Diana meets the elegant and intelligent Mary Sidney, a wealthy alchemist, in the hopes of furthering the search for a mentor for Diana’s witchcraft. Mary warms to Diana instantly but reluctantly tells her that she cannot involve herself in creature business. William Cecil puts further pressure on Matthew to torture an innocent Tom Caldwell, a witch suspected of treason, in order to extract a confession. Diana and Matthew are forced to pay fealty to Andrew Hubbard – the vampire ruler of London – who is unnerved by their sudden arrival in the City.

They are unsure as to whether he can be trusted. Diana convinces Susanna to help her, and she is introduced to Goody Alsop, the head of a local coven and a powerful witch. To Diana’s shock, Goody Alsop tells her that they are both weavers, the rarest breed of witches who create spells rather than learning them; things begin to fall into place for her.

Meanwhile, Matthew grows more at home in his old life and goes on a night of raucous gambling with Kit. Kit, privy to Matthew and Diana’s secret timewalking, convinces Matthew to embrace his old self and execute Tom Caldwell in order to allay Cecil’s suspicions that there is something fundamentally compromised about Matthew’s loyalties.


  • Writer – Susie Conklin
  • Director – Philippa Langdale
  • Producer – Edoardo Ferretti


  • Adam Sklar as Henry Percy
  • Adrian Rawlins as William Cecil
  • Aisling Loftus as Susanna Norman
  • Alex Kingston as Sarah Bishop
  • Amanda Hale as Mary Sidney
  • Daniel Whitlam as Young Man
  • Gamba Cole as Corner
  • Holly Aird as Francoise
  • Karin Bertling as Mummo
  • Lindsay Duncan as Ysabeau De Clermont
  • Louis Maskell as Tom Caldwell
  • Malin Buska as Satu Järvinen
  • Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont
  • Michael Lindall as Walter Raleigh
  • Milo Twomey as Pierre
  • Paul Rhys as Andrew Hubbard
  • Rebecca Lacey as Alice
  • Sheila Hancock as Goody Alsop
  • Sorcha Cusack as Marthe
  • Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop
  • Tom Godwin as Card Player
  • Tom Hughes as Kit Marlowe
  • Tom Lewis as Peckham
  • Valarie Pettiford as Emily Mather

A Discovery of Witches: Episode 2 airs on Friday 15 January 9pm on Sky One and NOW TV

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