The Tudors (2007–2010)

Secrets of the Heart 

Surrey plots treason after being relieved of command, and as Bishop Gardiner's inquisition proceeds, it comes closer and closer to the Queen.


(as Ciarán Donnelly)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... King Henry VIII
... Charles Brandon
... Ambassador Charles de Marillac
... Mary Tudor
... Edward Seymour
... Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
... Catherine Parr
... Bishop Gardiner
Selma Brook ... Brigitte Rousselot
... Anne Stanhope
Frank McCusker ... Risley
Andrew McNair ... Thomas Seymour
... Richard Rich
James Flynn ... Ralph Morice
... Henry Brandon


After Surrey leads an ill-advised offensive in France against superior forces, a board of inquiry relieves him of command, censures him for leaving the battlefield, and strips him of title of Knight of the Garter. Despite the defeat, Henry is able to get good terms from the French through a diplomatic negotiation which will eventually cede Boulogne back to France. Still chaffing at the verdict against him and believing that ailing Henry will die before the Prince comes of age, Surrey plots with other disgruntled nobles to attack Windsor and take custody of the future King. His plot is discovered, and he's imprisoned in the Tower awaiting trial. Bishop Gardiner gets the King's permission to arrest, question, and torture Anne Askew, an outspoken Lutheran Reformationist. Through her, Gardiner hopes to uncover evidence against the Queen's household, her sister, and ultimately the Queen herself. Written by

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13 June 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


About half way into the episode they show Charles Brandon alive in December 1545 but in real life he passed away on August 1545 See more »


Eustace Chapuys, Imperial ambassador, is said to have died in Spain soon after he left England, in 1545. Actually he lived in the Low Countries until his death in 1556. See more »


Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [to his co-conspirators] What we must first decide is how best to approach Windsor, and in what manner to overcome the guards who surround the Prince and so remove him... For be there no doubt, gentlemen, he who possesses the heir to the throne will very soon possess the throne itself.
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Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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