Sons Of Liberty
Thursday, SBS One, 9.30pm
Their names may be familiar, but do we really know much about the men who fought in the American colonies for freedom before their names became etched into history? John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin are just some of the characters brought to life in this sprawling drama. A brilliant cast including Rafe Spall and Ryan Eggold keeps Sons of Liberty out of schmaltzy territory. Tonight, Margaret (Emily Berrington) divulges a plan by General Gage (Marton Csokas) to destroy the colonists’ forces and capture Sam Adams (Ben Barnes, left) and John Hancock (Henry Thomas). History made fun.