The White Queen
Thursday, 8.35pm, SoHo This 10-part historical drama is based on Philippa Gregory’s bestselling series of novels, The Cousins’ War. Set in 1464 at the time of the Wars of the Roses, it’s the story of three manipulative women from two sides of the same family — the House of York and the House of Lancaster — who are caught up in the battle over who should be king of England. Rebecca Ferguson plays Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV (and ancestor of every English monarch since Henry VIII and every Scottish monarch since James V of Scotland). In episode five, War at First Hand, Edward is expected back with an army to unsettle Warwick’s court.