The Musketeers returns to BBC One with more sword-fighting action and thrilling adventures.
Returning cast members include Luke Pasqualino (Skins) as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke (The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos.
Episode 1: ‘Keep Your Friends Close’
Friday 2 January 2015, 9pm
The Musketeers are sent to retrieve the Comte de Rochefort, the Cardinal’s man in Madrid who has escaped from a Spanish Prison. Rochefort brings news that the chief author of France’s military strategy against Spain, General De Foix, has been captured.
The Musketeers must join forces with Rochefort to rescue De Foix before this critical information falls into the wrong hands, but can Rochefort be trusted, and will the Musketeers succeed against the traps laid for them?
Episode 2: ‘An Ordinary Man’
Friday 9 January 2015, 9pm
King Louis demands to experience the life of his carefree subjects, but his night of fun quickly comes to an end when he and d’Artagnan are mistaken for commoners.
D’Artagnan and King Louis are kidnapped by the notorious criminal Lemaitre to be sold to Spain as slaves. The Musketeers must find and rescue d’Artagnan and the King, but can they save Louis from mortal danger and will they return him to the Palace in time for the Dauphin’s christening?
Meanwhile Rochefort uses the King’s absence to become closer to Queen Anne.
Episode 3: ‘The Good Traitor’
Friday 16 January 2015, 9pm
When Spanish General Tariq Alaman (Colin Salmon) offers to hand over the formula of a unique and deadly gunpowder in exchange for help rescuing his kidnapped daughter Samara (Antonia Thomas), the Musketeers find themselves tangled in a complex web of political trades with the Spanish.
Their mission is further complicated when Porthos is captured by Spanish agents. Meanwhile, when the Dauphin becomes seriously ill Constance takes matters into her own hands and risks everything to save his life.
Episode 4: ‘Emilie’
Friday 30 January 2015, 9pm
The Musketeers investigate Emilie of Duras, a woman claiming to have visions from God which instruct her to lead her thousands of followers into war with Spain.
As word of Emilie’s visions trigger violent anti-Spanish riots, Aramis is sent to discredit her before she pushes France into an ill-timed war with Spain.
Meanwhile Rochefort continues to clash with Spanish Ambassador Perales. He resorts to blackmail and murder to resolve the problem.
Episode 5: ‘The Return’
Friday 13 February 2015, 9pm
When Athos is kidnapped and taken back to his estate of Pinon, the Musketeers go in search of him and find themselves in the middle of a battle against a nobleman, the Baron Renard.
Baron Renard is shocked by Athos’ decision to reject his nobility and is determined to seize the land for himself.
As the Musketeers train the people of Pinon in combat and defend them against multiple attacks, Athos is forced to confront his past, when he encounters an old friend whose life was ruined by his actions years ago.
Episode 6: ‘Through a Glass Darkly’
Friday 20 February 2015, 9pm
Renowned astronomer Marmion gathers the Royal household to his impressive observatory in a transformed old fort to watch a solar eclipse.
Rochefort along with The Musketeers escort them but could never have predicted the twist in fate that ensues and the impossible choices that must be made. Who is Marmion really and what is his game?
The Musketeers are forced into the fight of their lives with dramatic consequences. Will they accept Milady’s help despite their loathing and mistrust of her? It might be their only chance to save the King, Queen and themselves.
Episode 7: ‘A Marriage of Inconvenience’
Friday 27 February 2015, 9pm
The King’s cousin is ambushed whilst under Musketeer escort, as she travels from Mantua to Sweden to make a political marriage that will be advantageous to France.
The Musketeers must discover who is targeting her and fast, to keep both her and the alliance between countries protected. However, it emerges that other important figures at Court also appear to be in danger.
Who is the killer and could he already be inside the Palace walls?
Episode 8: ‘The Prodigal Father’
Friday 6 March 2015, 9pm
Porthos uncovers the truth about his parentage and demands answers from his new-found father. As he learns more about his past, Porthos questions his place in the Musketeers regiment.
However, the Musketeers have suspicions about Porthos’ new family, wondering whether he should trust them.
Can they save Porthos from the dangers that lie ahead, and where do his true loyalties lie?
Episode 9: ‘The Accused’
Friday 20 March 2015, 9pm
The Musketeers must put their lives on the line when the queen is accused of treason.
They have no choice but to steal her away from the palace to safety while they search for evidence to prove that Rochefort is a Spanish spy. However, it soon transpires that nobody is safe from Rochefort’s grasp, not even the king.
Episode 10: ‘Trial and Punishment’
Friday 27 March 2015, 9pm
The Musketeers must risk everything to save France from Rochefort’s treacherous plan.
While Porthos seeks to lure the Spanish spy-master to Paris to prove Rochefort’s betrayal to the King, Athos and d’Artagnan must save Constance from certain death.
But will they be able to protect Aramis and the Queen before Rochefort gets to them? The fate of France and their closest comrades lies in the Musketeers’ hands.
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