3×60' for BBC Two (2017)
Production Company: 72 Films
Directed by: Chris Durlacher
This is the story of the creation of the first secret service. Elizabeth I - the Virgin Queen, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the end of the Tudors and rise of the Stuarts, the union of England and Scotland, the Gunpowder Plot. Behind these iconic stories of a volatile age were two of the most remarkable figures in British history: a father, William Cecil, who plotted the execution of Mary, and his son Robert, who masterminded the end of Elizabeth’s reign and her succession.
"absorbing look at the complicated intrigues in and around Elizabeth I’s court, so dramatic it feels like a 16th-century Homeland" - RadioTimes