World Without End (2012): S01E05 – Pawns


World Without End is an eight-episode 2012 television miniseries based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Ken Follett.

It is a sequel to the 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, also based on a Follett novel.

World Without End is set 150 years after The Pillars of the Earth and chronicles the experiences of the English town of Kingsbridge during the start of the Hundred Years’ War and the outbreak of the Black Death.

The cast is led by Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, and Tom Weston-Jones. The miniseries varies significantly from the novel in both the plot and characterizations.


It is now seven years later and Merthin lives in Florence, where he is married with a child. Caris continues practising medicine and cares for Gwenda’s injured son. Sister Meir witnesses Brother Thomas having sex with another monk, a great sin, but after speaking with Caris, decides not to reveal them. The convent is left a sum of money, which would allow Caris to build her hospice, but Prior Godwyn is determined to get his hands on the money. Caris travels to France to seek assistance from the King, who is still at war. Surrounded by enemies, the King’s first concern is to find a way to get his men back to England.

World Without End Series

You can find a full index and overview of World Without End here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 02 October 2012.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts), 60 minutes (with adverts), and 428 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: Canada, Germany, and Hungary.
  • Language: English.

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