House of Parliament Replica Blasted
1 metric ton of gunpowder (1000 kg, or 2204 pounds) stored in wooden 36 barrels) used to blow a building (a replica of the 1605 Westminster 'House of Parliament') to smithereens. The largest amount of gunpowder ever blown up on camera. Clips taken from "The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend" First aired on the ITV Network in 2005. In this British television show it is investigated what would have happened if Guy Fawkes had succeeded in his attempt to assassinate King James. They rebuild the Westminster House of Parliament as it was in 1605 A.D. using period equivalent methods wherever possible, including a massive 650 tonnes of concrete. The house was stocked with m to represent notable commoners, members and the king before the bomb was detonated.