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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. However, her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the ... See full summary »

Writers:

Ken Follett (based on the book by), John Pielmeier (written for television by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McShane ... Waleran Bigod
Rufus Sewell ... Tom Builder
Matthew Macfadyen ... Philip
Eddie Redmayne ... Jack
Hayley Atwell ... Aliena
Sarah Parish ... Regan Hamleigh
Natalia Wörner ... Ellen
Anatole Taubman ... Remigius
John Pielmeier John Pielmeier ... Cuthbert
Robert Bathurst ... Percy Hamleigh
Clive Wood Clive Wood ... King Henry I
Sam Claflin ... Richard
Liam Garrigan ... Alfred
David Oakes ... William Hamleigh
Götz Otto ... Walter
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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. However, her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side, and a prisoner exchange is arranged. It doesn't go well and the self-styled Empress Maude and King Stephen are again at war. Philip's life is saved when his brother unexpectedly arrives in Lincoln. He manages to get access to the quarry to complete the cathedral and also a license to hold a market. Aliena's suggestion that they hold a fleece fair in direct competition with Shiring has tragic results. Jack and a jealous Alfred continue to fight and bicker and force Tom to choose between them. Bishop Waleran reveals his true ambition. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

Hungary

Release Date:

15 September 2011 (Hungary) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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The opening scene shows King Stephen being held in a squalid cage in Lincoln Castle. In fact, he was held prisoner in apartments in Bristol Castle, hundreds of miles from Lincoln. Though at one point he was chained, he was far too high-ranking to be caged or left in filth. See more »

Quotes

Regan Hamleigh: Get him to stop the fair.
Waleran Bigod: Dear lady, the fair will begin as planned, but it will not end as planned.
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Main Titles - The Pillars Of The Earth
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Written by Trevor Morris
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