The King's spies have stolen the blueprints for a new weapon from the British. It is a flying machine and Sátur is chosen by the King to test out the prototype. Águila Roja will attempt to save his friend from sure death. The Marchioness goes to the convent in order to ask the Mother Superior to let Margarita leave. Lucrecia argues that she requires her skills as a seamstress for a few days. For his part, the Commissioner comes across a man's shirt in the Marchioness' chambers. Furious, he scours the town in search of the alleged lover in order to kill him.
Ferdinand tries to mend his relations with Philip by sharing the danger posed to Philip's interests as Prince of Asturias by Prince Henry of England's latest preposterous idea, namely to marry Juana "La Beltraneja". Should the marriage take place, the English prince would be able to claim the throne of Castile, either for himself or for his son. In reality, this is just a smokescreen, because Ferdinand's real plan is quite different: to distance his daughter and his son-in-law from the succession. Both he and Isabella would like their grandson, Carlos, to be brought up in Spain so that he can become king as soon as he reaches a suitable age.
Current Affairs Commando
Thanks to the people we are going to meet this week, things actually function properly. They operate on a grand scale and the figures they work with are in thousands of tons and millions of euros. They disassemble everything, down to the last screw in an airplane; they seek to keep centuries-old trees alive by climbing up into their branches; they bring a transatlantic liner onto dry land; they ensure a city's sewers, its very digestive system, function like clockwork. These are the people in charge of maintenance.
TVE dedicates the week of 24th to 30nd November to educating the viewer, through different programmes, about the scourge of violence against women.There will also be a documentary, co-produced by TVE, which aims to get the attention of a society that remains poorly informed about gender violence, a problem that carries certain stereotypes. 'La maleta de Marta' tells the story of Marta, a woman who almost died after being stabbed by her husband. It tells us of her struggle and suffering, but also looks at the assailants.As a basis for its colloquium, "Versión Española" will present the film, "Con la pata quebrada" (Even If It Takes a Broken Leg), in which the director, Diego Galán, employs fragments from 180 Spanish fictional and documentary films in order to follow the development of women's image in Spanish cinema, starting in the 1930's and continuing to the present day.
The Memory of Water
A miniseries produced by TVE and based on the novel of the same name written by journalist Teresa Viejo.Fact and fiction coalesce around the legendary Spa 'La Isabela', the Royal Site where the Spanish gentry of the early 20th Century would congregate. Over the years, the former spa became a psychiatric hospital and its walls held many secrets that would be submerged under the waters of the Buendia wetlands forever.
This documentary series on the life and work of the Renaissance painter seeks to answer some of the mysteries that still surround the figure of El Greco. This week's episode focuses on El Greco's search to find his own form of artistic expression, ranging from his time in Crete to the Venice School under Titian, not to mention his Florentine period.
This week "Imprescindibles" will offer us a portrait of Jorge Semprún, the writer, scriptwriter, politician and key figure of the twentieth century. "Semprún without Semprún" is a documentary that talks about the value of friendship, of self-criticism, of the search for coherence in life. It is a non-linear journey that describes the life of a man concealed behind a character, a life worthy of a novel.