This "Masterpiece" series adapted from the prize-winning Hilary Mantel novels takes a fresh look at the life and times of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance), charting his rise within the 16th-century Tudor court. From the humblest of working-class origins, Cromwell finds himself at King Henry VIII's (Damian Lewis) ear─influencing the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy) and fighting to preserve his power during the tumult of the Protestant Reformation. With Joanne Whalley, Anton Leser. 6 episodes on 3 discs. 6 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.