The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses will feature the very best of British talent over the next three weeks as it covers Shakespeare's Henry VI Part I & II, and Richard III.
Benedict Cumberbatch heads the cast as Richard III, with Dame Judi Dench as the Duchess of York, Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville portraying the Duke of Gloucester, Undercover's Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret of Anjou and Being Julia's Tom Sturridge in his Shakespearean debut as King Henry VI, to name but a few.
Saturday's first instalment opened with Henry VI Part I with Hugh, Sophie and Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar as Plantagenet, alongside Sir Michael Gambon as Mortimer.
However, viewers who posted comments on Twitter appeared especially taken with Laura Frances-Morgan as Joan of Arc.
As the French heroine who fought the English in the 15th century, many couldn't help pointing out the rather northern accent of the Maid of Orleans.