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First Air Date: January 21st, 2015
Last Air Date: February 25th, 2015
Created By: Peter Straughan, Peter Kosminsky, Hilary Mantel
Star Casts: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Joss Porter, Bernard Hill, Hannah Steele, Jessica Raine
Aired On: BBC Two
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 6 Episodes
Type: Miniseries
Status: Ended
Homepage: BBC Two - Wolf Hall

Last Updated: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 20:52:52 +0000

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Wolf Hall

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (6 Episodes)

1: Three Card Trick - Aired: 2015-01-21

Lacking a male heir, the King is desperate to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.

2: Entirely Beloved - Aired: 2015-01-28

As Cardinal Wolsey retreats north, he urges Cromwell to get close to Anne Boleyn.

3: Anna Regina - Aired: 2015-02-04

Cromwell has Parliament acknowledge Henry as head of the Church of England.

4: The Devil's Spit - Aired: 2015-02-11

Aware that her power in court rests on producing a male heir, Anne becomes paranoid.

5: Crows - Aired: 2015-02-18

The Act of Supremacy has declared Henry supreme head of the church of England.

6: Master of Phantoms - Aired: 2015-02-25

After uncovering treasonable offences, Cromwell exacts the ultimate revenge.