The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

2010 - 2011, Drama, Historic / Epic
"The Pillars of the Earth" charts the complex lives of those fighting for the throne after King Henry's death. Based on the novel by Ken Follett, the narrative depicts the various characters who are willing to do anything to succeed the King. Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen and Alison Pill star in this historic drama.

Episode Guide

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Illumination (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Illumination

    Jack discovers the wind is causing the cracks in the cathedral so he builds wall supports.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - The Work of Angels (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Work of Angels

    Jack has become fixated with the cathedral, while Aliena's fixation with the Earldom has married her to Alfred, whom she hates. Waleran and Alfred develop a plot to get rid of Jack for good.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - New Beginnings (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    New Beginnings

    As a result of his journeys, Jack has learned how to build a cathedral filled with light. Waleran offers Philip a new position. Kingsbridge becomes prosperous again which infuriates William, who plans an attack.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - A Man and a Woman Betrayed (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    A Man and a Woman Betrayed

    Richard returns from war to find no money to support his knighthood. Aliena has to choose between her love for Jack and her oath to her father. Waleran uses a disaster at Kingsbridge against Prior Philip.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Legacy (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Legacy

    Waleran and Regan engineer the prisoner exchange so that they remain on the winning side of the war; Tom wants Jack and Alfred to be friends, but their rivalry over their work lives and Aliena is too intense.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Battlefield (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Battlefield

    William wants his father's title of earl but finds a mysterious knight is a rival for the title; King Stephen orders an assassin to kill Jack; Waleran tells Maud that the man who betrayed Earl Bartholomew is Philip.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Redemption (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Redemption

    Prior Philip and William find themselves in a standoff over access to the Shiring quarry; Jack's artistic talents take hold; Aliena starts a business to help earn money for Richard's chance to become a knight.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Master Builder (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Master Builder

    Fire destroys Kingsbridge church, giving Tom, son Alfred and stepson Jack the chance to build a new cathedral; Ellen is accused of being a witch; William takes Aliena and Richard by surprise in a brutal attack.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Anarchy (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Anarchy

    The succession of England's crown is in doubt and causes King Henry's daughter and nephew to compete for the throne; church politics see Philip elected the new prior, which leaves him indebted to Deacon Waleran.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Anarchy; Master Builder (Season 1 Episode 1/2)
    Season 1 Episode 1/2:

    Anarchy; Master Builder

    The succession of England's crown is in doubt and causes King Henry's daughter and nephew to compete for the throne; Fire destroys Kingsbridge church, giving Tom, son Alfred and stepson Jack the chance to build a new cathedral.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Redemption; Battlefield (Season 1 Episode 3/4)
    Season 1 Episode 3/4:

    Redemption; Battlefield

    Prior Phillip and William find themselves in a standoff over access to the Shiring Quarry; King Steven orders an assassin to kill Jack.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - New Beginnings; The Work of Angels (Season 1 Episode 7/8)
    Season 1 Episode 7/8:

    New Beginnings; The Work of Angels

    As a result of his journeys, Jack has learned how to build a cathedral filled with light; Jack has become fixated with the cathedral.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - New Beginnings (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    New Beginnings

    Como resultado de sus viajes, Jack aprende a construir una catedral llena de luz; Waleran le ofrece a Philip una nueva posición. Kingsbridge se vuelve próspero una vez más lo que enfurece a William, quien planea un ataque.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - The Work of Angels (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    The Work of Angels

    Jack se ha obsesionado con la catedral, mientras que la fijación de Aliena con los Earldom la hacen casarse con Alfred, a quien ella odia; Waleran y Alfred desarrollan un plan para deshacerse de Jack.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Witchcraft (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Witchcraft

    Richard regresa de la guerra para descubrir que no hay dinero para apoyar su título de caballero; Aliena tiene que elegir entre su amor por Jack y su juramento a su padre; Waleran usa un desastre en Kingsbridge en contra de Philip.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Legacy (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Legacy

    Waleran y Regan gestionan un intercambio de prisioneros para permanecer en el lado ganador de la guerra; Tom quiere que Jack y Alfred sean amigos, pero su rivalidad por sus vidas laborales y Aliena es muy intensa.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Battlefield (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Battlefield

    William quiere el título de conde de su padre pero descubre que un caballero misterioso es su rival; el rey Stephen le ordena a un asesino matar a Jack; Waleran le dice a Maud que el hombre al que traicionó el conde Bartholomew es Philip.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Redemption (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Redemption

    Philip y William se encuentran en un callejón sin salida para entrar a la mina Shiring; los talentos artísticos de Jack se afianzan; Aliena inicia un negocio para ayudar a ganar dinero para Richard y tenga la oportunidad de ser un caballero.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Anarchy (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Anarchy

    La sucesión de la corona de Inglaterra está en duda y provoca que la hija del Rey Henry y su sobrino compitan por el trono; la política de la iglesia ve la elección de Philip lo que lo deja en deuda con el Diácono Waleran.

  • The Pillars of the Earth - Master Builder (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Master Builder

    El fuego destruye la iglesia de Kingsbridge, dándole a Tom, hijo de Alfred e hijastro de Jack la oportunidad de construir una nueva catedral; Ellen es acusada de ser una bruja; William sorprende a Aliena y Richard durante un ataque brutal.

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