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Gentleman Jack

Eight-part BBC period drama starring Suranne Jones as landowner Anne Lister.

Based on her own diaries, the show follows Lister as she returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832 to find her ancestral home at Shibden Hall has fallen into a state of disrepair.


Adapted from a bestseller

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1 : I Know My Own Heart - Anne Lister

Anne Lister defied the role of nineteenth-century womanhood: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian - a woman who lived her life on her own terms. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry, or be looked after by a male relative, and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband, Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female, she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished.



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