An actor playing Robert Catesby
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes night?

Guy Fawkes night is the annual commemoration of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot - when 14 individuals planned to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605.

The BBC's Carol Kirkwood asked bonfire night organiser Graham Callister why we celebrate Guy Fawkes night when it was in fact a plot to maim and kill.

  • 05 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: 'No risk' from Bonfire firefighter strike