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Bonfire Night Is Coming

So it has come to our attention that BBC 1 has revealed that it will be showing a three part drama called ‘Gunpowder’ and it has to be said we are all very excited about. The series is to be set around the early 17th century and is all about the evolution of the plot that could have seen King James I assassinated when Robert Catesby came up with his plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Guy Fawkes Mask box, Bar at the End of the World, Paris, France

The mini drama will not be based around Guy Fawkes but more around the mastermind behind the plot, Robert Catesby. Catesby who will be played by ‘Game of Thrones’ very own Kit Harrington will narrate his story in the lead up to the gunpowder plot. What
pushed him to come up with such a daring plan and how he managed to get as far as he did without detection. Harrington has also revealed that Catesby is actually a direct ancestor on his mother’s side and that is what led him to play such a role and tell the story not many people know.

Liv Tyler, Tom Cullen and Shaun Dooley will also star in this 3 part drama as Catesby’s cousin Anne Vaux, Guy Fawkes and Sir William Wade respectively. This all-star drama really has us all in anticipation as it shines a new light on the plot and tells the story from the plotters point of view rather the widely known facts that we relate to 5th November. It also shows us how Catesby managed to get Fawkes, the man you think of as soon as Bonfire night is mentioned to join such a plot as well as showing the roles of the other conspirators that did their part to blow up the King in 1605. The caption for the series is ‘Behind every plot, Is a mastermind’ and we hope that this series will show us why we today celebrate November 5th as Bonfire night!

Guy Fawkes, "Next Time, I'm Using Epic Fireworks"

More details about the BBC One drama can be found here 🙂



Many of you may know already but Guy Fawkes, the main conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot was actually from our own fair County, Yorkshire. In fact, from what would at the time have been the ‘City Centre’ of the North of England, York from just off the High Street and he and his family lived there for much of his early life.

It has just been announced in the National Press that there are plans afoot to produce a £20 million film about Guy and the Gunpowder Plot.

The film is being created to appeal to the 18-25-year-old audience and will take a format similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean with some of the darker side of the story being compared to the film Se7en.

The brilliant Orlando Bloom, famous for his portrayal of Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean stories and Legolas Greenleaf in Lord of the Rings, has been approached about the role but there is no firm information at this time but we believe he would be absolutely perfect for it.

The filming will take place for the most part in and around the City of York and the studio/production teams will be based at the local University Campus.

ELSA Productions are the team responsible for bringing this project together and they have backing from all over the World, including some investment from the UAE as one backer has already put £8 million in the pot to kick off the funding. ELSA are unique in the way they approach funding for film production as they are hoping for investments and have created a little ‘montage’ for their prospective backers

The film about Guy Fawkes, including all the mystery and intrigue surrounding the actions of Guy, Robert Catesby and the other conspirators of 1605 still captures the imagination and remains a human interest story where hopefully, you will be able to see the rationale behind taking the radical steps that they did, to rid the country of a King who to all intents and purposes, was permitting the persecution and killing of those wanting to remain faithful to Catholicism irrespective of the changes in the ruler of the country.

As and when more information becomes available, we will let you know.


All this for less than £100??? Impossible

Inspired by Robert Catesby, the often forgotten and real ring-leader of the infamous Gunpowder Plot, The Catesby’s Revenge is a real no-nonsense firework finale pack.

Featuring 3 of our favourite monster sized single ignition barrages and the best display rocket in Britain. This firework display pack has been created for those customers looking for a short but incredibly powerful firework display of premium quality aerial pyrotechnics.

These fireworks have been carefully selected to offer the best in value and performance, with the minimum of set up time and effort. As a supplement to another firework pack, or as a celebration on its own, The Catesby’s Revenge firework display is certain to leave your audience truly lost for words.

This is awesome value for money and we are sure this is unbeatable by anyone else in this country.

1 x Fire One RRP = £125

1 x Open Fire RRP = £50

1 x Golden Eye RRP = £50

1 x Sky Thriller Rocket RRP = £30

Plus portfires and safety goggles, this is an absolute steal with an RRP of over £255. And the Epic Fireworks price of less than £100. A bargain is not the word this is the deal of the Century and it’s only 2009.

Epic Fireworks is committed to bringing the UK the best possible fireworks deals at the best prices and we never, ever compromise on quality.

The Catesby’s Revenge Pack is certain to sell out this year so get here early to avoid disappointment. All the fireworks in this pack can be seen going off on the website or by clicking the links in this post.

Catesby's Revenge