated by her betrayal Nan cannot return to her family in Whitstable so takes to the streets to survive. In her guise as a male impersonator she finds a niche in the Victorian sexual underworld and is also drawn into the web of a rich Sapphic society widow who offers sex excitement and luxury but at a perilous price. Episode 3: Diana throws out Nan and Blake and Blake disappears with all of the money leaving a totally destitute Nan. The only person she can think to turn to ends up unwelcoming to her. So begins a very different phase for Nan which leads ultimately to her making the most important decision of her life... Frankenstein: A fresh and new interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel a chilling tale of one man's soulless desire to surpass the boundaries of mortal humankind. The crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy North Sea rescue a man close to death: Victor Frankenstein. He recounts his own story of a young scientist possessed of an obsessive thirst for knowledge who has challenged the very foundations of nature by creating a sentient creature pieced together with body parts stolen from a morgue. Rejected by its creator the monstrous being craves acceptance but is forced to flee into the night; abhorred and vulnerable the creature nevertheless is still at the mercy of the most base and deadly of human emotions - revenge. The fledgeling born of dark intention will stop at nothing short of complete retribution... [show more]
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