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Rave reviews for Sally Wainwright’s GENTLEMAN JACK: BBC1 Sundays at 9pm

Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama follows one of the most formidable women of the 19th century: noted landowner and industrialist Anne Lister who is regarded as the ‘first modern lesbian’. Created, Written, Executive Produced and Directed (4 eps)  by award-winning writer Sally Wainwright, it stars Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan and Sophie Rundle.

 

THE GUARDIAN – 4 STARS -‘Sally Wainwright has turned Anne Lister’s diary into a thrilling coal-town romp that flirts with parody’

THE INDEPENDENT – 4 STARS – ‘This is its own programme, a confident, smart period drama with fabulous sets and costumes, especially Anne’s top hats and black suits, and a large warm heart.’

THE TIMES – 4 STARS – ‘Sally Wainwright, the talent behind Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, is a superb writer. ‘